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  1. Yep. The old man is at it again. August 30, 1936 was the date that I arrived. Don't remember a lot of what else happened that day. Usually, there is not a lot going on in the NBA this time of year. Covid19 has changed everything, hasn't it. 84 isn't bad if you say it fast enough and don't dwell on it too long. God has been good to me. GO ATL HAWKS !! Love to all my Squawk friends here!!
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  2. Hi, you may have noticed some changes ... we just did a major update on the forum which was needed. Unfortunately, it has Impacted the look and feel a little too where things appear to be a little off. Over the next while I will try to get things fixed. Please be patient ... it will take some time to get all the tweaks worked out. it will not affect your posting however ... so happy squawking!
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  3. I can't speak on the NFL or what they will do or planning to do but I have some info today: Big time info. 1. Indy is making noise. They have reached out to Atlanta for JC with no success but they have made a massive offer to Golden State if LaMelo Ball falls to #2 overall. Victor Oladipo, T.J. Warren, 2022 top 10 protected pick, and a 2021 pick swap for #2 overall and Andrew Wiggins. Considering Oladipo's stock, the value is obviously Warren and a top 10 protected pick in 2021 and pick swap. I was told that Myles Turner was never offered to GS, GS wanted him in a trade though.
    12 points
  4. Major Update: Giannis Trade Update: He was told that no matter the results, they would like to keep Giannis unless they get an offer that's too good to be true. They do believe they have enough to win a title around Giannis and wants to add players who fit. They are looking to add more younger players in FA this year but haven't had success yet. See Bender. He was told Bledsoe is clearly available for an update at the PG position and that they believe it will be hard trying to land CP3 due to cap reasons but will work to it. CP3 also has made it clear to Sam Presti that he wants to be tr
    11 points
  5. As long as Travis gets us quality bench depth, no excuses (barring injuries as you mentioned). No more Parsons, Turners etc.....an actual playable NBA bench.
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  6. FYI, not from my guy but from some people I am close to who are close to some in the org, here's what I got: 1. Trae when he's been in looks amazing and ready for that 3rd year leap from what's going around. 2. Cam is the player they are all predicting to have a breakout year. He's been excellent in workouts. Trae privately has been telling everybody he's going to be a superstar. 3. Capela has really been turning heads. A lot of people within the organization think we got a steal in that trade with HOU. There is talk that he could be an multi-time all star. Trae privately has
    10 points
  7. Trae’s offense shouldn’t have any trouble translating to the playoffs. He has already had all of the defenses thrown at him. I’m not worried about that. The problem will be how he handles being the focal point of the other team’s offense. They’re going to hunt him down as much as possible.
    9 points
  8. Hunter looks slimmer.
    9 points
  9. Cam has rare skill. No one in this class has rare skill
    9 points
  10. Omfg Adebayo just reached into Tatum's chest and ripped out his sole (and soul) on a dunk attempt to save the game. If you tell me this Okongwu kid can gimme some-a that, he's who I want.
    8 points
  11. I really don't like the idea of moving up in this draft. I'll rather stay put at 6 and take the BPA
    8 points
  12. He looks more and more like a young stud. There really are no holes in his game. There is a reason other teams are calling about him as a trade piece. Kid has game and GAME DONT LIE lol
    8 points
  13. Oh, I forgot the biggest trade talk I didn't mention. There was some talk of a top 5 protected 2021 1st, #15 pick and Aaron Gordon for LaMelo Ball but MIN continues to insist on Isaac which ORL does not want to trade at all and sees him as a face to the franchise. Another offer that fell through was MIN offered Atlanta #1 for Hunter/#6 which Atlanta quickly declined. MIN clearly has tremendous interest in doing a deal with us but we really don't have the same energy to do a deal with them. He was told Atlanta wouldn't do a Hunter for #1 deal. Atlanta just aren't interested in trading any
    8 points
  14. Ball is lesser interest. Think of it like a decision tree. They have a few options. 1 trade up - If trade up, take door 1 or door 2. If door one, pursue x in free agency/trade. If door 2, don't resign Teague, spend that money elsewhere. They'll be more flexible if the move up is for Wisemean. If Wiseman is off the board, they would still move up but would need to be wow'd. They won't trade down unless they are sure one of Deni, Toppin or Okongwu is available there.
    8 points
  15. Hunter is not a 4, will not be a 4. He will be a 3 for us. The question you should be asking is do you prefer Ant/Cam at the 2 / 3 or do you prefer Cam/Hunter at the 2/3. Huerter will be off the bench by the end of the year. Based solely on length and ability to defend next to Trae, you want Cam/Hunter on the floor. Offense is not our problem. That is only going to get better. I'm sorry but this is not as strong a draft as the last few years. Hunter > Edwards. He is a better 3 point shooter and a better defender. You need a few things right now. You need a long term answer as the bac
    8 points
  16. Dangit, supes Stay on-message. We're supposed to be convincing Giannis to come here. Geez, man.
    8 points
  17. i agree with this. Cam's last two months of game action saw him really grow on both ends of the court.
    8 points
  18. I really like Skal. He is someone that if he had regular rotation minutes I think he could easily be a starter level player in a season or two. We need to keep this kid and let him grow with us. He is the modern big that we really could use to soak up backup minutes at PF/C.
    7 points
  19. I'll pass along a big thanks from all of us, cap!
    7 points
  20. I hope he stays. Keeps him the fk away from Dallas and Miami..lol
    7 points
  21. Same as well. But MAINLY because that pick turned out to be Cam Reddish. I won't lie -- I was furious the night of the trade. I was screaming and booing at the TV so bad that the bar kicked me out. Fast forward a year, same place kicks me out for celebrating too much.
    7 points
  22. Same article I found the bolded part to be of particular interest. Not even accounting for natural talent/chemistry improvement amongst the returning guys, If you find a way to only add other Net Positive players, this team should really take flight next year. That core lineup isnt enough on its own, but its a really good sign that they played so well with each other.
    7 points
  23. The Knicks have 5 first round picks in the next 3 drafts and a bevy of 2nds moving forward. Word is that they are talking with both Minny and GS and offering their 1st this year and protected firsts (plural) in 2021/2022 as well as minor cap relief if they can draft Ball. No other team has the cap relief potential and/or future picks that Atlanta and NY has. NY is the only team in the race. Atlanta and Charlotte have talked extensively about a move up to 3 if Wiseman or Ball (interest but lesser) is available there. Atlanta has talked of a pick swap + cap space (Charlotte believes they ca
    7 points
  24. Shiiiiii ..... you can't do that to Trae and Heurter.
    7 points
  25. Update: Most of the news has been about the protest and the tragic events that took place in Kenosha, WI of a Black man who's the father of beautiful children. As for as the draft, here's what I got: MIN is looking at: Ball, Wiseman, Deni, and Ant. They are listening to calls and making calls. So far, the marketplace feels their cost is much too high. I heard one team that stood out was Toronto who had reached out to us about the pick if we landed it a couple weeks back. It seems like they have an interest. Toronto is interesting because the talk out of Toronto is FVF is avai
    7 points
  26. Hate it, Hate it, Hate it and the VALUE really sucks for the Hawks. #21 DOES NOT offset Al's contract at all. As I noted earlier, we received #17 for an EXPIRING contract worth $16 million. But we are taking on a long term bad money 3 year deal for #21??? Does not add up. Then we throw in Bruno for the hell of it. On top of that we are saving Philly's LT payment....where is our payment for that. Adding in 'Former Allstar, all the WAR stuff and earning contract'...lipstick on a pig.....Philly thought they pulled a fast one on Boston stealing him. Boston was offering 3yrs/$20...Al took
    7 points
  27. Just wanted to say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Knicksfan, and all the ships at sea. ~lw3
    6 points
  28. Hawks answer to Luka = Skal Labissiere. That's setting the goal sky high, but why not. Seriously, glad to see where he's with the team right now and the report is that he's doing well. Hawks had so much room for improvement past their starting five. Hoping to see him around when the season begins in 2021 !!
    6 points
  29. JC doesn't need to go anywhere. We have a superstar, a star and a solid starter at center. The other two starting positions can be upgraded if need be. But not at the cost of those three.
    6 points
  30. Exactly. He pointed out the fact that they are using his name and image to get readers interested in a list that doesn't include him.
    6 points
  31. Okay Mobile look should be good to go now too! I hope you all like the new color scheme ...
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  32. Our first task is to use our capspace to upgrade the roster with good vet guys like Green, Milsap etc. We have got to figure out which of Huerter, Reddish and Hunter can take the next step to be that guy on the wing - a year and half for Huerter and 66 games for our two rookies isn't enough to make that determination....Trae spoiled us with his rapid ascension. I'm reluctant to move them until they've had more games under their belt. The assets required (more that just the #6) to trade for Oladipo is a non starter...perpetually injured, on a 1 year contract, looking for a massive pay
    6 points
  33. That's why it makes me laugh how many jump on the Herro > Cam bandwagon. Yes, he's playing quite well but lets not go crazy. Being on a vet-laden team and being spoon-fed a 1+1=2 role is a factor there. Hopefully our guys will show tangible benefits from being thrown in the deep end without floaties this past season.
    6 points
  34. It's easier for rookies to play limited minutes in limited roles on playoff team so their advance metrics will play well. If you are playing 7 minutes in a blowout without much consequence what does that really matter. They aren't overloaded with information like rookies who are expected to lift franchises.
    6 points
  35. Capela is downright nasty when it comes to protecting the rim. Just imagine having this behind Trae now. If Cam and Hunter become above average on ball defenders, and JC improves, we may have the making of a good defensive unit.
    6 points
  36. The difference between the two is most Toronto fans saw Siakam as the heir apparent to Kawhi, the guy they are building around. Most Hawks fans see Collins in a complimentary role to Trae. I do agree that Collins' overall game needs expanding. Adding the 3 is already in progress, his next step is making plays out of the PnR when the lob isn't there. He has a nice turn around jumper from the post that can be used some more.
    6 points
  37. Don't mind peo. He's playing the role of the guy that wants everybody fired but really has no plan beyond that. It's like the dog chasing the car but has no earthly idea what he's gonna do with it if he ever caught one.
    6 points
  38. I still do that trade over if given the chance. I love Trae man.
    6 points
  39. Skal clearly needs to be there. He needs to prove we should still resign him
    6 points
  40. Latest JC interview (long read, good info), covers a range if topics: John Collins on trade rumors, extension talks with the Hawks, recruiting free agents and more On his suspension: On recruiting players to the Hawks: On Hawks needs: On his possible Extention: On goals for next season: On Trae/Luka There is a recording in link also for those that prefer to listen. https://hoopshype.com/2020/09/01/john-collins-on-trade-rumors-extension-talks-with-the-hawks-recruiting-free-agents-an
    6 points
  41. All you DSers are failing to acknowledge that had we kept his longterm salary on the books, we would have never been able to take those 2 1sts with Allen Crabbe. One of those helped us move up to get Hunter, and the other landed us Capela. And it appears we are about to get another asset to take on a bad contract this offseason - wouldn't have that flexibility with DS on the roster. So that would make 3 firsts, plus the possible OKC first, and TS has obtained 4 picks secondary to the flexibility that trade gave us. So all you DSers would rather have DS, Trae and piles of dog shit versus wh
    6 points
  42. First, I'm a huge Dennis fan. I always will be, certainly after he was the only one that showed up vs CLE both times. That said, the 'keep Dennis' stuff is revisionist. The choice is keep Dennis or develop Trae. IOW, the choice was easy. The details of the deal were pretty irrelevant. Looking back on it and going all, "We shudda got more!" is silly and fails to recognize the reality of the situation at that time. Hindsight is 20/20.
    6 points
  43. In Buddz mind, he sees Kyle walkin onto the court like dis ... "Get 'em, Kyle!" "Uh coach, I prolly shouldn't be guarding Jimi Butler. And shouldn't Giannis be the #1, 2 and 3 options this time? I mean, me an' Ersan are jus..." "No Kyle ....... you got dis."
    6 points
  44. I used to have sources in the Hawks and the arena that would give me dirt. When they asked not to say anything I kept it to myself. You have to respect the source's wishes. I totally get why Supes doesn't share everything he hears.
    6 points
  45. Folks out there always discounting JC and then everyone wants to trade for him. I've always liked Dinwiddie. I'm not traded JC for him but i wouldn't mind having him.
    6 points