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  1. Came to the same conclusion about the early tough start but the smoother finishing run. It oughta be bumpy through mid-December. Hawks will have 20 games where they're playing their 3rd-game-in-4-nights. Half of those 20 come during the first 26 games of the season. The other ten instances get spread out over the next 50 games, and there'll be none in the final seven games. Similar deal with the 4th-game-in-6-nights. First ten times during the opening 26 games, last nine times spread out over the next 46 games, with none in the final ten games. They've got five of their nine road-game back-end-of-back-to-backs during their first 33 games (incl. two trips to Chicago in December, and the Staples Center Weekend game against the Lakers in November), then no such games for well over a month, and then none during the final eight games. The team record for home-game winning streak is 22 (1990-91), and I have a good feeling there's a threat of that toppling at the start of the 2020-21 season. I have the Hawks losing the first game at The Farm post-MLK (vs. the Clips), and then I feel a roll coming on. There are a few toughies in the mix (Sixers, Blazers, go ahead and throw in the Pels and the Nets), and also the big Luka game after the Break. But the rest of the home schedule are a bunch of teams the Hawks have a chance to be tripped up by. Knicks twice, Cavs twice, Hornets twice, Wizards twice. Only one home game post-MLK will be on a back-to-back (the Leap Day game against Portland). Post-Break, they'll have the heat, Mavs, Magic, Nets, Blazers, Grizzlies at home over the course of 12 days, broken up only by a trip to Philly. If they come out of that stretch unscathed, I can see a home streak that could get up in the high teens. I'm expecting a rough start to the season, and I'm hoping the fans and especially the team will show resolve through that stretch, tampering down on the traditional tank talk. Alternatively, if the Hawks DON'T struggle much at all in the first few months... we may already have ourselves a little something something by the time April gets here. ~lw3
  2. No #28 Picks from any Draft Year Between 2012-2016, more Second-Round Picks [12] than First-Round Non-Lottery Picks [10] Most #1-Overall Picks [2]: @AHF & @JayBirdHawk Most Lottery Picks [12]: @AHF (incl. 10 Top-7 Picks), followed by @bleachkit & @Buzzard [11] Most Non-Lottery Picks [9 each]: @lethalweapon3 (incl. 2 NBA Undrafted) & @LucastheThird (incl. League-high 7 Second-Round Picks) Earliest Second-Round Picks: Nikola Jokic (8th) and Draymond Green (33rd) Last Lottery Picks: Thaddeus Young (159th) and Jabari Parker (149th) 2003 DRAFT [1]: 1 Lottery (LeBron James) 2004 DRAFT [0]: Nobody 2005 DRAFT [2]: 1 Lottery (Chris Paul), 1 Second-Round (Lou Williams) 2006 DRAFT [4]: 2 Lottery (LaMarcus Aldridge, JJ Redick), 1 First-Round Non-Lottery (Kyle Lowry), 1 Second-Round (Paul Millsap) 2007 DRAFT [4]: 4 Lottery (Kevin Durant, Al Horford, Mike Conley, Thaddeus Young) 2008 DRAFT [4]: 3 Lottery (Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Danilo Gallinari), 1 Second-Round (Goran Dragic) 2009 DRAFT [7]: 4 Lottery (Blake Griffin, James Harden, Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan), 1 First-Round Non-Lottery (Jrue Holiday), 2 Second-Round (Patrick Beverley, Danny Green) 2009 UNDRAFTED: 1 (Joe Ingles) 2010 DRAFT [5]: 4 Lottery (Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins, Gordon Hayward, Paul George), 1 First-Round Non-Lottery (Eric Bledsoe) 2011 DRAFT [10]: 4 Lottery (Kyrie Irving, Jonas Valanciunas, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson), 5 First-Round Non-Lottery (Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Nikola Mirotic, Jimmy Butler), 1 Second-Round (Bojan Bogdanovic) 2012 DRAFT [10]: 7 Lottery, 3 Second-Round (Jae Crowder, Draymond Green, Khris Middleton) 2013 DRAFT [7]: 5 Lottery (Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, Alex Len, CJ McCollum, Steven Adams), 2 First-Round Non-Lottery (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert) 2013 UNDRAFTED: 2 (Robert Covington, Dewayne Dedmon) 2014 DRAFT [15]: 8 Lottery, 3 First-Round Non-Lottery (Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris, Clint Capela), 4 Second-Round (Joe Harris, Jerami Grant, Nikola Jokic, Dwight Powell) 2014 UNDRAFTED: 1 (Maxi Kleber) 2015 DRAFT [10]: 6 Lottery, 1 First-Round Non-Lottery (Terry Rozier), 3 Second-Round (Cedi Osman, Josh Richardson) 2016 DRAFT [13]: 7 Lottery, 4 First-Round Non-Lottery (Caris LeVert, DeAndre’ Bembry, Pascal Siakam, Dejounte Murray), 2 Second-Round (Ivica Zubac, Malcolm Brogdon) 2017 DRAFT [17]: 9 Lottery, 7 First-Round Non-Lottery, 1 Second-Round (Thomas Bryant) 2018 DRAFT [18]: 12 Lottery, 4 First-Round Non-Lottery (Lonnie Walker, Kevin Huerter, Josh Okogie, Landry Shamet), 2 Second-Round (Mitchell Robinson, Rodions Kurucs) 2019 DRAFT [19]: 11 Lottery, 7 First-Round Non-Lottery, 1 Second-Round (Bol Bol) ~lw3
  3. Hit the Music! Are there any Cocktail Bar jobs available? It’s time for the… ALL-HUMAN LEAGUE TEAMS 2K19 (* - denotes player Drafted in 2018) HAWKSNUBS PG: Jeff Teague* // Dennis Schröder* // Evan Turner // Jamal Crawford // Josh Magette SG: Tim Hardaway, Jr.* // Allen Crabbe // Joe Johnson* // Marco Belinelli // Damion Lee SF: DeMarre Carroll // Kent Bazemore* // Kyle Korver* // Vince Carter // Justin Holiday PF: Marvin Williams // Chandler Parsons // Mike Scott // Mike Muscala // Anthony Tolliver C : Damian Jones // Bruno Fernando // Omari Spellman* // Alpha Kaba // Dwight Howard* Coach: Tyronn Lue ELDERSNUBS (vets ages 30+ as of 10/1/2019) PG: Derrick Rose // Rajon Rondo* // D.J. Augustin // Ish Smith // George Hill SG: Eric Gordon* // Nicolas Batum* // Wesley Matthews // Gerald Green // Garrett Temple SF: Trevor Ariza // E’Twaun Moore // Wayne Ellington // James Johnson* // Andre Iguodala* PF: Serge Ibaka // Rudy Gay // Marcus Morris // Taj Gibson // Nemanja Bjelica C : DeAndre Jordan* // Hassan Whiteside* // Marc Gasol* // JaVale McGee* // Brook Lopez* Coach: Terry Stotts PRIMESNUBS (vets ages 25-29) PG: John Wall* // Fred VanVleet // Elfrid Payton* // Kris Dunn* // Ricky Rubio* SG: Spencer Dinwiddie // Jordan Clarkson // Evan Fournier* // Dion Waiters // Tomas Satoransky SF: Larry Nance, Jr.* // Bogdan Bogdanovic* // Will Barton* // Kyle Anderson* // Reggie Bullock PF: Al-Farouq Aminu // JaMychal Green // Kelly Olynyk* // Frank Kaminsky // Maurice Harkless C : Tristan Thompson* // Enes Kanter* // Willie Cauley-Stein* // Cody Zeller // Mason Plumlee Coach: Kenny Atkinson* PROJECTSNUBS (vets ages <25) PG: Markelle Fultz* // Tyus Jones // Dennis Smith* // Emmanuel Mudiay // Monte Morris SG: Allonzo Trier // Troy Brown // Zhaire Smith // Malik Beasley // Malik Monk* SF: Andrew Wiggins* // Kelly Oubre* // Kevin Knox* // Bruce Brown // Mario Hezonja PF: Bobby Portis // Noah Vonleh // Bruno Caboclo // Trey Lyles // D.J. Wilson C : Jakob Poeltl // Jahlil Okafor // Ante Zizic // Luke Kornet // Kevon Looney Coach: David Fizdale ROOKIESNUBS PG: Ty Jerome // Carsen Edwards // Jalen Lecque // Tre Waters // Tony Carr SG: Matisse Thybulle // Dylan Windler // Jordan Poole // Kevin Porter // Kendrick Nunn SF: Cameron Johnson // Romeo Langford // Darius Bazley // Nassir Little // KZ Okpala PF: PJ Washington // Chuma Okeke // Alen Smailagic // Nicolo Melli // Ignas Brazdeikis C : Goga Bitadze // Nicolas Claxton // Daniel Gafford // Eric Paschall // Dewan Hernandez Coach: Taylor Jenkins ~lw3
  4. 2019-2020 SUMMER DYNASTY LEAGUE ROSTERS AND DEPTH CHARTS THE FLOCKING BUZZARDS PG: Trae Young // Jamal Murray // Collin Sexton SG: Zach LaVine // CJ McCollum // Keldon Johnson SF: T.J. Warren // Kyle Kuzma // Grant Williams PF: Jaren Jackson, Jr. // Rui Hachimura // Harry Giles C : Deandre Ayton // Marvin Bagley // Jaxson Hayes Coach: Quin Snyder GM & PBO: @Buzzard KLOROX KATS PG: Ben Simmons // Lonzo Ball SG: Bradley Beal // Bojan Bogdanovic // Tyler Herro SF: R.J. Barrett // Taurean Prince // Cedi Osman PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo // Julius Randle // Danilo Gallinari // Thaddeus Young C : Nikola Vucevic // Kevin Love // Al Horford Coach: Steve Kerr GM & PBO: @bleachkit CAPSTONE’S CREW PG: Jrue Holiday // Eric Bledsoe //Terry Rozier SG: Devin Booker // Jaylen Brown // Josh Hart SF: Khris Middleton // Harrison Barnes // OG Anunoby PF: Myles Turner // Aaron Gordon // Dario Saric C : Anthony Davis // Steven Adams // Dwight Powell Coach: Brad Stevens GM & PBO: @capstone21 LETHAL NAS X PG: Kemba Walker // Malcolm Brogdon // Dejounte Murray SG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander // Jeremy Lamb // Joe Harris SF: Jimmy Butler // De’Andre Hunter // Terrence Ross PF: Pascal Siakam // Brandon Clarke // Maxi Kleber C : Joel Embiid // Dewayne Dedmon // Ivica Zubac Coach: Nick Nurse GM & PBO: @lethalweapon3 FLAMING FLAMINGOS PG: Stephen Curry // Chris Paul // Goran Dragic SG: Donovan Mitchell // Gary Harris // JJ Redick SF: Tobias Harris // Joe Ingles // Miles Bridges PF: John Collins // Derrick Favors // Nikola Mirotic C : LaMarcus Aldridge // Jusuf Nurkic // Alex Len Coach: Mike Budenholzer GM & PBO: @IheartVolt ATL AIR FORCE PG: Damian Lillard // Coby White SG: Buddy Hield // Lou Williams // Nickeil Alexander-Walker SF: Kawhi Leonard // DeMar DeRozan // Caris LeVert PF: Kevin Durant // Montrezl Harrell // Bol Bol C : Kristaps Porzingis // Andre Drummond // Mo Bamba // Thomas Bryant Coach: Tim Duncan GM & PBO: @pimp U-NIQUES PG: De’Aaron Fox // Kyle Lowry // Darius Garland SG: James Harden // Jarrett Culver // Luke Kennard SF: LeBron James // Otto Porter // Michael Porter PF: Blake Griffin // Lauri Markkanen // Sekou Doumbouya C : Rudy Gobert // Wendell Carter // Jonas Valanciunas Coach: Erik Spoelstra GM & PBO: @AHF MONSTERS AMONG MEN PG: Mike Conley // D’Angelo Russell // Patrick Beverley SG: Klay Thompson // Gordon Hayward // DeAndre’ Bembry SF: Paul George // Robert Covington // Jae Crowder PF: Draymond Green // Paul Millsap // Jerami Grant C : Nikola Jokic // Mitchell Robinson // DeMarcus Cousins Coach: Doc Rivers GM & PBO: @LucastheThird JAY’S CRAPBIRDS PG: Kyrie Irving // Russell Westbrook // Derrick White SG: Victor Oladipo // Lonnie Walker // Danny Green SF: Josh Richardson // Justise Winslow // Mikal Bridges PF: Jonathan Isaac // Rodions Kurucs // Jabari Parker C : Karl-Anthony Towns // Jarrett Allen // Bam Adebayo Coach: Gregg Popovich GM & PBO: @JayBirdHawk SPUDSTERS PG: Ja Morant // Kevin Huerter // Landry Shamet SG: Luka Doncic // Marcus Smart // Josh Okogie SF: Jayson Tatum // Brandon Ingram // Cam Reddish PF: Zion Williamson // Domantas Sabonis // Luka Samanic C : Clint Capela // Zach Collins // Mfiondu Kabengele Coach: Lloyd Pierce GM & PBO: @Spud2nique ~lw3
  5. It was a strong race that lasted for a while, up until the Western Conference pulled away in the final two rounds. Pelicans and Spurs helped the Southwest Division carry the day in the NBA West. The final pick in the Draft helped the Atlantic Division escape with a photo finish in the NBA East, fending off a late charge of selections from the Southeast Division. WESTERN CONFERENCE: 79 players (28 Southwest, 27 Pacific, 24 Northwest), 5 coaches EASTERN CONFERENCE: 70 players (24 Atlantic, 23 Central, 23 Southeast), 5 coaches 9 Players: PELICANS 8 Players & 1 Coach: HAWKS, CLIPPERS 7 Players & 2 Coaches: SPURS 7 Players: NETS, NUGGETS 6 Players & 1 Coach: CELTICS 6 Players: BULLS, PACERS, KINGS 5 Players & 1 Coach: heat, JAZZ 5 Players: MAGIC, 76ERS, LAKERS, GRIZZLIES … (REIGNING CONFERENCE FINALISTS) 4 Players & 1 Coach: WARRIORS 4 Players: TRAIL BLAZERS 3 Players & 1 Coach: BUCKS, RAPTORS … 3 Players: KNICKS, WIZARDS, ROCKETS 2 Players: HORNETS 1 Player: FC BARCELONA ~lw3
  6. As long as @Buzzard doesn't pull a @Chinky_eyed_hawk on us, we're all good. No rush at all! My guy Mark Porcaro seemed to have stopped doing the Player Database I was leaning on recent years, so it'll take a little while to do the Height/Weight/Age/Schools analysis. But SUM-MELO won't take too long to produce. And I'm on the hunt for a certain 80s music-show video on YouTube. ~lw3
  7. I didn't even bother to REDACT these! lol ~lw3
  8. We almost went end-to-end with T. Youngs! ~lw3
  9. With the 157th Pick in the Sixteenth and Final Round of the 2019 Hawksquawk Summer Dynasty Draft, Lethal Nas X selects: Whoops, I misspelled it, lemme try again… No matter the fashion era, seven-footers that can move like Ivica Zubac (Center, 6’11”, 240 lbs., Age 22 as of 10/1/2019) are always In Style! More on The Next Croatian Sensation right here, in a bit. Just a few more picks to go… @capstone21 has been PM’d and is up next! ~lw3
  10. Coach selections in the forthcoming Final Round (Round 16) will be made by: * Monsters Among Men * U-Niques * ATL Air Force * Capstone's Crew ~lw3
  11. With the 144th Pick in the Fifteenth Round of the 2019 Hawksquawk Summer Dynasty Draft, Lethal Nas X selects: If nothing else, this one group picture featuring Maximilian Kleber (Power Forward, 6’11”, 240 lbs., Age 27 as of 10/1/2019) is all anyone needs to justify the controversial concept of social promotion. Stop holding Maxi back! We are going 3-and/or-D once again in Lethalopolis. Only this time, it’s back to the big men. Maxi Kleber assumes a full-time role in the Dynasty League as The Pride of Wurzburg. And this late in the Draft, you could do Wurz than the rare blend of 1.1 made threes per game and 1.1 rejections per game that Kleber offered in a reserve role last year, often behind his now-retired countryman. There were just 14 players in the Dynasty League (min. 30 games played and 20 mins/game) that registered at least one block and one triple per game last season. Maxi raises LNX’s total of these standout performers to three, following the selections of Joel Embiid and Dewayne Dedmon. It’s just his third season as a pro in North America, but Kleber (35.3 3FG%, a value that grew after coming off offseason mechanic work and a toe injury that lingered through December) will be looked upon to join Dedmon in helping Embiid (30.0 3FG%) elevate his outside shot accuracy. These bigs, and reserves Joe Harris and Terrence Ross, will help space the floor when Kemba Walker and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drive into the paint. Kleber’s 4.4 block percentage has him in a virtual tie for 10th in the League last season with Embiid. Last month, projections website fivethirtyeight crafted a new measure to calculate defensive effectiveness (“Defensive Rating Accounting for Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender,” or “DRAYMOND”), and Maxi’s 5th-place ranking for 2018-19 shows how well he has a nose for the ballhandler, either by protecting the rim or stepping out to haggle shooters along the 3-point line. Eye tests and stats agree that Kleber is an ideal defensive player for the modern League defense, and an ideal stretch big for the modern League offense. They also agree he could have a stronger role in the passing game (1.0 APG) and as a rim roller if he works at it. Maxi adds value going forward as someone, on and off the floor, who can contribute to the “German-ation,” if you will, of a blossoming squad. You’ll heart @IheartVolt’s next pick. He’s up next! ~lw3
  12. A reminder that among the remaining 18 picks will be 4 coaches, selections forthcoming over the final two rounds from: AHF capstone21 LucastheThird pimp ~lw3
  13. I was thiiiiiis close to going with the new Most Valuable Mav! (Yes, LuDonKris fans, I said it! Have some sausage with these Hot Takes!) ~lw3
  14. I'm glad we don't despise the PELICANS the way we do the Aints, Thanks to a late run, New Orleans is the new clubhouse leader with 8 player picks. They're followed by the HAWKS (7 players, 1 coach) and the NETS (7 players). ~lw3