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ESPN's Hawk Breakout: Kevin Huerter

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He is certainly running with it now isn't he? 😂

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On 10/12/2019 at 10:06 PM, JayBirdHawk said:

 

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Do people realize that red velvet and chocolate cake are the same thing?

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14 hours ago, JayBirdHawk said:

Oh nooooo, not true at all.

Red velvet is more a vanilla based cake with red food coloring and a dash of cocoa.

Chocolate is loaded with cocoa.

The ratio of cocoa in one vs the other is on opposites ends of the scales.

Whaaattt. The only difference is red velvet has buttermilk and vinegar in it which reacts with each other and gives it a reddish color. Red food coloring is added sometimes to heighten the red color. They're both chocolate cake tho. It's like comparing ranch dressing to buttermilk ranch.

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Buttermilk ranch is much better !!

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I think Jabari Parker is going to be that surprise guy for us. He'll be an asset we might flip if he balls out as our sixth man.

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He has looked hesitant and hasn’t shown the aggressiveness that Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce wanted to see from Huerter in Year Two.

Huerter has been working his way back from a nagging knee injury that held him out all of preseason. His knee started bothering him in May and was consistently sore all offseason. When he got to Atlanta, the soreness progressively got worse to the point that he didn’t have any confidence jumping off his right foot.

But each game he has played, Huerter says he’s felt better than the previous game. After Wednesday’s game against Chicago, Huerter said he was feeling the best he has all season, which makes him confident that the rut he has been in is going to end soon. “Slow starts are going to happen,” Huerter said. “I wasn’t able to play much live over the summer, and then I missed all preseason. Every game I am trying to get better, and I think I am doing that.”

Pierce acknowledged before Wednesday’s game that he wouldn’t say Huerter is 100 percent back to where he would like to be but that Huerter feels better health-wise. It’s now just a matter of seeing the ball go through the basket a couple of more times.

There have been positives with Huerter so far. He has been effective when he has been the primary ballhandler in pick-and-roll situations. He’s shooting 44 percent when he has taken shots as the ballhandler in pick-and-roll, according to Synergy. He has made 6 of 10 of his attempts at the rim.

Wednesday was the first game this season that Huerter’s presence on the floor truly could be felt, even though the Hawks were blown out by the Bulls. For the first six games, there were too many times that Huerter would fade in the background, and you couldn’t feel his presence. Part of that is the minutes restriction he has been on, and part of it is because the spacing hasn’t been ideal for him coming off the bench. When Huerter is fully off of his minutes restriction, which could happen as soon as Friday for the Hawks’ game against Sacramento, playing alongside Trae Young in the starting rotation would help open the floor for everyone.

De’Andre Hunter stood in between the space of his locker and Huerter’s locker. Hunter went 1-for-7 from the field and very much looked like a rookie, but Huerter reminded him that it’s just one game, and it’s not going to define the team. For Huerter, it has taken seven games to get going, but Wednesday looked like the start of him finally finding his rhythm.

Hopefully a sign of things to come for Huerter getting back on track. We need him now even more with JC out for another 23 games.

 

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Kevin is simply struggling to adjust more than anything. Teams aren't giving him his hot spots and he is trying to create open looks from other spots where he is not as confident. 

As LP, the reason why guys have Sophomore slumps is because they struggle to adjust to how the game is being played v. Them. Defensively, he is showing signs on improvement especially on the ball in spurts 

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