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Old 08-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

It's August 1st!!! No draft, signings done, no Summer League. Two months of nothingness......so it's time to do some ANALYSIS!!! One team at a time!!!

A brand new series which is not similar to any other sports websites idea....called....... ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS.

So let's go through the league alphabetically, shall we?

Today's team?

The ATLANTA HAWKS

Current Roster

PG - Teague/Shroeder/Mack
SG - Williams/Jenkins/Cunningham
SF - Korver/Stevenson
PF - Millsap/Brand/Antic/Scott
C - Horford/Ayon

Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer
GM: Danny Ferry



1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.



You can elaborate on your answers.



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Old 08-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

TRUE- They did not get hamstrung into long term contracts by signing Jefferson, Igoudala, or Ellis. Paul Millsap was a steal, not to mention Dennis Schroder.

Flexibility- All of their 5s can play the 4. All of their 4s can play the 3. All of their 3s can play the 2.

TRUE- The running and pick and roll offense is perfect for Teague and Horford.

Maybe, but Horford puts up his best numbers at the 5.

TRUE- This is a no brainer.

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.

False.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:

Mediocre.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.

True.

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?

Probably not.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.

True.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

PG - Teague/Shroeder/Mack
SG - Williams/Jenkins/Cunningham
SF - Korver/Stevenson
PF - Millsap/Brand/Antic/Scott
C - Horford/Ayon

Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer
GM: Danny Ferry


1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.
FALSE!
Should've at least signed and traded Josh Smith. Brand signing is a head scratcher. Teague got overpaid (though its not their fault). Millsap is alright but I dont know how he fits with Horford.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:
MEDIOCRE
Just like it has been for the past # years

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.
???

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?
Not too much in the East. They NEED to run though, if they want this lineup to succeed.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.
FALSE
Miami/Indiana/NY/Brooklyn/Chicago/Cleveland/Detroit/Toronto/Washington
I'll take these 9 teams before i pick Atlanta.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

1. False

2. Trash

3.

4. Yes! It has since they drafted Big AL. He needs to be in his true position PF

5.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

1. False, they still didn't sign a solid center to play with Horford. Also the Korver deal is quite bad.
2. 1st round exit

3. TRUE: SA experience

4. A bit but not so much since Horford is a great player. I still wish the day Horford would play as PF with a good defensive center (Asik would be perfect)

5. TRUE, they are experienced and won't fall behind to any young teams like Cavs or Wizardsw.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

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1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.

1) False, though not UNsuccessful either. I love the Millsap and Brand signings, like the Schroeder pick. I just don't like their coach, and thought that ATL could have done a better job getting a SG. I like Lou, but off the bench, and I'm not sure Jenkins is ready to start at SG, nor should Korver.

2) TheyhaveaglaringneedattheSGposition,otherwiseit'sa reallygoodroster

3) I don't know enough about him to definitively say No, but also... if I don't know enough about him, I assume it's because there's not much worth knowing (on an NBA coaching level) yet. So no, not a smart hire because of....

4) No. Hasn't before.

5) Lock to make the playoffs, and if they had a legit SG this question should be "contenders for the title". I like Horford/Millsap/Brand that much, along with their bevy of shooters, and a solid PG (although the coach could also hold them back).
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #8
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

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It's August 1st!!! No draft, signings done, no Summer League. Two months of nothingness......so it's time to do some ANALYSIS!!! One team at a time!!!

Let's shamelessly rip off ESPN's 5 on 5, and create our new series called???: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS. So please give detailed answers to our five questions....

So let's go through the league alphabetically, shall we?

Today's team?

The ATLANTA HAWKS

Current Roster

PG - Teague/Shroeder/Mack
SG - Williams/Jenkins/Cunningham
SF - Korver/Stevenson
PF - Millsap/Brand/Antic/Scott
C - Horford/Ayon

Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer
GM: Danny Ferry



1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.

False, they are running in place. By their standards yes they did. By the standards of trying to win a title, no.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:

Mediocre.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.



You can elaborate on your answers.



Basically i answered only two questions because that's the Hawks, they only care about being semi successful.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

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Basically i answered only two questions because that's the Hawks, they only care about being semi successful.
Why do people think the roster is mediocre?

Millsap, Horford, Teague are all above average players for their position.

Very good 3p shooters are a necessity when a team has strong post players and penetrating guards, so the Hawks have Jenkins and Korver.

An "energizer bunny" off the bench is another ingredient for success, and Atlanta has Williams. If he can get back to 76ers Lou, then that's awesome.

They're missed a two-way SG, or at least one that creates shots well, and.... yeah, that's really it. If they added a JR Smith type player, then they'd be a top 4 seed in the East, with a shot at making the Finals.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #10
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

The ATLANTA HAWKS

Current Roster

PG - Teague/Shroeder/Mack
SG - Williams/Jenkins/Cunningham
SF - Korver/Stevenson
PF - Millsap/Brand/Antic/Scott
C - Horford/Ayon

Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer
GM: Danny Ferry



1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.
I think so. Milsap was the best value of any FA signing, they brought back a deadeye shooter in Korver, added some decent big man backups in brand and ayon (I know nothing about antic) and got a ready to play guard in the draft. I still dont like playing horford at the 5. I think losing smith and zaza is something of a blow, at the very least defensively.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:
meh

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.
Hard to really evaluate. It certainly seems so based on the "expert" response, but I have no way to really evaluate assistant coaches. I like it better than my teams hire of cheeks.

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?
Yes, I think so. Lots of teams with a legit center in the league these days.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.
Its hard to bet against them. I hope not, because it leaves another spot open for the wiz, cle and det. But if I had to bet, I would bet they make it over one of those three teams
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #11
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Why do people think the roster is mediocre?

Millsap, Horford, Teague are all above average players for their position.

Very good 3p shooters are a necessity when a team has strong post players and penetrating guards, so the Hawks have Jenkins and Korver.

An "energizer bunny" off the bench is another ingredient for success, and Atlanta has Williams. If he can get back to 76ers Lou, then that's awesome.

They're missed a two-way SG, or at least one that creates shots well, and.... yeah, that's really it. If they added a JR Smith type player, then they'd be a top 4 seed in the East, with a shot at making the Finals.
wow, it is crazy that you think adding jr smith to this average roster would make them a contender to reach the finals. really?
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #12
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wow, it is crazy that you think adding jr smith to this average roster would make them a contender to reach the finals. really?

Their team IQ went way up getting rid of Josh Smith. They certainly don't need a JR type!
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1. False
The Hawks lost Josh Smith and they only really have Al Horford to build around. They truly lack a star to draw other big names to the team.

2. Unappealing

3. True

4. No. The league doesn't have too many true C's anyway. All a team needs is someone a minimum of 6'8"+, who can rebound.

5. True
Look at their conference. The East is saturated with terrible teams. The Hawks could even be a top 4 seed in the East if some of the other teams don't pan out and/or one of the elite Eastern teams suffer injuries with their elite players.
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1. False
The Hawks lost Josh Smith and they only really have Al Horford to build around. They truly lack a star to draw other big names to the team.

2. Unappealing

3. True

4. No. The league doesn't have too many true C's anyway. All a team needs is someone a minimum of 6'8"+, who can rebound.

5. True
Look at their conference. The East is saturated with terrible teams. The Hawks could even be a top 4 seed in the East if some of the other teams don't pan out and/or one of the elite Eastern teams suffer injuries with their elite players.
not sure why people act like their arent legit centers in the nba right now.

Look at the central
Noah
Hibbert
Drummond
Bynum
Sanders
Of those 5, only sanders is something of a 4/5.

Atlantic
Chandler
Lopez
Valunpoopee
? whos the starting 5 for philly, hawes
Olynk
again, all those guys are legit 5s. Sure, hawes isnt very good and olynk is young, but most teams have a legit 5 right now.

the SE is the only division in the east where there arent legit centers on each team
Southeast
bosh
vucevic
charlotte? (jefferson will start I guess)
horford
okafor/nene
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Default Re: ISH's FIVE QUESTIONS: Atlanta Hawks Edition

1. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks had a successful offseason.

False, they lost their best player. They got a good deal on Millsap, but I'm not sure why they went for Brand and matching the offer on Teague probably wasn't smart.

2. One word to describe the Atlanta Hawks roster is:

Boring. Seriously I imagine even Hawk fans won't want to watch this team.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Mike Budenholzer was a smart hire for this team.

True, he will keep them in the playoffs I suspect.

4. Will Atlanta Hawks lack of a true center hurt them?

Maybe against bigger teams, but I don't think their is overwhelming depth at center throughout the league anyways.

5. TRUE or FALSE: The Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season.

True, I think they have a good shot. I know people think the Wizards and Cavs have a better chance, but I suspect Atlanta will finish ahead of both of those teams.
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