Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hawks vs Magic

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hawks vs Celtics

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hawks vs Bucks

Early 12:30 pm PST start.

The Hawks have been more than just competitive against the East’s top teams. Will be very interested to see if they can keep this up against the Bucks. They’re playing like a playoff team in the East and there still is enough time to get back into the playoff picture.

Honestly, they’ve been a different team since John Collins came back from injury, and Taurean Prince got injured. Also, really hard to see the Hawks trading Jeremy the way you see the progress of both Trae and Kevin. The Hawks took on a lot to sign JLin (over 12 million in salary) to help with mentoring the young guys and establishing great team culture. And he is doing just that.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Amazing Game for JLin!

What a game for the Hawks and JLin against the Raptors who have the best record in the NBA. Jeremy finished with 20 points and 9 assists on 8 of 10 from the field as they came up just short, 104-101. He played a seasons most 34 minutes as he started at the 2.

Once again, injuries are the only reason Jeremy got this opportunity. With Bazemore out and Huerter a late scratch, Jeremy started for the first time this season. I'm sure if Huerter wasn't injured, the Hawks lose by double digits and JLin plays his usual 20 minutes. This is the frustrating thing. We know that with JLin in the starting lineup at the 1 or 2, this team has a great shot at the playoffs. JLin's D was very strong as well and he was the best player on the court not named Kawhi.

Jeremy did have a chance to go 2 for 1 at about the 32 second mark at the end of the game but being up one, he didn't force it and they still had the opportunity to win it on the last possession. Obviously, they drew up the play for Trae not expecting Kawhi to be guarding him. Bad decision by Trae but he is young and learning fast. Man, they gotta play Trae and Lin together a lot more. Even when the injured guys are back. They are real dangerous together. You gotta be able to see this. It is so so obvious.