Please listen to this podcast:
First time ever listening to this guy and so impressed. He's not an official Hawks reporter but does more research and analysis then 99.9% of reporters out there. Honestly, the only Nets media person who impressed was Sarah Kustok and only with her hoops knowledge.
This guy, Jae Joc, gets Jeremy and what he brings to the table. He understands that the Hawks who just brought in Larry Riley (right before trading for Jeremy), and then Head Performance Therapist Chelsea Lane (GSW's secret weapon) are heading in the right direction. They're following the Warriors blue print with former Warrior Travis Schlink(responsible for Draymond pick) as GM and this is great news for Jeremy. They really gave up a lot to bring him in. Basically giving up 13.8 million in cap space without any guarantee that he'll be close to 100%.
After really soaking things in, I'm really happy he is now a Hawk. Yes, the downside is having to visit Atlanta instead of Brooklyn when they make the playoffs. But I like this roster much more than the Nets. They have shooters everywhere. See comps of top 7:
Bazemore 39% Crabbe 38%
Collins 34%. RHJ 24%
Detmon 36% Allen 33%
Prince 39%. Carroll 37%
Huerter 42%. Dinwiddie 33%
Spellman 43%. Lavert 35%
Trae 36%. DLo 32%
With Schroeder all but out the door and possibly Bazemore as well, the Hawks are looking for Jeremy to step in and lead these young guys on and off the floor. As crazy is this may sound, this looks like a better opportunity than the Nets, with a better roster of shooters and athletes. Don't be surprised with a healthy Jeremy leading the Hawks to a better record than the Nets and even sneaking into the playoffs. Man, wouldn't that be something!
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Let's go Jeremy! Get healthy and lets go Hawks!