In another portion of our Q&A series, I talked with Jeff Siegel about the youthful Atlanta Hawks. Jeff is the manager of Peachtree Hoops just as the organizer of EarlyBirdRights.
With a wealth of youthful ability, the Hawks will probably be one of the most interesting groups to follow this season. Be that as it may, being intriguing doesn’t generally approach being acceptable. Do you anticipate that the Hawks should have a real way to get a season finisher spot, or would they say they are as yet a little while away?
No, they’re still something like a year away. The spotlight is and ought to be on the youthful folks, however, the remainder of the list made a stride in reverse from last season. They’re getting new kids on the block to supplant veteran wing players in Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince and raised Alex Len to the beginning setup after he sponsored up Dewayne Dedmon last year. Trae Young, John Collins, and Kevin Huerter should move forward accepting that they’re solid, yet the list around them is more awful than it was a year prior.
Lloyd Pierce was (and stays) popular in Philadelphia, where he ran the Sixers safeguard for a long time. Presently in his first head instructing gig, how might you assess the work he has done as such far?
He’s been phenomenal for this youthful group. He didn’t put a lot on them protectively last year and didn’t have any desire to overpower the youthful folks with the guarded intricacies of the framework he’d ultimately prefer to run, however, his offense utilized Young intelligently and let him do his thing.
Trae Young has become an all-around polarizing player, yet there is no denying his hostile capacities. It’s not difficult to see him being the driving force of a tip-top offense one day. What sort of progress would you say you are anticipating from the second-year watch?
There are two regions in which Trae can fundamentally work on this year: protection and off-ball development. He was possibly the most exceedingly awful guarded player in the association last year, so in the event that he can take any kind of jump this year, that would go far toward mitigating a portion of his season finisher concerns long haul. He had the ball in his grasp so frequently as a tenderfoot that he never got an opportunity to chip away at his off-ball development, however, it could open one more layer of the Hawks’ offense if he somehow happened to be better as an off-athlete and trust that his colleagues can make plays with the ball in their grasp.
Much gratitude to Jeff for loaning us a few Hawks information!