The Hawks are back! Sort of.
For the first time, the Atlanta Hawks are taking part in the Utah Jazz Summer League. After partying with Atlanta United Saturday night the young core of the Hawks are headed out west for a three game set with Memphis, San Antonio and Utah.
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 1, 2018
Game one pits the Hawks against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday Evening at 7PM. No Bob and Nique unfortunately but all Summer League games can be found on NBA TV or the ESPN family of networks.
While Trae Young, John Collins and Tyler Dorsey headline the roster, there are plenty of names to watch here. I fully broke down the names last week here. The worst news however is that DeAndre’ Bembry will not be able to suit up due to his wrist injury.
New head coach Lloyd Pierce held a few practices last week but isn’t really looking to implement a solid system just yet. He wants the young guns to just go out and get a feel for the league and it’s pace.
As Trae Young stated, Pierce wants the pace to be pushed. In practice they’ve been using 16 second shot clock.
Lloyd Pierce wants to push the pace for the @ATLHawks.
That suits Trae Young just fine. pic.twitter.com/xGb3x9O6Ph
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) June 30, 2018
There’s also a 4 Point line on the Hawks’ practice court. But Pierce says it’s just for spacing. Although Young would have no problem pulling up from there.
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) June 29, 2018
Videos Courtesy: Fox Sports Southeast
A few things of note to keep an eye on in Summer League:
- The pace the Hawks play with
- Trae Young’s adjustment to defenses of players with NBA size and skill
- John Collins’ leadership development
- Can any of the un-drafted players get the attention of our staff
- Tyler Dorsey’s development as a playmaker
- Omari Spellman’s adjustment to the NBA pace and speed
- Alpha Kaba’s development
- How will Antonius Cleveland look now that he’s healthy
Guard – Trae Young
Guard – Tyler Dorsey
Forward – Antonius Cleveland
Forward – Omari Spellman
Center – John Collins
Tip Off: 7:00 PM ET
TV: NBA TV
Summer League Schedule
July 3: 7:00 PM – Hawks vs. Spurs (NBA TV) in Utah
July 5: 9:00 PM – Hawks vs. Jazz (NBA TV) in Utah
July 7: 5:30 pm ET – Hawks vs. Knicks (ESPN) in Las Vegas
July 8: 5:30 pm ET – Hawks vs. Blazers (ESPN2) in Las Vegas
July 10: 3:00 pm PT 6:00 pm ET – Hawks vs. Bulls (NBA TV) in Las Vegas
July 11-17: At least 2 tournament games in Las Vegas
Phil Veasley | @_ATLPhil
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