NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks

  • The Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks in a close game and here are the three key takeaways from the encounter.
Shubham Pant
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Modified 23 Feb 2019, 19:53 IST

#1 The Atlanta Hawks' rebuild might be ending soon

Atlanta Hawks look like they are finally done rebuilding
Atlanta Hawks look like they are finally done rebuilding

The Atlanta Hawks are finally entering the final phase of their rebuild. They have been struggling for a long time now, ever since their 60-win team imploded. They have been in transition ever since, but that now looks set to end.

They have a superb point guard in Trae Young, who has been impressive with both his distribution and ability to score.

They also managed to nab a young star in Kevin Huerter, who has been really good at scoring this season. The Small Forward position has been ably filled by Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, both of whom have been really good role players this season.

John Collins has been one of the best scorers in Atlanta Hawks in a long time and his rebounding and ability to stretch the floor while remaining a force in the paint has earned comparisons to Chris Bosh.

Lastly, Dewayne Dedmon and Alex Len have served as great role players in the Center position with both the veteran Dedmon and youngster Len giving a lot to this Hawks team. Maybe next season, with a great veteran star, they will be able to take the next step and make the playoffs once more.

Published 23 Feb 2019, 19:53 IST
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