The Atlanta Hawks' preseason record dropped to 0-2 on Wednesday night. Faced with a long-armed and forceful Orlando Magic team, the young Hawks -- who struggled immensely in the season series against Orlando last season -- faltered once more. Finding a Winning Combination Lloyd Pierce mixed and matched lineups all game, even switching up the starters. De'Andre Hunter and...
The Atlanta Hawks' followed up a preseason loss to the New Orleans Pelicans with an open practice Tuesday night, welcoming fans into State Farm Arena for a night of complementary fun. Lloyd Pierce narrated a few drills to the crowd, and the festivities ended with the annual rookie talent show. Of the drills Pierce narrated, the emphasis was...
The Atlanta Hawks' first preseason game of 2019 was a doozy. As is the case with most preseason games, the pace and intensity slowed down after the first quarter. But, man, the first quarter was one heck of a show. Both teams were up-and-down -- in the words of the great Bob Rathbun, it was "windshield wiper"...
The Atlanta Hawks' 2019-20 season is officially here. The organization hosted media day on Monday morning, which allowed members of the press to talk with all 20 players on the roster ahead of training camp. While much attention was paid to Trae Young and John Collins, there were interesting tidbits all around.  Youth In listening to the...
In this episode of Inside the Perimeter, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic was kind enough to join the show. You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisKirschner and read his work at The Athletic Atlanta. I strongly suggest you do both.  To start the episode, Chris recounts his experience covering the College Park Skyhawks' open tryouts, which took place at...
Before the 2018-19 college basketball season, and before Zion Williamson took a stranglehold on the national narrative, a different man sat atop my draft board: Cam Reddish. Obviously Reddish's status was short-lived, but it was still noteworthy.  In high school and AAU circuits, Reddish was a tremendous talent who often stood above the rest. He had an irking...
Welcome to the first episode of Inside the Perimeter, a TPL podcast dedicated to the Atlanta Hawks and College Park Skyhawks. In addition to our written content, you can rely on this podcast for up-to-date opinion, news, and analysis. We will host guests, answer mailbag questions, and much, much more.  For our inaugural episode, it was only fitting...
On my way to Brandon Goodwin's media availability at the Atlanta Hawks' practice facility, I drove through Norcross -- a sprawling suburb on the outskirts of downtown Atlanta. It's a 20 minute drive from the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. It's also where Goodwin spent a large portion of his childhood. Goodwin and his mother moved to Norcross when...
The Atlanta Hawks officially introduced Ray Spalding to the media Wednesday afternoon. According to the AJC's Chris Vivlamore, it's an Exhibit 10 contract. That gives Spalding an incentive to sign with the College Park Skyhawks if he doesn't make the 15-man roster in Atlanta.  Spalding touched on a variety of topics, including his fit, his rookie season, and...
After a big draft night, the Atlanta Hawks' offseason has been mostly quiet. There have been minor additions -- Jabari Parker, Damian Jones -- but nothing that tips the scale at first glance. The Hawks are continuing to ride with a promising young core built around Trae Young, John Collins, and Kevin Huerter.  It's clear the Hawks are...
The Atlanta Hawks have flown under the radar during one of the most eventful offseasons in recent history. Outside of a bold draft-night trade, Travis Schlenk and the front office have been mostly quiet, renting cap space for picks and acquiring post-prime veterans to bolster the second unit.  With that said, Atlanta has taken more than a couple...
The 2019 Summer Hawks didn't have the luxury of consistency. De'Andre Hunter missed all but one game. Cam Reddish missed all four contests. Bruno Fernando missed the opener. Omari Spellman was traded after two games. Charlie Brown Jr. didn't appear until the third game.  There were a lot of moving parts.  As a result, the Hawks skidded to a...