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Had lottery reform passed, a theoretical Hawks lottery pick would have had a five times greater chance of being a top 5 pick, 15% vs 3%.
If Nets pick falls where Hornets are currently, Hawks will have a 3% chance to move into top 5.
To clarify, if the Nets finish 9th or worse in the East, the Hawks will pick in the lottery.
Had lottery reform passed and if Hornets overtake Nets in standings, Hawks' odds for a top 5 draft pick would increase from 3% to 15%
Per ESPN, Hawks opened season 60-1 odds to win title. Currently 5-1.
Jennings had no chance to stop Teague in the open floor as he gets decisive 3 point play. M-V-Teague chant as he shoots the FT.
That pass makes my all time top 5 for Jeff Teague passes.
After the Millsap chair pull on Monroe, Teague with the S I C K half court entry pass to Millsap, catches Monroe flat footed on defense.
If I'm Mike Budenholzer, the next Hawks-Pistons game I try to isolate Scott on Tolliver at least 20 times. Has as much chance as me on D.
Was Anthony Tolliver always this bad defensively or is Mike Scott just making him look bad?
But Mike Scott is a threat to score from anywhere on the court and he can get his own shot. Definitely a skillset the Hawks need on bench.
That left handed baseline jumper by Mike Scott is everything. This dude is making serious strides this season. Still needs work on D.
Horford on a strech of games shooting 80%. If he took more shots, his counting stats would go up and then Charles Barkley could comprehend.
Horford was plus-19 in this game because he dominated without scoring. He's efficient so Barry is right that he could/should shoot more.
Jon Barry points out on the ESPN broadcast that Horford has only nine field goal attempts. This is what Charles Barkley doesn't understand.
On both Scott baskets that ignited the decisive run, Tolliver overplayed the ball handler on the pick and roll and couldn't recover in time.
Al J to open 4th stretches lead to 9 then Meeks and Tolliver, Caldwell-Pope hit a 3s to close it to 74-72. Scott exploited Tolliver's D.
Hawks made a run after Pero Antic's bad pass at the end of the 3rd. Horford and Scott came in with 2 mins to play in qtr, both hit baskets.
I missed most of the second half yesterday so I'm watching it now. Didn't realize Mike Scott's offensive outburst started at end of third.
Landon Donovan was trying to live the American Dream, but as a teenager he picked the wrong place to pursue it.
I've said this before, but the moment MLS has the money to compete for talent, the higher standard of living is going to bring players over.
Those European glamor clubs are accustomed to only having limited competition for talent. MLS with NHL's salary cap would drain talent.
Once MLS truly becomes 5th major North American sports league, it will have financial power to compete with Europe's glamor clubs for talent
If MLS ever becomes the equal of any of the four major North American sports leagues, it becomes a threat to European soccer.
Americans wouldn't support a system where the same teams got the top players and won the titles year after year. Thus draft is necessary.
Americans grow up on the American Dream which says you can rise as high as your ingenuity and work ethic take you.
Europeans can love a side that will never have resources or talent to contend because they are accustomed to accepting their static place.
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Europeans, since before the dark ages, are accustomed to class stratification. Thus, they're willing to accept their place as football fans.
The reason this resource and talent stratification is acceptable to Europeans but not acceptable to Americans is cultural.
Lower tier teams can occasionally rise up and contend but you'll never see parity like the NFL where a it's a different team each year.
Italy, England, France, Spain all have their haves and have nots. Only select organizations have the financial power to court top talent.
If organizations draft well and hire good management, they have same access to talent as other organizations. European soccer is different.
The draft is the instrument that extends the American Dream into sport. The idea is that every team has the opportunity to be champions.
The reason Europeans want to see soccer fail in America is because they do not subscribe to the American Dream.
Mike Scott, you have my attention.
Prior to today's game vs Hawks, Brandon Jennings had a PER of 28.3 since Josh Smith was released. Jeff Teague held him to 1-for-10 shooting.
Hawks reportedly tried to get Wessy Wess.
I only have a problem with Charles using as the basis of that opinion that Monroe and Drummond dominated Horford, who was plus-19.
Seriously, I don't have a problem with Barkley having an opinion that the Hawks won't make it past the 2nd round and aren't best in East.
How do so many Hall of Fame-caliber former basketball players know so little about basketball?
Kenny and Shaq predicted Hawks to ECF. Chuck says Wizards and Bulls are best teams in East and Cavs are "knocking on the door."
That’s cool though - I am totally good with the Hawks being the #1 seed, possibly, and still being doubted. CAW CAW
I thought Blatt played for Pete Carril. Has he never caught a pass before?
If Dennis just hit that layup where nobody was near that's 6 PTS, 6 AST in 18 MIN, fantastic per-minute numbers. Shot will come back around.
By the way, this was a sneaky-good game for Dennis. He scored 4 on 1-for-5 shooting with 6 AST 0 TO 3 REB in 18 MIN.
True to Atlanta came to life today, we honored ATL past,continued to win in the present,showed how a sold out arena looks like in the future