Atlanta Hawks Headlines is back with reaction to Atlanta’s disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets. It was their fourth loss in a row.
Through the months of January and February, Atlanta Hawks Headlines was a wonderful place filled with winnings, exciting trade rumors, and an overall positive outlook on the Hawks. How the times have changed.
The Atlanta Hawks have now lost four consecutive games. Their record is 37-33 and they are just three games ahead of the ninth place Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference standings. I wouldn’t blame Hawks fans if they started to panic.
Paul Millsap is out at least one more game and who knows when Kent Bazemore will return. Could Atlanta actually miss the playoffs? Can they turn things around in time to make the playoffs and then actually make noise in the postseason?
There are more questions than answers at the moment. Let’s take a look at today’s links. Most articles are focused on Atlanta’s disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
From Soaring Down South 3/21/17
Who Should be the Atlanta Hawks’ Backup Point Guard?
Tyler Sellers asks who should be Atlanta’s backup point guard for the rest of the season. Malcolm Delaney has had an up and down season, but he is a much better defender than the recently acquired Jose Calderon. Calderon is a good shooter and passer, but at 36-years-old Calderon’s best days are behind. Both players have significant strengths and serious weaknesses. Lately Mike Budenholzer has decided to work Delaney back into the rotation. His poor performance against Charlotte could change that.
More from Soaring Down South
Atlanta Hawks Lose Fourth Consecutive Game
Our recap of Atlanta’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets focuses on the absence of Paul Millsap and Atlanta’s outlook moving forward. The Hawks missed Millsap on both the offensive end and the defensive end against Charlotte. Atlanta is now in danger of falling out of a playoff spot for the first time in a few months. It’s still unlikely, but if Millsap doesn’t return soon the team could be in trouble.
Atlanta Hawks Player Appraisal: Ersan Ilyasova
Soaring Down South’s player appraisals continue with Ersan Ilyasova. Ilyasova continues to play well since being acquired just before the Trade Deadline. It’s making some fans wonder if Atlanta will choose to bring him back over the summer.
Hawks Around The Web 3/21/17
Locked on Hawks podcast: Hornets recap and more
On Locked on Hawks, Brad Rowland talks Atlanta’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Rowland comments on Mike Budenholzer’s strange insertion of Kris Humphries and Ryan Kelly into the rotation. Lineups featuring that frontcourt pairing did not play well. Rowland also discusses Dwight Howard‘s high energy, DeAndre’ Bembry‘s three-point shooting (or lack thereof), and more.
Hawks struggles continue with 105-90 loss to Hornets
At Peachtree Hoops, Kris Willis recaps the Hawks’ loss to the Hornets. Willis notes that Atlanta’s defense continues to be a problem. The Hornets shot 50 percent overall and 40 percent from behind the three-point line.
How the Hawks fell apart in a fourth straight loss
Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution breaks down Atlanta’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Vivlamore’s recap features quotes from Tim Hardaway Jr., Ersan Ilyasova, Dwight Howard, and Mike Budenholzer.
Hawks @ Hornets — Things of Note
Graham Chapple of Hawks Hoop dives deep on Atlanta’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Chapple points out Atlanta’s possible dip in the standings, the poor performance from the Hawks’ bench, Charlotte’s huge runs, and much more.
Atlanta Hawks: Make Or Break Week Lies Ahead
Adam McGee at Hoops Habit looks at the huge week ahead for the Hawks. They’re going to have to prove they can win while shorthanded, otherwise they might slip towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff race.
We’ll see you tomorrow for more panicking. Stay strong, Hawks Nation.