Say what you will about Rajon Rondo, but there's no way to deny that he's an incredibly smart basketball player. Last evening against the Atlanta Hawks, the Sacramento Kings were up by three points with 1.9 seconds left, and Atlanta had one final possession to tie things up. Rondo immediately recognized the play the Hawks had drawn up and directed DeMarcus Cousins to an empty space on the floor where the Hawks were planning to send a player to take a three. Rondo's smarts made the Hawks botch the play, and the Kings held serve for the win.
After losing DeMarre Carroll, most expected Atlanta to take a significant step back, instead they have kept pace with the Eastern Conference's top teams all season long.
Paul Millsap showed zero mercy on poor John Henson during this play. Hopefully Henson will be able to get over the traumatic experience.
For New York Knicks fans, this is a welcomed sight to see -- not necessarily that Kristaps Porzingis was ready to brawl with Kent Bazemore, but that it was Carmelo Anthony who came to the rookie's defense. The relationship between those two guys will determine how far this team can go in the years to come.
After finishing last season as the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, the Atlanta Hawks are off to another good start and look to be playoff-bound once again. Here are five trades that could help them.
Coming off a surprising 60-win season, Atlanta Hawks fans have plenty to look forward to this season.
The Atlanta Hawks have their gaze set on the Larry O'Brien. Here’s a list of some bold observations as we head into the beginning of what should be a successful season for the Hawks.
Despite their recent success, the Atlanta Hawks face some serious questions about the upcoming season.
This rotation will help the Hawks continue last season's unexpected success.
Thabo Sefolosha has had a nice NBA career, and he will be looking to prove that he can still be counted on for a contending team.