Trae Young and John Collins: The Hawks’ Saviors

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Although they are headed for another lottery pick this season, Trae Young and John Collins seem destined to save Hawks fans from their misery. The Hawks will miss the playoffs for the second time in as many years after 10 straight playoff appearances, but their future is bright. The 19th pick in last years draft, John Collins, alongside their 5th overall pick this year, Trae Young, look like stars in the making. Last night, they each scored 22 points in a win over the Lakers. These wins may be rare, but they give a glimpse of the Hawks' promising future. These players are both young and talented, but they share few similarities. Optimistic fans compare Trae Young and Stephen Curry, yet others consider

The Best of the 2017 Draft Class

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After an exciting crop of rookies entered the league last season, many have become elite second-year players. Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell both looked like stars as rookies last year. I won't write extensively on either one due to the coverage they already received last year and the fact neither one improved significantly this year. Ben Simmons won't be mentioned either because he was drafted in 2016. While those three have maintained their great play from last year, three second-year players have surprised me. Plenty sophomores have played well but who has been the best of the 2017 draft? Kyle Kuzma - 18.3 PPG (48/31/78), 5.7 RPG, 2.2 APG The 27th pick in 2017, Kuzma has managed to improve as a player while adjusting to