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

Rookie Power Rankings: January

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Although it's been a while since the last set of rankings, I wanted to revisit this year's rookie class. Luka is the clear favorite for ROTY and, in my opinion, Ayton has been the 2nd best rookie this year. After those two things get much more interesting. Some rookies have recently played much better, propelling themselves into the top 5 of my power rankings. Here's my January Rookie Power Rankings: 1. Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks Season Stats: 20.2 PPG (44/38/73), 6.7 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.1 SPG As previously mentioned, Doncic is leading the ROTY race by a mile. Not only is he averaging over 20 points a game and a borderline All-Star, but he's led the Mavericks into the playoff race. His

Rookie Power Rankings: November

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This season the NBA has been blessed with multiple talented rookies, prompting me to create a November rookie power rankings. After last years heated rookie of the year competition between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell, I didn't expect another crop of rookies to have an immediate impact. So many rookies have been incredible, but for now, let's just look at the top 5. As a side note, I fully expect this list to change over time as certain rooks get more playing time, but for now, it is what it is. 1: Luka Doncic - 19.2 PPG (45/38/77), 6.8 RPG, 4.1 APG Despite his incredible play overseas, some NBA fans expected Doncic to be a bust. I had worries after opening night,