This is arguably the best sports time of the year. I’ve blogged about the worst sports time of the year, but the last week in October is always amazing.
College football. check. pro football check. baseball playoffs. check. NBA basketball. Chee yek. love it.
Every year I do an annual Hawks blog analyzing the key additions and key losses in the off season. We’ll do that later, because I doubt most of you readers give one single fuck about the shitty Atlanta Hawks basketball team.
So lets look at some of the interesting story lines from the upcoming season.
- The warriors are going to be one of the most hated teams in history.
- I hate Kevin Durant
- I really like Russell Westbrook and OKC
- Can Lebron Repeat?
- How are the warriors going to live up to expectations?
- What will D-Rose and D-Wade do?
- Will the Magic be competitive?
And NOW for my SNEAK ATTACK Hawks Preview:
Dwight Howard PF/C
I honestly hate this guy. He’s a team cancer. He ruined Orlando by getting Stan Van Gundy fired, then he left town. He went out to LA where he was always injured and a fish out of water. Nobody liked him in LA, and Kobe hated him, so he was driven out of town almost as soon as he got there. Then he went to Houston where he was a great bench player when he wasn’t injured, but he still had no friends because the guy is a fucking loser. Apparently he has a lot of baby mamma’s sprinkled around the US, but this one shoud’ve been wifed up. So Dwight, this is your last chance to make something of your disappointing career. You have the body of a god, and it’s gone to waste. I’ve followed this guy since his days at SACA High, and I’m hoping that coming home will finally do this guy some good.
Malcom Delany PG/SG
He is an undrafted journey man who’s been playing in Europe for the last 4 years. Coach Bud trying to find diamonds overseas like the Spurs did. Once won “Gatorade Player of the year” in high school. How has this guy not sniffed the NBA? here’s your shot kid- don’t blow it.
Deandre Bembry SF
Our 21st draft pick in this past years draft and signed his rookie contract this past summer. Played college ball at St. Joes where he was remarkably consistent over the past two years. Can’t shoot free throws for dick tho.
Edy Tavares C
This guy has been playing international ball for the past two years and is still considered a raw talent. He is a “physical phenomenon” who stands 7’3″ tall and possesses a 7’9″ wingspan. That’s unreal. I’d imagine the Hawks are hoping this guy turns out like Hassan Whiteside did last year for the heat. I looked at his past stats, and they stink. If you can’t score against tiny Europeans, you won’t score in the NBA. I’d bet the farm that this bum won’t be on the roster in May. Time will tell.
Taurean Prince SF/PF
This is another rookie who signed with the Hawks this past summer. Played his college ball at Baylor, and was selected 12th overall by the Jazz and then shipped to ATL as part of a three team trade. The Hawks have been desperately trying to get bigger upfront by drafting two forwards to make up for the loss of Demarre Carrol two years ago.
Jeff Teague PG/SG
I soured on this guy quick. I used to love him, but he played like a butt-hurt little brat all last season. As soon as trade rumors started to fly with his name, he completely shut down. Enjoy shitty Indianapolis Jeff. Good riddance.
Al Horford PF/C
Love this guy. Gave some of his best Seasons to the Hawks and I’m greatful I could watch him play all these years. Probably took a few too many 3’s last season, but he brought guts and grit to every game. Nothing flashy, but remarkably consistent over the past 8 years or so. The Celtics are going to absolutely love you. Thanks Al, best of luck my man.
Kirk Hinrich SG
I was so pumped when we signed this guy. I was all in on captain Kirk. He just never seemed to fit in here in Atlanta. He was often injured and never consistent enough to see significant playing time. Square peg. Round hole. Sadly I don’t know if he’ll ever pick up another NBA contract. You had a good run my friend.
So there you have it. Your sneak attack Hawks 2016/2017 season preview under the veil of and NBA blog. Sorry to mislead you, it won’t happen for another 12 months.