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Atlanta had an opportunity to build off of a 4-2 week and continue to inch closer to the .500 mark on the season. The Braves began the week with a four-game set against the struggling Giants. R.A Dickey pitched seven scoreless innings in the opener, and the Braves broke the game open with a seven-run eighth inning, in a dominant 9-0 victory. The second game of the series was headed in similar fashion until Austin Slater’s late game heroics stole a victory away from Julio Teheran. Teheran, who had pitched flawlessly through seven innings, found himself in trouble...Continue reading »

1. Steph Curry           Hawks Interest: Low Remember when Curry did not want to be drafted by the Warriors? Those days are long gone after two championship runs and a couple of MVP trophies. Steph’s the best point guard in this free agent class, but he is not going anywhere for quite a while. 2. Chris Paul             Hawks Interest: Low It is not surprising Chris Paul opted out to become a free agency and he looks to have genuine interest in other destination. Though, it is going to take a mighty great pitch for him to turn down all that extra money...Continue reading »

With the NBA Draft out of the way and Free Agency looming, we the fans turn our attention away from the unseasoned and unproven young guys selected Thursday night and look forward to the moves the Atlanta front office can make for some more experienced players this off-season. With the team currently in a rebuilding stage, a statement that the new GM Travis Schlenk will openly deny, I wouldn’t expect any big name free agents coming our way this summer. With Dwight Howard gone and Paul Millsap with one foot out of the door, the Hawks should attempt to acquire a few...Continue reading »

After a really, REALLY disappointing loss on Wednesday, Atlanta United made sure to prove that they are playoff contenders with a 1-0 win on Saturday. While 1-0 isn’t a flashy scoreline, the team has played four games in ten days –  so if it only takes one goal for them to win, so be it. Number seven scored his seventh goal of the season in front of a seventh straight sellout crowd to help the Five Stripes take all three points for a fourth consecutive home win.(Sheesh, that was a lot of numbers) The first half saw few chances for both sides. Atlanta nearly...Continue reading »

As it currently stands, the Braves are only three pieces away from being a legit playoff team: a healthy Freddie Freeman, a great lefty specialist, and an ace pitcher. The Braves went in to the 2017 season with the highest payroll in team history. Most of the higher salaries were short term commitments, however. The Braves will have the opportunity to reallocate those sources towards acquiring an ace if they want. The question is whether they will want to invest money in an ace with the crazy pipeline they have set to come up. Chances are the Braves will develop at least...Continue reading »

John Collins  Collins is a guy we have had our eye on for quite a while. The All-ACC power forward was the most efficient player in all of college basketball. At 6′ 10″ he has an NBA ready body with the athleticism to play above the rim. He is not the typical stretch-four that are becoming increasingly popular in today’s NBA. Instead, he is more comfortable on the block where he can make defenders look silly with a plethora of post moves. The jump shot definitely needs some work though. It does not look bad on release, but the numbers were not pretty...Continue reading »

Home at last. Well, the road trip was only a game long, but our road form as of late makes it feel like an eternity. We aren’t even gonna talk about Wednesday, though. DC United was the better team again and beat Atlanta United for a second time this season – ‘Nuff said. It’s not easy losing to the worst team in the East, but the Five Stripes have an opportunity to make up for their poor form tonight against the worst team in the West, the Colorado Rapids. The Basics: When: Saturday, June 24th – 7:00 pm Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium –...Continue reading »

Travis Schlenk will not commit to the word “rebuild”. However, when looking at the roster, the Hawks are definitely going in a different direction. They are going younger. Dwight Howard has been traded away, and it looks like Paul Millsap will be following him out the door. Though it was the work of Wes Wilcox, the team essentially traded Jeff Teague for Taurean Prince, and Kyle Korver for a first rounder. The Hawks are about to have no starters left from their 60-win season. So why in the world is this good news for them? The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland...Continue reading »

  There is not a dumber tradition in sports than the MLB allowing fans to vote in the starters for the all-star game. Since 1970, the MLB has allowed for the fans to decide who gets to start in each season’s all-star game. Other organizations, such as the NBA have followed in baseball’s foot steps when it comes to fan voting, but nobody pushes it on their fans quite like the MLB. Every time around this year, it is impossible to miss. On the television, signs, billboards, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, you name it and you’ll find advertisements reminding...Continue reading »

The Hawks picked another sophomore in the second round, taking Tyler Dorsey out of Oregon. The Hawks have been a team that has struggled to find consistent scoring in years past, but this could change. With the selections of Dorsey and Collins, Travis Schlenk definitely wants to put points on the board. It appears he is shifting the personnel from defense-first to offense-first. Dorsey may be a bit of a one trick pony. He is an undersized shooting guard who has trouble guarding but strokes it from outside. He could be a nice scoring option off the bench for the Hawks....Continue reading »