Hawks Notched First Preseason Win

It’s been awhile since we seen Ice Trae Young and big man John Collins suited in a Hawks uniform, nine months exactly but the Atlanta Hawks finally returned to action on Friday at State Farm Arena for a thrilling back and forth preseason opener against the Orlando Magic. In the end the Hawks lost to the Magic 116-112 in their first of four preseason matchups without fans.

There was a lot of good, a lot of bad, a lot of stuff that we will have on film that we can start working on. It’s just good to get the first one out the way.” said Coach Lloyd Pierce at the post game presser.



Fret not sports lovelies this story continues with a rematch against Orlando. The Atlanta Hawks step back onto their home court on Sunday and gained their first 117-106 win over the Magic.

Atlanta had six players score in double digits. Trae Young led the Hawks in scoring 21 points and 7 assists, while Bogdan Bogdanovic put up 18 points on the board.

After the game Hawks point guard Trae Young spoke to the media about what he is liking with this group of players.


Up Next: Atlanta head on the road to face Memphis for two games against the Grizzlies before opening the season in Chicago, Wednesday, December 23rd.

Be On the Lookout:  Monday, December 21st at 6 pm, marks the day John Collins officially becomes a restricted free agent. The Atlanta Hawks have just one week to decide whether or not they’ll extend Collins contract. Collins has been very vocal about wanting to stay in Atlanta and thinks he has earned a max extension. What the future holds for Collins and the Hawks is still up in the air. I hope the idea of building a team around Young and Collins that will finally have a chance to secure a playoff berth is in the cards.

Stay tuned for further updates and coverage of the Atlanta Hawks.