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What a ride. Although the results weren't what we hoped for this season, it was still a lot of fun. I truly appreciate your support all season long. We have tons of incredible content and programming planned for this summer, but before we move to the offseason, it's time to break out the scalpels and diagnose what went wrong for the Atlanta Hawks this season.

Feb 19, 2022; Cleveland, OH, USA; Atlanta Hawks player Trae Young and Toronto Raptors Fred VanVleet are announced before participating in the three point contest during the 2022 NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Rocket Mortgage Field House.
Mar 25, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) dribbles past Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee (1) in the second half at State Farm Arena.
Apr 15, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) waves to fans after a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The Hawks season will be remembered as a cautionary tale of complacency and hubris. Put simply, the organization got high off media hype and became unresponsive to vital signs something was wrong. Even worse, several players regressed while the rookies barely got off the bench.

The good news is they have a 23-year-old point guard whose skill is only exceeded by his work ethic. There's always next year, let's just hope the blissful mistakes of 2021 are not repeated in 2022.

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