47 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Friday, September 13, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

Atlanta Hawks v Portland Trail Blazers

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year.  With 47 days left, today’s fan submitted reason is…

Dennis Schröder

It makes sense that Schröder would be our first fan-submitted request.  The excitement surrounding him started shortly after the Hawks took him with the 17th overall pick in this year’s draft and continued with his phenomenal Summer League performance.

At just 19 years old, Schröder is a dynamic point guard who can both score and distribute.  While he still has much to learn (and he will, he’s only 19 after all), Summer League showed that he can be effective against NBA competition.  He wants to get his teammates involved, but he’s also not afraid to pull the trigger when he has to.  Defensively, his improvement from Game 1 to Game 5 was tremendous.  His full-court, on-ball defense is unique for an NBA player and will only bother opponents.

With Jeff Teague in front of him, Schröder has time to further develop an already talented skill set while learning from an established point guard.

More on both of them later in the countdown, but for now, get excited Hawks fans!

This idea was submitted by Ben.  We also want your input.  What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media

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