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Breaking Bud Part Three: The Frontcourt

By Robby Kalland

While the Hawks backcourt features some familiar faces, the frontcourt has a very new look to it. Al Horford returns for his seventh season with the Hawks but has a very different supporting cast around him. Gone are the veterans he grew up in the organization with like Josh Smith and Zaza Pachulia, and... »

Breaking Bud Part Two: The Backcourt

By Robby Kalland

For Part Two of our “Breaking Bud” series, we will look at the Hawks backcourt and how some of the key players will fit in to Coach Mike Budenholzer’s system. For the purposes of the breakdown, small forward is being included as part of the backcourt because, as Bud told me, “Offensively, in the system,... »

Breaking Bud Part One: The Roster and Bud’s System

By Robby Kalland

At his first press conference, when he was introduced as head coach, Mike Budenholzer said he would be bringing his system from the Spurs to the Hawks. Coach Budenholzer spoke with Hawks.com last week to discuss the Hawks’ roster, his offensive system and how he sees players fitting into his system. In the first... »