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Hittin’ the Hardwood, Ep. 8: How The Hawks Invested In Their Draft Future

Gordon Robinson and DeShaun Tate are back with another “Hittin’ the Hardwood” podcast, our weekly look into the just finished NBA draft.

In Episode 8, Robinson and Tate discuss the Hawks’ definition of tanking versus rebuilding, plus a number of draft thoughts, including:

  • How the Hawks have invested in their draft future.
  • Is the summer league a lose-lose situation for athletes?
  • Robinson and Tate hand out summer league grades to DeAndre Bembry, Taurean Prince and John Collins.
  • What are the Hawks’ needs as the team approaches the 2017-18 season?
  • How did the Hawks’ rookie class fare in Las Vegas?
  • Who were the summer league’s top NBA performers?
  • What is the Lonzo Ball Effect?
  • Are you buying into summer league stock?
  • Robinson and Tate compare top lottery rookies (Ball, Fox, Fultz, Tatum, Smith) to current and former NBA stars.

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