In this edition of The Stagger Screen Podcast, we discuss:
-The 2019 NBA Draft particularly the fates of Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett with rebuilding organizations, the Atlanta Hawks’ movement during the night with audio from Cam Reddish and general manager Travis Schlenk, the confusion of announced trades and draftees not wearing future teams’ hats, the evolution of the Draft’s television presentation and the impact its had on the newest generation of draftees. (4:00-46:00)
-The upcoming free agency period with speculation of where Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler and others my head as well as the Anthony Davis trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. (46:00-53:00)
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk during his team’s participation in the NBA Draft on June 20. Topics included the selection of Cam Reddish in the first round, the team’s incorporation of Reddish into the young core which includes Trae Young and John Collins, the incumbent acquisition of De’Andre Hunter, building of the team through the past three drafts and the usage/value of second round picks.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce held on April 11. Topics included his thoughts on the team’s regular season campaign, individual and team areas of improvement for the offseason, his role in player evaluations including the upcoming NBA Draft and the growth of Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter.
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