After missing all but one preseason game, Capela had to play his way into shape to start the season. The results were not always pretty. Both traditional and advanced stats depict a steep dropoff in production.
Over the past several days, ESPN released a “panel of experts” rankings of the top 100 NBA players for this coming season. And Jimmy Butler came in at 17. Trae Young was ranked at 16, which is egregious.
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks are heading into training camp looking for a bit of a reboot. McMillan already got the ball rolling after the Hawks were eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs, a bitter comedown from their run to the Eastern Conference final in 2021. In June, the coach hopped on a flight to visit Young at his Oklahoma City home, wanting to make sure everyone was on the same page when camp began Saturday.