With a come-from-behind win on Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks officially clinched a playoff berth for the first time since the 2016-17 season. As such, there was a hint of celebration following the victory over the Washington Wizards, but all parties involved also pointed to more work to come. On Thursday, the Hawks return to action against the Orlando Magic on the second night of a back-to-back, and Atlanta has plenty at stake.
Aaron Reddish, the younger brother of Cam Reddish who played at Duke before heading to the NBA, announced his commitment with a social-media post Wednesday night to play for the UAlbany men’s basketball program. On Thursday, the school’s athletic department announced that Aaron Reddish had signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Great Danes. From Georgia, Reddish is the third high school player to commit to play next season for UAlbany head coach Dwayne Killings.
Atlanta Hawks Best-Case Scenario: Second-round exit The Hawks are 24-11 since Nate McMillan took over coaching duties. Only three teams have a better record over that span, and Atlanta appears to have enough firepower to cause some trouble. When Trae Young and Clint Capela are on the floor, the team scores 119.3 points per 100 possessions, a mark that ranks in the 91st percentile.