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Hawks are struggling with chemistry

92.9 The Game
92.9 The Game
 2022-01-17

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The Atlanta Hawks have been struggling, especially as of late. They have stumbled to a disappointing eight games under .500, including their last ten home games and all five of their last matchups. Terrell Thomas joined Sam & Greg to discuss this Hawks team that has been continuing to dip in the Eastern Conference standings.

Some of those things are explainable though as the team has suffered through numerous injuries to key players and one of the most ravaged rosters due to COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols. With many of those players making their way back to the active roster, how much longer will the team struggle?

What Thomas sees is a glaring lack of chemistry. Ironically that same thing is what propelled the team forward in the second half of last season and through the playoffs. "We've seen it over the last two months that the chemistry just hasn't been there."

That may return in time, or we could continue to see the organization make trades to size up this roster. Cam Reddish has already been dealt for a bench player and a first-round pick with many speculating that the team is far from finished on that front. In theory, the team should start to see an improvement with the addition by subtraction, but this is increasingly looking like it won't be taken care of with an overnight fix.

Despite their struggles, Terrell Thomas is still confident that the team can right the ship. It's a talented bunch and the upcoming home stretch could do them some good, especially if they can end the dreaded losing streak at State Farm Arena. "I'm hoping that they get right on this home stretch," he said, "Because it's something they need urgently."

The stretch will start with a tough opponent as the Hawks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to town tonight, but the team had better get back to their winning ways before it's too late.

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