The Atlanta Hawks played their last preseason game heading into opening night on Oct. 17. Here are some takeaways from the game on Oct. 12.

Alex Len filling in nice at center

Alex Len was probably the best Hawks player on the floor in the first half. He was getting some nice looks in the paint and hit both of his 3-point attempts. The Hawks have seemed to rejuvenate Len’s career after a not so nice stint with the Phoenix Suns. If he can continue to build chemistry with Trae Young, that could be a solid guard-center combo. Depending on how Dewayne Dedmon looks when he returns from his injury, Len may be the Hawks center going forward for a while.

Jeremy Lin improving

Jeremy Lin started the preseason slowly but has improved in every game so far. He had a nice showing against the San Antonio Spurs, and he followed that up with another one against the Miami Heat. He’ll be a nice option coming off the bench for the Hawks as they try to get some consistent scoring from the second unit. These games have helped him get his legs back as he hasn’t played in almost a year.

Starters look ready

The lineup that should be opening the season looks nice so far. The offense is free flowing and full of movement, and the overall defense looks good as well. Young’s passing will help this team big time get open shots through the game. Taurean Prince has been impressive so far and ready to take a big leap this season. Kent Bazemore has also done a good job. Whenever John Collins returns he should bring another dynamic to the team. This will definitely be an exciting season for the Hawks.

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Mediocrity and heartbreak. That’s what your life consists of being an Atlanta sports fan, and I’ve lived it for years now. The Atlanta Hawks have been labeled as mediocre for 10 years straight. Even when they were one of the best teams in 2015, they were swept by the Cavaliers in the Conference Finals. The Falcons are nothing different. Mediocre enough to get to the playoffs, and then vulnerable enough to break your hearts at the end. I know you watched the Super Bowl. So as an Atlanta fan you’re either going to get one or the other. It’s sad to say, but I’m numb to it. One day we’ll break this curse, the question is when?
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Content Creator at Armchair Hawks The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Mediocrity and heartbreak. That’s what your life consists of being an Atlanta sports fan, and I’ve lived it for years now. The Atlanta Hawks have been labeled as mediocre for 10 years straight. Even when they were one of the best teams in 2015, they were swept by the Cavaliers in the Conference Finals. The Falcons are nothing different. Mediocre enough to get to the playoffs, and then vulnerable enough to break your hearts at the end. I know you watched the Super Bowl. So as an Atlanta fan you’re either going to get one or the other. It’s sad to say, but I’m numb to it. One day we’ll break this curse, the question is when?

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