Atlanta Hawks: Month-By-Month Review of 2018-19 Season

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Kent Bazemore #24 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /


Record: 3-13

Best Win: v. Miami

Worst Loss: v. Sacramento

Not much went right for the hawks in November, as they squandered their decent 3-6 start by losing ten straight. To make matters worse, most of those contests were even that close.

Outside of down to the wire loss in Staples to the Lakers, they were getting ran out the gym routinely, losing by double digits eight times. The first game of the month set a bad example, and was one of the worst Hawks’ losses on the entire season. They lost at home to the Kings by 31 points in that one.

The Miami Heat accounted for 2 of Atlanta’s 3 wins in the first full month of the season, with their other victory being a narrow one over the Charlotte Hornets.

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They allowed a horrific 118.6 points per game in November, turned the ball over 18.3 times and shot just 29.6% from three. All dead last in the league.

This was before Trae Young became the player we saw the rest of the season, and he was struggling. In those 16 November nights, Trae made just 19% of his threes, and was one of the worst defensive guards in the league.

We did see John Collins make his sophomore season debut this month, he appeared in 8 games and led the Hawks in points and rebounds per game for the month.

Overall it was easily the worst month of the season, and is one of the Hawks’ worst in recent memory. They would slowly start to turn the corner, but such a devastating month like this was always going to be hard to recover from.