Atlanta Hawks: Good, Bad and Ugly from Loss to Orlando Magic in Preseason

De'Andre Hunter #12 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
De'Andre Hunter #12 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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The Ugly

John Collins

Is the pressure of being a team leader getting to John Collins already? After shearing off his hair before the start of the 2019-20 season, Collins has not looked like himself over the course of the preseason. In this game in particular, Collins had easily the worst game of his career – scoring only 2 points, shooting 0 of 8 from the field and committing 6 turnovers. A rough, rough night for one of our team’s best players.

Let’s hope this performance does not linger in his mind for long, as he seemed jittery, unsure and completely flustered against the size, length and defensive acumen of the Magic.

Cam Reddish

Cam Reddish, after a promising start to his preseason against the Pelicans, actually started at the three for Lloyd Pierce and the Hawks, and he did not cover himself in glory during Wednesday’s bout against the Magic.

Reddish finished with only 4 points on 1 of 7 shooting, and he went scoreless from beyond the arc – going 0 of 5 from downtown. Though the rookie only played 14 minutes, Reddish was unable to get his shot off the way you’d like him to, though his defense continues to be underrated in the early goings.

Still, the Duke product will have to do better than 1 of 7 shooting going forward.

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There you have it! Stay tuned for more coverage of the Hawks preseason on Soaring Down South. Thanks for reading.