Who Would Win an Atlanta Hawks 1v1 Bracket?

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Round Two Results:

Updated Bracket:

  • #1 Trae Young: 22 #8 Dewayne Dedmon: 16

Despite Trae Young being the #1 seed and the best player on the Hawks, I expected him to lose this one, and have Dedmon take advantage of being nearly a full foot taller than him. That was not the case, and despite the semi-close score, Trae’s win was wire-to-wire. He needed just 35 shots to get the win, and hit a two-pointer to close it out. Shockingly, he ended up out-rebounding Dedmon, and even blocked two shots. Young’s onto the Final Four.

  • #4 Clint Capela: 21  #12 Bruno Fernando: 15

Fernando out-played Capela for most of the game, but just went ice cold offensively down the stretch. He shot 21 percent (15/73) and finished with more offensive rebounds than points. The deciding factor was Capela’s defense, and he blocked 24 shots compared to Bruno’s three.

  • #3 Cam Reddish: 6  #6 De’Andre Hunter: 21

The showdown between the rookies ended up not being much a competition, and Cam Reddish felt the wrath of Hunter’s strong defense. Reddish shot made just six of his 50 attempts, turning the ball over six times. Hunter scored all 21 points in the paint, recording seven dunks and grabbing 50 rebounds. The fourth overall pick of last year’s draft beats the tenth.

  • #2 John Collins: 21  #10 Vince Carter: 14

This game was close until John Collins got his slasher takeover badge (which to non-players of 2K, is basically the video game equivalent of a heat check) and essentially ran right past the 43-year-old until it wore off. Vince shot a ton of fadeaways, most of which rimmed out and led to easy, long-rebound-to-fast-break looks for JC. Nine of Collins’ 21 points came on dunks, and he blocked 13 shots on the other end. Vince was just too slow and too short to have a chance.