Justin Tillman keeps pushing his case for the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
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After the Atlanta Hawks promoted Justin Tillman to the varsity squad during the Covid-19 crisis the center has been on a tear. While he did not see any court time, his time in the NBA, something stirred inside Tillman who then annnounced himself to the league with his performances.

Tillman has been producing at an elite level in the G League. This means that now that the trade deadline is over teams who are looking to boost the quality of their roster prior to the playoffs commencing. This means that if the Hawks want to keep Tillman in their program they need to find a way to sign the 6’8″ center.

Against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants the College Park Skyhawks were missing a large portion of their starting lineup. They were without DeQuan Jeffries, starting point guard Cat Barber and two-way players Sharife Cooper and Skylar Mays. Jalen Johnson was still out with injury thanks to his slip on the court during the game against the Motor City Cruise.

How Justin Tillman is announcing himself to the Atlanta Hawks

Tillman had another double-double agains the Mad Ants, collecting 26 points and 11 rebounds. He also collected two assists, a steal, and a block in 39 minutes. He continued his great shooting going 10-19 from the floor and 3-5 from the line.

This is the 12th double-double Tillman has collected for the season and the sixth straight he has collected. While he had a minus 12 impact on the box score, his defensive play and his effort on the offensive glass were enough to keep the Skyhawks in the game.

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Of his 11 rebounds, eight of them came on the offensive end which shows that he is willing to work hard. It also shows that he has a good read and understanding of where the ball will come off the rim on a shot. These skills could give one or two extra shots to his team a game and we all know a game can be decided by a single possession in the postseason.