Atlanta Hawks Summer League primer, what you need to know

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The Atlanta Hawks play basketball again within the week. They have to wait until the third day of the Las Vegas Summer League when they will open up their 2022-23 campaign against the Utah Jazz. To this end, they have released their Summer League roster which can be found here.

While the roster is missing one of the best players of Summer League last season, Jalen Johnson due to his non-surgical procedure, there is still some real talent on the squad. The Hawks are going to be led by Sharife Cooper one of the Hawks rookies from last season as well as AJ Griffin and Tyrese Martin from this draft class.

However, the talent does not stop there. Marcus Georges-Hunt played 26 games for the College Park Skyhawks last season and Chris Clemons is a dynamic scorer. If it was not for his diminutive stature Clemons would have had a successful NBA career to this point, such is his talent.

The headline act for the Atlanta Hawks is likely to be Justin Tillman

Justin Tillman was one of the best players in the G League last season, especially at the center position. Here at Soaring Down South, we have been loud in our support for the Hawks signing Tillman to a 10-day or rest-of-season contract towards the end of the 2021-22 season.

With the bank of performance and data from last season playing within the College Park Skyhawks system, if he is able to put in a solid summer league performance, a contract could be there for the taking. Tillman has the passion and the skill to play n the NBA, the next stage of his audition process starts against the Utah Jazz on July 9th. Let’s look a the full fixture below.

Sat. 7/9 Atlanta Hawks vs Utah Jazz, 7:30 PM ET
Mon 7/11 New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks, 6:00 PM ET
Tue 7/12 Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat, 7:00 PM ET
Thu 7/14 Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs 3:00 PM ET

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Once the first phase of Summer League is over, the teams then move on to a second phase. When that happens there would be a high level of hope that the Hawks will be well placed. to advance to the Summer League finals.