The Atlanta Hawks do not officially get their season underway until their media day but that is not stopping players from finding ways to work out with teammates. Not only did the Hawks have a number of players playing in pro-ams, but they have also managed to get together elsewhere in an effort to start building chemistry.
This is going to be crucial for the Hawks this season and even more important than last season. The difference was that the Hawks focussed on player retention in the last off-season. This offseason they bought different players in around the core group and now the challenge for the coaching staff is to make it all click.
One of the last players the Hawks bought into the squad was Jarrett Culver and he is an exciting prospect even though he has not managed to display his true potential. He has been signed due to the intangibles that he is able to bring to the team and one of them was on display earlier.
Atlanta Hawks two-way player Jarrett Culver is already working out with the College Park Skyhawks.
One of the intangibles that Culver has displayed is that he is not afraid to hit the floor and work hard. Given that the Hawks are probably not going to use Culver much with the varsity squad, it was good to see him turn out for floor with College Park.
The thing is that the Skyhawks are going to be built around NBA-level talent and a large part of that is already at the franchise. So, that means that when Culver is on the floor at practice then he has the chance to work with fellow two-way player Trent Forrest as well as the two rookies, AJ Griffin and Tyrese Martin.
The Skyhawks were one of the hottest teams at the end of last season but they left their run so late, the playoffs were a bridge too far as they qualified as a very low seed. If they can develop their chemistry early, there is no telling what the Skyhawks could do.
Just a reminder, local tryouts are happening on September 25th. For more details, click here.