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Did Adreian Payne find his three-point stroke in Las Vegas?

Adreian Payne has the tools to be a special NBA player. He's huge (6'10", 245 pounds), physical and can shoot from outside. Not many have that skill-set, but his rookie season was ultimately a bit of a disappointment. Payne barely shot over 40 percent from the floor in 29 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves after they traded a lottery-protected future first-round pick to the Atlanta...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Grading Tuesday’s trades

The Minnesota Timberwolves were busy on Tuesday, trading Mo Williams and Troy Daniels to the Charlotte Hornets for Gary Neal and a 2019 second round pick. Later on Tuesday, they traded a protected 2017 first round pick to get Adreian Payne from the Atlanta Hawks. There were rumors all week about the Timberwolves looking into trading Williams, but not many people predicted the Timberwolves...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Adreian Payne Traded to T’Wolves

Adreian Payne is on the move before his career can fully get started. According to Yahoo Sports the talented rookie power forward was traded by the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. His destination; the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a not so stunning deal Payne goes to one of the best teams in the NBA to one of […] The post Adreian Payne Traded to T’Wolves appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Observations through 20 games

The Atlanta Hawks have won seven straight games and nine of their last 10 to move into second position in the Eastern Conference standings behind only the Toronto Raptors. Though they have faced the easiest schedule in the league in terms of the average winning percentage of opponents played, they’ve coasted recently, winning by nearly 15 points per contest over their seven game...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Injury Update: Adreian Payne will not play Friday

Atlanta Hawks rookie Adreian Payne has been ruled out of the team's Friday contest in Charlotte. Payne, selected 15th overall in this past summer's draft out of Michigan State, has been battling plantar fasciitis. The injury was announced on October 31st, and Payne has yet to step on the court since.Jack Arent via Getty imagesEven when healthy, it will be a struggle for Payne to...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks season preview: Player projections

You’ve finally reached part three of my three part series previewing the Atlanta Hawks’ upcoming season. If you missed part one-Roster Analysis or part two-Team Projections, check them out! Last week I gave team projections, and this week I will be giving you player projections. We will focus on the five starters and a few key reserve players. Hawks starting five: Jeff Teague...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Notes from Summer League

Don’t Be Smoove Adreian Payne was a standout at Michigan State during his four year tenure. A 6’10’’ beast that can battle down low or take a step back jumper was a constant threat for other defenses. He was drafted 15th overall by the Hawks to bring a stretch four off the bench and take […]
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks sign top pick Payne

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks signed their first-round draft pick, Adreian Payne, the team announced on Friday. Payne was the 15th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, after playing four seasons at Michigan State. Payne finished his college career as Michigan State's all-time leader in blocked shots (141), and scored 1,232 points while pulling down 735 rebounds. He gave Hawks...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Free agent targets

The Atlanta Hawks entered this free agency period as one of the most flexible and financially-well constructed teams in the NBA. Atlanta wasn’t content with that and made a trade earlier this week to clear up cap space. The Hawks sent Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira to the Toronto Raptors for John Salmons and a future second-round pick in a trade finalized on Monday.  Lou Williams...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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