Kevin Huerter can play defense, and that’s why he’s still playing 26 minutes a game for the Atlanta Hawks, who will meet the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Huerter averages just under 12 points per game, so he can score, but the Hawks have plenty of scorers led by Trey Young.  Huerter often times guards the opposing team’s best player and that’s a huge role. It’s nice to be versatile, especially if its way to stay on the court.

Kevin seems to be very confident that his team can win and addresses all the questions we had with their series against the Knicks. Make sure to listen above and see the highlights below:

  • Kevin and the Hawks are not only confident they can beat the Knicks but they believe they were one of the best teams in the league in the second half of the season. He also admits that the team has played better and reacted to the coaching change where Nate McMillan took over in tremendous fashion. They have taken his identity as a player onto the court.
  • Veterans like Solomon Hill have been great to the young players in getting them ready for the playoffs and to keep their focus and intensity up in practice. Hill brings in the mentality of the Miami Heat who made the Finals last season.
  • Who will be at the game to watch Kevin? Definitely his family but other friends from the Capital Region may sit this one out due to the MSG prices.

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