pkgw12/31/2017 7:35:02 PM
Has been In The steady rotation for last few games. If his shot drops he gets High teen or 20 min. Was 3/4 from 3 in 20+ min last night
xac1/1/2018 9:10:12 AM
The current situation is good for Tyler. He is the first backup at the 4 position, mainly because of injuries. He had been sharing that role with Babbitt, who is more suited for the 3 position, which is crowded with talent at this point, so he hasn't been getting any time. The Hawks called up Muscala yesterday from the G League. He's a 4-5. When Dedmon comes back (they're saying in a few weeks), Collins, will go back to the 4 position. So it will be interesting to see how that effects things.
Tyler is playing well, and has settled into a rourine. He doesn't have to score a lot to be effective, and is frequently cited for bringing energy to the game. In the last game, he was in at the very end at a critical time, when Atlanta was trying to seal the win.
bigfan1/1/2018 12:56:48 PM
Now celebrating Tyler's ascent into the NBA and the steady rotation is a great way to mark the New Year!
Someone we can all be proud of for this--and more than basketball.
mike k1/3/2018 7:52:51 AM
Tough shooting night for Tyler, but he is hitting the boards and getting PT
the dude1/3/2018 5:07:28 PM
Keep it up TC!
thinker1/3/2018 5:18:21 PM
I've seen a number of games with him playing, and he looks like a bonafide NBA player who doesn't look out of place at all. He's confident in shooting and hustles to rebound, play defense, etc.
I don't think I ever posted this - BUT I thought it - I just couldn't see him close to being an NBA player. Another reason why I've disavowed trying to post on projecting how players will do in the next level (HS to college or college to the pros).
long suffering fan1/4/2018 7:43:33 PM
Like Yegor, I thought Tyler had an NBA offensive game but that defense would keep him out. Happy to be wrong about that.
the dude1/4/2018 8:26:53 PM
I posted this summer, that the NBA is full of guys like TC. The game has really moved in the direction, that is just perfect for his skill set. Pick and pop sets, with the entire frontcourt spread wide at the 3point lane. A high motor, preficient 3 point shooter with legit NBA range, and some flaws that are minimized in 2018ish NBA in a way they weren't in the style of 20 years ago NBA.
lt1/5/2018 12:50:56 PM
Read the article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today about him and how impressed the Hawks have been with his court smarts and overall toughness. Great article and a testament to TC's effort, work ethic and attitude.
xac1/5/2018 12:53:26 PM
Good observations about today's NBA. After watching a lot of G League last year (to follow Pato), and NBA this year to watch Tyler, I've come to some other conclusions. I, too, was leery of Tyler's defense, especially after watching Pato last year get beat (sometimes badly) regularly by skilled athletic offensive players. After watching a lot of games, I came to realize that virtually noone at this level can consistently defend well against the better offensive players when in isolation. Defense has become more about positioning, forcing players to their weak side, switiching, and boxing out. All of this complements Tyler's abilities and basketball IQ. Day in and day out - the hustle is there.
On the offensive side, although he's not as athletic as others, he has a very refined set of skills. We all know about his three point shooting-- his form is fluid and identical on each shot. What has surprised me is how accurate he has been with midrange shots, including floaters and bankshots while on the move, and especially his instinctive switch to the "correct" hand when he's shooting in traffic. His left is as good as his right.
There's a logjam coming soon for playing time, but I hope he continues to play well and has a long NBA career.
lalaw1/5/2018 1:24:04 PM
Looking forward to the next couple days when the Hawks are in town for their LA swing so I can see Tyler play again.
As for athleticism, I remember when people said Larry Bird lacked the "athleticism" needed to excel.
Before a couple of our resident stooges (The Dude and company) start to bark, I am in no way comparing Tyler to Bird.
I will report back my thoughts on Tyler's play early next week.
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bobo1/5/2018 1:51:06 PM
I could see the Hawks making some moves before the end of the trading deadline. They have a couple of players in their last years and could move them to a team for future considerations. Namely SG M Belinelli and PF E Ilyasova. The Celts have a injury replacement trade exemption (for Haywood's injury) that expires in Feb and they could possibly uses another PF for the bench and could take on Ilyasova's $6m salary for the year. Maybe a lower 1st round pick (Celts pick) or two 2nd round picks. Regardless, Atlanta will want to tank and get a high pick next year so getting rid of veterans on their last year contracts makes sense all around and then the Hawks can play their young players more down the stretch. Enter Tyler Cavanaugh.
the dude1/5/2018 2:52:41 PM
XAC, so true, yea.
kaj1/12/2018 11:52:42 AM
Another highlight video from the other week
lalaw1/12/2018 5:32:26 PM
BOBO, good call. Just read an article that listed 3 Hawks as trade bait, including Belinelli and Llasova.
Went to the Hawks/Lakers game but not the Hawks/Clippers game (same night as Georgia v Alabama).
While it has been discussed that the Hawks are a good fit for Tyler, the Hawks were painful for me to watch. It was tiresome to watch Bazemore just chuck it up time and time again.
Tyler looks like he definitely belongs though. He doesn't shoot a lot but does all the little hustle things to help his team out. In time he will only get better.
nero stole my boyfriend1/12/2018 6:26:14 PM
xac1/14/2018 6:38:15 PM
Great Hawks PR video of TC and Belinelli trying shots in Harlem Globetrotter promo.
luvdagame1/15/2018 4:54:30 PM
Does anyone know why Ty hasn’t entered the game yet? It is the the 4th Qtr with 5:28 remaining?
luvdagame1/15/2018 4:59:00 PM
Ersain is having a good game, that may be why. Just wondering. I was hoping to see Ty play.
xac1/15/2018 11:09:25 PM
Dedmon and Muscala came back recently, and Tyler isn't in the regular rotation now. Matter of numbers. Ersan is a regular starter, and has been playing consistently well the past 10-15 games.
bigfan1/16/2018 2:50:06 AM
This very fine young man should be named GW Athletic Director. On the day he turns 35, he should be named Fuhrer Trump's successor as Holy Roman Emperor of the United States of Christ.
actual bigfan1/16/2018 6:55:17 AM
If you can't sleep, jackass, try warm milk or jumping off a building. Preferably the latter.
Above post not areas for humor or sarcasm. Nowhere near the bounds of good taste. Bad taste is an understatement. You lead a sad life to stoop to this. Not even a whiff of funny anymore, just pathetic.
Back to the subject at hand:
Wish Tyler were playing. Especially yesterday when the game was on TV.
But the upside is he is making $800,000 plus for half a year, right out of college. That could be perhaps 15 years of earnings for many college graduates.
Tyler fought his way into the NBA right from the start of his pro career. We have another NBA logo for the locker room wall. He'll have achieved what virtually all college players can only dream about, while soon earning a masters degree.
And the Hawks at some point will need to turn to Tyler to help them.
thomas1/17/2018 6:53:11 PM
The NBA is having a free preview all this week meaning you can watch all the games for free on your cable system(there should be a 10-15 pack of channels that have the NBA games) or online. Cavanaugh and the Hawks play the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 7:30. The Pelicans probably have the best frontcourt duo in the NBA, Cavanaugh will have his hands full if he gets in the game
xac1/19/2018 11:46:43 AM
Hawks have assigned Tyler, Bembry, and Isaiah Taylor to the G League.
Will give Tyler a chance at some signifcant playing time, since he wasn't getting much under the current situation.