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Username Post: Mike Muscala 2017-18        (Topic#20572)
Bison137 
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10-22-17 08:41 PM - Post#234349    

The Hawks are now three games into the season - at the start of what figures to be a multi-year rebuilding process. Mike at the moment seems to be firmly established as one of the four Hawks big men (PF/C) in the rotation, along with Ilyasova, 7-0 center Dewayne Dedmon, and 1st round pick 6-10 John Collins. For three games - a win at Dallas plus losses at Charlotte and Brooklyn - Mike's stats look like this:

1. 14 min; 2-2 on twos; 0-1 on threes; 0-0 FTs; 4 rebounds; 2 assists; 4 points.

2. 19 min; 2-4 on twos; 1-4 on threes; 2-2 FTs; 4 rebounds; 9 points.

3. 25 min; 3-5 on twos; 0-1 on the threes; 2-3 FTs; 6 rebounds; 1 assist; 8 points.

TOTAL. 58 min; 7-11 on twos; 1-6 on threes; 4-5 FTs; 14 rebounds; 3 assists; 21 points.




 
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10-23-17 07:23 PM - Post#234447    
    In response to Bison137

Mike starting tonight in place of Ilyasova. Not off to a great start 0-3. Hawks are getting clobbered in the 2nd Q again.

 
HuskyColonial 
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10-27-17 07:29 AM - Post#234734    
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Very good night for Mike getting the start last night. 14 points, 10 rebounds and a handful of assists in 31 minutes. 2-4 from 3pt range as well.

Hawks look like they are going to be terrible this year however.

 
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10-27-17 07:32 AM - Post#234735    
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Mike had a big game as a starter last night in a 91-86 loss. He played 31 minutes, had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Shot 3-7 on twos, 2-4 on threes, and 2-2 from the line.

This was Mike's first double double.




 
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10-27-17 07:42 AM - Post#234737    
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Mike had a great night last night . . . . Oh, wait, that has already been mentioned 2x.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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10-27-17 03:36 PM - Post#234854    
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137 and I were on the same wave length clearly

 
jkrun80 
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10-29-17 02:39 PM - Post#234934    
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Mike is back in the starting lineup with Ilyasova out again for 1-2 weeks. He'll have his hands full today vs. the Bucks.

https://twitter.com/peachtreehoops/status /92471853...

 
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10-29-17 04:03 PM - Post#234935    
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The Hawks may be the worst team in the NBA.

 
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10-29-17 04:52 PM - Post#234937    
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This is the first game they've been out of from the start. But, yes, right now they are one of the worst teams in league.

 
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10-29-17 08:17 PM - Post#234945    
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  • HuskyColonial Said:
The Hawks may be the worst team in the NBA.





Yes. I think only Phoenix, Chicago, and maybe the Knicks can challenge them for that spot. I am sure their game plan is to get a high lottery pick to fuel their rebuilding process.




 
HuskyColonial 
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10-30-17 07:46 AM - Post#234961    
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Imagine buying season tickets for a forfeited season.

 
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10-30-17 09:48 AM - Post#234996    
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  • HuskyColonial Said:
Imagine buying season tickets for a forfeited season.



Try being a Sixers' fan with 3-4 years of losing during "The Process". Pro hoops is not what it used to be. IMO, Mega-guaranteed contracts have ruined The Association.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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10-30-17 03:50 PM - Post#235065    
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I am a Jacksonville Jaguar season ticket holder. Trust me, I get it.

 
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11-01-17 06:57 PM - Post#235285    
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Muscala with another start in Philly...played just five minutes andhasnt been back since. 0-2 with a rebound and steal. Not sure if he was injured, I missed the time he was on the floor., but if not, he seems to be missing a great opportunity with Ilyasova out.

 
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11-01-17 08:04 PM - Post#235287    
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  • MrPhillie Said:
Muscala with another start in Philly...played just five minutes andhasnt been back since. 0-2 with a rebound and steal. Not sure if he was injured, I missed the time he was on the floor., but if not, he seems to be missing a great opportunity with Ilyasova out.


Mike back in for the 4th Q. Hawks are keeping it close.

 
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11-02-17 06:30 AM - Post#235291    
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Did anybody see Muscala get dunked over by Ben Simmons? It is the Play of the Day on NBC Sports Philly.

BTW, Muscala needs to be more aggressive on O. In the NBA, you need to make your own shot.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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11-02-17 08:25 AM - Post#235294    
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#truth

 
Bison137 
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11-06-17 12:29 PM - Post#235517    
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  • Bison89 Said:
Did anybody see Muscala get dunked over by Ben Simmons? It is the Play of the Day on NBC Sports Philly.






It never looks good for someone to dunk when you are the defender shown on the video - but in Mike's defense, he wasn't guarding Simmons. He was defending Emblid and tried to help at the last minute after Simmons blew by his man. But too late.

Mike is now out with a sprained ankle. Expected to return by the end of the week.




 
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11-06-17 08:21 PM - Post#235561    
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Is it the end of the manbun? Mike has reportedly shaved his head.

 
HuskyColonial 
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11-07-17 08:47 AM - Post#235575    
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Doesn’t help Mike that the Hawks beat the Cavs on the road with him benched. Yikes!

 
atlantabison 
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12-03-17 06:53 PM - Post#238919    
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Reports are circulating that Mike will be returning to practice any day now, after a long layoff with an ankle injury.
Ray Bucknell!


 
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12-03-17 09:12 PM - Post#238925    
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He was out longer than I thought. John Collins has been doing pretty well so I’m not sure Mike will return to the starting lineup. Hopefully he returns and gets decent PT.

 
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12-04-17 07:34 AM - Post#238935    
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  • MrPhillie Said:
He was out longer than I thought. John Collins has been doing pretty well so I’m not sure Mike will return to the starting lineup. Hopefully he returns and gets decent PT.


Collins is out at least three weeks with a shoulder sprain. Dedmond is injured as well. If Mike gets back in the next week, he will get plenty of playing time.

 
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12-19-17 12:58 PM - Post#240530    
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Finally looks like Mike is recovered from his injury. As the article notes, there's quite a bit of depth at the 4 and 5 spots (though Dedmon is still out). But given the Hawks dismal play, I'd think Mike will get some opportunities to prove himself.

https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2017/12/19/16796190...

 
atlantabison 
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12-22-17 08:53 AM - Post#241010    
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12 points in 15 minutes for Erie in a tuneup game. You can watch it here, if your really bored.

http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171221/SBLERI /
Ray Bucknell!


 
jkrun80 
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12-29-17 10:25 AM - Post#241520    
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Mike had 13 pts in 17 min for Erie last night, including 3-5 3FG, 4-4 FT. Will likely play in their next home game Saturday before going back to Atlanta.

 
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12-29-17 05:18 PM - Post#241583    
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Mike might be the only person in Erie who can see over the snow!

 
jkrun80 
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12-31-17 09:59 AM - Post#241662    
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I assumes this means he will travel with the Hawks on their west coast road trip.
http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/hawks-reca ll-muscala...
I peaked in on their game in Erie last night just in time to see Mike bank in a half court shot to end the 3rd quarter. Had 14 pts, 6 reb in 19 minutes.

 
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01-06-18 01:40 PM - Post#242268    
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Mike has been back with the Hawks for a few games now and so far playing time is almost non-existent. He got his first action in last nites game versus Portland, with basically mop up duty. Zero points, 2 boards. Looks like he is the fourth PF but could also backup at C, I suppose. Meanwhile CJ has 20 points and 6 assists. Probably was a little hard for Mike to watch in some ways.

 
jkrun80 
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01-06-18 03:50 PM - Post#242300    
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  • MrPhillie Said:
Mike has been back with the Hawks for a few games now and so far playing time is almost non-existent. He got his first action in last nites game versus Portland, with basically mop up duty. Zero points, 2 boards. Looks like he is the fourth PF but could also backup at C, I suppose. Meanwhile CJ has 20 points and 6 assists. Probably was a little hard for Mike to watch in some ways.


This was the first NBA game he has played since Nov. 3. Hopefully, he gets more playing time as he continues his recovery and gets more comfortable.

 
Bison137 
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01-08-18 10:51 AM - Post#242677    
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Mike played 6 minutes last night at LA and made the most of it. Shot 2-2 on twos, 1-1 on threes, 2-2 from the line for 9 points - and added 3 boards and 1 steal. Hopefully they will start to ease him into more playing time.




 
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01-08-18 11:11 AM - Post#242686    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Mike played 6 minutes last night at LA and made the most of it. Shot 2-2 on twos, 1-1 on threes, 2-2 from the line for 9 points - and added 3 boards and 1 steal. Hopefully they will start to ease him into more playing time.



Those are VERY good stats!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
jkrun80 
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01-11-18 08:03 AM - Post#242961    
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Mike had 9 pts in 15 minutes in a win @ Denver. Ironically, his stats were exactly the same as the game in LA, including rebounds and steals. Has he missed a shot since he came back?

 
atlantabison 
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01-11-18 10:15 AM - Post#242980    
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  • jkrun80 Said:
Mike had 9 pts in 15 minutes in a win @ Denver. Ironically, his stats were exactly the same as the game in LA, including rebounds and steals. Has he missed a shot since he came back?


No in three games since returning to the Hawks he has not missed a shot yet.
Ray Bucknell!


 
Bison137 
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01-11-18 10:30 AM - Post#242987    
    In response to atlantabison

Actually he has played four games since his return. Shot 0-1 in his first game, on January 5th. Still it's a spectacular return.

Stats for the four games:

40 minutes, 5-6 on twos, 3-3 on threes, 4-4 on FT's, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 23 points.




 
atlantabison 
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01-11-18 02:41 PM - Post#243031    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Yeah, missed the 4th quarter of the Portland game. I had watched the first three and he had not appeared with the Hawks down 23 so I never saw him come in.

As a side note one of the first things that happened after Mike came in was CJ going out. The PL's two NBA players played on the same floor at the same time for a grand total of 1:27 this season. (Unless they are both in the finals :>) )
Ray Bucknell!


Edited by atlantabison on 01-11-18 02:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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