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Kris Willis

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Kris Willis began blogging about the Atlanta Hawks in January of 2010 as the founding editor of Soaring Down South on the FanSided network. He joined SB Nation and Peachtree Hoops in May of 2010. Kris has also been a part of SB Nation's newsdesk program and is a former regional editor of SB Nation Atlanta.

Managing Editor at Peachtree Hoops

Atlanta sports fan, follower of all things basketball.

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Recent Activity
I don't think it is an either/or situation.
Commented on Mike Scott, Shelvin Mack still waiting out free agency on Jul 22 2014, 4:12p
2014 WNBA: Dream emerge from break to take on defending champs
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 4:00p
Scott can't defend well enough to play the SF for any length of time
Commented on Mike Scott, Shelvin Mack still waiting out free agency on Jul 22 2014, 3:38p - 2 replies
Your definition of asset and Ferry's might not be the same thing
Commented on Mike Scott, Shelvin Mack still waiting out free agency on Jul 22 2014, 3:25p
Mike Scott, Shelvin Mack still waiting out free agency
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 10:00a
Dennis Schröder shows expanded game at Summer League
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 8:00a
Mailbag is now closed
Commented on Mailbag Call! Submit your questions now on Jul 22 2014, 6:46a
"Wiggins is roughly as good as Horford and plays a position the team needs more"
Commented on Mailbag Call! Submit your questions now on Jul 21 2014, 9:50p - 1 reply
Michael Cooper taking medical leave from Atlanta Dream
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 8:56p
Thanks for the feedback
Commented on Las Vegas Summer League 2014: Winners and losers for Atlanta Hawks on Jul 21 2014, 4:25p
Too many ifs and not enough knowns for my taste
Commented on Mailbag Call! Submit your questions now on Jul 21 2014, 3:37p - 2 replies
Pretty sure you don't get to decide what comments are appropriate
Commented on Las Vegas Summer League 2014: Winners and losers for Atlanta Hawks on Jul 21 2014, 3:24p - 2 replies
How do we know that Wiggins will ever be better than Al Horford?
Commented on Mailbag Call! Submit your questions now on Jul 21 2014, 2:49p - 1 reply
Since basketball is a team game I think the team's performance while he is on the floor carries the most weight
Commented on Las Vegas Summer League 2014: Winners and losers for Atlanta Hawks on Jul 21 2014, 2:46p - 1 reply
Actually Antic was one of the best defenders on the team last season according to the numbers
Commented on Las Vegas Summer League 2014: Winners and losers for Atlanta Hawks on Jul 21 2014, 1:13p - 2 replies
Mailbag Call! Submit your questions now
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 10:00a
Charlotte tanked for 10 years
Commented on Offseason Thoughts - Staring directly into the Sun on Jul 21 2014, 9:20a
Adreian Payne's challenge: Adjusting to speed of the NBA game
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 8:00a
2014 NBA Summer League Game 6: Rockets vs Hawks game thread
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 5:00p
That kind of goes hand in hand with playing sports
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 3:21p
Its never been proven that playing center had anything to do with those injuries
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 2:33p - 1 reply
I haven't heard from him today so he could be taking advantage of the off day as well
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 1:06p - 1 reply
If its Jenkins with a back injury then probably.
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 1:01p
You will have to ask Brad that question.
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 1:00p - 1 reply
The guys calling the games probably watch 2 Hawks games a season if they have to.
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 12:58p - 1 reply
Nice
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 12:55p
I disagree
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 12:44p - 1 reply
At this point I don't think Jenkins plays either
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
Boom you guys are awesome
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 12:01p
You could still send him to the D-League to play
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 12:01p - 1 reply
Why seek a franchise center when you already have one?
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 11:56a - 1 reply
Exactly how many games did you see of Nogueira's
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 11:55a - 1 reply
The next person to comment most likely
Commented on Hawks vs Blazers final score: Atlanta advances with blowout win, 88-65 on Jul 18 2014, 11:54a
Wouldn't matter if the Hawks had a DL team
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 11:52a - 1 reply
This needs to be green in about the next 30 seconds
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 11:50a - 1 reply
Off Friday, play at 6 p.m. ET Saturday
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 11:48a - 1 reply
And he will never play if he did end up on the roster
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Seven on Jul 18 2014, 11:47a - 1 reply
2014 NBA Summer League Game 5: Trail Blazers vs Hawks game thread
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 5:30p
2014 NBA Summer League Game 4: Warriors vs Hawks game thread
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 2:00p
Define "superstar"
Commented on Atlanta Hawks are losers in free agency and other hard truths on Jul 16 2014, 8:41a - 3 replies
On that note their best basketball writer doesn't get to write about basketball anymore
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 8:03a
I don't know, could be addition by subtraction
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 8:03a - 2 replies
2014 WNBA: Dream seek 5th straight win Wednesday against Liberty
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 8:00a
Was virtually the same terms just shorter in length
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 7:53a - 1 reply
I miss Sekou as the Hawks' beat writer
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 7:45a - 2 replies
Given how his Pacers' tenure ended its not as far fetched as it sounds
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 7:44a - 2 replies
Steve Clifford better up his ulcer medication
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 7:36a - 1 reply
Superstar??
Commented on Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin understands the road ahead on Jul 16 2014, 7:26a - 1 reply
2014 NBA Summer League Game 3: Hawks vs Trail Blazers Game Thread
Posted on Jul 15 2014, 3:00p
Kyle Korver among 19 players selected for Team USA training camp
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 9:31p
Depends on if price comes into play
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Roster Update: Hawks already at 15 with RFAs, rookies and non-guaranteed contracts on Jul 14 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
Is Udoh even a center though?
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Roster Update: Hawks already at 15 with RFAs, rookies and non-guaranteed contracts on Jul 14 2014, 9:52a - 1 reply
I feel your pain but its not like other teams don't go through the same things
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 14 2014, 9:48a - 1 reply
Udoh's name gets thrown around every year
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Roster Update: Hawks already at 15 with RFAs, rookies and non-guaranteed contracts on Jul 14 2014, 9:35a - 2 replies
I didn't say he would be a starter, I said he'd probably think of himself as a starter
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Roster Update: Hawks already at 15 with RFAs, rookies and non-guaranteed contracts on Jul 14 2014, 9:34a - 1 reply
Pau's situation and Deng's aren't related at all
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 14 2014, 9:31a
So they are supposed to land those types of players every season?
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 14 2014, 9:30a - 1 reply
"Linked by who" is the exact thing I am referring to
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 14 2014, 9:28a - 1 reply
I don't see that the team needs another PF
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Roster Update: Hawks already at 15 with RFAs, rookies and non-guaranteed contracts on Jul 14 2014, 9:23a - 1 reply
I wouldn't be against Brand returning
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Roster Update: Hawks already at 15 with RFAs, rookies and non-guaranteed contracts on Jul 14 2014, 8:35a - 2 replies
What place were they in? That was the statement
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 14 2014, 7:01a
He opened the space because he needed it
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 14 2014, 6:51a
They have all the shooting they need in Josh Smith
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Salary Cap: Intense Cap Analysis after agreeing to terms w/Thabo and Bazemore on Jul 13 2014, 11:32p - 1 reply
Adding another point guard
Commented on Atlanta Hawks Salary Cap: Intense Cap Analysis after agreeing to terms w/Thabo and Bazemore on Jul 13 2014, 11:30p
and you completely ignore his part in their second free fall
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 11:26p
WNBA 2014: Angel McCoughtry carries Dream to 81-79 win over Sky in overtime
Posted on Jul 13 2014, 11:23p
I think they made offers in FA
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 10:11p - 1 reply
You know my feelings on Lance
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 10:05p - 2 replies
Why would he sign up for that
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 9:58p - 1 reply
Did the Hawks make those promises public?
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 9:56p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 9:46p - 1 reply
Rec'd for accurateness
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 9:41p - 1 reply
Now you know exactly what we are dealing with
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 8:00p - 1 reply
He doesn't know
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 7:43p - 1 reply
The same thing that makes all of these so called fans think they'd be good for the job
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 7:43p - 1 reply
Yeah you are wrong but I doubt that makes a difference
Commented on NBA Free Agent Rumors: Luol Deng signs with Miami & The impact on the Hawks and their fans on Jul 13 2014, 7:31p - 1 reply
haha because Deng = LeBron
Commented on NBA Summer League Diary 2014: Day Two on Jul 13 2014, 7:10p
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