2012-2013 Season Game Thread
The Hawks’ initial training camp roster features 18 players, five more than the 13 currently under guaranteed contracts.
Additions to the roster are James Anderson, Keith Benson, Damion James, Carldell ‘Squeaky’ Johnson and Anthony Tolliver. Benson and James are former Hawks draft picks.
It is possible the Hawks could add a player in the next day or two before the start of training camp with a media day on Monday and first practice on Tuesday.
“It’s really just a matter of getting everybody in [camp],” coach Larry Drew said of his roster of veterans, rookies and invitees. “Once you get all the pieces to the component, then you can really see how guys gel off one another and who plays well with one another.”
Many Hawks players have been at Philips Arena the past several weeks working out on their own.
* Anderson is a former first-round pick of the Spurs in 2010 (20th overall). The 6-foot-6 guard played in 77 games over the past two seasons with an average of 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds.
* Benson is a former Hawks second-round pick in 2011 (48th overall). The 6-11 forward/center was waived prior to the start of the season. He appeared in three games for the Warriors last season.
* James was selected by the Hawks in the first round in 2011 (24th overall). His rights were traded to the Nets on draft night. The 6-7 forward played in 32 games for the Nets, including 16 starts, and averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds.
* Johnson appeared in 15 games for the Hornets last season. The 5-10 guard averaged 1.8 points and 1.5 assists.
* Tolliver played the past two seasons for the Timberwolves. The 6-8 forward has also played for the Spurs, Trail Blazers and Warriors. He has averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in four seasons.
The remaining players under contract with the Hawks are: Devin Harris, Al Horford, John Jenkins, Ivan Johnson, Kyle Korver, Anthony Morrow, Zaza Pachulia, Johan Petro, Mike Scott, Josh Smith, DeShawn Stevenson, Jeff Teague and Lou Williams.
11 James Anderson G 6-6 215 Oklahoma St./USA
13 Keith Benson F/C 6-11 230 Oakland/USA
34 Devin Harris G 6-3 192 Wisconsin/USA
15 Al Horford F/C 6-10 250 Florida/Dominican Republic
8 Damion James F 6-7 225 Texas/USA
12 John Jenkins G 6-4 215 Vanderbilt/USA
6 Carldell Johnson G 5-10 180 Alabama-Birmingham/USA
44 Ivan Johnson F 6-8 230 Cal. St. San Bernadino/USA
26 Kyle Korver G 6-7 212 Creighton/USA
22 Anthony Morrow G 6-5 210 Georgia Tech/USA
27 Zaza Pachulia F/C 6-11 275 Ulker/Republic of Georgia
10 Johan Petro C 7-0 247 Pau Orthez/France
32 Mike Scott F 6-8 237 Virginia/USA
5 Josh Smith F 6-9 225 Oak Hill Academy (VA)/USA
92 DeShawn Stevenson G 6-5 218 Washington Union HS (CA)/USA
0 Jeff Teague G 6-2 181 Wake Forest/USA
4 Anthony Tolliver F 6-8 240 Creighton/USA
3 Lou Williams G 6-1 175 S. Gwinnett HS (GA)/USA
2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
OCTOBER OPPONENT TIME (ET) LOCATION
Sun, Oct 7 vs Miami 2:00 PM Philips Arena
Wed, Oct 10 @ San Antonio 8:30 PM AT&T Center
Sun, Oct 14 @ Memphis 6:00 PM FedExForum
Tue, Oct 16 @ Indiana 7:00 PM Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Thu, Oct 18 vs New Orleans 7:30 PM Philips Arena
Sat, Oct 20 vs Dallas 7:00 PM Philips Arena
Fri, Oct 26 @ Detroit 7:30 PM The Palace of Auburn Hills