I'd rather Willis teach them how to consistently dominate on the glass. He had no problem doing that. Damn I miss those early 90s Hawks teams. They pissed me off, but Lenny made sure they never quit.
What day was it that we could trade the players we got from the Joe and Marvin deals, the 11th?
^I believe it's Sept 15th.
ESPN Trade Machine shows that the restrictions for those acquired in the Brooklyn and Utah deals will end on the 11th. Korver's ends on the 16th.
^Oh ok. I doubt Harris gets moved because he has done a bunch of interviews (local and national) since arriving, plus that team photoshoot with Lou Will wearing the new uniforms. Seems like they are invested to keep him around this season at least. As far as the players acquired in the Nets deal, who knows.
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I just have a feeling we might move someone from the Harris/Stevenson/Morrow group (seeing as we have Teague, Jenkins, Lou, and Korver at the Guard spots) for a starting SF.
Or we might go with Smith at SF, Zaza at Center. Don't know.
i hope we we trade some1 for a sf, wouldn't mind trading a draft pick + players and take back a contract. It depends on who tho obviously.
James Anderson, who was the No. 20 overall pick of the 2010 draft, has accepted an invite to the Hawks veteran's camp.
Anderson was pegged as a scorer coming out of college, but he really never showed much during his tenure with the Spurs and has career averages of just 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds on 38 percent shooting. It's troublesome that the best Anderson could do was a camp invite considering he's just 23 years old and was a first-round pick two years ago.rotoworldThe Hawks and SF Damion James have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
It's a non-guaranteed deal in the same mold as James Anderson's contract with the Hawks. Injuries have derailed James each of his two seasons in the NBA -- he appeared in only 32 total games for the Nets, averaging 4.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks in 18 minutes per game. Those per-minute stats are intriguing, but his outlook is dimmed by all the competition at SF in Atlanta (Josh Smith, Anthony Morrow, DeShawn Stevenson).
I do like the optimisim with these signings.
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http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...sistant-coach/Report: Hawks may go after David Blatt as assistant coach
Kurt Helin Sep 12, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT
If you ask close observers who the smartest, best coach on the international circuit is you usually hear the name David Blatt.
The average fan may not know him from the guy walking his dog down their street, but those fans know the powerhouse EuroLeague team he coaches (Maccabi Tel Aviv) and they know he coached the Russians up to the bronze medal in the London Olympics.
A lot of basketball people have wondered why an NBA team hasn’t gone after him. Now there is a report out of Sport-Express in Russia that one is (via Hoopshype, who did the translation).
This would be a smart hire by the Hawks. It gives them a quality coach on Drew’s bench and potentially a future head coach if management ever decides to go that direction (and Blatt sticks).The head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Russian National Basketball Team David Blatt may become the assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Larry Drew has come to Israel today to watch and analyze Blatt’s work with Israel’s champions.
That said, Blatt may or may not come. He has carved out a nice — and lucrative — career in Europe. He likes living in Israel. Not everyone will fall over themselves just to get any NBA job.
But it’s something to watch. And a smart play by the Hawks whether it works out or not.
Might be a long shot to happen, but I was impressed by Blatt's work with Russia in the Olympics, specially his play-designs out of timeouts and late in games.
^^^^^ One other interesting thing about Anderson.... He once compared his game to Joe Johnson's....Hmmm
lol didn't we draft Damion James (then traded him for Crawford)? I wouldn't mind seeing him a Hawk.
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