Atlanta Hawks: Rookie Jordan Crawford can score but . . .

JC2 scored at Xavier and he's scoring in the NBA presason. (John Biever/SI)

JC2 scored at Xavier and he's scoring in the NBA presason. (John Biever/SI)

The preseason has shown that Hawks rookie Jordan Crawford is, as advertised, a scorer.

After three games, he’s fourth in the league with 21 points per game and the leading scorer among rookies. Yeah, he’s playing crazy minutes–break it down per 48 minutes and he drops down to 64th in preseason scoring– but he’s shooting 48 percent.

That’s nothing but good news for the Hawks, who need to develop young players for a time when their “core” philosophy runs its course. But it’s not so valuable now because of the way Atlanta’s roster is built. As it stands, Crawford actually would be more valuable to the Hawks if he were a stopper rather than a scorer (and better still if he were three inches taller and played small forward).

The Hawks don’t lack for guards who can score. J.J. is an All-Star scorer. Jamal is a Sixth Man Award scorer. Bibby isn’t a dynamic scorer but spot him up at the 3-point line and he will score.

The way Crawford could differentiate himself from those players is to become an effective defender. Then he would have a specific role off the bench this season with the Hawks not losing anything offensively and maybe even realizing a net gain.

That’s going to take some time.

“My challenge with him is defensively,” L.D. said. “He needs to take more of a challenge. Every rookie that comes in the league, that is where they have to establish themselves first so they can send out the message that they are not going to be a liability on the defensive end. He can score the ball. We all know we can do that.”

JC2 already has gotten a taste of what it’s like to defend the perimeter in the NBA. He’s banged against hard screens set by big men while chasing the likes of O.J. Mayo, Rip Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Nick Young, and Kirk Hinrich.

The constant motion and contact is a physical challenge.

“More importantly, good defensive players anticipate the action before it happens,” L.D. said. “His tendency if he is away from the ball is to relax. He has to get better at being ready to defend. If I am watching our last two games, if I’m the opponent, that would be a glaring thing I would see right off the bat. His tendency on the weak side is to relax, therefore he becomes an easy target to screen.

“What I am trying to work with him on is, first of all, the mindset. You can’t relax on defense. Your mindset has to be to defend for 18, 19, 20 seconds. The minute you relax, you get popped with a screen and now the separation takes place and now you are scrambling.”

L.D. showed JC2 clips of times that’s happened to him in the preseason and he said the rookie was receptive. For Crawford to get better on defense, L.D. said “the instincts have to kick in and the basketball savvy has to kick in” but he also has to see situations more often so he can anticipate them.

As an example, L.D. said a point guard should know that when his man dribbles to the wing, there’s a high probability the play is a pick-and-roll. The defender should be prepared to execute his defensive coverage before the play happens but (understandably) JC2 isn’t to that point yet.

“I kid around with him and tell him at Xavier they just wanted him to score and defense became secondary,” L.D. said. “Whereas here it’s got to be the flip side. He has got to be thinking defense. I know he can score. He’s got to get better defensively.”

Injury report

Bibby (back) didn’t practice today and is questionable to play tomorrow vs. the Hornets. Teague is out. Jamal, Twin, Mo and Marvin all practiced and are expected to play. Al said his ankle is getting stronger and he plans to play more minutes . . .

Word is the return of more regulars has meant spirited practices the last two days. The second team won today’s scrimmage 18-6 with Jamal leading the way.

“Intense,” Al said. “The two best practices this year, really. Guys are really getting after it. It’s been getting heated out there but that’s what it’s all about. That is showing signs of us getting better and caring, and that’s encouraging to me.” . . .

No news on extension negotiations between Al’s reps and the Hawks.

“We are still talking to the team,” he said. “I just hope it gets done.”

They’ve got until Nov. 1.

MC

187 comments Add your comment

Fundamentals

October 15th, 2010
4:59 pm

Good to hear some fire in practice. GO HAWKS!

Najeh Davenpoop

October 15th, 2010
5:00 pm

So in other words, more evidence that Jordan Crawford’s strengths, weaknesses, and overall game are basically a mirror image of Jamal Crawford.

If Sund waits more than a month into the season to deal Jamal for big men and/or small forward depth, he’s not doing his job.

Fundamentals

October 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

JC2 is a mirror image of the offensive skills, but let’s give the kid time to develop on the defensive side to become much more than JC1 is…unless JC1 can get pissed off and show us he can compete just as well on both ends instead of on just one.

Fundamentals

October 15th, 2010
5:03 pm

I like the feeling that LD is going to get the most out of JC2, Teague and Sy. It’s refreshing to see talent developing and change on the horizon. We need their youth, their energy, they’re fire to complement the seasoned vets we’ve been grooming for 5-6 years.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 15th, 2010
5:04 pm

Jamal is at best the team’s second-worst defender. I have a hard time seeing how Jordan could be significantly worse to where he would have a net negative effect on defense if he takes Jamal’s minutes.

cdog

October 15th, 2010
5:06 pm

jordon crawford is a player. he just went to the wrong team but that won’t stop him from greatness

dstdeelite

October 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

My words…what’s with all the back injuries?

dstdeelite

October 15th, 2010
5:10 pm

Publix

October 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

JC1 needs to go. I loved him last year, but now that he can’t get what he wants, he is upset and not being very professional about it. That’s not how you get a contract!
We need to realize that he is still of value and trade him for something. Since we are obviously not making a push for a true C, then at least get a first round draft pick for next year.

What happened with the promises when they signed JJ??? Weren’t we supposed to make a push for more quality?

The most upsetting fact are the ticket prices, what is up with them jumping up so high. I don’t care about Bosh, Wade, James, Kobe, or Amare if they are going to come in here and run us in to the ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What sense does it make to raise prices when we have the same team that ORLANDO killed, as far as I can remember.

northcyde

October 15th, 2010
5:51 pm

@ Publix . . . during the season, we beat every team except the Knicks, Thunder, and Cavs at home. Just because we don’t match up with Orlando, doesn’t mean that over the course of a 41 game home season, that the Hawks aren’t a good and entertaining team to watch.

When you win 34 home games, and 90 in the past 3 seasons, ticket prices aren’t going to stay the same or decline, no matter what we did in the playoffs.

@ Najeh . . . Exactly. Jamal has those same issues. Teague did too last year, even though people are acting like he’s a defensive stopper at PG.

I do like the fact that Drew is pushing Jordan to get better defensively. And I agree with MC’s assessment somwhat, that if Jordan was a defensive stopper, that he may have a better chance of getting on the floor.

******

With Teague out for a 3rd straight game, we’re going to get a glimpse of if the backcourt of Crawford & Crawford can really do some damage, or simply see them be inefficient on both ends of the floor.

I guess this means that Mo Evans starts at the 2 or 3 tomorrow night.

Rev in Tampa

October 15th, 2010
5:59 pm

Najeh, I think it is premature to hang the verdict on Jordan that he is a mirror image of Jamal. He is inexperienced at the NBA level on defense, not deficient on defense. I see Drew’s comments as laying out a challenge to Jordan that Drew expects him to meet. Drew is trying to change Jordan’s mindset. In other words, it is NOT his face up defense that is suspect, but his away from the ball mindset. That is all I am reading in MC’s article.

I would like to know what MC meant in the one sentence paragraph: “The constant motion and contact is a physical challenge.” I wish MC would have elaborated on that a bit more.

northcyde

October 15th, 2010
6:11 pm

I keep forgetting that we beat Cleveland in that final game of the season.

Hawks home losses:

Knicks ( twice ), Orlando, Miami, Cleveland, Dallas, OK City

That’s it.

And had a shot to win all of those games except the Miami game, who blew us away.

Even with the Thanksgiving debacle vs Orlando, we actually had control of that game until the 3rd quarter. Then “Dad” ( Avery Johnson ) destroys us in the 4th. LOL . . couldn’t stop AJ. That’s the ultimate testament to our perimeter defense woes right there.

Flat out gave away the 2nd Knicks game, and the Cleveland and Dallas games.

OKC simply outworked us on MLK Day.

And the Knicks shot the 3-ball like they used to do on the old NES game Double Dribble, to beat us.

So we had 2 stinkers out of 41 home games last year.

Clyde

October 15th, 2010
6:26 pm

I got a feeling Sund is on the phone trying to deal Jamal Crawford.

The Truth

October 15th, 2010
6:36 pm

“I kid around with him and tell him at Xavier they just wanted him to score and defense became secondary,” L.D. said. “Whereas here it’s got to be the flip side. He has got to be thinking defense. I know he can score. He’s got to get better defensively.”

It looks like LD is building a case as to why the kid won’t see much PT during the regular season. I hope he also save that same speech for Bibby who gets a pass for his defense or lack there of LOL

Rev in Tampa

October 15th, 2010
6:39 pm

I wish Marvin were going to be out the next couple of games so that Sund would realize that the Hawks really need another SF.

The Truth

October 15th, 2010
6:40 pm

Atlanta Hawks: Five Reasons Why They Should Extend Jamal Crawford’s Contract

4. The Atlanta Hawks ownership would be showing a continued sense of loyalty to their players if they decide to re-sign Jamal Crawford. Loyalty is something in previous offseasons (specifically with Joe Johnson) that the Hawks have been inconsistent with due to financial constraints involving the ownership debacle that plagued the franchise for years.

They first must re-sign Al Horford—that is understandable—but the next person in line should no doubt be Crawford, as there are very few game-changers off the bench in the league. The lack of Crawford’s production on the court would leave a huge void in the offense going into next season.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/487421-5-reasons-why-the-atlanta-hawks-should-extend-jamal-crawford-a-contract?utm_source=newsletter

Ken Strickland

October 15th, 2010
6:53 pm

I seriously doubt if any decision on Jamal Crawford will be made before Horford’s extension is finalized. Until that happens, ownership won’t know how much they can commit to Jamal, assuming they intend to resign him. I believe once Jordan gets some regular season seasoning, and demonstrates he’s settled down and still effective, we’ll see the Hawks start to shop Jamal.

I’ve made no pretense about my concern for MBibby’s DEF, along with his OFF limitations. But, I’m starting to wonder how much of his troubles have been tied to back problems. He’s always looked stiff, and I do know back problems will certainly make it difficult to do the things he has trouble doing.

Here’s what I’ve been wondering about. We all know how LDrew wants Jordan Crawford to improve his DEF, and how much he’s been working with him personally on the issue. But why haven’t we heard anything about anyone working with Jamal Crawford and improving his DEF? Is it because LDrew knows Jamal’s days here are numbered, and feels his time is better spent working with someone who has a future here?

With 4 of our 6 injured players back, we should see a change in the way we play tomorrow. I believe they’re being extra cautious with Teague, since he’ll be the teams engine and difference maker. I think LDrew and his staff have seen enough of him to know they can rest him for at least another gm, maybe 2 if necessary.

FROM THE PREVIOUS BLOG: SAMUEL-Like BIG RAY said, you’ve out done yourself. If I thought for one second I could have influenced the firing of your BELOVED WOODY, it would have taken place just before the 09/10 season started. That’s when he went public with his concerns over not receiving a contract extension, even though it was made clear to him he’d have to honor his full 2yr contract, and have a good playoff showing before any talk of an extension would be forth coming.

You do add humor to our blogs. I’m not mad at cha.

Rev in Tampa

October 15th, 2010
7:00 pm

Truth, what are you talking about? You are taking the art of negativity to a whole different level.

Seems logical to me that Drew would make those comments, as his coach, to prepare him to play.

Rev in Tampa

October 15th, 2010
7:03 pm

Truth, what are you talking about?

Seems logical to me that Drew would make those comments, as his coach, to prepare him to play.

Rev in Tampa

October 15th, 2010
7:08 pm

Opps! Sorry Truth, I accidently posted the less edited version.

Greg

October 15th, 2010
7:24 pm

Al says “That is showing signs of us getting better and caring”. WTF? The Hawks have very few players with professional work ethic and that is why they will NEVER be taken seriously by the league’s elite. Big step backward this year….7 or 8 seed, if they’re lucky.

Michael Cunningham

October 15th, 2010
7:26 pm

@Rev in Tampa: “I would like to know what MC meant in the one sentence paragraph: “The constant motion and contact is a physical challenge.” I wish MC would have elaborated on that a bit more.”

your wish is my command: all i meant is that a two guard in the NBA has to deal with chasing fast guys and getting hit with hard screens. it’s not easy. you can see JC2 getting banged around when he does that. well, maybe you haven’t seen it yet since the Hawks are getting little TV time so far but you will.

Michael Cunningham

October 15th, 2010
7:29 pm

@twin/I Mus Write: hate on me as you please using whichever handle you like but please tone down the vulgarities.

The Truth

October 15th, 2010
7:31 pm

Rev

I know it’s Friday so what are you drinking to cause that kind of response?

“You are taking the art of negativity to a whole different level.”

Really, because I said this:

“It looks like LD is building a case as to why the kid won’t see much PT during the regular season. I hope he also save that same speech for Bibby who gets a pass for his defense or lack there of LOL”

Believe this not or I don’t necessarily oppose he comment I just speculated of his reason, useless you got a problem with the Bibby part LOL

The Truth

October 15th, 2010
7:46 pm

*oppose the comment

truthspitter

October 15th, 2010
7:58 pm

This team will never see the playoffs again as currently constructed.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 15th, 2010
8:01 pm

“He is inexperienced at the NBA level on defense, not deficient on defense. I see Drew’s comments as laying out a challenge to Jordan that Drew expects him to meet. Drew is trying to change Jordan’s mindset. ”

My post wasn’t a criticism of Jordan as much as it was meant to show why there’s no point in keeping him and Jamal around together. Both of them do the exact same thing. The Hawks don’t have that kind of luxury when there are glaring holes at other positions.

I’m not trying to imply that Jordan can’t get better defensively, just that his current defensive deficiencies wouldn’t make him much worse in that category than Jamal already is.

Sautee

October 15th, 2010
8:15 pm

Samuel,

From the last blog where you (unbelievably) said this:

“Many people in the history of man have done that: press the most basic buttons of human nature in order to trigger the hatred and fear of the masses and use that in their favor.”

“Kinda like Ken and many others did here that resulted in the firing of an honorable man and a good coach who took the doormats of the NBA to 53 wins and a 2nd round playoff appearance.”

Samuel, were you in any way serious?

So you think Ken and other bloggers “pressed the most basic buttons of human nature in order to trigger the hatred and fear of the masses and use that in their favor.” So now bloggers are able to trigger hatred and fear?

And somehow THIS, not:

The fact that he lost the team

The fact that he lacks the ability to adjust an untied shoelace

The fact that his team played down to an inferior team in the first round for the 2nd year in a row

The fact that his team lost by an epic margin in the 2nd round

None of those matter. It was that meanie Ken and his roving band of button pushers that got Woody fired.

Samuel, you have now lost any shred of credibility you ever had. The day a blogger can get a coach fired is not anything that happens in the real world. Only in the world of one who has lost touch with reality.

Get some help. Seriously, if you think Ken or any other blogger had ANYTHING to do with Woodson not being re-signed, then I truly think you need professional help.

northcyde

October 15th, 2010
8:44 pm

Hawks season preview is up on NBA.com

Has an interesting read about Jamal’s situation. Also, make sure you watch the 5 minute season preview clip, and the clip of the “secret scout” describing Drew’s offense.

Brent Barry and Dennis Scott are the featured analysts.

Sautee

October 15th, 2010
9:01 pm

Ken Strickland,

How’s it feel to have that awesome power? ;-)

O'Brien

October 15th, 2010
10:14 pm

Najeh,

After resigning JJ to the contract that we did, I dont understand why we need the SMOY making $10 mil and backing him up, when we are unbalanced at other positions; Especially after drafting Jordan, and especially since we probably wont resign JC1 next year.

I just dont get it. We need a legit backup SF, and our 2 PGs are one over the hill vet, and one second year player who was inconsistent last year. Oh, and we also need more size in the paint.

But hey, we are stacked at SG though, so we’ll be fine. SMH

Grandad

October 15th, 2010
10:28 pm

Najeh,
The only way I can see to best utilize both JC’s (1 & 2)
is to play Joe @ the [3] which would move Marv to rotation
status.

Joe & Jamal are more versatile @ this time than Jordon.
Joe @ [1,2,3] & Jamal @ [1,2] both working around JC2.
With Jeff strictly a [1] we retain versatility.
[Bibby = situational player / spot up shooter]

We need a Big more than a [3]. My opinion.
|||If We Trade Jamal|||

Ramon

October 15th, 2010
10:36 pm

JC1 is in a hard position because SG is the easiest position in the league to replace, especially when your only pony is scoring. If JC1 is willing to re-sign for under $7-8 million a year, than I say go for it. But if a 3 year $23 mil deal isn’t good enough for him, then go ahead and trade him.

big sam

October 15th, 2010
10:57 pm

Soon you will all see what kind of coach we have after about the 40th game of the season, there is alot of things un decided about this team with the new regime. with woody you know what he wanted and what he was trying to do with this group, but now now every thing is in flux interesting to see how long before josh cops his famous attitude and the implosion starts

CONFEDERATE DAWG

October 15th, 2010
11:11 pm

COME ON HAWKS!!!
WE LOVE YOU JOE!

cdog

October 15th, 2010
11:18 pm

CLYDE, HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO BET ON THAT? RICK SUND DON’T HAVE A CLUE HOW TO RUN OR PUT TOGETHER A TEAM.DEFINITELY NOT TO MAKE A TRADE.THE HAWKS ARE STUCK WITH MEDIOCRITY WITH SUND AS THEIR GM.I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM HAVING HAVE SUND TO TRY AND RUN A TEAM.THATS A JOKE.

rusty

October 15th, 2010
11:32 pm

how the hell can ld speak of jc2 defense when we have bibby out there playing. jj has to play more at the 3. mo & bibby dont need to play when we have jt & the crawfords. jt & jc2 are the present & future of the hawks

cp

October 15th, 2010
11:34 pm

Is Teague’s ankle that bad or are they just being over cautious? Good to see that we are getting almost everybody back . And lmao@bloggers on here getting Woodrow fired. WOW smh and lol all at the same time.

richbrave

October 15th, 2010
11:43 pm

Hey doc:

See our boy J-CRIT didn’t make LARRY BROWN’s hit parade. Guess it’s d-league time with the CLIPPERS.

P. Bull Terrier

October 16th, 2010
12:06 am

Who is Twin?

I’m not sure why I still care about the Hawks. They have done so many things to disappoint, and now, between the slang and the nicknames, I can hardly even follow news reports about them.

truthspitter

October 16th, 2010
12:07 am

northcyde

October 15th, 2010
8:44 pm

Hawks season preview is up on NBA.com

Has an interesting read about Jamal’s situation. Also, make sure you watch the 5 minute season preview clip, and the clip of the “secret scout” describing Drew’s offense.

Brent Barry and Dennis Scott are the featured analysts.

Thanks Northcyde I find it interesting that the “secret scout” is basically saying that smart teams are going to simply make the Hawks shoot a lot of jumpshots. That kinda makes Josh and Teague if he ever becomes the starter ineffective. We don’t need to be more of a jump shooting team and we don’t need to be forcing passes while people sag off to try and push it into the paint. We also need to kill forcing high post passes that lead to fast breaks. This offense is really not tailor made to this teams strengths. It is like Drew said whenever I get a team this is how I am going to run it but that’s what happens when you higher a career backup. This team is lost. They would be better off going pick and roll heavy and high post heavy but not trying to feed the high post from the 3 point arch in which leads to turnovers when the guys overplay. Drew is bad and lost no defense and the offense has too many unnecessary elements in it.

Ken Strickland

October 16th, 2010
12:46 am

SAUTEE-how would I know, since that alleged power exists only in SAMUEL’S delusional head. I know I’ve taken shots at him on the matter before, but I was only being sarcastic. But now, I’m convinced this guy really does have a serious man crush of Woodson, and he hasn’t come close to getting past his personal loss.

I’m guessing what makes it so much harder for him to deal with is the realization that Woodson won’t likely get another HC job anytime soon, if ever. With his 6yr history of unwillingness to commit to developing draft picks, especially young guards, no GM who wants to rebuild through the draft will give him a 2nd thought.

And with his poor record of preparing himself and his team for the playoffs, considering his team’s poor showing during the last 2 playoffs, no GM with a vet team and expectations of making noise in the playoffs would give him a 2nd thought either.

CDOG-Use some COMMON SENSE and tell me how a team that won 53gms, finished 3rd in the East, made it to the 2nd rd of the playoffs, and is returning 10 of the 12 players that accomplished those feats, IS STUCK WITH MEDIOCRITY just because their GM didn’t make a trade?

If GM RSund had signed Shaq, MBarnes, JBoone and EDampier, or certain others that were preferred by some of our fans, would you still say the Hawks were STUCK WITH MEDIOCRITY? I ask that because Sund could have signed either or all of them without making a trade.

We have a YOUNG All Star C(AHorford), a YOUNG SF(MWilliams) a YOUNG All Star caliber PF(JSmith) and a potential YOUNG All Star caliber PG(JTeague), all with the potential to improve. Add to that a still YOUNG 4 time All Star SG(JJohnson), the reigning 6th MOY(JaCrawford), and a new HC to put it all together, and you can’t figure out why management didn’t feel the need to make a trade or sign an expensive FA in order to see improvement?

Ken Strickland

October 16th, 2010
1:05 am

TRUTHSPITTER-during a similar segment they said teams will basically do the same thing against the Miami Heat, since CBosh is the only starter that’s proven to be a consistent outside shooter. That scouting report could also apply to the Bulls as well, since they don’t have anyone on their starting lineup that can consistently beat you from the outside.

The Hawks proved last yr they can win 53gm and finish in the top 3 in the East with this yrs team. The teams that made all of these changes, especially to their starting lineup, have yet to prove what they can do. I’ll take the Hawks to finish in the top 3 in the East again. Look for JSmith to get serious All Star consideration, MWilliams to have a bounce back season, and JTeague to ease the doubts of the DOUBTING THOMAS’ among us.

I don’t see LDrew getting COY, because the team he inherited did so well during the regular season last yr.

truthspitter

October 16th, 2010
1:17 am

Ken: You are okay with me but why do you feel the need to try and respond to everyone? Seriously, we all have differing opinions we really don’t need you responding directly to everyone that is a little overboard and I stick to my guns this team is totally going down the wrong road

Grandad

October 16th, 2010
1:46 am

truthspitter

Secret Scout said:
Princeton runs out of a 2-1-2 set.
*[probably more of a 2-3 set]

That perhaps may be a base set, but I guarantee
will not be the only set.
Alot of Princeton teams start out of a 1-4 set.

But any motion team “Princeton” or others use multiple sets.
As a HS coach I used a minimum of 18 dif sets.
*[moving one player 8-12 ft in the post changes a set]
Sets are nothing more than alignments to create angles.
It’s kind of like [football] may use 15 or 20 dif sets but
run the same play.
Some of it is deception, while other times your changing angles,
or even adapting according to personel.

Secret Scout said:
The defense will counter the “Princeton” by…..doing this or that, (tilt), ensuing explanation, etc.
The scout never mentioned that the offense can counter-punch.

*[That's why the players must learn their reads]

Coaches counter-attack the “Triangle” but it doesn’t mean
PJ stopped running it, only some ways are more effective
than others in defending it. Like anything else.

Grandad

October 16th, 2010
1:53 am

truthspitter

The previous was for you but actually I was responding to
Secret Scout’s assessment.

Hang in there, evenin’
G-dad

truthspitter

October 16th, 2010
4:29 am

I can’t see the Memphis Grizz keeping all of there FA’s this summer. Mike Conley, OJ Mayo, Thabeet, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Hamed Haddadi are all FA’s. Haddadi, Thabeet, and Gasol are all 7ft players and I think Gasol and Thabeet could both help the Hawks a whole lot.

We should be keeping a close eye on the Grizz and there willingness to trade Thabeet because I don’t see us being able to afford resigning Al and going after Gasol. Thabeet may become expendable if he does not progress pass the stage of experiment because Haddadi will simply be a cheaper expirement.

truthspitter

October 16th, 2010
4:51 am

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=283c9rc

Memphis is one of the few organizations that are cheaper than Atlanta and I don’t see them resigning all of there FA’s this summer. Just offer them cheaper alternatives and they will make a move.

Memphis gets: Bibby, Teague, Zaza

Hawks get: Thabeet, Conley, Sam Young

New lineup

PG Conley/ JC2/Jamal
SG Joe/Jamal/JC2
SF Marvin/Sam Young/Mo
PF Smoove/Powell/Al
C Al/Thabeet/Collins/Etan

This also does not hurt our salary cap going forward and we still have Jamal and Mo’s expiring’s plus the trade exception if some can’t pass deal comes up.

drmaryb (*_*)

October 16th, 2010
8:05 am

You’re Fired!

I don’t believe anyone on this blog has leveraged the Firing
of Mr. Woodson. But, if that were true? I would give that
award to CLYDE & JEJE.

Those two had FIRE WOODY set on speed dial from their
desktops! CLYDE probably made a living from printing his
chant on T-Shirts from here to Rio and beyond.

This team has too many of the same pieces at SG & PF,
But no punch at PG & C & SF. We have no Role players
to come in and do any specific dirty job, like:

Defend
Rebound
Enforcer

To help this team win anything of value.
These issues sit squarely at the feet of the GM & Owners!
The Coach can only Plug, Play and Srap his parts to resemble
a Model T Ford, since all our parts are Made in America.
We don’t have the Parts to make a Maserati or Porsche.
Oh, he can prolly make a Smootie or a Chocolate Milkshake too.

I’m more like Al, “we’ll go to war with what we got!”

Samuel

October 16th, 2010
8:09 am

Not just Ken but the rest of you “scrubbs” who don’t really know the realities of the NBA and think a coach can get Hawks level talent to go to the Eastern conference Finals.

When you have owners that don’t know their as_ from a whole in the ground, stuff like this happens. Again, let’s just see how the season turns out and the proof will be in the pudding. NO EXCUSES!!