Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks: New starters cure for slow starts?

L.D. is using the same starting lineup tonight. If the Hawks continue to open games with no energy then he said there could be changes.

“If we keep getting off to these slow starts, I may have to start thinking about doing something with the lineup,” he said. “I just can’t continue to allow us to constantly get off to slow starts. I may have to do something to shake it up. We’ll see what happens tonight.

“But I can’t sit here and just constantly allow us to keep getting off to those type starts because we are burying ourselves early and we are having to exert so much energy fighting back. That may be something we have to start thinking about.”

The Hawks had another big meeting Wednesday morning. To their credit, they are tired of all the talking, too.

“I’m a vet,” Mo said. “Talking doesn’t mean much to me. We’ll see how we respond tonight and over these next few games. We should have enough pride in what we’ve done the last two or three years where we shouldn’t need any meetings, in my opinion.”

One main focus of the meeting was all the blown assignments defensively. I’m told that some guys are getting upset when a teammate screws up and puts them in a bad position, but the Hawks have resolved to not stop playing hard when it happens.

“We all have to be on the same page defensively,” Al said. “We are going to have breakdowns but we have to stay with it and fight through some of that stuff.”

Injury report

Al Thornton is out for the Wizards, John Wall is back, so Flip Saunders is going with a three-guard lineup featuring Wall, Arenas, and Hinrich.

The Wizards have lost 10 straight to the Hawks, including the home opener. But if you recall that one wasn’t easy for Atlanta though Washington was without Arenas.

“We have to be a little different with him on pick-and-rolls and we really have to get to him in transition,” L.D. said. “The last time we played this team they really ran the ball on us, especially Wall. Now you have him pushing it and Gilbert spotting up. So we have to stop the ball and also know where Gilbert is on the perimeter.”

MC

143 comments Add your comment

vava74

November 25th, 2010
8:13 pm

Bibby vs Wall

another defeat waiting to happen

vava74

November 25th, 2010
8:16 pm

I have no real problem with our 8-7 record.

However, I am unhappy on how we got there.

If we were 8-7 with Teague playing the PG spot and getting the minutes he needs to prove that he either has it or he doesn’t, I would be happy with the ride.

This way? Nope.

I said – and I don’t retract – that Josh and Al have been playing like pansies, but we cannot forget that without perimeter D, there is not inside D.

With Bibby starting and Marvin back to his useless self after the injury (after a reasonably encouraging start of the season) we are really dead on the water.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:18 pm

Nice airball Marvin. Another slow start.

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
8:20 pm

Again,
LD can start by changing that dam_ gloomy ass Grey suit.

bigdave

November 25th, 2010
8:23 pm

Marvin is becoming one of the sorriest basketball players i’ve ever seen..

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
8:26 pm

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:27 pm

I would have liked to see Jordan Crawford or Mo Evans starting instead of Marvin today, to counter the Wizards’ 3 guard lineup. It’s not like Marvin is going to take advantage of his size advantage at the 3 tonight.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:31 pm

Defensive intensity is much improved so far though.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
8:32 pm

Najeh,

Co-sign the D

vava74

November 25th, 2010
8:35 pm

why did josh let blatche dunk that ball? he should hit him hard and sent him to the floor.

that’s the kind of hustle and meanness that we are lacking

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
8:36 pm

This is a must win game. Starters need to play 40 minutes tonight if necessary.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
8:36 pm

yep, it seems that yesterday evening the guys did not do what they usually do…

Truth B Told

November 25th, 2010
8:37 pm

Why are we wearing out blue jerseys??

Where is the red jerseys and why havent they wore them this year??

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:37 pm

Wizards have gone to the zone again… Crawford makes the contested J, but let’s see how they continue to handle it.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:39 pm

“why did josh let blatche dunk that ball? he should hit him hard and sent him to the floor.”

He already had 1 foul… maybe he thought picking up a 2nd one would send him to the bench due to the 2 foul rule.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:40 pm

“Why are we wearing out blue jerseys??

Where is the red jerseys and why havent they wore them this year??”

MC tweets that the Hawks are not allowed by NBA rules to wear the red jerseys until December 15.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:41 pm

Smoove and Horford out, Zaza and Powell in. My guess is the lead is gone within the next 3 minutes of game time.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
8:44 pm

Yeah, it scares me when they are both on the bench.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
8:44 pm

it’s official:

Jeff Teague is in the dog house

it’s official 2:

LD is coaching to keep his job

it’s official 3:

we will not get far this way

Truth B Told

November 25th, 2010
8:44 pm

Do you know the reason 2 why they cant wear them until december 15th?

Drew

November 25th, 2010
8:45 pm

Only one shot for Horford so far? Wow. Larry Drew really makes me sick with his jumpshot offense. People probably aren’t complaining right now, because the jump shots are falling, but if they weren’t Drew would probably be isolating Joe or Jamal by now. Learn to utilize your players, L.D.. It’s amazing, no matter how many fans, sports writers, analysts, etc. notice that Horford is underutilized, and yet L.D, is remains as blind or stubborn as ever.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
8:45 pm

Seems like JJ is hitting the boards a little more this game.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
8:46 pm

Najeh,

It’s far more important to let Blatche know that he should be scared to drive into the paint than to preserve yourself.

Josh’s man to man D is again proving to be porous with Blatche scoring at will.

That foul could have changed that.

lukas

November 25th, 2010
8:50 pm

Wow!! Marvin is in the game?

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:50 pm

Co-sign Drew. Horford needs way more touches in this offense.

The bench hasn’t blown the lead yet, but I’m still disappointed with the fact that the energy level doesn’t go up when they come in the game. Those guys should come in and look to steal every cross court pass, get their hands on every loose ball, and claim every offensive board. Unlike the starters, they don’t have to preserve their energy or fouls to play big minutes. Players like Zaza and Josh Powell, who are not in the game for their talent, should be like wrecking balls on the floor.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:52 pm

“Do you know the reason 2 why they cant wear them until december 15th?”

MC tweets that he doesn’t know why the rule exists, just that it does.

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
8:52 pm

vava,
Didn’t we go through this all last year. What person with a job doesn’t try to save it. DUUHHH!!

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
8:53 pm

Wizards are terrible.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:53 pm

Wow, nice block Zaza.

Dumb, dumb pass by Marvin though, bounce passing to a guy who was clearly being fronted.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
8:54 pm

Good D by Zaza . . . is that his 1st block of the year?

Uh oh . . Nick Young starting to heat up.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
8:55 pm

I’ve never seen a player with as little talent as Josh Powell being as willing to take shots.

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
8:56 pm

Punk move by ZaZa. ZaZa=VaVa

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
8:58 pm

They call fouls when people barely touch Jamal, but nothing when he gets knocked into?

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
9:00 pm

John Wall is scared to death to shoot the ball.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:00 pm

HORFORD! BOSS!

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
9:01 pm

Al Hoooooorrrrrrffffoooorrrrrdddddd

Damn Al . . do that all the time

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:02 pm

Why doesn’t Al do that 3 or 4 times a game?

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:03 pm

nice move by Horford, finally showing some balls going to the basket strong

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
9:04 pm

Ha,ha, the TNT crew discussing how ATL went after Shaq offering him the same money that Boston did. Funny thing is, Hawks could have offered Shaq the entire MLE which was more money than Boston could have b/c they gave JON their entire MLE…

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:05 pm

Najeh,

That being a bit unfair. Powell actually has reasonable offensive moves.

He does lacks lift and size to play the PF slot and that shows a lot on rebounding.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:06 pm

LMAO @ Mike Fratello calling the DASG “fiscally responsible”. A team that gives Marvin a $38 million contract is not “fiscally responsible”.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:08 pm

Smoove can’t catch a break — he got thrown down to the ground trying to get that board, no call.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
9:09 pm

LOL @ JJ . . . 11 dribbles in the ISO and shoot. At least he made the shot.

Is Teague hurt or sick? If not, I’m shocked he hasn’t gotten into the game yet.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:10 pm

Rebounding better tonight, even if it is the Wiz.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:13 pm

Wow Joe. A brick off the backboard on one end, and a lazy push on McGee on the other end. If you’re going to foul him, wrap him up.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
9:14 pm

horrible sequence by JJ . . . don’t give them easy points.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:16 pm

All things considered, maybe the best half the Hawks have played this season. Horford was outstanding. Smoove was good, despite some questionable shot selection. Nice ball movement and nice defensive intensity.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:18 pm

I even saw some blocking out!

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:18 pm

And in a shocking turn of events, the Hawks are actually out-rebounding their opponent for a change.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
9:18 pm

LOL @ the infamous “players only” meeting. These guys have been together for 2 to 6 years. They still need to meet by themselves to discuss obvious issues?

That was the best half of basketball on both ends, in about 2 weeks. Keep it up the next half.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:20 pm

yep, pretty decent first half, however, the WIZ are play just like we have been playing lately:

sluggish, lazy on the boards, jacking up bad shots and wall must have spent the evening with the same personnel that usually caters to the Hawks…

Bailey

November 25th, 2010
9:20 pm

The Hawks are so much better then they involve Al in the offense and use the athleticism of Josh and Al to wear down opponents, instead of taking jumpers all of the time. I hope L.D. gets a hint from this.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:26 pm

and people, don’t get overly excited.

if Wall wakes up, that 17 point lead will drop to just about nothing in 5 minutes if LD insists on using only Bibby and Craw at the PG slot…

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
9:27 pm

Back to the Miami Heat.

Bailey

November 25th, 2010
9:28 pm

Let’s all cross our fingers and hope that the Hawks don’t do what they did last year on Thanksgiving. In case you don’t remember, the Hawks were up by double-digits at halftime (at home) last year against the Magic on their thanksgiving day game. They ended up losing that game. Of course, the Wizards are not the Magic, but that doesn’t mean that the Hawks should underestimate them by any means. The team needs to continue to play with high intensity and not give the Wizards any life or even any thought of a comeback.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:28 pm

There’s a real fan for you.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:29 pm

Bailey,

I was there last year. We were sickened by that third quarter.

Yeah, let’s have no repeats of that pitifulness.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:31 pm

why Josh has not been credited with a blocked shot? I definitively remember one on the right elbow…

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:33 pm

“why Josh has not been credited with a blocked shot? I definitively remember one on the right elbow…”

Yeah, the official scoring has been a little weird… they credited Arenas with a dime on the play when he passed to Blatche and Blatche took 3 dribbles to the hoop and dunked.

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
9:34 pm

Whoever guards John Wall should play him like they do Jeff Teague. Back off him at least 10 feet and dare him to shoot.

jlewis

November 25th, 2010
9:36 pm

Joe does some iso’s, but you have to let your best player do what he does sometime. The ball was taken out of his hands and he looked bad and the team looked bad, still, as Joe goes, the hawks go. Also, the game is smoother tonight because Josh is giving it up and not trying to be point, shooting, small forward. People talk about marvin, not having shaq, get it through your heads people, NO ONE wants to come to ATL, bad fans, cheap owners.

jlewis

November 25th, 2010
9:40 pm

Horford, high bball IQ?, Didnt give it to the guard, jump in the air and throw it away, sometimes AL gets to much credit on this blog.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:41 pm

Good D by Josh on one end; terrible pass by him on the other end.

jlewis

November 25th, 2010
9:41 pm

Josh turning into Josh, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD MAN

ignition

November 25th, 2010
9:42 pm

Next time Wiz stay out of Magic City…

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:42 pm

why… my goodness why does this kid think he is magic johnson…

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

I hope Horford is embarrassed. Worst play I’ve ever seen him make.

Of course if he had hit Josh in stride for a dunk we would all be cheering.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

JJ has been missing those wide open 3s all year. Nice to see him make them tonight. Josh with the good pass . . then he misfires on one. But a very good all around game by Smith tonight.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:44 pm

Samuel,

The previous game in WAS we did that and Wall torched us from deep, middle and going to the rack.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:45 pm

Double-doubles by both starting bigs already.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:45 pm

“People talk about marvin, not having shaq, get it through your heads people, NO ONE wants to come to ATL, bad fans, cheap owners.”

That’s not what Shaq said. He quite clearly said that if the Hawks had paid him he would have come here.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:49 pm

And I posted over the summer about the misconception about players “not wanting to come here” — the truth is that aside from the exceptional case of the Miami Heat, the vast majority of rotation players on every team in the league were either drafted by or traded to their current team, meaning they did not make the decision to be there. Over the last 15 years, two impact players chose to come to the A (as unrestricted free agents or as restricted free agents who signed contracts that couldn’t be matched) — Dikembe Mutombo and Joe Johnson — which is pretty much on par with the rest of the league.

jlewis

November 25th, 2010
9:49 pm

Najeh, Shaq is a notorious liar, he wasnt coming here. ATL had a decent team, playing time and he would have had leadership, but Shaq wanted ATL to waaaay overpay.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

Double-double by Horford and Smith already. JJ with 21 pts. At least for one night, all is well.

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

Najeh,

I don’t know for sure but I honestly believe Shaq wanted to play in ATL but he wasn’t going to play here for the vet min….

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

Josh got an early b-day present.

jlewis

November 25th, 2010
9:52 pm

So as bad as ATL has been the last 15 years, only two free agents, that doesnt say they dont want to come here?

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:52 pm

this is a 100% fluke game so far.

even if we win, I am concerned that the Hawks will feel too comfortable with themselves again and revert back to their bad habits.

this game is not a real test.

ignition

November 25th, 2010
9:53 pm

I would say get Hakeem Tibbet but he’s so Terrible.. I wonder if a change of scenery here would do him good.. I mean he still a 7 footer, and all we’d need him to do is clog the lane, run the floor, get blocks and rebounds…
I mean can he still do that..

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
9:53 pm

Josh getting Nasty out there….

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:54 pm

“So as bad as ATL has been the last 15 years, only two free agents, that doesnt say they dont want to come here?”

I already went over this over the summer so I’m not going to research it again, since it takes way too much time, but I will say it again — if you look at every other team in the league and see how many players of that caliber chose to go to each team (and weren’t drafted or traded there) you will see that most other teams are more or less the same.

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
9:55 pm

Watch Bibby playing good Def on Wall on that play…

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:56 pm

Webb is saying that Josh is 6′7”…

… and these guys get paid?

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:57 pm

Wizards are stepping up the energy level. Seraphin looks like a force — we’ll see if he plays like one. If you recall, he was rumored to be drafted by the Hawks.

ignition

November 25th, 2010
9:57 pm

Can we get a 30pt blow out please….

vava74

November 25th, 2010
9:58 pm

JJ never gets a single call!!!!

O'Brien

November 25th, 2010
9:59 pm

Jlewis,

I would’ve overpaid For shaq. The ASG would make the Money up in marketing anyway. And if we have him, that means Boston doesn’t.

And we could have used him against Orlando and Boston.

Good game by the hawks so far. This was a must win, and they responded.

However, The hawks will look good for stretches of games against bad teams. But I want to see them win against good teams.they are 0-6 against playoff teams. December’s schedule will tell us alot about the hawks.

jlewis

November 25th, 2010
9:59 pm

Am i’m not your child or your opinions are ones I follow, I dont care what you said then, I’m making my point now………I’m not researching anything you said. The Lakers, Phoenix, Orlando, Miami, everyone gets their share of free agents, I was not referring to major free agents of which shaq is no longer.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
9:59 pm

Basically, about free agents, the point is that the vast majority of good players who are drafted by a particular team generally don’t change teams unless they get traded, and more often than not even when they hit free agency they tend to re-up. So this idea that good players who have an opportunity to come to ATL refuse to do so, either because of the organization (understandable) or the fans (ludicrous) or the city (utterly preposterous) is mostly bogus.

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
9:59 pm

VaVa,
I totally agree. The Hawks needed this win but it does nothing to actually improve the team because the Wizards are terrible. Why the hel_ does Flip Saunders keep getting jobs. Nick Young was the only player on the team doing anything and he won’t even play him. Amazing.

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:00 pm

Josh Powell yuck dude is complete GAHBAGE … please don’t give up the lead..

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:03 pm

Unless Teague loses his vagina he doesn’t deserve to play…

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
10:04 pm

Heck, you can argue that the Hawks are overpaying Marvin, ZaZa, Ethan and Collins. Some may even put Bibby in the overpaid list as well… And you want to talk Shaq who put butts in seats, that generate revenue for the team…

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
10:05 pm

Jordan Crawford getting in the act too. Finally the Hawks are playing the complete game we’ve been waiting for them to play this season.

Granted, the Wizards are a bad team and the Hawks still haven’t done this against any legit team, but hopefully this gets them on the right track.

gcs

November 25th, 2010
10:05 pm

I would start firelarrydrew.com but it’s not worth the $7.95.

.

lukas

November 25th, 2010
10:06 pm

Is Teague injured or in the dog house?

vava74

November 25th, 2010
10:07 pm

maybe LD’s plan is to piss off Teague by keep him nailed to the bench for ten or twelve games in a row…

and see if that gets him to come out with his inner dog foaming with rabies…

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
10:07 pm

One thing that is a little troubling is that the Hawks lately have not been getting to the line at the rate they did at the beginning of the season.

pinoy hawk

November 25th, 2010
10:08 pm

lol @ ignition..

generally great defensive effort from the hawks.. bibby doing everything he can to guard wall but the legs aren’t really there anymore..

rest the starters…. play the bench for the 4th… unless the lead dwindle down to 10…

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
10:12 pm

LMAO @ Alonzo Gee getting blocked by the rim down by 23. That was hilarious.

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
10:13 pm

Don’t understand why LD is not allowing Teague to get valuable playing time in this blowout game.

vava74

November 25th, 2010
10:16 pm

doesn’t that count as a “team block” ? :-D

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
10:16 pm

Najeh,

about this: “One thing that is a little troubling is that the Hawks lately have not been getting to the line at the rate they did at the beginning of the season.”

Surely the uptick in ISO’s have something to do with that. When we are really moving the ball the defense starts to reach.

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:17 pm

MC , Can you ask LD what is his plan for teague is he in the Dog House?

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:18 pm

You know I don’t mind Jordan Crawford playing point… Matter of fact not a bad idea at all…

Ramon

November 25th, 2010
10:18 pm

Hearing Dominique talk about Fratello, makes me kind of wish he was the coach.

JeJe

November 25th, 2010
10:19 pm

EXCELLENT all-around effort tonight.

2 observations (one won’t surprise you)

1) Horrendous game from Marvin. Dude is awful. Can’t create offense and the reason he doesn’t get plays run for him IS BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT THE BALL.

2) Where is Teague? Why not just trade him for a guy Dahntay Jones who an play some rugged D.

@ Northcyde: This team does VERY well after players only meetings. I would not be opposed to having a player only meeting before every game, regardless of the result from the previous game

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
10:20 pm

About time LD put Teague in the game…

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
10:20 pm

I love Jordan’s skills. He just needs to learn how to play under control. Some of these shots he takes are wild as hell.

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:20 pm

Actually Teague can kick walks for all I care at this point I see our future point and his name is Jordan Crawford..

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

MC Does LD feel that Jamal Crawford is a better point Guard than Teague? Can you ask him if you dont have the answer?

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

Teague you should be coming in ANGRY attacking the backet.. Instead you give the ball to Za Za to shoot a jumper..
Losing so much interest in Teague…. He shares a bunk bed with Marvin in Midtown…

lukas

November 25th, 2010
10:25 pm

Teague = Marvin 2.0 The Invisible Couple!!

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
10:25 pm

LOL, I was starting to think Pape Sy would play before Teague.

Dept. of Unintended Irony

November 25th, 2010
10:27 pm

“Actually Teague can kick walks for all I care at this point I see our future point and his name is Jordan Crawford..”

Notify the Ministry of Funny Walks.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
10:27 pm

Yeah, if Teague can’t come in to THIS situation — no Jamal, no Joe — and take charge, it’s time to start giving up on him. Jordan is clearly the better player right now.

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:30 pm

If LD likes Bibby, JJ ,Jordan and Jamal playing the point better than Teague than we dont need him Trade him. Thats why I want to know what is plan because I thought Jordan was drafted to replace Jamal not to replace teague.

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:34 pm

Lets see Teague just walks down court call a play and gives the ball up…..
He’s heart just pumps kool aid it ain’t in him, he just soft..
I don’t even want him on the court …

LD convert JC2 into point he actually plays with a pulse and his manhood…

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:36 pm

The Coach needs to put confidence in Teague that got removed by woody

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
10:37 pm

While I LOVE Jordan’s moxie, he currently doesn’t have the handle to be a starting PG. Maybe that can develop. He certainly has the attitude.

Najeh Davenpoop

November 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

Jason Collins just made a 3. I think this game is over.

{MAC-Town Georgia 478}

November 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

lmao they killin Collins

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

So Jordan spends the summer with Shamgod, Hot Sauce or something…..
He still light years ahead of Teague……

Melvin

November 25th, 2010
10:40 pm

My goodness, Collins shoots and make a 3….

{MAC-Town Georgia 478}

November 25th, 2010
10:40 pm

Why cant Teague be as aggressive/useful in MEANINGFUL minutes???

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:43 pm

Dude if you watched Teague in college you’d saw that Teague is the Tin Man…
Now in Atlanta he goes to New Birth…

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:43 pm

If Teague is your future The coach needs to let everyone on the Team know that and dont let any player but teague bring the ball up and call a play. Similar to what Doc rivers did with rondo.

JeJe

November 25th, 2010
10:44 pm

JASON COLLINS >>>>>>>>>>> MARVIN WILLIAMS

MAKE THAT STARTING LINEUP CHANGE, DREW.

THIS WON DOESN’T CHANGE ANYTHING IN REGARD TO MARVIN. THE WIN JUST COVERS HOW AWFUL HE WAS TONIGHT

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:45 pm

I dont like teague standing on the perimeter he needs the ball in his hand.

Sautee

November 25th, 2010
10:47 pm

Loved the energy by the starters.

JeJe

November 25th, 2010
10:47 pm

Teague and Marvin just don’t like having the ball. They are both very timid weak basketball players. Jo-Craw, on the other hand, looks good out there

truly1

November 25th, 2010
10:48 pm

It is useless seeing Jordan, joe and Jamal bring the ball up with teague on the perimeter it should be the other way around it doesnt play to each players strenght this is a coaching problem

JeJe

November 25th, 2010
10:49 pm

WIZARDS STARTED ARENAS + HINRICH VS. JOE + DUCK AND MARVIN ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING. LOL!

DUDE’S ONLY PURPOSE DURING THE GAME IS TO PUT THE TOWEL ON HIS HEAD ON THE BENCH

ignition

November 25th, 2010
10:51 pm

The game tonight is how we should play from here on out… Josh and Al in the paint getting the ball first then kickin it out to the perimeter to Joe or Jamal or Bibby.. Thats the game plan from here on out please..
When the starters are out supreme defense and hustle Jordan Crawford at the POINT..

JeJe

November 25th, 2010
10:55 pm

Marvin with 6 & 4 & 2 turnovers in 24 minutes. LOL!

{MAC-Town Georgia 478}

November 25th, 2010
11:01 pm

Agree@JeJe

Marvin is a master at wearing his towel on his head in many different fashions while cheerleading on the bench.

Plus he probably needs time sitting down since he walks like somebody’s big mama/maudea

JeJe

November 25th, 2010
11:03 pm

MrMichaelLee Michael Lee
If I was an ATL fan, I’d be furious with Marvin Williams. He’s got Gilbert Arenas on him & shooting airball 20-footers. C’mon, man. #wizards

EmirS.

November 25th, 2010
11:08 pm

Very nice win. Not a single player went over 30 minutes. Balanced scoring from our 4 main offensive threats (JJ, Jamal, Smoove, Al). Our bench held their ground, balanced bench scoring. Every single Hawks player scored a point. Starters should be well rested for the next game.

Some key things:

-> I think JJ and Jamal are getting out of their slump.

-> I think its time to take Marvin out of the starting 5 and insert Mo Evans. When a rookie can come off the bench and score more points then you while playing almost 10 minutes less, then something needs to be changed.

-> I dont agree that JC2 should start. He’s a rookie and he’s not on John Wall’s or Blake Griffins level, where you can be dominant against opposing teams starters. I think Jordan is a good fit to be out there against an opposing teams bench. I beleive thats where he can thrive THIS season.

-> Im glad that LD sat Teague out for such a long time. He might start playing better.

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
11:16 pm

Dude,
We just beat the Wizards. LOL!!

Samuel

November 25th, 2010
11:17 pm

Question is: Will this W bring Ole Ken back? LOL!!

EmirS.

November 25th, 2010
11:20 pm

Dude,

We lost to the Nets…..

I see this is a good win. As badly as we’ve been playing, this is an awesome break-out. Regardless of the team.

northcyde

November 25th, 2010
11:32 pm

Teague is at his party now. He wasn’t worried about playing time tonight.

As for Jordan playing the point, I’m not against that at all. He’s shown that he can score with the ball in his hands, or without. And he has decent passing ability. The only issue with him, is whether he can guard opposing PGs or not.

All I know is that Jordan plays a hell of a lot like Van Exel did, than Teague does. So it may be easier for Van Exel to work with Jordan to be a PG than can make the correct plays, than it is for Van Exel to work with Teague to be an aggressive PG.

If you can ball . . you can ball.

Same goes for Marvin. If he’s not ballin’, we should stop trying to force him into being one. Just put someone else into the game who will ball.

Freshfromatl AKA Fresh

November 26th, 2010
12:13 am

Samuel,

No, the question is: If the Hawks keep winning, will you go away? (Again)