Atlanta Hawks: Video: The Knicks, the East and the point guard (of course)

I talked Hawks with CineSport’s Noah Coslov. Note that I was operating on four hour’s sleep. Also, my head only looks that big because my NYC hotel room is so small.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

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niremetal

February 15th, 2011
6:56 pm

Hopefully someone in the front office is watching/listening.

RA

February 15th, 2011
6:56 pm

Good point was made here. If Bibby could play at the level that he played at last night, the point guard problems would be solved, but he can’t. At this point in his career, Mike Bibby is not a starting point guard. He’s a guy that needs to come off the bench and be able to play all out for five to eight minutes at a time against the other teams second string PG. What we saw last night was a temporary thaw in the eternal frost. The Hawks need to address that problem.

superiorblogman

February 15th, 2011
7:03 pm

Amare is a fake tough guy, you can tell he is soft the way he plays D. The Knicks are getting too much credit and attention by the league. The Hawks need a C and PG.

EW

February 15th, 2011
7:09 pm

Dude, I had no idea you were so young. Your thumbnail photo makes you look like an old man! Switch it out! Commentary was spot on by the way. How are the Hawk management, coaches, and players responding to your assessment?

O'Brien

February 15th, 2011
7:27 pm

The problem for the Hawks is they are unbalanced. They have 2 very good SGs, and 2 very good PFs.

But the players at the other positions are not good enough, and the bench is lacking.

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tim

February 15th, 2011
8:02 pm

Cunningham….you mis spoke…you’re actually a very smnall man in a big hotel rooom.

day old fries

February 15th, 2011
8:11 pm

hawks and a rival? hahahaha

NCBravesFan

February 15th, 2011
8:37 pm

Nice job, MC. Sound was muffled a bit but it was a great interview and very insightful as always. Most of us wish we could do our jobs as well as you on 4 hours of sleep!

slimjr

February 15th, 2011
8:44 pm

MC
I think you have a fan(starts with T)……

slimjr

February 15th, 2011
8:51 pm

Hawks will beat the Knickerbockers!!!

james kirkland

February 15th, 2011
9:20 pm

LISTEN PLEASE HAWKS BRASS, GO GET STEFFON CURRY!!!

darrell starks

February 15th, 2011
9:22 pm

IT looks like there will a lot of beef this weekend in the allstar game from the east side, HORFORD VS AMARE WADE VS GARNETT LEBRON VS PIERCE
WOW!!!!!!!!!! MIGHT BE A BIG FIGHT BEFORE ALLSTAR GAME IN LOCKER ROOM.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

darrell starks

February 15th, 2011
9:30 pm

Horford will punish old soft Amare tommorrow night in the paint.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonder Who

February 15th, 2011
10:00 pm

tim…. are you Asian, by chance?

darrell starks

February 15th, 2011
10:08 pm

If the hawks can get devin harris they will be and elite team.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!

Section 303

February 15th, 2011
10:11 pm

God….I hope Al just lights that place up tomorrow night. I f’ing hate the Knicks. I f’ing hate every team from that city, actually. Always way, way, way overrated. And, always way, way, way over covered by the media.

You would think the Knicks were coming off back-to-back titles with all the attention they get.

Dirty Puppet

February 15th, 2011
10:15 pm

‘The Video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your country or location.’

From Australia (the last video posted had the same restriction’.

Little help?

SteveW

February 15th, 2011
10:25 pm

Trade:
Jeff Teague
Jordan Crawford
Pape Sy
1st Picks in ‘011 and ‘013

For Stephen Curry. Warriors get in rebuilding mode with lots of young talent and hopefuls, with a couple of 1st picks thrown in.

The Hawks of course get Stephen Curry. GSW might take it, who knows.

SteveW

February 15th, 2011
10:27 pm

The above trade works on Trade Machine BTW.

If necessary, throw in Jamal for Biedrins, so GSW has a bigger expiring contract for next season.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 15th, 2011
11:16 pm

“Najeh, I’m with you on getting T-Mac. I think he would help a lot. Wallace? Not so much. The guy was so underrated at one point that he’s become overrated. He has not made an impact on a team since the ‘05 Pistons. He is a little too washed up for my taste. ”

Ben Wallace has a higher rebound rate than anyone on the Hawks (except Etan Thomas who doesn’t really count). Considering the pathetic state of the Hawks’ big men, Ben would help a lot.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 15th, 2011
11:16 pm

^^Hawks’ backup big men, that is. Obviously I’m a big fan of Horford and Smoove.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 15th, 2011
11:19 pm

And more importantly, the three players the Hawks would get in that deal (T-Mac, Ben Wallace, Prince) wouldn’t increase the Hawks’ budget going forward.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

February 15th, 2011
11:29 pm

AL HORFORD WILL OWN AMARE tomorrow because we call him BOSS!

(don’t click the link if you are easily offended)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Fig_LoBy4

now that’s how Horford and the boys need to roll through NYC – send the Knicks on their all-star break right

Najeh Davenpoop

February 15th, 2011
11:40 pm

Amare needs to calm the f-ck down. Him talking about toughness would be like Bibby telling the Hawks to step up on defense. Al is more than capable of handling Amare in the paint. The Hawks need this game as much to establish their standing in the league as they do for their own confidence. A mentally tough team that stands together would look at some .500 team taking shots at them as a challenge and put them in their place. Time for the Hawks to show if they qualify.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 15th, 2011
11:43 pm

Also, Orlando could very easily win their next five games. They are facing a pretty easy portion of their schedule for the rest of the month. The Hawks need this game to keep pace.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

February 16th, 2011
1:01 am

Najeh. I totally agree with your 11:40 post.

RA

February 16th, 2011
5:47 am

@Steve W: I’ve got one big problem with your idea, it gives away Jordan Crawford and two first round picks. I believe that the team needs to be improved, but I don’t think that Atlanta should mortgage it’s whole future just to try to win big now. Also, I haven’t seen a lot of Jordan Crawford, but what I have seen reminds me a lot of Vinnie Johnson. I feel like he could be a really good streak shooter. Must Atlanta sure up the point in order to contend, absolutely, but I don’t think that we should sacrifice the future for the present.

Booo!

February 16th, 2011
6:18 am

Section 303

February 16th, 2011
7:52 am

If you’ve ever read Jack Macalum’s book 7-Seconds or Less, you know it follows the Suns during the ‘05-’06 season. D’Antoni is their coach and Amare is on the team. There are two different instances in the book where D’Antoni calls Amare a p#ssy. Both times to the other coaches.

So….Amare is a tough guy now? I highly doubt it.

terrell

February 16th, 2011
8:05 am

Bibby prolly still tired.

Trojan

February 16th, 2011
8:22 am

Bibby playing well the other night just before the trading deadline is about as useful as Bob Sura helping the Hawks win just enough games to miss out on drafting Dwight Howard.

Obrien said it best, we are extremely unbalanced as a team. We have 2 good shooting guards and 2 good power forwards and below average everything else. It is as if we were constructed with no plan at all. Go figure.

vava74

February 16th, 2011
8:45 am

dang, can’t see the video either.

MC, can’t you post this on youtube?

drmaryb (*_*)

February 16th, 2011
8:50 am

Vava74

I can never see his stuff either on this B-berry.

SteveW

February 16th, 2011
9:12 am

RA – To get your PG for the next 10 years, and a legit top 10-12 PG in the League at that, I would take it. I still think LD is one of those Coaches that has no interest at all in developing young G talent. So we need to get a proven guy. And our 1st picks would probably be in the 20’s. And with a Coach who may not like to develop young guys, we can always pick up your Wilkens, Carney, Shelden Williams, Acie Law type fillers for the vet minimum.

And yes, I’m still frustrated because I think LD is a Coach that doesn’t develop raw talent. Popovich does. Even Dr. Phil in LA does. Doc does. LD seems to be in a different mold. I’ve seen Coaches like that all the time.

SteveW

February 16th, 2011
9:17 am

I do hope we punk the Knicks tonight BTW. And if Bibby plays like a mad man again, we’ll know something is up. He looked like Jon Koncak playing for a contract Monday.

SteveW

February 16th, 2011
9:47 am

Great article from Hoopinion on how badly Al outplayed Amare in the Jan. 28th game: “Jonathan Abrams quoting Amar’e Stoudemire at Knicks practice on Tuesday talking about Al Horford and the January 28th meeting between the Hawks and the Knicks:

“He felt good. His team was winning. He had a couple baskets. He hit a couple jump shots. But he felt good. He felt like he was doing something. But welcome to New York.”

Stoudemire’s right. Horford was doing something in that game. He was grabbing 14 rebounds. He was earning six assists.

Stoudemire wasn’t doing those things (He grabbed three rebounds and earned one assist.) but he was turning the ball over three times (Horford committed one turnover.), sitting out the last five minutes of the first half with three fouls, and needing nine more shots from the field and four more attempts from the line to score eight more points than Horford.

Al Horford utterly dominated Amar’e Stoudemire in that game and it’s hard to believe that anyone took Stoudemire’s post-game quote about Horford at face value:

“He needs to calm down. He’s not that type of player. He don’t want to see me any night, so he might as well relax and calm down.”

Stoudemire wasn’t talking about decorum after the game. Nor is he now. He was and is expressing frustration over getting beat, both individually and as a Knick.

{MAC-Town Georgia 478}

February 16th, 2011
10:24 am

Stoudemire talkin that big boy talk…..We need to shut him up. Tough talk for a guy on a team struggling to stay above .500

{MAC-Town Georgia 478}

February 16th, 2011
10:24 am

Stoudemire talkin that big boy talk…..We need to shut him up. Tough talk for a guy on a team struggling to stay above .500

Rufus1

February 16th, 2011
11:20 am

SteveW Co-sign 9:12am post

Some people refuse to acknowledge the idea that Woodson or LD had no intention of developing a youg PG and that might be the main reason we don’t have one.

The PG is the most difficult position in the league to learn, so you can’t give a player 8-10 every 3 games and expect him to be an allstar. You have to allow the young player to work thru their mistakes, so they can get confident.

Does anyone think Rondo’s none shooting a$$ would be the starting PG in ATL if the Hawks drafted him?….I DON”T
That is the real indictment on their committment to developing a young PG.

Sautee

February 16th, 2011
12:08 pm

Rufus,

about this: “Some people refuse to acknowledge the idea that Woodson or LD had no intention of developing a youg PG and that might be the main reason we don’t have one.”

Rufus, IMO this is misstatement. How would YOU know what the INTENTIONS of Woodson and LD were? You don’t, you ONLY know the outcome.

Could they not have had great intentions to play Teague more, but he kept proving them wrong?

And this is from someone who would LOVE to see Teague as our starting PG, but ONLY when he’s not the liability he has shown to be lately.

I get that you are frustrated that he isn’t playing more, but doesn’t Teague have some responsibility in the decision by the way he plays when he has a chance?

Mac-Town, Georgia (urban-macon.blogspot.com)

February 16th, 2011
12:17 pm

Cant wait to see if Bibby and Marvin produce today..

ICECOLD

February 16th, 2011
12:27 pm

trade marvin, zaza, and a first round pick for my grandma

lol.. but seriously… trade marvin, zaza, bibby, and a first round pick for steph curry..
why would they want that trade, I dont think they would, but maybe if we throw in…. jamal crawford, abd etan thomas. for hasheem thabeet too…

Share your trade

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=6g24qr7

Mike is back

February 16th, 2011
12:33 pm

MC, Great Stuff, interesting comment on Bibby, unfortunately for Bibby his performance against Detroit…was the exception…instead of the norm.

Like I previously stated…I like LD’s overall stewardship of the Hawks, and I want to see him do well…again unfortunately his approach at time is eerily similar to his predecessor.

Woody use to ride JJ like a borax mule, and the dude would be out of gas come playoff time…and LD is doing the exact same thing with Bibby.

The only different is one guy had a fresher mule…than the other…less hope some kind of trade is in the works…Cuz dude is going to wear down…it’s only a matter of time.

Absent a trade…LD needs to map out a five to ten game stretch in schedule where he can get Bibby some rest and get Teague some burn.

To my follow bloggers on the AL versus Amare thing…pleaaase already on Al dominating Amare…Al can hold his own…however a finesse Big with power like Amare…gives Al fits…what’s all the talk anyway…we all know Josh will be the primary defender on Amare.

But heck, I would love to see Al dominate Amare too…so I’m witcha…just kind of keeping it real on this one…cuz I know the Hawks have a huge challenge ahead of them.

GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

darrell starks

February 16th, 2011
12:33 pm

darrell starks

February 16th, 2011
12:34 pm

AL HORFORD THE BOSS
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!

Rufus1

February 16th, 2011
12:37 pm

No, I am not a Mind Reader, but…

I can only go on what I have seen over the last 7 years. Based on the evidence over the last 7 years, I have come to this conclusion.
The unexplained playing time. The double standard for the vets over the youngsters. The double standard would be acceptable if we weren’t dealing with 1st rd draft picks and an ENORMOUS need for a young active PG. We had and have one of the worst PG situation in the NBA and I don’t see the desire to change it. Also after watching the Patience shown to players like Rondo, Jennings and Jrue Holliday, it is evident to me our coaches have no desire to go thru the growing pains. There are probably 20 PG’s over the past seven years that have been developed that are better than any PG we have had. Finally, as bad as Bibby has been recently, how do you justify his playing time.

Do you think this is just bad luck in drafting? This pattern of behavior and the excuses given about LAW, are now being said about Teague…. Just coincidence, I don’t think so.

Reggie

February 16th, 2011
12:51 pm

From CBSSportsline.com

The Hawks are looking for guard help, and sources say they may be interested in the Cavs’ Ramon Sessions. The feeling among rival execs is that the Hawks may be willing to spend up to or perhaps even a bit beyond the luxury-tax threshold if there’s a deal that would significantly improve their chances in a playoff series with Boston, Orlando or Miami.

darrell starks

February 16th, 2011
1:10 pm

Ramon Session will not improve the hawks, the hawks have the piece 2 go get a devin harris which make them a contender day one against BOSTON, ORLANDO, MIAMI.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!

darrell starks

February 16th, 2011
1:13 pm