Atlanta Hawks: Back to (serious?) business

Los Angeles–Near the end of the Hawks’ shootaround at Madison Square Garden last week, L.D. watched Bibby, Joe, Al, and Josh playing some kind of game (I haven’t exactly figured out the rules but making shots seems to be a secondary goal to keeping the ball in the air with tip shots).

“You ever see that ‘Twilight Zone’ episode, ‘Kick the Can?’” L.D. asked. “That’s what this is right here.”

That classic episode involves old folks who get to be children again and use the opportunity to play games. L.D. was saying the Hawks are a bunch of big kids, and spend any amount of time around the team and you will discover that’s pretty accurate.

There is a goofy chemistry with these players. Guys like each other and have fun. It’s the serious stuff they aren’t always so good with.

“This is one of the loosest teams you will find,” Al said. “I think sometimes that can be a good thing for us and sometimes that can be a bad thing.”

There’s no better time for fun than the All-Star game but look at what Kobe did Sunday night. It was just an exhibition game but you could see he decided no one else was going to win the MVP in his building. So he went out and did his thing (with J.J. hounding him when things got serious at the end).

Kobe then had a message for Al: “He told me, ‘See you on Tuesday.’”

Was he serious?

“You never know with him,” Al said. “He’s probably dead serious.”

Clearly the Hawks are a bunch that likes (and maybe needs) to have a lot of fun. But with a tough remaining schedule and fourth place in the East looking like a tough task it’s time for them to get dead serious, too.

I was listening to KG on this subject the other day. It was surprising to hear him talk about clowning around with his teammates since his ultra-intense image doesn’t seem to allow much room for goofing off. How do the Celtics strike a balance between having fun and being fierce?

“When it’s not competitive, then it’s easygoing,” KG said. “I can separate the two. It’s not that big of a thing.”

He makes it seem easy but it the Hawks still haven’t figured it out.

“I hope we can come back in this second half with a renewed sense of urgency every game we play,” L.D. said. “It’s down to 27 games. I don’t care what happened the first part of the season, it comes down to this. We have got to do things with a sense of urgency and totally commit to the team.”

All-Star roundup

Al played just 10 minutes Sunday, second-fewest behind KG, but that was by design. Doc asked him about his health and Al told him his back “is still a little sore.”

“I felt like I played the right amount of time and made the most of my time on the floor,” Al said.

And how is the back?

“The back is OK,” he said. “It was just all about being able to share the experience with the guys and play a little. I’m happy Joe got to go out there and show what he’s got.”

J.J. ended up playing 20 minutes. He was on the floor at the finish after D-Wade (ankle) took a powder. Joe slipped out of the interview area before I could get to him.

Back to work

The Hawks regroup for practice in L.A. tonight and I will file a report after. L.D. said he would evaluate the lineup over the break but wouldn’t necessarily make a change.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

188 comments Add your comment

Rev in Tampa

February 21st, 2011
2:06 pm

Wow, am I FIRST?

Rev in Tampa

February 21st, 2011
2:10 pm

The question is, will Sund do serious work and shore up this team’s weaknesses before the trade deadline?

Rev in Tampa

February 21st, 2011
2:11 pm

MC,

Is there any truth to the rumors regarding Sessons or the Clippers?

Rufus1

February 21st, 2011
2:13 pm

From previous Blog..

Very close to Elite….

Everytime I read an article giving data stating the Hawks are not Elite, it reminds me how close the Hawks are to being Elite.

“They still don’t use Al Horford enough, and they still take far too many long two-point jumpers; only the Wizards, Heat and Bulls attempt more,”

The Bulls and the Heat have some of the best finishers at the rim in the game….The Hawks have none. So why are they taking so many long Jumpers?

“The Hawks are 3 and 4 against the top 4 teams in the east”..Bleacher Report

Only Boston has a winning record against the east elite.

The Hawks have the WORST PG situation in the NBA, but we have won 34 games and have one of the best road record in the League.(17 wins)

We can’t or We don’t is all I hear from the local and national media. The “core” sucks, Marvin sucks, Joe suck, Bibby sucks, josh sucks and Al sucks, but we keep wininng….BECAUSE WE ARE GOOD.

We have won against Miami and we beat the Magic twice.

If Bibby was the PG for the Bulls, they might be a .500% team…..That tells me all we need is a .500 PG to move into elite status(sessions), anything more(Aaron Brooks) the sky is the limit.

I agree we won’t win the east with Bibby playing more the 20min a night and Jamal at the PG, but imagine how valuable Bibby and Jamal would be with a real PG… Creating easy open shots for a team that has won doing it the “HARD WAY”….I DARE TO DREAM.

I believe Sund will make a small trade, because he thinks we are very close and I agree with him….

Go Hawks

Michael Cunningham

February 21st, 2011
2:19 pm

@Rev in Tampa: you mean Marvin to the Clippers? the LA people think that’s a non-starter

the Hawks like Sessions but like with all these trade rumors unless you know who they are willing to give up (and what other teams are offering) then it’s hard to figure who they will get. i mean, if they are willing to give up Josh, and i haven’t heard anything to suggest that, then there are many more possibilities. i also haven’t hear anything to suggest Jamal is on the block, either (in fact I’ve heard the opposite, that they don’t want to trade him).

not trying to be coy about it, that’s just the way it is with these things.

Michael Cunningham

February 21st, 2011
2:20 pm

@Rufus1: what’s with all that optimism? i think perhaps you are at the wrong blog.

Rufus1

February 21st, 2011
2:25 pm

MC

some say that I am a DREAMER….

I do wonder sometimes who these bloggers cheer for.

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
2:28 pm

FIRE RICK SUND

david

February 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

If Sessions or D. Harris gets moved to Denver in a trade for Melo, do you see a possibility of one of those PG and Nene for J Smith? This would enable to get an improved play from the “1″ and move Al to the “4″, his more natural position. Sund might even be able to get an extra draft pick out of Denver in the process.

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

Once again LD going into hiding about his lineup changes. He’s just so terrified about offending a player. Any other coach in this league would try starting Teague with the BETTER players on this team and seeing what he could do rather than letting him rot with our joke of a bench.

Bibby would NOT start on any other team in this league, and there are at least 10 non-starting PGs TREMENDOUSLY better than Bibby

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
2:32 pm

LOL @ Sesssions/Harris+Nene for Josh Smith.

What team EVER would trade Nene straight up for Josh? And now you want to throw in a former All Star / solid PG?

Wow

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
2:33 pm

Rick Sund thinks Bibby is in his prime.

LOL.

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
2:34 pm

You know your team is in trouble when Ronny Turiaf is better than anyone besides Jamal Crawford on your bench

tckr83

February 21st, 2011
2:35 pm

Rick Sund is doing everything he can most likely, I can assure you he DOES want to keep his job… If anything get new ownership in here.

MC- If they’re not going to trade Jamal… what does the future hold for him and the Hawks? All I’ve ever heard is we can’t afford a new deal with him and letting him go for nothing would make it even worse…

ICECOLD

February 21st, 2011
2:44 pm

Marvin and zaza has to go, so trade those two and mike bibby for devin Harris. and I prefer to get devin Harris some how … so those three and a first round pick , thrn they can give all those we give them and some for melo to create a even better trade…

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
2:45 pm

Give me a break, tckr83.

Sund could so easily trade Mo + Teague for Sessions and get another player from CLE or throw in a draft pick (why don’t we just trade ALL our picks EVERY year? This is the worst drafting team in the NBA)

O'Brien

February 21st, 2011
2:49 pm

MC,

If you get a chance to talk to Jamal, could you ask him about his slump? The last 4 games he is averaging 5 ppg, and is 0-10 from 3.

Is it because he’s playing more backup PG? Is it just the typical slump a shooter goes through? Is the trade deadline on his mind etc.

gilk

February 21st, 2011
2:52 pm

I like the scenario of the Hawks acquiring in a side deal whatever Knick (Felton) or Nets veteran PG (Harris) is traded to Denver for Carmelo and Billups. Any idea if Sund is in contact with Denver?

O'Brien

February 21st, 2011
2:59 pm

Based on Rick’s comments (and history with the Hawks), I dont think the Hawks will make any moves. Knowing them, they will not get Sessions because his price tag will be too high.

And although Sessions will help us play better, I dont think he is the missing piece to help us get to the ECF.

That being said, I would definitely be okay with Rick trading Mo and Teague for him.

Section 303

February 21st, 2011
3:09 pm

I still think the Hawks will make a move. I will be upset (not surprised) if they don’t. To me, making no move just shows that the ownership/Sund do not care.

27 games left? Where does the season go? The March schedule is great! Going to be some sweet games at Philips that month. I think I will be having my mail forwarded there. I will be there every other day, practically.

man man

February 21st, 2011
3:25 pm

JeJe,
So you telling me bibby couldn’t start for the heat,sacromento,the Lakers in place of D.Fish,or the T’Wolves?Its other places this man could start at.he may be old but he still shoots.Y you think the Lakers haven’t upgraded?

Rufus1

February 21st, 2011
3:32 pm

OB

“And although Sessions will help us play better, I dont think he is the missing piece to help us get to the ECF.”

How much better do we need to play?

If we trade Mo and a 1st or Teague for sessions that will change our entire team.

1) We get a real PG on the team that penetrates and dishes.
2)He get to the foul like 4-5 times a game.
3)Increased points on the break…AL and Josh have been dying to run for years.
4)Joe doesn’t have to guard those quick PG’s, so he is fresher in the 4th.
5)Bench dept increases…A lot more if Marvin is moved to the bench.
6)Jamal can focus on just scoring.
7)Bibby could become a 3pt specialist/back-up PG
8)Improved quickness on the perimeter defense.
9)More open shots for Al on the Pick-n-roll, with a PG who would go to the rim.
10)This would be the best team he has ever played with, he might average 7-9 ast a game with the Hawks.

Finally… We really don’t know if the Heat, Magic or the Bulls are better than the Hawks NOW…so to say he may not be enough to get the ECF is not a fair statement.

KevinM

February 21st, 2011
3:41 pm

Jeje, I hesitate to even inquire about any players that Cleveland has….a Sessions move doesn’t make it much better because we already know his limitations and his salary demands.
Rufus, I dunno, you sound like you understand what Sund is looking at and that a small change is all that is needed because we are so close.
I gotta disagree big time; our Big 3 is not better than any team above us…the closest we get to that is Orlando and 1 DHoward might make up enough of the difference there. Arenas, Turkolu and Richardson have not stepped up yet.
We sound like the only middle of the road team who is satisfied with how this team goes out there and competes. The word elite should not be part of the conversation. And there is a reason why the media this week can only say this team is ‘right in the mix’ of the East, while no one says they can even win a playoff series.

I think they have missed their chance at improving in the playoffs. That ship sailed this past summer with this core. We watch Miami and Chicago blow right by us and they have had zero time to get their chemistry together.
Like Barkley said about Blake Griffin, right now, Chicago and Miami must be getting by on their talent alone and have not learned yet to play basketball. Those 2 teams would not surprise me to be in the ECF going forward.

Bluestreak

February 21st, 2011
3:42 pm

MC,

Any chance the Hawks get in on Nene if Denver hits reboot once Melo is in NY? He would improve our team by having a true C and letting Al play 4. What about Curry from GS? Do you see either or both (dreaming) happening?

The Truth

February 21st, 2011
3:43 pm

Marvin being a punching bag is nothing new on this blog but lets be clear, Zaza should be the real outrage. There is a big difference between under performing and outrageously sucking. While Marvin may have not reached expectations for a variety of reasons, Zaza has been plain sucking for no reason. If the rational for resigning him was based on his age and growth projection, they clearly got hoodwinked because at 27 yrs old he has been on a decline for the last 3-years. His 14 MPG is killing us on defense not to mention his subpar offense. He is ranked 146 out of 219 in efficiency in the NBA so to say he sucks is no exaggeration. His negative impact is one big reason the Hawks are struggling this year. Last year, he stunk just as badly but “The Difference” Jamal was balling so well, it covered-up Zaza’s negatives. This year Jamal isn’t balling at the same level so Zaza negative impact is all so glaring. When he digs us into those familiar holes, Jamal isn’t bailing us out as last year. Zaza might (by himself) be the straw that is breaking the camel’s back since he is always the first big off the bench. In hindsight, the Hawks might have been better off letting Zaza walk and signing a top d-leaguer and gotten better production compared to him, (no joke).

KevinM

February 21st, 2011
3:43 pm

Rufus, you are of the opinion that Larry would just give Sessions Bibster’s minutes?

Haha, I have serious doubt that. Just because we get a minor deal done doesn’t slot that guy into any of the rotation. Larry isn’t going to stop the train to let this guy blow the whistle!

Bluestreak

February 21st, 2011
3:44 pm

I like gilk’s idea of getting the PG that Nuggets get for Melo. Maybe we could get a package together for both the PG received and Nene…

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KevinM

February 21st, 2011
3:58 pm

With all these ideas about pilfering the Nuggets once ‘As the Melo turns’ is over, you really think Sund has the know-how after 31 years of NBA retention to work a deal that is pending on a major seismic hit on the NBA landscape prior to Sund getting involved?
Wow, I got a good feeling what Sund thinks about our involvement in such discussions. Well, we got a good feeling from him as well how he deals with in-season deals as well, straight from his mouth.

Its a lose-lose for Atlanta fans waiting on Sund to make that major move to improve our chances of ‘A’ 2nd round playoff victory, much less a series victory.

superiorblogman

February 21st, 2011
4:10 pm

Depressing stuff as usual. No help coming and all the GM can do is try to question someone’s heart. You know that David and Goliath story could have been total myth, correct? Meaning Sund is basically looking for a miracle, for Al to grow longer and stronger, the longer part is not happening Sund. For Bibby to become quicker on both sides of the ball, not happening Sund. This has nothing to do with put up or shut up, this is you being old, incompetent, ignorant and broke. Yes, I went there, I said, broke. If a guy Sund’s age is working a job in which he has no more power over the things that happen than Sund does according to you people, he is broke because I assure you that men his age that have it all together are more concerned with there legacy. Sund just continues to take a bowel movement on his legacy by ruining franchise after franchise just so he can collect those pennies.

Grandad

February 21st, 2011
4:26 pm

MC, AKA: Sgt. Joe Friday “just the facts ma’am”
is never going to let us in on any trade rumors,
goings on, speculation, chatter, or scuttlebutt…
because he is a newsman and he must verify
before reporting.
Yet;
this is a blog, and he hides behind that fact when using
a more earthy language or nicknames e.g. J-Smoove
as opposed to formal register.
But when it comes to feeding a starving fan base a few
tidbits of information whether or not substantiated,
he reverts back to Sgt. Joe Friday “Newsman” JTFM.

Not trying to be coy, but if there’s a trade;
Najeh, drmayb, O’Brien, et al will break it first.
So, keep reading the blog!

Rufus1

February 21st, 2011
4:31 pm

KevinM

3 Things…

1) I don’t think sund would make a trade without assurances from LD about playing time. LD would have to sign-off on the trade and not playing this person WOULD SEAL HIS FATE for next year….Plus Sund is upset about Teague not playing(His Draft pick), so not playing his trade would unrealistic.

2) It is not our BIG 3, it is our BIG 6. Our 6 are as good if not better than any of those teams “Elite Team”. We our a team that need solid contributions from 6-7 players to be Elite.

3)In the NBA(more than any other League)one players can change the ENTIRE DYNAMIC of a team. Eliminating the weakest link with just a solid players, makes the whole team much better.

Example.
Bibby’s defense, ability to penetrate and free throw situation is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD, that if renders the one thing he is great at(Shooting), useless. Playing 30-35min a night at the PG, fighting thru screens, make his legs weak, so his shot is off.

If we eliminate that responsibility from him(Bibby and Jamal), our shooters/scorers get better.

How many minutes a night does Bibby need to hit three 3pt, because that is all we get now.

When Bibby came to the Hawks 2 1/2 years ago, he plugged the hole we had at the PG and we made the playoffs….The next year won 47 games and made it to the 2nd round.

Now Bibby is the whole and we need someone to PLUG IT.

Rufus1

February 21st, 2011
4:35 pm

“Sorry about the errors”

Michael Cunningham

February 21st, 2011
4:40 pm

@Grandad: “But when it comes to feeding a starving fan base a few
tidbits of information whether or not substantiated,
he reverts back to Sgt. Joe Friday “Newsman” JTFM.

Not trying to be coy, but if there’s a trade;
Najeh, drmayb, O’Brien, et al will break it first.
So, keep reading the blog!”

really? i’m not holding anything back. i just like to be accurate. i don’t like engaging in the speculation, conjecture and fantasy trade stuff. if i know something and it’s solid of course it gets reported. if i don’t, then it doesn’t. the hope is that by using this approach i earn the reputation of reporting only solid information and not the tidbits of unsubstantiated info that you crave.

but i think what you really crave is for the Hawks to actually make a move. your frustration about the latter is affecting your attitude about my approach. were i to give you tidbits of unsubstantiated info and it turned out to be false, would you really feel better about the whole thing?

anyway, i’m not sure how my preference to verify information before reporting contradicts my use of familiar nicknames for players. the former is a matter of journalism; the latter is a matter of style.

Michael Cunningham

February 21st, 2011
4:45 pm

@tckr83: “MC- If they’re not going to trade Jamal… what does the future hold for him and the Hawks? All I’ve ever heard is we can’t afford a new deal with him and letting him go for nothing would make it even worse…”

so much of it depends on how they finish and also the new CBA. if the Hawks make a real run in these playoffs, it would increase the chances they try to re-sign Jamal and keep building. a more favorable CBA would also make it more likely the Hawks re-sign him. if they flame out again, then probably Jamal leaves. also remember this is the final year of Rick Sund’s contract, too, so if he leaves another GM might have different ideas.

Michael Cunningham

February 21st, 2011
4:45 pm

@O’Brien:, “MC, If you get a chance to talk to Jamal, could you ask him about his slump? The last 4 games he is averaging 5 ppg, and is 0-10 from 3.”

asked him the other day and he didn’t have much to say. plan to double back on him and see if he’s in a more talkative mood.

hawks fan

February 21st, 2011
4:55 pm

I know there are ramon sessions trade rumors, but how likely is it for the hawks to acquire kirk hinrich with the expiring contract of jamal crawford? And also what about even looking to acquire camby, who would let horford play his natural pf spot? Or is Sund gonna do what he usually does and stay pat?

Choosen

February 21st, 2011
5:00 pm

When watching the hawks play its clear what they need and how they should play and this could be done with very little change.
1. You need a Pg that can defend and break down defenses for easy baskets (You would love Joe Johnson by this move alone)
2. On offense it simple play inside out. Josh wants to be notice as a true All-Star then he has such an advantage in post with the 15ft to 18ft jumper (3pt shooting is fools gold for him leave it alone)
2b. Inside out play still being your focus while Josh working the block keep big Al at the elbow he’s money with him slide down to block at times him self
3. 2 & 2b will open up the outside for easier shoots and more productive shooting
4. Use the big guys you have to bang the middle until the end of the game then you move al to middle for the finish
A Big body is always a plus but if we cant get one use what we have. The Pg position should be a must but everthing else we just got to man up and play with heart (Some body need call Charles Oakley or Zo Mourning who was only 6′10 260 but he had heart so you dont need a 7 footer to get you over the top)

Najeh Davenpoop

February 21st, 2011
5:26 pm

“remember this is the final year of Rick Sund’s contract, too,”

I really, really hope he asks for a huge raise… one the DASG won’t be able to afford.

Sund has no plan. It made no sense to draft Jordan Crawford and not extend Jamal unless Jamal was going to be traded for pieces at other positions. Now we hear that Jamal is not going to be traded either. As good as Jamal is at times, a team that wants to stay under the tax and is as unbalanced as the Hawks would be much better served paying that $10 million to two or three quality players at different positions rather than one player.

This guy seems like he makes decisions using a magic 8-ball. Even BK had a plan — it may have been an unorthodox plan that ultimately backfired, but it was still a plan. What was the point of firing BK anyway when all his successor has done is overpay to keep the core he assembled?

BK > Sund

Najeh Davenpoop

February 21st, 2011
5:31 pm

T-Mac and Flip Murray at the veterans’ minimum could have each given the Hawks 75% of what Jamal provides. A couple of intelligent moves like this could have allowed the Hawks to deal Jamal for help at center or an upgrade at small forward (or maybe both). Instead the Hawks are paying the vet minimum to Josh Powell and Etan Thomas who barely belong in this league. Sund is horrible.

For Real

February 21st, 2011
5:33 pm

Sund please make this trade:

Hawks:
Josh Smith
Mike Bibby
Jamal Crawford

Nuggets:
Nene
Billups
JR Smith

New lineup:
Billups
Joe
Williams
Horford
Nene

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
5:33 pm

I WILL POST THIS SAME MESSAGE EVERY DAY I CAN (THAT THE BLOGMONSTER LETS ME) UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE:

MIKE BIBBY IS THE WORST STARTING PG IN THE NBA AND THERE ARE MANY 2ND PGS FAR BETTER THAN HIM. HOUSTON IS AS AVERAGE AS THEY WILL COME, AND BROOKS AND LOWRY ARE FARRRRR BETTER THAN BIBBY

HORFORD IS GETTING BEATEN UP AT THE 5

WE NEED A POINT GUARD AND A CENTER

SMOOVE FOR CURRY AND BIEDRINS

Najeh Davenpoop

February 21st, 2011
5:34 pm

I hope LD follows through on his threat and shakes up the starting lineup (specifically, I hope he starts Teague). I’m not counting on it — just like I’m not counting on the Hawks to make any intelligent moves at the trade deadline (like Jamal/Powell/Mo for Prince/TMac/Ben) — but I’m hoping against hope that it will happen.

cdog

February 21st, 2011
5:38 pm

anything rick sund is involved with is known as stupidity.don’t get your hopes up. all sund is going to do is keep a cell phone stuck in his ear and do absolutely nothing and still be known as a great gm by many even though the hawks get ousted in the first round of the playoffs. larry drew then will be blamed for the team’s failures. sund is a joke and a half for a GM

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
5:38 pm

Thank God it’s the final year of Rick Stunk’s contract. If we do make a run in the Playoffs he’d probably be retained. Are GM contracts ever revealed?

And to man man,

LOL @ you thinking Bibby would ever start over Derek Fisher (one of the clutchest shooters I’ve ever seen as well as a brilliant psychological player who knows how to take charges….and I am not his biggest fans), Beno Udrih (solid player who has put up 25 pt games this year), or even Luke Ridnour (another okay PG).

Bibby is pure garbage. Look at his game log. The guy definitely has less than ten 20 point games in the last 3 years

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
5:41 pm

LD will NEVER shake up the starting lineup unless it’s some useless move like starting Mo Evans (who sucks 90% of the time) or starting Collins.

I want to see Teague start for ONE game. Hell, start him tomorrow. We likely will not win in L.A. Kobe is on a high and they just lost to Cleveland. Let’s see what Teague can do. THE GUY CAN GET IN THE LANE AND CREATE SHOTS. ISN’T THAT WHAT WE NEED? Someone said on the blog yesterday that every shot Joe was taking looked so natural and easy because he had REAL PGs next to him.

I’m tired of seeing Joe in the corner guarded heavily. Same with Jamal. Teague >>>>>>> Bibby. I wish I could watch a practice

And again, LD is a scared little girl about changing the roster. He keeps making that threat after we get embarrassed at home, but nothing happens

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

February 21st, 2011
5:45 pm

“No excuses” is the theme of the players this 2nd half.
There is NO EXCUSE if Horford does not get 17 shot attempts per game this 2nd half.
There is NO EXCUSE Teague should not get 20 minutes per game.
There is NO EXCUSE that if Drew believes Teague does not have it, someone he believes can supplant Bibby is not acquired before the deadline.
There is NO EXCUSE to play JC1 at pg when its negatively effecting his game and the homogeneity of the team – development of our future pg.
There is NO EXCUSE for J Smoove to stay camped out on the 3 point line all game long – Dominique was a small forward and drove to the rack (spin move) or played in the post more
Josh Smith ≠ RAY ALLEN
There is NO! I repeat NO EXCUSE!!! For The Hawks to get blown out at home to anyone again this year!

Hawks

February 21st, 2011
5:46 pm

Trade Hawks should pursue:

Hawks Get:
Billups
Nene
JR Smith
Stuckey
Tmac
Maxiell

Pistons Get:
Teague
Mo
Thomas
Powell

Nuggets Get:
Johs
Crawford
Bibby

jason

February 21st, 2011
5:46 pm

Smoove for Cuuryy and beidrins. Give them a Second rounder

JeJe

February 21st, 2011
5:47 pm

What’s with all this talk about how Teague’s defense sucks? ok, it’s not great but people in every state in this country who know nothing about our team still know Bibby’s defense sucks b@775

Teague has made jumpers too, even if his jumpshot is ugly