Atlanta Hawks: Video: Free agent focus

I talked Hawks today with CineSport’s Noah Coslov. No news so far on the free-agent front. Check back tomorrow for a report from the first day of workouts at Philips.

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darrell starks

December 1st, 2011
4:59 pm

The Knicks have nobody they could offer for CP3.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!

Rufus1

December 1st, 2011
5:03 pm

@Slimjr

The NBA isn’t a candy dish….You can’t just decide what player you want and you get him. Cuban has a ton of money and willing to spend it and he just got his 1st title. What would you have done that he hasn’t already…..

Hire coaches-Check
Overpay for talent-Check
I am not sure what you can do.

Cuban has spent 880mil over the past 10 years in salary trying to win a title and he has JUST ONE!

The Lakers were given Gasol by West and that is how they have won lately(BK offered the 3rd pick for Gasol, which tured out to be AL).
Boston was given Garnett by Mchale and that is how they have won.
Miami- Lebron decided to go be with his friend, but they have won yet.
Bulls- Go the 1 pick in the draft and DRose was coming out.(Luck)
OKC- Go the 2nd pick in the draft(Hawks had the 3rd pick that year And Blazers had #1) (Luck)

If N.O. traded CP3 to the Hawks for Marvin, Zaza and 2 draft picks, Sund would also look like a genius….But that isn’t going to happen.

Go hawks

KevinM

December 1st, 2011
5:03 pm

Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Paul to the Knicks…the downtime obviously hasn’t changed any of these owners and potential rumors.

OB, I like Nene, and I think he becomes a Top C on the East side competing with Dwight. I just don’t see Sund bringing in Dwight at any price. Sund doesn’t have it within him.

And I agree, Smoove wants to be a sleek SF now….or he wants a spot on the cheerleaders’ calendar. DMB, any street noise on that?

darrell starks

December 1st, 2011
5:04 pm

Which trade is better

HAWKS TEAGUE, MARVIN, HINRICH EXPIRING CONTRACT AND 1ST FOR CP3

KNICKS BILLUPS, FIELDS, TURIAF AND 1ST FOR CP3

THE HAWKS OFFER SOUND MUCH BETTER

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

doc

December 1st, 2011
5:04 pm

missed it but where did it say josh dropped thirty and pix to show it?

Rufus1

December 1st, 2011
5:05 pm

Slim, I do agree we are brilliant.

KevinM

December 1st, 2011
5:10 pm

How to fix our cap limitations and our limitations getting to the 2nd round:

1) Since we go as far as Joe takes us, amnesty him and amnesty him now. The Hawks get serious salary help while the rest of the league fight over a guy who has NEVER had a terrific playoff series.

2) Dump Marvin and Smoove….I like neither at the SF and they apparently don’t want to work on the post…not like Marvin has ever worked in the lane.

Bring us some youth, a shot at competing for a lottery selection as 2012 has a nice list of guys coming out. Get us in that top tier of lottery discussion because this management team has to build on the cheap. I like the Celtics numbers for next year sitting around 29M after Garnett is cleared out…the Hawks should be in that scenario going forward. Marvin+Joe+Smoove = the reason we are over 30M in salary.

mountain_jim

December 1st, 2011
5:13 pm

Sure KevinM, the cash-strapped Hawks owners can afford to eat JJ’s salary while not playing him and paying plenty more to replace him

Slimjr

December 1st, 2011
5:16 pm

Rufus’ lets say Billy Knight was me(He wish) my jump shot is better than his even in his prime….LOL

2004 we needed a legit #3 who could dribble drive and stop and pop or take it to the rim.I along with the rest of the gang would have drafted Andre Iqudolar or Lou Aldeng.Certainly not that stiff Josh Childress

2005 we needed a pt guard not another 6′8 stiff in Marvin..So I and the rest of the gang would have took CP3 or Dwill. But certainly not Marvina..

2006 We needed a #4 that can put it on the floor, post up or shoot a decent mid-range jumper and rebound the ball. SO I and the gang would have drafted Rudy Gay instead of that stiff Sheldon “slum lord” Williams..

Startin to get the picture Sir?
2006

FreshFromATL

December 1st, 2011
5:23 pm

Doc,

MC said it on twitter: “Josh Smith looks much slimmer. Says he lost 30 pounds, knee injuries hampered him last season. #Hawks”

http://twitter.com/#!/ajchawks/status/142296642694021121

Rufus1

December 1st, 2011
5:34 pm

Please read the Bottom of this article about Josh

http://blogs.ajc.com/hawks/2011/11/30/atlanta-hawks-video-free-agent-focus/?cp=6#comment-222624

“The Nets have some appealing pieces to offer via trade, but more importantly they have more than $10 million in cap space. They could easily ask the Hawks which free agent they covet and work out a sign-and-trade that lands the Hawks the pieces they desire and sends Smith to New Jersey. If the Nets had both Williams and Smith in town, it would be a cinch that Dwight Howard would have a strong incentive to want to be there, as well.”

This make me smile :)

doc

December 1st, 2011
5:36 pm

thanks fresh

not a follower of tweets. got too much else going on.

Rufus1

December 1st, 2011
5:37 pm

@Slimjr

I agree with all the points and decisions you would have made…..I never said BK was good GM, I just don’t think Sund is that bad.

Slimjr

December 1st, 2011
6:14 pm

Sund is a mediocre GM for 31 years…This guy has never built a championship caliber team in his career..I guess he took the right job coming to a City that has such low standards for expectations. Just look @ the Falcon blogs…lol

Some things never change…so sad…

Horford for Bogut + Leuer

December 1st, 2011
6:30 pm

blog monster?

Horford for Bogut + Leuer:

December 1st, 2011
6:36 pm

Offense
Jon Leuer (perimeter) > Childress> Damien ~ Marvin > Mo Evans
Josh Smith
Bogut

Dwight Joakim STOPPERS: Andrew Bogut (30-33mpg), Pachulia (17mpg)

Josh Smith inside AND PICK AND ROLL ALLEY OOPS and failed DUNKS still result in HOOP AND HARM
4th options
Jon Leuer > Josh Childress > Marvin Williams > Damien Wilkins

Impact
Josh Smith, Jason Collins > Josh Smith, Marvin Williams

Ryan Andersen who can post up for an occasional hook shot. A 7 footer who can shoot 3s and do the Childress baseline dunk maybe hit a pull up jumper.

A good fundamentals player. Childress type role with a pull up jumper and he can play the PFs while Smith plays the SF. Unlike Marvin, unlike Childress. The Hawks are now big and have perimeter play.

TEAM A
6′8 Smith
7′0 (perimeter) Leuer
7′0 Bogut, Zaza

TEAM B
6′8 Smith (perimeter)
6′10 Horford
7′0 Jason Collins , Zaza
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-9EfWfibJA

Fans choose: Team A Please
Hawks Propaganda Teams Choose: Team B

Big Dog

December 1st, 2011
7:17 pm

Hey, heres the bottom line for all ya’ll haters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Vt3o6pxc4&feature=related

Michael Cunningham

December 1st, 2011
7:18 pm

New blog is posted. Shutting down this thread.