Atlanta Hawks: What should they do now (poll)?

Al Horford had surgery today and let’s go ahead and say he’s out for the year, regular season and playoffs.

I don’t know that for sure, of course, but out three to four months on Jan. 17 sure sounds that way. If he comes back at the end of the regular season, how long before he’s in game shape and ready to contribute? Could he really make a difference in the playoffs under those circumstances? Is it even worth it at that point for the Hawks to send out their All-Star center with four years left on his $60 million extension?

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The Hawks might have been able to make a good run at the East finals with Horford. It would have been interesting to see if they could do it, at least. Without Horford, the focus has shifted to whether the Hawks still can make the playoffs without him (yes) or win a playoff round if they manage to make the postseason (unlikely).

But shouldn’t the thinking go beyond that that now for the Hawks? Isn’t looking to the future the prudent thing to do once you accept that a) Horford isn’t coming back or b) he won’t have much if an impact if he does or c) even if he does come back healthy this team has maxed out?

When you look ahead, you see that the Hawks have roughly $61 million committed to six players next season. If it stays that way, Atlanta will have no cap space and would face the possibility of adding free agents around Horford, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Jeff Teague with the mid-level, bi-annual and minimum-salary exceptions (or a higher salary through a sign-and-trade). With about $9 million of wiggle room beneath the luxury-tax line, could the Hawks build a true contender that way?

I suppose the Hawks could try to add a big now, either a stop-gap for this season or a legit center both for this postseason and next season. The free-agent pickings are slim but once Kirk Hinrich is healthy it’s possible his expiring $8.1 million contract could be flipped for a center. That most likely would mean the Hawks would have to take on more salary next season while keeping that $9 million tax wiggle room in mind.

Larry Drew, for one, is proceeding as if Atlanta will stick with the status quo.

“That’s the approach I have to take,” he said. “I don’t want to get my hopes built up about something possibly happening and it doesn’t happen. I would rather approach it as nothing is going to happen, this is the team and we will go out and do the best we can.”

If they best the Hawks can do with this roster still leaves them out of the playoffs, that would be disappointing for them considering their high hopes this season. But it may not be the worst thing in the world considering they could have a high pick in what’s supposed to be a deep draft. That player (or the pick) could be a valuable asset down the line, either as a trade chip or a promising young (and cheap) rotation player.

It’s difficult for me to guess how Hawks management would react to things coming to an end in that way for the core. The whole point of keeping this team together was to make a “make or break” run at it this year. The Hawks made the team deeper by adding minimum-salaried veterans but now the master plan has been undermined by losing one of their key cogs to a freak injury.

That’s bad luck, but does that bad luck mean the Hawks keep the core together another year for another run? If they decide this group has run its course, anyway, do they make another run at Dwight Howard even if he still doesn’t include them on his list? If they can’t get Howard, do they trade away a core piece and start building toward acquiring a different superstar or better complementary pieces around whichever part of the core is left behind after trades?

I don’t know what they should do. You tell me, blog people.

Notes

  • Tracy McGrady (back) participated in a lengthy workout after practice along with Jerry Stackhouse and Jannero Pargo and looked pretty good. McGrady said he hasn’t consulted the team’s staff while dealing with his ailments: “I haven’t talked to them about it, but I feel pretty good where I’m at. I’m putting in extra work to see where I’m at coming off the back injury. I’m feeling pretty solid. I feel good, legs feel good. I’m ready to go. I wish they’d release me. And I don’t mean from the team.”
  • Drew said the starting lineup could be fluid depending on opponent: “That could happen. We are looking at matchups. There are going to be some teams we play against where we are going to have to tweak it a little bit and then as the game progresses make a decision as far as other matchups. We’ve had some situations where started the game and haven’t felt totally comfortable with [matchups] but guys have played through it.”
  • When Horford went down, Drew said he was concerned about the Hawks feeling sorry for themselves and letting up. That hasn’t happened: “One good thing that has happened was even when that happened, some of these veteran guys have spoken out and said these are the type of situations that show what a team is made of. These guys have been in this thing a while and they’ve experienced a lot of different situations. They are passing it on.”
  • Josh on how the Hawks can keep winning without Al: “I think if Ivan keeps giving the energy and effort he’s giving off the bench and the physicality I think we will be good in the frontcourt. As long as we do that and the guards do that and play tough and make it hard to get into the paint and us being a force, we will be OK. We have to have an identity of being a scrappy team.”
  • Josh on his recent tear: “I’m just being aggressive and confident but, in the same breath, playing within the offense and not forcing anything. I’m getting shots in the offense, getting open looks, and guys are finding me. Everyone is being unselfish.”
  • Josh is now up to 42 percent on long 2s this season after shooting 39 percent last season. The league average from that range this year is 38 percent. “It’s really muscle memory, not fading on my jump shot and standing in there,” he said. “Whenever I do that I feel good about making shots.”
  • Josh on the his slimmer frame: “I feel a little bit more explosive. I might have been winded after all these game last year.” He said it doesn’t help with his jumper, though: “There’s a lot of chubby guys out here that are strokers.”
  • T-Mac on his talks with Josh: “I’ve been in his ear and telling him how he can be more effective on the basketball court. He’s one of the guys that has a high basketball IQ. He’s a good passer, he’s very athletic. At his position there are not too many guys like that. The thing about him is he has to really see the flow of the game and know what we need from him and that’s be aggressive and get to the free-throw line. That’s how you get your [scoring] average up in this league. A guy with his ability, he should shoot 8 to 10 free throws per game. I think he’s taking notice.”
  • The NBA released its annual GM survey, which allows fans a chance to see that basketball executives don’t always know as much as you might think. Or maybe they just don’t care enough to fill out those surveys. Probably better for fans who care to go with the latter explanation.

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277 comments Add your comment

D

January 17th, 2012
7:16 pm

First; Lets go hawks

Rod from College Park

January 17th, 2012
7:17 pm

“•Drew said the starting lineup could be fluid depending on opponent: “That could happen. We are looking at matchups.”

MC, can you please ask Drew why come hell, sleet, rain or snow, Marvin Williams is always in the starting lineup. Also ask him if he thinks Marvin derserves to be a starter. Thanks.

CONservative Johnson

January 17th, 2012
7:17 pm

Sign somebody. Can Kenyon Martin play center?

Ray

January 17th, 2012
7:18 pm

I hope we sign an effective center to take over for the time being.

Slimjr

January 17th, 2012
7:30 pm

Get help Sund. Al is done for the year dude!

Grandmaster JeJe

January 17th, 2012
7:31 pm

Lol @ people who think we will barely make the Playoffs.

Completely off.

Al Horford is not a superstar and is a weak defender. We will be fine

Terrance

January 17th, 2012
7:33 pm

When Hinrich comes back healthy, swap him for Chris Kaman. Both players salaries come off the books at seasons end. Just don’t include any 1st round draft picks Sund.

Grandmaster JeJe

January 17th, 2012
7:33 pm

Cosign Rod.

Marvin Williams is the worst player on the Atlanta Hawks.

He missed 4 finishes at the rim yesterday and got shut down by Luke Ridnour 3 nights ago

hawkfan335

January 17th, 2012
7:34 pm

I would see what Marvin Williams and Kirk Hinrich together in one trade might bring for a center.

JMO.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
7:36 pm

Josh on the his slimmer frame: “I feel a little bit more explosive. I might have been winded after all these game last year.” He said it doesn’t help with his jumper, though: “There’s a lot of chubby guys out here that are strokers.”
T-Mac on his talks with Josh: “I’ve been in his ear and telling him how he can be more effective on the basketball court. He’s one of the guys that has a high basketball IQ. He’s a good passer, he’s very athletic. At his position there are not too many guys like that. The thing about him is he has to really see the flow of the game and know what we need from him and that’s be aggressive and get to the free-throw line. That’s how you get your [scoring] average up in this league. A guy with his ability, he should shoot 8 to 10 free throws per game. I think he’s taking notice.”

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Man I was watching the MIL-PHI game and that is not on Bogut.

Man Bogut is killing Hawes. Not that a winning team would get him that many iso touches.

But goddamn Milwaukee is terrible.

But I am seeing a flaw in Leuer that he’s not guarding the physical Elton Brand. He’s defending The weaker Spencer Hawes. And he’s not allowed to play the perimeter because they have no inside play aside from Bogut.

But Leuer’s form is good. lol Bogut pull up 3 at the buzzer.

It was not layup lines on Bogut. It was layup lines off of perimeter turnovers from Jennings, Delfino doing nothing and S-Jax having no athleticism. Jeez remember when Jennings was good? Airball fadeaway 3s?

The Bucks problem is they are big but lack athleticism. Our problem is Marvin Williams can’t shoot and we are small.

I officially propose trading Horford for Leuer and Bogut.

Bogut gives us a true center better than Jason Collins.

Leuer can pick and pop like Horford. Or we can groom him to stand in corner and rain in jumpers and trail the fast break for 3s. People have to be chasing us all over the court.

With Bucks giving up on their season after Jennings stunk it up. That trade is our chance to actually play 5 on 5 most nights.

On our side, the Josh Smith “Clearout-pick and rolls” to start were great.

A problem Leuer had last night was defending Elton Brands. But most matchups you can play him and Smith together. Others you can play Smith and Vlad at the 3.

But make that trade for now and the future.

Horford for Bogut and Leuer. Bench Marvin. Start Vlad. Start Bogut. Practice Leuer and reprogram him into that corner shot that Marvin is positioned in. Bogut and Pachulia and Collins split minutes until playoffs. Collins to 3rd string.

Some suggestions outside of the corner jumper for Leuer: If PFs want to guard Josh and a wing switches onto Leuer we get some post up mismatches (ala Joe Johnson) Leuer has automatic layups with his size if SFs or PFs try to guard him.

This makes us very big, gives us spacing and a fast break trailer and lets Smith get out in transition more.

Milwaukee can focus on next season and the lottery pick they get from tanking with young guys. Next year they have Harris, Jennings, Horford and a lotto pick.

Hell I’d maybe throw in Marvin 12mpg off the bench for S-Jax 12mpg off the bench. But I would not start S-Jax.

We need SIZE and Shooting. Josh is a helpside blocker. And playing him at PF/C must stop.

Sol

January 17th, 2012
7:38 pm

Once Kirk is Healthy, Hawks should trade him and get a big man and first rounder for this year and play Willie Green at small forward more minutes than Mervin Williams.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
7:40 pm

I would see what Marvin Williams and Kirk Hinrich together in one trade might bring for a center.
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I know Hinrich expires but Thats $16 mil in annual salary. What center is $16 million but could be had for an injured expiring and an overpaid bench player?

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
7:43 pm

MC, can you please ask Drew why come hell, sleet, rain or snow, Marvin Williams is always in the starting lineup. Also ask him if he thinks Marvin derserves to be a starter. Thanks.

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vet minimum Radmanovic starting over $8 million Marvin Williams is embarassing for everyone in the front office.

But we need those types of players to spread for Teague, Joe and Smith. But also can help on defense,

Marvin is an embarrassment.

MattP

January 17th, 2012
7:43 pm

Grandmaster JeJe,

We will be find getting to the playoffs but without help we are looking at a first round exit, it also really depends who we match up with.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
7:48 pm

Willie Green at small forward…

Willie Green is 6′4.

If anyones Smart the wings you play Joe Johnson next to Josh Smith against ATL. in a big lineup.

Joe Johnson vs Wade
Battier/Lebron vs Josh Smith

you can’t afford to let Battier guard Joe Johnson and nullify size advantage. Need bigs to rebound. Need Leuer to stretch the floor and Bogut and Smith setting screen and roll. This would put Lebron James showing on pick and rolls and crashing boards which is out of his comfort zone.

I’d love to see Battier guard Smith in a pick and roll. Or post defend Leuer.

But above all you cannot go small and allow Battier to switch onto Joe Johnson.

Rev in Tampa

January 17th, 2012
7:49 pm

It is totally unacceptable that six days have passed and three games have been played yet even the coach has no idea what the Hawk’s General Manager is planning to do to address Horford’s absence.

Dept. Of Redundancy Dept.

January 17th, 2012
7:54 pm

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

enough said

Another GM

January 17th, 2012
7:58 pm

Sund wont make any moves. Why in the hell Sund is a GM is beyond many people in the league.

Bigman needed

January 17th, 2012
8:02 pm

Bogut is not what this team needs, another soft, nice guy. Bogut cannot stay healthy and doesnt defend well. Bogut can post up a little, but he’s a liability. Bogut projects to be a chris kaman type. Not bad but not what we need.

We need toughness, defense, lunch pail guy. Chandler, camby, noah, nene type.

Big ben in his prime! Dikembe back in the day!

We’ve got the scoring covered with joe, josh, teague, tmac stepping up.

Make the move for okafor- 4th in career rebounding among active players

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
8:07 pm

1) Horford’s injury was not a freak injury. He tried to dunk on a taller player. Not enough length. He gets fouled and is slammed to the ground.
Only a long Amare type could have made that jam. Al doesn’t have the length to be a dominant inside scorer. And he aint quick enough to compensate.

2) But shouldn’t the thinking go beyond that that now for the Hawks? Isn’t looking to the future the prudent thing to do once you accept that a) Horford isn’t coming back or b) he won’t have much if an impact if he does or c) even if he does come back healthy this team has maxed out?

I’ll answer with a question. What exactly is Horford’s role to help the team?

Our core is
Jeff Teague (slasher)+Joe Johnson (shooter)
Josh Smith (slasher)

We’ve seen we don’t need his pick-and-pop-and-avoid-the-paint points. What we need is defense rebounding to overcome the size we lack.

The backcourt is set. Teague and JJ is a big complementary backcourt. Post ups with JJ can be had. Pick and pop for 3. Spot up for 3 off penetration.

Now what Smith needs is a spot up shooter for his penetration. A dead eye shooter with size.

Smith should get his points off those Cleared out Pick and rolls. Staying in that painted rectangle playing high low like he’s been doing.
With all the inside plays and double teams. This team just needs a corner shooter at the other forward.

Center- Tyson Chandler/athletic Jason Collins type. Use size to get us more opportunity. When Joe is doubled catch drop step and dunk on Joakim/Joel Anthony/whomever rotates.

Use size on Bricked Jumpers to get us Tip outs and extra possessions lead to burning defense for 3s.

Teague, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, (PF version of Joe Johnson), Andrew Bogut

Leuer seems like the PF version of Joe Johnson in PHO. Might not look impressive but put him in a corner buy himself Other guys are going to create for him. and he has to knock it down. Has size etc. At his size has too much skill and is the ultimate role player. Just don’t overpay him ASG lol.

Blast

January 17th, 2012
8:08 pm

Every move LeBron makes results in free throws, real or not.

Every move the Spurs make to the hold results in an offensive foul or no call.

Reminds me of the Hawks.

And that Teague needs to play as selfish as Tony Parker tonight. Aggressive, look for your shot first, then dish if you don’t have it.

Jeff Teague has what it takes to be as good as Tony, Chris Paul, Rondo, and D Rose. He simply needs time and experience to harness it.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
8:10 pm

Nene’s not soft?
http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2011/12/6/2614884/q-a-with-denver-stiffs-nene-free-agency

“The biggest misconception surrounding Nene is that he’s soft. He sure hasn’t been quiet, publicly, about not liking the center position, but he also kept playing there night in and night out.”

Guy can’t rebound and does nothing on defense.

Bigman needed

January 17th, 2012
8:11 pm

Bucks will NEVER trade bogut

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
8:13 pm

Nene means “Baby” in Portuguese or whatever Nene speaks.

Baby? nuff said. Joakim Noah is a PF without a jumper. Chris Bosh played center against him. And the Bulls lost.

JaeEvolution

January 17th, 2012
8:15 pm

Kirk + Marvin for Semih Erden and Antwan Jamison.

Young 7 footer and a big expiring contract both of whom are big bodies and are mobile. Jamison still has game and Erden looked good for the C’s before he was traded hasn’t been getting much playtime in Cleveland he can come here and show us what he’s got left.

teedub

January 17th, 2012
8:17 pm

Tomorrow night will be the real test to see how we do without Horf. I expect this game will tell management if they need a band-aid or a permanent fix. This is a very interesting time for the Hawks.

I’m in the camp that thinks Horf’s a bit overrated. However, you are crazy if you think this isn’t a big loss. The main reason being there is no one on the bench even close to being able to effectively eat those minutes. Collins is a ghost, and ZaZa can only score off of his own miss. He’s an energy role player, not a borderline starter.

And I do believe this team can get past the second round, particularly if we can find a band-aid.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
8:19 pm

“Bucks will NEVER trade bogut”

They thought he could just surround him with shooters ala Dwight but he wasn’t that good. So why wouldn’t Bucks rebuild and aim for another superstar?

They are still young with Jennings and Harris. And they could also flip Al for more picks. What are their options now? Making the playoffs serves no purpose if you cant win it all.

sturt

January 17th, 2012
8:19 pm

I’ve felt like they were too small in the frontcourt even BEFORE the Horf injury. I see this as the hoops gods intervening and forcing Sund/Gearon to correct what they left undone in the preseason, so that when they get to the postseason, they have ample meat down low.

I hate to see them let go of Hirich because of what I think he impact he, too, would have on the post-season.

So, I’m crossing my fingers that Przybilla’s mind and his knees are up to signing on.

I think it’s a perfect situation for him… wouldn’t have to log long minutes, yet could have important impact on a team that’s plausibly a threat, though still an under-the-radar one.

Mike is Back

January 17th, 2012
8:20 pm

Good Stuff MC, I don’t get to blog much…but I have been impressed with LD thus far. I like the defensive focus of the team…Josh and JJ have really stepped up. The bench has been HUGE.

Glad to hear TMack is in Josh ear…I hope Josh can stay dialed in…it has been a treat to watch him play the last couple of games.

Love watching Ivan The Terrible do his thang!

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

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
8:21 pm

Antwan Jamison. is a worse defender and less athletic at this point than Radmanovic. And an even worse shooter.
So he’d be trying to play inside, moving Smith outside. He’d very easily be Marvin Williams plus 10 years. lol Sund would be fired.

Blast

January 17th, 2012
8:21 pm

The league is soooooooo riding Miami’s shorts. Soft schedule to start, and help with whistles all the way. Duncan was so fouled by Bosh, refs saw it, didn’t call it, and Tim ended up with a T for protesting. Reminds you of anyone…? Josh, maybe?

Lately, if Joe complained about how many times he drove the ball and got fouled but no call, he would be thrown out of every game!

NBA is fixed, because the league/refs favor certain teams!

So is the NFL!

Luke Cage

January 17th, 2012
8:22 pm

SWEET CHRISTMAS!!!

GT Alum

January 17th, 2012
8:22 pm

Rev -

I doubt Sund knows what he’s doing. And that’s not meant as an attack. He’s probably trying to gague the options, and those are probably changing often. A GM shouldn’t make a move to make a move. He should make a move because he thinks it will improve the team.

MattP

January 17th, 2012
8:23 pm

I kinda want them to trade Hinrich for a center because I know once he comes back LD will play him alot more then Teague.

Apple

January 17th, 2012
8:23 pm

Nene beat cancer, he’s not soft.

Some of you probably call out of work for having a cold.

JaeEvolution

January 17th, 2012
8:23 pm

Teague/Joe/Vlad/Smith/Erden
Pargo/Green/T-Mac/Jamison/Zaza

Pargo is good, but if we could a slightly better back up PG that would be a pretty good team.

Luke Cage

January 17th, 2012
8:24 pm

Would be nice to get Kaman for this season, but for the future I would rather see Javelle McGee, unrestricted FA this year, not alot of scoring but a presence that will block or alter alot of shots plus he avg 10rbs a game, runs the floor and a great finisher.

The Truth

January 17th, 2012
8:29 pm

The next blogger who declares a Hawk player needs to be traded for a center, (other than Bogut and D12) would you please be specific and name names.

Thank You

Mike is Back

January 17th, 2012
8:30 pm

Oh yeah, to answer the question…I think ultimately with the number of games remaining …Sund may have to make some type of move to acquire a Big… just to keep from having to wear down the Bigs that we already have…If that makes since…hmmmm.

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

Apple

January 17th, 2012
8:30 pm

Everyone trashed Horford, but as soon as he goes down, you panic? What’s this talk about defense and rebounding? I thought Al didn’t produce?

JaeEvolution

January 17th, 2012
8:30 pm

Luke Cage Javale is restricted and when the Wiz amnesty Lewis they will be near 40m under the cap, they are going to give him stupid money and it’s only fitting because he’s well…stupid.

S.L.B. Yeah he’s not a good defender, but I’ll take his streaky shooting, unorthodox shots, and 15m expiring any day since we are going to lose Kirk anyway and get out of Marvins 7.5m. Also we get a 25 year old 7 footer which makes us a little bigger for cheap.

darrell starks

January 17th, 2012
8:35 pm

What should Hawks do ? continue to starte Collins, he set the tone on defense, and bring in Zaza behind him.
Collins was the reason Hawks beat Timberwolves, he shut down the paint on defense and allow Hawks to comeback and win.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hawks Fan Down Under

January 17th, 2012
8:36 pm

I dont get whats happening with Tmac. He tells Drew his back is tight after 8mins then doesnt play 2nd half. Then comes out the very next day saying he feels fine and wishes they’d release him for more playing time. WTF?!

Somethings not right . Either Drew is scared to play him (or doesnt like him) or Tmac is full of s#$t. My guess would be the former.

Grandmaster JeJe

January 17th, 2012
8:36 pm

Looks like Tracy has really helped Smoove. Is Stack necessary at this point?

Grandmaster JeJe

January 17th, 2012
8:37 pm

TMac says he is ready to go but just missed a ton of games and the 2nd half yesterday to a back injury.

Luke Cage

January 17th, 2012
8:38 pm

I agree @Apple, but he’s got a better chance coming here than D12 or Bogut….As I’ve said before, Dwight doesn’t want to come to the Hawks so I wouldn’t trade for him unless he agrees to an extension which he won’t do.

Lets not do any knee jerk reaction type trades by the way.

X factor

January 17th, 2012
8:41 pm

I think many including the featured writer of this blog , over estimate 12pts 8 rb 1blk 3 turnovers, 1shot blocked. that is Al horford. I

dont know how to say it any clearer. Those are very pedestrian numbers. We can bring guys off the bench to do that. The only thing I credit Al for is having used this blog site as his fan club.

MC talks as if Al was going to make a difference in how far we advance in the playoffs, not willing to concede that this is a much better team without Al.

If you agree that the above numbers are pedestrian then you are going to shake you head at his play off numbers

10pt 7rbs 1 blk 1blk-Against 3 TO.

Can some one explain how those numbers can make a difference in the playoffs? What game are you guys watching? Those numbers are an embarrassment. Before you cry fluke, those numbers are after 39 playoff games.

Our playoff successes are not because of Al… They are in spite of Al.

Our playoff successes are not because of Al… They are in spite of Al.

Moving on. Its been time to get a real center. Im not talking about a “big” but a center. Get someone who plays the position for a career not on a ‘as needed basis”

Its time to amnesty Al and get what weve been missing All along, A center. We dont need a “rent a body” in hopes that Al will not only recover (this is a very serious injury) but that he will Mysteriously be an impacting force ,who for some strange reason now likes to play defense.

That aint going to happen.

It may be 2 or 3 years if ever before Al is back where he was. Which again is 12pts 8 rbs.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

January 17th, 2012
8:43 pm

Everyone trashed Horford, but as soon as he goes down, you panic? What’s this talk about defense and rebounding? I thought Al didn’t produce?
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Jason Collins or Al Horford hmmm… Well Collins did his job against Dwight. Horford vs Ryan Anderson… not so much.

This is ATL’s time to go after a true center and stop BS’ing about Al Horford’s nonexistent upside.

Wasn’t he 400th in FTA or something like that last year?

As much as Marvin and Zaza suck. Why are they neck and neck with Horford in FTA?

Trade Horford. Yesterday.

Bigman needed

January 17th, 2012
8:44 pm

I dont get whats happening with Tmac. He tells Drew his back is tight after 8mins then doesnt play 2nd half. Then comes out the very next day saying he feels fine and wishes they’d release him for more playing time. WTF?!

And then MC wrote tmac said he was fine and wishes they would release him.

But bottom line is we need to keep tmac healthy for post season

darrell starks

January 17th, 2012
8:44 pm

STARTERS TEAGUE, JOE, VLAD, JOSH, COLLINS.

BENCH PARGO, GREEN, TMAC, IVAN, ZAZA,

RESERVE STACK, MARVIN

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