Warriors at Atlanta Hawks: Game thread

  • Joe Johnson (knee) is in the starting lineup. Larry Drew said he will monitor how Joe feels to determine how much he will play. “I know with tendinitis the best thing for it is rest,” Drew said. “Hopefully these days off will benefit him.”
  • Drew said he doesn’t ever plan to make Joe a healthy scratch for the sake of giving him days off: “At this stage of the season, I don’t think it will be a case of giving him days to rest. If we do anything, we will cut his minutes down. Since the season is still in full bloom, we just have to grind it out with the way the season is. What we are cutting back on is the practice. Those are the recovery days now.”
  • Vladimir Radmanovic (ill) is out. “He’s had some problems with his stomach,” Drew said. “He missed shootaround, came to the arena to warm up and it started bothering him again. So we went ahead and just sent him home.”
  • Zaza Pachulia (calf) is active.
  • Erick Dampier’s second 10-day contract expired so the Hawks have to sign him for the rest of the season to keep him. They have yet to do so but said they expect to complete a deal tomorrow. Dampier is at the arena tonight.
  • No word on if Al Horford (chest) was cleared to begin rehab.
  • Jason Collins (elbow) said he’s scheduled to begin rehab Friday.
  • Stephen Curry (foot) is out for the Warriors.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

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TMACfan

February 29th, 2012
7:11 pm

MAKE A MOVE SUND!

TMACfan

February 29th, 2012
7:13 pm

Look at all these Rondo Trade rumors… http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm

TMACfan

February 29th, 2012
7:16 pm

Kaman will almost certainly be moved. New Orleans has no use for him and simply wants to get something — even if it’s just a second-round draft pick — for him – Chris B.

MAKE A MOVE SUND!

Blast

February 29th, 2012
7:16 pm

Lets get it!!!!!!!

pointguardslim

February 29th, 2012
7:16 pm

MC is back! What? MC, I got a new trade.

“Rondo ($12M)
Joe ($18M)
Josh ($12M)
Anderson ($7.5M aka Marvin money)
Dwight ($18M)”

1) This would be the greatest team in Hawks history, but how exactly do you plan on getting Anderson from the Magic and Rondo from the Celtics? If all you’re trading is Teague and Al, one of those teams is getting shafted.

This would be the greatest team in Hawks history”

I’m flattered .

Anderson is a RFA. We sign him to an offer sheet. I find it hard they would match Anderson at $7.5 mil+ range. We could pay him $8.5 mil just to be sure that Orlando would not match. he is nothing but a younger softer Brian Cardinal without Dwight.

I still find it hard to believe the Celtics actually want to trade Rondo. Considering his contract and his production, he’s one of the best values in the league.

Looking at what has been said in the media on both players I reckon Ainge would go for a Horford+Marvin+Hinrich’s expiring for Rondo+KG’s expiring swap.

I doubt Dwight+ Deron coming to Boston, so the cap space is only for a OKC style draft rebuild. In that case give em the 2012 pick.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:17 pm

Hawks 7-3 in their first 10, 7-3 in their next 10, 5-5 in their 3rd set of 10, 1-3 so far in their 4th set of 10.

A win tonight makes them 5-8 for February, falling well short of my 8-5 prediction. I had them beating Philly and Phoenix at home, and either Portland, Chicago, or New York on the road. So much for that.

On the bright side, their 4-6 mark in their last 10 games has come against the toughest schedule in the league in that span. The schedule doesn’t get super easy in March but it is easier. There are plenty of bad teams mixed in with the good teams.

Get the second half off to a good start. Sign Damp. Trade Kirk. Go Hawks.

Sautee

February 29th, 2012
7:21 pm

Najeh, I picked 5-8, so a win tonight makes me very sadly prescient.

Just Joe

February 29th, 2012
7:24 pm

Rondo, Josh & Joe combined, make $45M next year. You don’t have enough cap space to offer Dwight a contract. In fact, you’d have to give up all rights to your free agents just to make that kind of offer to Anderson.

The Truth

February 29th, 2012
7:24 pm

“Erick Dampier’s second 10-day contract expired so the Hawks have to sign him for the rest of the season to keep him. They have yet to do so but said they expect to complete a deal tomorrow. Dampier is at the arena tonight.”

Exactly what was Sund doing over the allstar break? He can’t even handle this properly. With Vlad out, we might need Dampier tonight.

KevinM

February 29th, 2012
7:25 pm

Ok, Kaman for a 2nd rounder might get it done? That sound like a deal to pursue, or even if it cost us Kirk. He and Zaza would be a combo worth watching.

And LA doesn’t want to add to their luxury tax, so it doesn’t look like Kirk goes there without us taking back their garbage.

ORL source saying no one talking meaning talks are getting serious either to get Steve Nash or to move D12.

G-dad, any Sund update?

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:26 pm

With Vlad out, maybe when LD brings in the second unit, the guy playing power forward will actually be… a power forward.

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:27 pm

SWEET CHRISTMAS!!!

KevinM

February 29th, 2012
7:30 pm

Anyone want Gerald Wallace? Sounds like the Portland honeymoon is over. He has Stephen Jackson like salary implications.

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:30 pm

Watch out for lil Nate Robinson, I still remember when he burned the Hawks as a Knick.

ntrigue

February 29th, 2012
7:32 pm

Joe Johnson injury can be blamed on Coach Drew he wore down Joe especially in games where Joe was off and other players were performing well. He could have sat Joe a coulple of mins here and there each game but instead he would rather sub everyone else out early even his younger players instead of letting them pick up more of a load! Our Coach is an idiot!

KevinM

February 29th, 2012
7:32 pm

3 guard lineup tonight and LD decides to match up with them as opposed to matching with our ‘versatility’.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:33 pm

My guess is either Curry or Ellis goes off, mainly against the Hawks’ second unit, and the Warriors keep it close but ultimately lose. Hawks by 6.

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:33 pm

Curry is out, thankfully

Just Joe

February 29th, 2012
7:35 pm

I’d like to match Marvin up against Biedrins. That way we can finally see who actually has the worse contract.

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:37 pm

Pacers blasted warriors last night, lets see what LD has in store for us tonight.

hawksfancents95

February 29th, 2012
7:37 pm

i got warriors by 3.
josh 20 17 6. dorrell wright 25 6 3’s. monta 33 pts
hawks are going to be flat and warriors will be playing fast since they played last night and got their feet under them.
marvin and joe combine for 30. something like 12/28 fg’s. teague 14 pts 3 asts(3 asts is pathetic for such an athletic PG)

hawksfancents95

February 29th, 2012
7:40 pm

oh sh*t no Vlad tonight? maybe hawks by 5 now..

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:40 pm

Marvin’s smile on that starting lineup picture is hilarious, (saying SUCKERS!!)

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:41 pm

By the way, this isn’t Hawks related, but Grantland’s article about the Malice at the Palace is outstanding. Hard to believe it’s been more than 7 years.

hawksfancents95

February 29th, 2012
7:42 pm

y’all bout to see why i wanted teague ellis joe josh zaza lineup. trade al for monta is a must, lets get some offense.

terell

February 29th, 2012
7:44 pm

Josh playing pg. lol

tb hawk fan

February 29th, 2012
7:45 pm

boy that zaza is so smoooth. not

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

Marvin making up for terrible offense by at least staying active on D.

terell

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

lmao @ Marvin

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

Gotta luv Marv, always good for a laugh every game.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

And people say Josh doesn’t play good post defense…

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

how many assist josh could have by now

tb hawk fan

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

3 threes missed

Still Laughing at Mike Bianchi

February 29th, 2012
7:46 pm

Marvin to Marvin on the break lol….

who said he can’t run lol

nice D so far

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:47 pm

Teague runs the pick and roll to perfection with Zaza, who gets his shot blocked as usual.

terell

February 29th, 2012
7:47 pm

Damn Joe. Gotta finish stronger than that.

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:47 pm

Teague shoulda had 3 ast by now, but teamates missing good shots

Melvin

February 29th, 2012
7:47 pm

Marvin gave himself a steal, turnover,assist and basket on the same fast break possession.

ntrigue

February 29th, 2012
7:48 pm

Stop shooting threes we should have a doulble digit lead by now!

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:48 pm

Udoh has the highest plus/minus on the Warriors. Supposedly a really good defender. I guess we’ll find out.

Still Laughing at Mike Bianchi

February 29th, 2012
7:48 pm

nice job keeping GS out of the running game

tb hawk fan

February 29th, 2012
7:49 pm

let’s don’t give itto zuzu

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:49 pm

Just when I was going to give Zaza props for blocking a shot, he misses a dunk and blows yet another assist from Teague.

Still Laughing at Mike Bianchi

February 29th, 2012
7:49 pm

Zaza thinks he’s Chris Kaman lol

pointguardslim

February 29th, 2012
7:49 pm

“Rondo ($11M)
Joe ($19.7M)
Josh ($13M)
Garnett or Ryan Anderson (RFA)
Duncan

that can be done as well and was my original idea but that haircut for D12 would be a bit much for Dwight.

Rondo (+ Pargo)
Joe (+ Willie Green)
Josh (+ Al Thornton)
Duncan (or Garnett)
Pachulia (+ Stiesma/Thabeet/Kwame)

Its not that hard. :D

Luke Cage

February 29th, 2012
7:49 pm

other than Jeff & Smoove, the Hawks have no finishers at all, another missed ast for Jeff

ntrigue

February 29th, 2012
7:51 pm

Is it me or does Teague give the ball up to early on fast breaks?

Still Laughing at Mike Bianchi

February 29th, 2012
7:52 pm

@Davenpoop

yeah I saw that article too. I remember when that happened just thinking to myself “Thank God that wasn’t in ATL” lol

Najeh Davenpoop

February 29th, 2012
7:52 pm

I bet at least one of those guys sitting in the leather seats posts on this blog.

tb hawk fan

February 29th, 2012
7:53 pm

another missed three