Updated: Hawks schedule released

Vivlamore filling in for MC.

The Hawks 2012-13 regular-season schedule was released Thursday and fans will get an opportunity to see two former key members of their team – Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams – return to Philips Arena in a five-day span.

The schedule also includes games against the Eastern and Western Conference champions, the Heat and Thunder, in a five-day span in the first month of the season.

Here are several other notables about the schedule:

Lin-sane start: The Hawks open the regular-season at home against the Rockets on Friday, Nov. 2. That will be Jeremy Lin’s first game with Houston after leaving the Knicks as a free agent this month. The season ends in New York against the Knicks and the Hawks old head coach Mike Woodson. Five of the eight games in April to end the season are at home.

Welcome back: Williams will return to Atlanta on Friday, Jan. 11 with the Jazz, exactly six months after he was traded. Johnson returns on Wednesday, Jan. 16 as a member of the Nets after he was traded in the off-season. The Hawks next game is also against Johnson, a Jan. 18 matchup in Brooklyn. Johnson will play once more in Atlanta on March 9.

Champions: The Hawks host the defending NBA champion Heat on Nov. 9. They will travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on Nov. 4, the second game of the season.

Longest stretches: The schedule includes a season-high five straight home games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7. It includes a season-long road trip of six games between Feb. 24 and March 4. The schedule features 30 stretches of three games in four nights. It also includes four stretches of four games in five nights.

Take a break: The NBA All-Star weekend will be Feb. 14-17 in Houston. The Hawks will play 51 games before the break, 26 at home.

National TV: The Hawks have six games on national television. They are on ESPN three times (twice vs. the Knicks and once vs. the Heat) and on NBA TV three times (vs. the Magic, Bulls and Pacers).

Holiday play: The Timberwolves will be this year’s Martin Luther King Day opponent at Philips Arena. They do not play on Thanksgiving or Christmas day but will spend New Year’s Eve in Houston and New Year’s Day in New Orleans.

Here is the complete Hawks’ 2012-13 regular-season schedule:

NOVEMBER

Fri 2                         HOUSTON                               7:30

Sun 4                       @Oklahoma City                     7:00

Wed 7                     INDIANA                                  7:30

Fri 9                         MIAMI                                     7:30

Sun 11                     @LA Clippers                          3:30

Mon 12                    @Portland                                10:00

Wed 14                   @Golden State                        10:30

Fri 16                       @Sacramento                         10:00

Mon 19                    ORLANDO            (NBATV)         7:30

Wed 21                   WASHINGTON                        7:30

Fri 23                       @Charlotte                             7:00

Sat 24                      LA CLIPPERS                            7:00

Wed 28                   CHARLOTTE                            7:30

Fri 30                       CLEVELAND                             7:30

DECEMBER

Sun 3                       @LA Lakers                               9:30

Wed 5                     DENVER                                  7:30

Fri 7                         WASHINGTON                        7:30

Sat 8                        @Memphis                              8:00

Mon 10                    @Miami                                  7:30

Wed 12                   @Orlando                               7:00

Thu 13                     CHARLOTTE                            7:30

Sat 15                      GOLDEN STATE                        7:00

Tue 18                     @Washington                         7:00

Wed 19                   OKLAHOMA CITY                    7:30

Fri 21                       @Philadelphia                        7:00

Sat 22                      CHICAGO                                 7:00

Wed 26                   DETROIT                                  7:30

Fri 28                       @Cleveland                             7:30

Sat 29                      INDIANA                                  7:00

Mon 31                    @Houston                               7:00

JANUARY

Tue 1                       @New Orleans                       8:00

Fri 4                         @Detroit                                 7:30

Sat 5                        BOSTON                                  7:00

Tue 8                       @Minnesota                           8:00

Wed 9                     @Cleveland                             7:00

Fri 11                       UTAH                                      7:30

Sat 12                      @Washington                          7:00

Mon 14                    @Chicago            (NBATV)         8:00

Wed 16                   BROOKLYN                              7:30

Fri 18                       @Brooklyn                               7:30

Sat 19                      SAN ANTONIO                        7:00

Mon 21    (#)           MINNESOTA                           2:00

Wed 23                   @Charlotte                             7:00

Fri 25                       BOSTON                                  7:30

Sun 27                     @New York            (ESPN)         6:30

Wed 30                   TORONTO                               7:30

FEBRUARY

Sat 2                        CHICAGO                                    7:00

Tue 5                       @Indiana                                                   7:00

Wed 6                     MEMPHIS                                   7:30

Fri 8                         NEW ORLEANS                          7:30

Mon 11                    @Dallas                                     8:30

Wed 13                   @Orlando                                  7:00

ALL-STAR BREAK – February 14-17 – HOUSTON, TX

Wed 20                   MIAMI                     (ESPN)         8:00

Fri 22                       SACRAMENTO                           7:30

Sat 23                      @Milwaukee                             8:30

Mon 25                    @Detroit                                    7:30

Wed 27                   @Utah                                      9:00

MARCH

Fri 1                         @Phoenix                                   9:00

Sun 3                       @LA Lakers                               9:30

Mon 4                      @Denver                                    9:00

Wed 6                     PHILADELPHIA                           7:30

Fri 8                         @Boston                                    7:30

Sat 9                        BROOKLYN                                7:00

Tue 12                     @Miami                                     7:30

Wed 13                   LA LAKERS                                 7:30

Fri 15                       PHOENIX                                    7:30

Sun 17                     @Brooklyn                                 8:00

Mon 18                    DALLAS                                       7:30

Wed 20                   MILWAUKEE                              7:30

Fri 22                       PORTLAND                                 7:30

Sun 24                     @Milwaukee                             3:00

Mon 25                    @Indiana                                (NBATV)       7:00

Wed 27                   @Toronto                                   7:00

Fri 29                       @Boston                                                    7:30

Sat 30                      ORLANDO                                  7:00

APRIL

Mon 1                      CLEVELAND                                7:30

Wed 3                     NEW YORK              (ESPN)         7:00

Fri 5                         PHILADELPHIA                           7:30

Sat 6                        @San Antonio                            8:30

Wed 10                   @Philadelphia                           7:00

Fri 12                       MILWAUKEE                              7:30

Tue 16                     TORONTO                                  7:30

Wed 17                   @New York                                8:00

- Chris Vivlamore

462 comments Add your comment

Slimjr

July 26th, 2012
9:03 pm

FYI H-s, steven a smith and Slimjr are none the same…

steven a smith is a comedic Genius! Slimjr not so much…..

High-sider

July 26th, 2012
9:10 pm

@AG

AG
July 26th, 2012
8:52 pm

High-sider, why do you think the Bucks will even make the playoffs? I also don’t see Philly making it. They lost Brand and gained Kwame Brown. They lost Lou – and gained Young. Just don’t see it.
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The Bucks may make the playoffs because of two names – Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. And maybe because of Ersan Ilyasova.

High-sider

July 26th, 2012
9:10 pm

@steven a smith

Just kidding witcha. LOL

High-sider

July 26th, 2012
9:12 pm

@Slimjr

Just kidding.

Slimjr

July 26th, 2012
9:24 pm

I hear ya H-s.

Never under estimate a Doug Collins coached team..Man I wish we had him as our coach….

D12 and Doug Collins in the ATL= Championship!

AG

July 26th, 2012
9:29 pm

High-Sider, they teamed up last year and they crumbled down the stretch.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 26th, 2012
9:48 pm

“how bout ak47 getting 10mill a year from the twolves? i swear some of these GMs stretch so hard, david kahn pulled a rick sund”

It’s a 2 year deal with a team option for the 2nd year, so really it’s only a one year deal for $10 million. That isn’t that bad of a deal. The Hawks really could have used AK47 for a short-term deal like that.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 26th, 2012
9:56 pm

“The Hawks will be a 4 or 5 seed this year. Mark my words.”

If they sign someone who can play 25-30 minutes per game, guard SGs and SFs, and knock down open shots, I can see that happening. But if they are going into the season with Morrow and Korver penciled in at the 2 and 3, I can’t see them finishing higher than 7th.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 26th, 2012
9:57 pm

The Washington Wizards will make the playoffs.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 26th, 2012
10:09 pm

The problem with being an “uptempo” team, like Ferry claims they are going to be this year, is that when you run into other teams that can play uptempo but also have the size and balance to score and defend in the half court, you are screwed. And the Hawks have a team like that in their own division.

Mr Clarion

July 26th, 2012
10:16 pm

I assume you are talking about the Heat, with an aging D-Wade who is starting to slow down. Once you get past James, the Heat really are a predictable team. I think the Hawks with Josh and Al will give them problems in the front court. I want to see how the Hawks get a solid SF, who can defend and I like our chances to surprise some folks in the East.

AG

July 26th, 2012
10:18 pm

I have the Wiz as a 8th seed. Nene and Okafur will really help that team. I would start Williams and have a super quick back court. I am a little worried about Ferry coaching the team saying the ball will be in Harris and Teague’s hand a lot. I would move Morrow to the 3 – but Josh would play a lot of three.

I wish the hype will end about getting a center. In 2012-2013 – there are less than 5 centers who will average a double- double and less than 10 who will record a double in one category. Fortunately, with Al at the 5, we can be one of those teams, The only other centers that will do it are Lopez, Howard and Al Jefferson. (if he plays the 5).

AG

July 26th, 2012
10:33 pm

I think the Hawks will be just as good or better this season. Here is my breakdown by position

C Horford vs. ZaZa. It is funny how so called ‘fans” have a short-term memory. I remember during the season when Big Al bruised the Bulls – and help guide a massive comeback!. He did almost the same thing in the playoffs last year especially game 5 and 6. Equally, I have had to replace at least two tv’s because ZaZa will not DUNK the damn ball to win a game! Big Al.

PF Smith vs. Smith Josh had a career season, and believe it or not – has gotten better every year in the NBA. I have heard references of him being a ‘poor man’s” LeBron James – and actually I will agree. His jumper was soooooo much better this season and I imagine he will improve in every category. His fg % will greatly improve from the easier shots he will take and his assist certainly will improve from having Kover having wide open looks.

SF Morrow vs. Johnson. Well we will take a big back seat here. Joe actually had a pretty good season and a couple of games he did play like a big dog. Having Morrow starting at the 3 is almost like having Marvin type production. I can’t believe I am saying this – but I really would not have done the Marvin deal AFTER getting rid of Joe. We could use him now.

SG Williams vs KH Sweet Lou will make a lot of us forget about Joe Johnson really fast! Again, adding Lou and getting rid of KH is a major upgrade – almost equal to comparing Joe and Morrow. I can envision having six Hawks averaging double-figures and Williams could lead the team in scoring.

PG Teague vs Teague You got to love it when your point guard helps the Phillips earn the nickname “The Highlight Factory” The dunks over Ray Allen and Channing Frye should have been on the ESPY’s. Like Josh, he has improved every season and really, the Hawks go as Jeff Teague goes. He will contend for one of those PG spots in the East and can easily be the third best behind Rondo and WIlliams. Only LD can hold him back by playing Harris.

AG

July 26th, 2012
10:39 pm

The Bench:

Shedding $36 million of your payroll can (Joe, Kirk and Marvin)- can get you a plethora of players who are not playing for veteran minimums. If you can off the bench last season for the Hawks (except Marvin) – you were payed the vet minimum.

Korver, Harris, Jenkins are certainly upgrades. Goodbye T-Mac, Collins,Stackhouse, Pargo, Green Damp (although I would not mind if Damp and Green came back).

the hawks is the word

July 26th, 2012
10:48 pm

why do people think that the Nets are going to be a threat this year. They lose Anthony Morrow and Farmar for the burden that’s Joe Johnson’s contract; They sign Wallace 40/4. The only people they could get is inconsistent C.J. Watson and Keith Bogans, also they got reggie flopper and ”ol man” stackhouse for a bench. Despite the fact that the east is weaker offensively, BOS, MIA, IND, and WAS aren’t to be underestimated. The Nets are a 5th-6th seed at best until next year

MsDee

July 26th, 2012
11:12 pm

Dont know about yall, but I kinda like the idea of Ivan starting at SF if and ONLY IF we cant get a starting caliber SF b4 opening game. Ivan has good size, 6′8″ and very quick hands. He can play pretty good defense, stole the ball pretty good last season, is NOT AFRAID OF THE LEBRONS’ AND KOBE’S in this league, and most of all, IVAN KNOWS HOW TO REBOUND!! Something Marvin just couldn’t do consistently. Starting line-up:

TEAGUE D. HARRIS PARGO(RESIGN HIM)
MORROW LOU WILLIAMS J. JENKINS
IVAN K. KORVER D. STEVENSON
JOSH K. BENSON(SIGN HIM) M. SCOTT
HORFORD ZAZA JORDAN WILLIAMS

My preferred closing squad would be:

HARRIS
LOU
IVAN
JOSH
HORFORD

MsDee

July 26th, 2012
11:17 pm

Sorry, starting line-up:

TEAGUE///////HARRIS///PARGO
MORROW/////LOU////////J.JENKINS
IVAN////////////KORVER//STEVENSON
JOSH///////////BENSON////M.SCOTT
HORFORD///ZAZA/////////PETRO OR JORDAN

MsDee

July 26th, 2012
11:20 pm

If Jenkins out shines MORROW in practice, then JENKINS should start, regardless of experience!!

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

July 26th, 2012
11:39 pm

High-sider

July 27th, 2012
12:21 am

The Hawks will only have six nationally-televised games during the 2012-2013 regular season. This Hawks [franchise] is [officially] the “Rodney Dangerfield” of the NBA; this [Atlanta] team gets no respect [at all].

FYI, Jamal Crawford fans

The Clippers will have 30 [thirty] nationally-televised games during the 2012-2013 regular season. #ClipperNation [or is it #ClippersNation?]

http://www.nba.com/clippers/schedule

Slimjr

July 27th, 2012
12:35 am

This is why the nation will see the Clippers 30 times and the Hawks with AllStar Al not so much…Yes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3de6d_T4Ss0&feature=related

SteveW

July 27th, 2012
12:51 am

Hawks vs. Heat:

Assuming the Heat play small, which is how their roster is shaping up – and with our small roster, it looks like

C – Al/ZaZa vs Bosh/Anthony – ADV = EVEN (roughly)

PF – Josh/Ivan vs LeBron/Haslem – ADV = HEAT

SF – Morrow/Korver vs Battier/Lewis – ADV = EVEN (for various reasons)

SG – Lou/Jenkins vs DWade/Allen – ADV = HEAT

PG – Teague/Harris vs Chalmers/Norris – ADV = HAWKS

It’s not like the Heat just smoke us or something. They are not overwhelmingly better than the ATL. And the Hawks have gone from being the oldest team in the NBA last season, to a bunch of guys entering their prime, including our Big 3 of Josh, Lou, and Al.

Ages for the upcoming season:

Jenkins 21/22
Teague 24
Lou 26
Al 26
Petro 26
Josh 27
Morrow 27
Ivan 28/29
ZaZa 28/29
Harris 29/30
Korver 31
Stevenson 31/32

Keep Benson 24, Brooks 24, maybe Jordan Williams 21 or Pape Sy 25 – And you have not only a young team, but one where most of your major players are at, or very near their prime.

We may be pretty good. Exciting anyhow.

Can’t see us stopping many folks anyhow.

And even deeper than last season.

ZaZa and Ivan are the new McNasty Twins in the NBA BTW.

Start: ZaZa, Al, Josh in the Frontcourt – that’s pretty good.

Start Teague, Lou, or Harris in the Backcourt – that’s pretty good.

Very good depth also.

I will be interested to see if we sign another 3, or are we going to play Josh at 3 – Or Morrow/Korver/Stevenson.

SteveW

July 27th, 2012
12:57 am

If we start small – and keep basically the same team we have now, a 2nd unit of:

ZaZa
Ivan
Korver
Jenkins
Harris

With Petro and Stevenson as our 11th and 12th guys is almost as good of a 2nd unit I can remember the Hawks ever having.

Spud, Battle, Levingston, and Carr were maybe a little better.

SteveW

July 27th, 2012
1:40 am

Najeh – If we have Korver starting anywhere, we are in serious trouble. A 3 spot of Morrow/Korver/Stevenson would be the weak spot of this team position wise if that’s how we roll this season.

Lou/Jenkins/Harris/Morrow/Korver guarding anybody at the 2 spot is another problem.
We can go big or small – but we’ve got some deficiencies either way.

Still looks like a fun team to me – Can’t wait to see Lou and Harris is action as Hawks! And looking forward to a great frontcourt in Al, Josh, ZaZa, and Ivan.

Micheal Redd looked ok in Phoenix last season. Sign him at the 3, and if he’s healthier than TMac, we could cause some problems.

Liking Alonzo Gee alot also if we could sign him. I’d take Delfino and/or Pietrus at the 3 also. Couple of other names of SF’s i saw listed that I can’t recall right now, that are available – looked ok.

" Roast Beef " Conroy

July 27th, 2012
2:22 am

Nov: 10-4 Dec: 11-5 Jan: 11-5 Feb: 5-6 March: 9-9 April: 6-2……..Total Record : 52 – 31 ( Schedule Misprint) ???? The Hawks will be 51-31 and get the 3rd seed…..Here is how the Eastern conference pans out:

1.Miami
2. Indiana
3. Atlanta
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Chicago
7.Brooklyn
8. New York

Western Conference:

1. L.A. Lakers
2. Oklahoma City
3. L.A. Clippers
4. San Antonio
5. Dallas
6. Memphis
7. Utah
8. Denver

Kunta Kinte Manning

July 27th, 2012
2:47 am

I think the Hawks will fill all 15 spots for roster:

C – ZaZa / Petro / Benson
PF- Horford / Ivan Johnson / Jordan Williams
SF – Josh Smith / Kyle Korver / DeShawn Stevenson
SG – Lou Williams / Anthony Morrow / John Jenkins
PG – Jeff Teague / Devin Harris / ??? –

Hawks should either bring back Pargo or sign John Lucas III for 3rd Point guard slot…….this team is very deep…great team to go to battle with for 82 game season….also the hawks should give Michael Scott a little more time to develop and possibly D-league him or just wait to bring him back next year

vava74

July 27th, 2012
4:31 am

I would start Ivan at the SF slot.

He played there in the D-League.

He has excellent lateral movement, quick swiping hands and his shot is not that bad, just needs more minutes.

He can drive right AND left and is deadly driving left (in particular against PF, but still…).

If we do not make any moves on the SF department, that would be my choice since he and Josh could be interchangeable during games giving different looks to the same opposing players.

Consequently, I would play A LOT OF ZONE D.

Question

July 27th, 2012
6:21 am

Why is Jordan Williams on the team

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MsDee

July 27th, 2012
8:02 am

Question,

He came here via Joe Johnson trade from Brooklyn Nets

Astro Joe

July 27th, 2012
9:44 am

Teague an All-Star? Boy, that would be great, it would mean that he had a better first half than either Rondo, Deron or Kyrie Irving (assuming all stay healthy). It would also mean that he holds off other 1st time All-Star candidates like Kyle Lowery, John Wall and Brandon Jennings.

Hawks seem to have better weekend games than in year’s past. Hopefully, that will help with the attendance figures.

Hope springs eternal. I’d be shocked if the Hawks win more than 42 games next season (based on today’s roster + a minimum wage SF added before camp).

Astro Joe

July 27th, 2012
10:13 am

If the Hawks issue in previous years were related to being soft, too nice or too young, I think this year it may very weel be “too small”. And I mean small, not just short. Our 3 best guards (regardless of position) appear to be Teague, Lou and Devin. At some point, LD will almost have to play 2 of them at the same time. Korver will likely play at least half his minutes at SF where he has physical limitations. The “turn your challenges into strengths” solution would be to use the team’s quickness as a weapon. So we have to hope that the quality bigs (i.e., Horford, Josh, Zaza & Ivan) become rebounding fiends who also learn how to set screens without being called for an offensive foul.

ag

July 27th, 2012
10:18 am

Jordan Williams looked horrible in Summer League. Rather keep Scott

Melvin

July 27th, 2012
10:19 am

Only 6 games on National TV! Well, now we know for the sure the Hawks are not getting Howard (at least for this season) ..

SteveW

July 27th, 2012
10:21 am

VaVa – I agree wholeheartedly about alot of Zone D – preferably 3-2 or 3-1-1, with Josh at the last 1.

And our bench is so deep and good – I wouldn’t mind if LD pulled a Gentry and just brought them in en masse like in Phoenix a couple of years ago, when they went to the WCF – and almost beat the Lakers.

SteveW

July 27th, 2012
10:24 am

AJ – And I agree – a whole lot of PG’s in the East have got to get hurt before Teague is an All Star. Teague is really good – but this is the age of the PG – and their are alot of really, really good PG’s out there.

ag

July 27th, 2012
10:29 am

Our team has always been built for speed. We are the Golden State Warriors of the East – but with much better talent. I think the Hawks will turn a lot of heads. Williams and Harris off the bench will be fun to watch – but we will get little other production from the bigs.

Just Joe

July 27th, 2012
10:43 am

How I see things shaping up:

C’s (avg mins): Horford (25), Pachulia (20)
PF’s (avg mins): Smith (25), Horford (10), Ivan (10)
SF’s (avg mins): ??? (15), Korver (20), Smith (10)
SG’s (avg mins): Harris (15), Williams (20), Morrow (10)
PG’s (avg mins): Teague (35), Harris (5), Williams (5)

Player’ min/game averages:

Horford – 35
Smith – 35
Teague – 35
Harris – 25
Williams – 25
Pachulia – 20
Korver – 20
SF TBD – 15
Ivan – 10
Morrow – 10
3rd string C – ???
Jenkins – ???

Hawks need that veteran SF (Pietrus…Barnes…Delfino) & a 3rd string center.

Stevenson, Petro, Scott, Williams, Benson & Taylor fight it out for roster spots 13-15.

Astro Joe

July 27th, 2012
10:53 am

Steve, when people say that “Player X will make the All-Star team”, they have to recognize that they are also saying that one of the “usual” All-Stars will NOT make it. In the case of East PGs, we know Derrick Rose won’t be there, but (IMO), a healthy Kyrie Irving clearly looks like a top 3-4 PG in the conference already.

I just noticed that Shawne Williams is a UFA. He would be a nice add for this team. 6′9″ with good size and experience. And we know that he could at least knock down open jump shots. The hawks are shopping at the Dollar Store for SFs at this point, and guys like Matt Barnes, Pietrus and Delfino (IMO) are too small to add to an already small team.

I wish we could get Wilson Chandler from Denver (in exchange for Morrow & Petro). Hard to imagine that we keep this collection of middling SGs with expiring contracts until February.

Slimjr

July 27th, 2012
11:01 am

Teagues jumper will have to improve big time to be considered for an AllStar selection…

Remember Mookie? Yes….

Mookie’s prime would run circles around Teague….

ag

July 27th, 2012
11:03 am

Wilson Chandler on this team will be a great addition. Wanted him last year when he was a FA. Will be tough to get him. One great thing about the trade was we acquired a lot of expiring contracts.

I haven’t heard of any team offering Ivan a contract yet – so hopefully we can resign him. I think most teams will offer him a minimum contract.

Ivan + ZaZa + Stevenson will bring toughness – and shed that “soft” label.

There are a lot of young and exciting PG’s in the East (Irving, Wall, etc)- but Teague certainly be in the mix behind Rondo and Williams

Slimjr

July 27th, 2012
11:05 am

Teague should be in the gym right now launching 1000 jumpers a day!

Would not put money on it…Hmmm

BTW, former Hawk Terry “The Jet” said on NBA TV yesterday he’s in the gym shooting 1000 jumpers a day to get ready for his new stint in Boston!! Awesome…..

“Shoot the J! Shoot it!” Dave Chappelle

Slimjr

July 27th, 2012
11:13 am

missing link: A #3 with scoring ability will make the Hawks a dangerous team…

50 wins is a reasonable goal this up coming season for sure….

AllStar Al should not focus on scoring with his skill set..He should focus on help defense and rebounding….He should be considered a 4th or 5th option now if this team wants to advance…

The Knicks stay healthy they are not an 8th seed..They could go as low as 4th imho..

hawksfancents95

July 27th, 2012
11:21 am

I enjoy the creative enthusiasim by our loyal fans. we have a lot of great ideas and i enjoy being able to voice them(ajc MC/CV!!)
Ivan at SF isnt the best place for him i think, he need to be our 6th man coming off the bench with aggresson for zaza or AL.
Teague Lou Will Josh AL ZaZa is our best starting lineup i think. let devin harris and Ivan come in 1st, with korver deshawn morrow jenkins coming in based on matchups. kito benson should be signed for minutes here and there at C.

I cant believe I left out Kyrie Irving the best PG in the NBA, he will be an all-star over Teague.
Greg Oden should be signed to a two or 3 year deal maybe 4mill a year and just let him take this whole year off and regain strength and stability and be ready for the 13-14 season and hope he can be our C, if he gets injured its not that big of a deal.

PEDRO EL GITANO

July 27th, 2012
11:22 am

No me gustó que perdiéramos en la puja por Anthony Randolph,pero ahora me contentaría si logramos fichar a Chris Andersen y a Al Thorton o Alonzo Gee.

hawksfancents95

July 27th, 2012
11:23 am

and btw the Knicks will be REALLYgood this year.
Felton JR Smith Melo STAT tyson chandler w/
kidd prigoni(SPAN PG) shumpert Camby off the bench

Astro Joe

July 27th, 2012
11:28 am

Slim, a few summers ago, Derrick Rose did the same thing, 1,000 jumpers/day. it was the summer before he won the MVP. Players can improve their skills if they work hard during the summer. They don’t need coaching to improve some of their fundamentals, just a strong work ethic (and a few helpers to chase down the loose balls). I’m not too worried about Teague’s work ethic anymore, my only concern is his ability to “run the team”. If he tucks his tail between his legs (like he did a few times last season ), Devin and even Lou will gladly take the reigns and won’t be in a hurry to give them back.

Astro Joe

July 27th, 2012
11:31 am

Slim, 50 wins?

Who Cares

July 27th, 2012
11:31 am

ENOUGH SAID?

drmaryb.(""_*).

July 27th, 2012
11:36 am

Hard Body!

“Once you get past James, the Heat really are a predictable team. I think the Hawks with Josh and Al will give them problems in the front court.”
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I like this assessment. If, The Hawks can consistently put a hard body on LeBron and, make him feel the hard fouls … he will have less impact inside and, LeBron will fall in love with that inconsistent jumper. Bosh is so soft, Josh can neutralize him as well, The Heat will be exposed by The Hawks new jump shooters.

I say, put Ivan on LBJ from the elbows to the paint and, hit him in the mouth a few times.