Atlanta Hawks: Free agent James Anderson gets camp invite

Hawks GM Danny Ferry says Spurs free agent James Anderson has been invited to join the team’s veterans camp. Anderson apparently will accept, according to a tweet by former teammate Danny Green.

Anderson, 23, likely will join the Hawks on a summer contract. If it proves to be a good fit for team and player, Anderson would be signed to the roster on a non-guaranteed contract to fill the defensive-minded wing role Ferry is seeking (though it’s notable that Anderson has played most of his minutes at shooting guard).

Anderson, San Antonio’s first-round pick in the 2010 draft, has played just 889 total minutes in two seasons. During that limited time his offensive production and efficiency have been bad. Anderson’s defensive on-court, off-court and opponent PER have been positive but his Synergy defensive stats have been poor, especially in isolation.

All of that comes with the usual Small Sample Size Disclaimer. Obviously Ferry, who saw Anderson up close as a Spurs executive, believes Anderson has potential. Anderson was a very good offensive player at Oklahoma State, as Michael Kamalsky noted at DraftExpress.com before the 2010 draft:

James Anderson was nothing short of spectacular last season, and it shows here. His 1.07 overall PPP ranks second amongst all players, as do his 20 possessions used per-game. He was above the PPP every in every situation except for guarded catch and shoot situations, and has more experience running the pick and roll (2.9 Pos/G) than any other player on our rankings. High usage/high-efficiency players are extremely difficult to come by, and NBA teams may want to ponder if they’re missing the boat on Anderson due to the fact that he has not been spectacular in workouts. The same thing happened last year with Marcus Thornton.

Michael A. De Leon, writing for Project Spurs, says Anderson is a good pick up for Ferry:

The Hawks, who could use some help at shooting guard with the loss of Joe Johnson, could be making quite the sleeper move here. Anderson is a capable scorer and slasher and at times showed signs of improving on the defensive end, but he lost his confidence with the Spurs after he failed to make an impression on the coaching staff when he stepped in for Manu [Ginobili] against Golden State last season.

Anderson had been the sixth or seventh man off the bench and when the Spurs started Green after Anderson’s [disappointing] performance, Anderson’s time on the floor began going downhill and at times didn’t come off the bench at all.

Clearly the Hawks could use more help at small forward than at shooting guard. If Anderson can play the wing and prove to be a competent offensive player and reliable defender, he could earn a job and a role with the Hawks.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat
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brigadierjerry

August 27th, 2012
11:14 pm

Slightly off topic but in regards to the Knicks lots of issues remain:

I will say this, when I evaluate teams, I look for things that have worked before….I think amare and felton when they were playing together under dantoni and working well was a huge plus.. it gives your offense something you know that works, besides giving it to someone and say Melo, hey, go score… from that pick and roll a lot of other things can open up.. I love offenses that run that way.. the key is, will woodson stick with that, even if it means less touches for carmelo? I remember Doc rivers addressing pierce and pretty much let pierce know that he was going to have to pick his spots, that rondo will have the ball… also

Kidd is / was a HOF player.. he no longer has those HOF skills, but he can still play and provide leadership.. I trust him with the ball..

chandler is chandler, he will be good.

camby may still have gas in the tank

prigs, I know nothing about this guy and honestly don’t expect much.. being realistic

Brewer, the guy is a scrub.. LOL.. but he can defend… nothing special tho..

Felton and amare I think they can pick up where they left off, the problem is, for them to be effective you have to run the pick and roll as a large part of the offense and it helps if you have some shooters.. other than novak, knicks really don’t.. it just seems like they are trying to mesh two players in amare and melo that need two seperate offenses to be effective. Melo iso and Amare pick and roll.

Tester

August 27th, 2012
11:46 pm

tjhook

August 28th, 2012
12:00 am

In the spirit of slimjr and his youtube educational riffs, I give you commentary from James Anderson himself. Talk about his game and who he identifies with. It may make you laugh from the irony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knh22eWy7Kw

BravesFan79

August 28th, 2012
12:05 am

Anderson over Morrow or Korver? There’s a reason why Morrow/ Korver get lots of playing time, and why Anderson is barely on any team.
I say stick Morrow at the 3, and have Stevenson be his defensive replacement!

SteveW

August 28th, 2012
12:22 am

AJ – The 6-6 220 being big enough to play the 3 in the League was based on many folks on here, over the course of several blogs, suggesting that they felt a bigger 3 was needed. They didn’t want Delfino at 6-6 230, because they wanted a bigger 3.

Was that you? Maybe not, sure thought it was. But if not, the point still remains – obviously you don’t want a 5-11 160 guy guarding a 6-7 235 guy on a regular basis. So there are “minimum” size requirements to play a position on a consistent basis, with rare exceptions (Mugsy, Spud, Kenneth Faried, Buck Williams, Fat Lever etc.).

I was just saying 6-6 220 is an ok size for a modern 3 in the NBA – undersized, yes, but it could work.

So what was your point again,other than a dig at me for your pointing out your idiocy concerning Jeff Teague on a fairly regular basis?

SteveW

August 28th, 2012
12:31 am

Now I will admit AJ, your bias against JT was showing so heavily, and was being recognized by most on the blog, that you have backed off for the most part for a few months.

And as a fan, you have a right to dislike and like whoever you please. Just keep it real. Biases can distort our perceptions of reality.

And we probably all have them to varying degrees.

I do like alot of your posts – keep it up – good for the blog!

SteveW

August 28th, 2012
12:34 am

Slim – What’s up with the Knicks? Folks have them pegged all over the place – from 2nd the East to missing the playoffs. I guess they do have some volatility with major question marks.

I see them as maybe a 4 or 5 seed.

The Nets vs the Knicks is going to be a brutal war this season. That’s good for basketball.

SteveW

August 28th, 2012
12:36 am

The Nets and Knicks sure look pretty even, at least on paper. More questions with the Knicks to me however – Felton, Camby, Amare etc.

Jae Evolution

August 28th, 2012
1:23 am

Only SF I would trade for is Wilson Chandler from Denver, dude is young and loaded with talent along with being on an absolutely affordable contract.

Denver has a huge jam at SF with the addition of Iggy, unfortunately they have a logjam at nearly every position which would make a trade tough they would probably want picks, but I would do it, Wilson can be our 3 for the future and I think we should go after him when the trade restrictions expire.

vava74

August 28th, 2012
2:53 am

For the ones who were too lazy to punch the youtube link which tjhook posted, James Anderson says that the player to whom his game most resembles is Joe Johnson :-D :

“Not flashy, just get the job done type of guy”.

He also said that he can score the ball and get defensive stops on the other end which is exactly what JJ did for us.

sam'l

August 28th, 2012
3:49 am

The only thing that will get the Hawks through this season will be incredible team unity, guts and smarts. Every player….all the time…..doing what has to be done. Without this, the excitement and buzz I see on this blog will soon come to an end.

Smith will have to give up his occasional dumb spells. Pachulia will have to handle the ball and get quicker. Horford will have to battle. Teague will have to think like Rondo….at all times, in control….and use his speed. Everyone is going to have to come up with new all-around skills, work out like it’s important and spend extra time perfecting shots and strategies. Then, they gotta watch Boston, LA, San Antonio, OKC and even the dreaded Heat to learn how to win. Otherwise, it’s not going to work. And it won’t be pretty.

The HEAT…..As we learned last year, they DO try to injure opposing players. No matter how good they are, no matter how many steps they give Lebron, how many palms they give Wade……the Heat beat people up and undercut players in the air. Hard to like them.

Read what Lou Williams said…..He learns from other players and gives them credit. Rather lose with good guys than win with Dwight or even Paul Pierce (who like most Boston players use their brains to win games). But maybe you can win with Lou too.

Maybe you can win with Williams, Teague, Horford, Smith and Harris…….but they all gotta at their very best. Glad it’s only a game….

Just Joe

August 28th, 2012
6:09 am

I will say this about John Jenkins. If you follow his twitter account, I think all the kid does is hit the gym and sleep. Heck, he may even sleep at the gym. I think the Hawks made a good pick. This kid is working hard.

vava74

August 28th, 2012
6:49 am

Just Joe,

I am very confident that JJ mk.2 will be a very productive player in the NBA.

I think he will quickly get his share of minutes and end up starting along side Teague.

I thought at first that he was strictly a spot up shooter but he has a midrange game too with floaters and fakes.

ag

August 28th, 2012
7:11 am

“Only SF I would trade for is Wilson Chandler from Denver, dude is young and loaded with talent along with being on an absolutely affordable contract.” Jae Evolution

I agree with this move. I really like Wilson’s game.

I looked at the highlights of Anderson in college, but I also was very impressed by Marvin’s also. I even heard the commentator say he was the most talented TarHeel….

The Al hate is so out of control that again steven a smith wants ZaZa to start over Al! He even compares Al to Jon Contract. This is really funny, I want a career 7/7 guy to start over a career 12/9 guy (whom in his last full season was a 15/9 guy. ZaZa started almost all year and didn’t come close to producing what Al did. What a joke!

Mike is Back

August 28th, 2012
8:13 am

Deng for AL…geeeeeeeeeeeez…this is how bad…things have deteriorated…Al has given his all to this organization…played through injuries…probably came back quicker than he should have after the surgery…and this is the thanks he gets…again geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

I think the games in the Olympic wasn’t a true barometer…of what we are going to see when AL reports back to camp…with the extended time to recover…he will have time to work on his strength. Al has always worked hard in the offseason to improve…DUDE is a first class guy…that represents this organization well…the level of disdain for AL on blog has reached absurd levels.

You would think Al has stole some money from some of these cats…did I mention geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.lol

GO DANNY GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KevinM

August 28th, 2012
8:38 am

Ummm, Anderson first of all is no JJ. He couldn’t even get minutes in the fair and balanced Spurs attack. Anderson under LD does not all of a sudden blossom.
And does our pursuits of a SF tell you that Danny wants Josh at the 4 in the critical minutes?

I stil can’t fathom Josh being the #1 option on a team. If he is, then so is Teague.

Matt Highsmith

August 28th, 2012
8:46 am

Why do you guys call it hate when the majority of the people on this site see Al as a back up or role player? In your minds is Al some kind of God who is above criticism? Really? I think we need to get rid of Al too. We will never be able to upgrade with Al on this team.

His lack of skill on the offensive end stifles us and forces us into to the predictable pick and roll or set screen offense just to get Al involved. He is far to mechanical and predictable.

His lack of skill, and will on the defensive end means we will never get past the second round of the playoffs because you have to protect the rim and paint something Al is Allergic too.

His attitude of ” I wanna play power forward ” is disruptive and contentions to team chemistry.

He has peaked, his talent is limited. Hes injury prone.

“Deng for AL…geeeeeeeeeeeez…this is how bad…things have deteriorated…Al has given his all to this organization…played through injuries…probably came back quicker than he should have after the surgery…and this is the thanks he gets…again ” – Horford Cultist

Al has given a career average of 12pts to this team, however I agree, its his all hes got.

Al has played through injuries, yeah in five (5) years two (2) major injuries. Thats not a healthy sign for a young man. It will only get worse as he gets older. And if he had come to camp in shape he probably would not have had that injury.last year, which speaks to his work ethics

I agree again, Al came back after loafing the whole year to make 3 play off games, pick up a playoff check and make sure the hawks (who were doing fine with out him) would not make the next round.

Al farted through the playoffs committing SEVEN (7) turnovers in one (!) game, to make sure the hawks would not end on a high note after making the second round of the playoffs with out him. That was the worst stink Al had done all year. but of course he hadn’t played Al year.

Al’s coming back in the playoffs wasn’t about the team it was about Al picking up a playoff check. More, Al was the most rested man in the playoffs and should have had young springs in his legs and elevated over Boston, who was not only OLD, Tired, and worn out after playing all season log….

Instead, All put on that 7 turnover performance that pigeon holed the hawks playoff chances and put the hawks on the death kneel.

Those are facts and observations. It has nothing to do with hate. The only hate is that the hawks dont give us a better choice than AL Horford.

Derek Ovenwright

August 28th, 2012
8:48 am

KevinM Josh is our 4, has been, will be and is one of he best in the NBA. and leaps and bound better than your beloved Al Horford

Sautee

August 28th, 2012
8:50 am

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Sautee

August 28th, 2012
8:52 am

“The Al hate is so out of control that again ” – ag

Co-signing ag. Why do people hate Al so much?

Rusty

August 28th, 2012
8:58 am

Matt highsmith has to be that stupid Steve Smith.

The Al Horford Project.

August 28th, 2012
8:58 am

Whats the latest Al Horford excuse apologist?

“I think the games in the Olympic wasn’t a true barometer” – Al Horford Cultist and leading Apologist.

I dont think the playoff were a true barometer
I dont think his career average is a true barometer (12pts)
I dont think his playoff career average (11pts) is a true barometer
I dont think his 2 injuries in 5 years is a true barometer
I dont thhink his All star average (5pts) is a true barometer

The Al Horford Project.

August 28th, 2012
9:04 am

Yea, who ever is Against Al will be called Steven Smith. That way we dont have to acknowledge all the people who feel Al should have been traded with Marvin.

Al Koncak Horford.

MaxxHawk

August 28th, 2012
9:09 am

The best thing Al could have done was what Josh did,. Take his game to another level and have his critics learn to speak cricket.

But Al is not willing or capable to do that. Sorry.

Overrated

August 28th, 2012
9:11 am

Enter your comments here

Ken Strickland

August 28th, 2012
9:18 am

JUST JOE-When Reggie Millier entered the NBA, they said the same negatives about him that is being said about John Jenkins. It was said that Reggie couldn’t handle the ball well enough, couldn’t penetrate or defend, just shoot jumpers. He was also considered a gym rat as well. I think the future HOFer did an excellent job of proving the so called experts totally wrong.

If I’m not mistaken, some of the same criticisms were also said about future HOFer Ray Allen upon entering the NBA. There were also numerous so called experts who said a 6′9″ HOF PG was too tall to defend the position, too slow, didn’t have a jumpshot, and couldn’t protect the ball against the NBAs quicker faster PGs. If I’m not mistaken, they were wrong as hell once again.

Rip Hamilton had to deal with the same negative assumptions when he entered the NBA. These so called experts had reservations about George Gervin as well, concerning his lack of speed, quickness, athleticism, shooting range, ball handling, and DEF ability being a liability. John Jenkins has enough talent and proven ability to become a very effective NBA player. How good he becomes will depend on him, how hard he works, and the system he plays in.

Ken Strickland

August 28th, 2012
9:34 am

When you’re already a DUMBA$$, you need not worry about making an A$$ of yourself. That’s why we continue getting DUMBA$$ suggestions like trading AHorford for LDeng, and Deng is a better rebounder, even though facts prove otherwise. Logic, common sense and facts obviously don’t matter to a DUMBA$$. The only thing that matters is the attention derived from being a DUMBA$$.

When one continues with the same BS lies and same approach, then he/she/it reaches the supreme level of ANAL MINDED DUMBA$$, or MORON.

Ken Strickland

August 28th, 2012
9:37 am

STEVEN A SMITH-CONGRADULATIONS on your promotion, you’ve certainly earned it.

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
9:40 am

Bjerry has an interesting take on the Knicks [he lives in the area]. See above comments..

The Knicks have so many questions to answer. Also they hope not to be bitten by the injury bug again..

doc, if Larry was coaching the Knicks, doubt he would go 18-6.. just my two cents..

I also believe Anthony is overrated by a mile.. He is too one dimensional. He is a jumper shooter, nothing more…

If he could have been coached by Doc Rivers he may have learned to perform other parts of the game well.. Oh well..It is what it is..

Rusty

August 28th, 2012
9:46 am

Enter your comments here

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
9:46 am

Hey doc maybe we’ll be paying 5 dollars for a gallon of gas by the time the NBA Season kicks off. Let the games begin!

Go Mobil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
9:47 am

[jump shooter]^^^^^^^^

Rusty

August 28th, 2012
9:48 am

LD is a poor version of Woody.

Ray

August 28th, 2012
9:48 am

Slimjr

Carmelo is overrated this past season proves it the only reason Denver got to where they did when he was there were the pieces around him.

You know as they say Offense sells tickets and Carmelo certainly has that, but defense wins what….?

As for the hawks people need to realize this we lost Joe Johnson when Danny Ferry came in he knew that was the first order of business. Honestly I’m not mad we might take a step back or who knows even a step forward because if you really think Jason Collins and Eric Dampier were good you’re smoking crack.

Those two on a team like Boston would be good, but only because of how the environment is up there. Kind of like Melo in Denver a product of the environment nothing more nothing less.

Still this year wasn’t the year for us it’s next summer we don’t know if Dwight is even going to stay in L.A(doubt it especially with Kobe up in age so bad). Same thing with Bynum no one knows anything right now.

They’ve awarded L.A National Champs and the season hasn’t even started lol.

One more tidbit if I had to choose between Bynum and Howard I might have to take Bynum. Howard is dominate on Defense, but Bynum is also the same as well maybe not to the same extent, but on offense though I’d def love to have Bynum over Howard.

Ray

August 28th, 2012
9:50 am

@ Rusty

It’s so bad that I might even go lower than that as bad as Woody was L.D is almost 5x worse.

The thing is unlike Woody he doesn’t lose the respect of players cause he doesn’t single them out.

For things they’ve done wrong. More or less L.D is the coach version of Rick Sund a caretaker until someone better comes along.

Sautee

August 28th, 2012
10:12 am

Not me at 8:50 and 8:52. Regulars on the blog probably recognized that it was T-s yet again.

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
10:15 am

Ray, agree on your take in relation to Denver and Anthony’s game..

Yes Rusty, Larry Drew cost the Hawks game two[ and the series] with his miss handling of his bench/starters in the late 3rd,early 4th quarter of that game after they built an 11 point lead and had Boston on the ropes..He let them off the hook!

Yes he coached them out of winning that series with Boston..

He will be found out this year by Danny and be gone..

Larry would have coached the Knicks to a 12-12 record or worse..

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
10:18 am

Larry Drew is 28-47 against the winners..He does not have it..He has stepped outside his gifts..

Larry Drew= Wade Phillips [Round Peg/Square Hole]

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
10:20 am

He does not have it[ Leadership skills] at the NBA Level..
Go coach Highschool….

vava74

August 28th, 2012
10:22 am

LD is an enabler. He just sat there and let the players self manage themselves (Josh and JJ since the others did not have enough pull).

Whenever he did something out of his own mind, it was pure cr@p.

LD let JJ go into ISO mode late in games and let Josh do the foolish stuff that he always does.

That’s LD in a nutshell: he was simply JJ and Josh’s man.

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
10:32 am

T-Mac only played 5mins in that game.. Boston had no answer for T-Mac..

I would have fired his azz[Larry] after the game for that fiasco!

Greyhound leaves on the hour: Buster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
10:34 am

Sorry doc, your boy Larry aint the one Grasshopper… heh heh heh

Astro Joe

August 28th, 2012
10:56 am

Steve, first, you were not the only blogger who commented on Anderson’s size relative to his ability to play SF yesterday. Review the early blog comments and you will see that maybe, just maybe, I was speaking to a larger audience and not directing my opinion soley to you. My posts yesterday were a simple suggestion that size without competence is meaningless. I doubt that any of us have watched enough of Anderson to determine his NBA competency. So we all can go with one of two things… focus solely on size or attempt to derive information about his competency. Some went the size route, which in my opinion, is silly. Patrick O’Bryant has tremendous size but isn’t nearly as effective at playing NBA center as the smaller Al Horford. Pape Sy has nice size and athleticism, but can’t find his way onto an NBA roster (or French National team) with a flashlight and GPS device.

I thought it better to consider his competence. Let’s see, he was a former 1st round pick of an organization that is the standard for young player development. And that franchise opted not to bring him back for his third season. He signed an unguaranteed contract with a team that has a combo guard in Lou who will easily demand 28+ minutes a game AND 4 wings between 6’4”-6’7” (which suggests to me that he didn’t likely have many suitors knocking on his door). So based on those clues, am I supposed to conclude that this guy is ready to provide meaningful minutes on a team that some around here are convinced can contend for the 2nd round of the playoffs? Excuse me if I choose not to go down that dizzying path.

Yes, I was concerned about the lack of size of players like Delfino, Pietrus and Barnes. In an ideal world, we would get a decent mix of competence AND size (i.e., Josh Howard, McGuire, Shawne Williams or Noccioni). I’d look for a solid, clear-cut SF… and not just a “wing”. That was my point a few weeks ago and it still stands (until those more traditional SFs are off the board).

Now, since you brought up my history of comments about Jeff Teague (and remember, you opened this can, not me), let me suggest (again) that if my assertion that young Mr. Teague was too inconsistent in his effort, too often had his shot rejected at the rim (because he thought he was playing NC State) and played like he was a-scared of his teammates (and coaches and opposition and Harry the Hawk) to be “OWED” playing time in the early portion of his career, has invalidated any opinion that I may have about any other player associated with the Hawks, then you should scroll. I don’t back down from my initial opinion and have not been so narrow minded as to believe that what a player showed early in his career is what he will be later in his career. And I can assure you, that any changes in my opinion are not based on some pressure to acquiesce to the mass opinion of this blog, I lose no sleep at night standing alone in my viewpoints on players or coaches. I am quite relieved that Teague has grown and (hopefully) is still growing. But again, if the fact that I thought he once offered very little to the team from the heart area up was so upsetting to you, you need not waste your time reading my posts.

joe

August 28th, 2012
11:05 am

I feel sorry for Micheal Cunnigham to actually have to wake up every morning and act like he gives a sh.it about this team….

SteveW

August 28th, 2012
11:07 am

I just noticed that Lou Williams was 14th in the League at scoring per minute.

And ESPN just ranked Ivan Johnson at #312 in the League (ahead of DeWhawn Stevenson at #319). Look what it said – and it didn’t say whether he was up and coming or sliding – not enough info I guess.

“Ivan Johnson at 312 in #NBArank? I wouldn’t tell him, he’s still number 1 in #TerrifyingRank.”

This team has the potential to be the most fun of a Hawks team in years:

Lou, Teague, and Harris running

Al and Josh as the All Stars (I think both probably make the team this year)

Morrow, Korver, and Jenkins shooting the 3’s

And ZaZa and Ivan keeping it entertaining down low – Two of the best enforcers in the League.

Ivan has just enough of an edge…

HawkGOOD-n-NotSo

August 28th, 2012
11:10 am

first l.williams,j.teague,j.smith,k.korver,a.horford second j.jenkin,d.harris,m.scott,k.benson,z.pachulia could work if you could have them boxing(m.scott,k.benson,petro)with z.pachulia to tuffin them up(make-m-mean) plus with open field for sg,no tell how j.anderson might shine,,and there is that thing about going small ball and all this quick on floor

vava74

August 28th, 2012
11:13 am

AJ,

I would assume that Anderson may be considering the Hawks as his primary option based on what Ferry may have told him of what are his chances of sticking around (bearing in mind that he has been under his wing already in SA).

My guess, as I believe is yours, is that of all the “backcourt-kind of wing players” guys we currently have, few will be on the roster on day 1 and probably none by the trade deadline.

My guess is that, Morrow, Stephenson and Harris (and maybe even Korver) all will be gone no later than the trade deadline midway the season.

I am almost 100% certain that Harris and Korver where brought in simply because they have trade value for playoff teams and that we will be able to snatch younger chips and picks once someone in the hunt for the playoffs or the title hits the panic button and is looking for help.

The same should apply to Stephenson, due to his defense, and even to Morrow due to his shooting prowess.

I honestly don’t think any of these cats has ANY chance of staying here with the exception of Harris which might stay if Ferry feels that Teague is not what he is looking for and finds a good deal using him as a trade chip.

THIS IS THE MINDSET.

Ferry is cleaning house and everyone is virtually on the block with some guys less available and less tradeable.

He already cleared Gattison and Hill from the training staff and from the roster JJ, Marvin and the whole back-end of the bench (maybe even Ivan – unfortunately) and he is bringing HIS people.

vava74

August 28th, 2012
11:17 am

Obviously, I am not saying that Anderson is getting calls left and right from other teams.

SG’s are a dime a dozen and he has been injured a lot and kind of lost the train.

On a different subject, I just wish that we had signed Reggie Evans so we could play a whole front court of nasty bearded maniacs:

Reggie Evans, Ivan Johnson and DeShawn… oh man… with a speedster like Harris and either Jenkins, Morrow or Korver as the SG this bench would be a very interesting mix of slashing, shooting and outright meanness down low.

Slimjr

August 28th, 2012
11:18 am

What really ticks me off about Larry is his post game interviews. He presents himself as [I had the perfect game plan] but the players chit on it!!

SteveW

August 28th, 2012
11:19 am

Aj – Well since your post on page 1 was about 3 or 4 posts after I had made the observation that Morrow was 6-5.5 220, and big enough to play the 3 spot, I assumed I was at least 1 of the folks you aimed your comment at.

And we’ll agree to disagree about Teague – you can be wrong all you like – it’s a free country.

And like I said, most of the time, when your not biased and trying to drum up negativity towards JT, I like your postings – you keep the blog cooking – so I’ll not scroll past your comments – I gotta see if you make an untrue remark about a player you don’t like.

Tongue sticking out saying nanana boo boo

Feels like kindergarten in here.

See ya – keep up the good posts!