Atlanta Hawks: Korver, Scott rejoin team

Vivlamore reporting en route to Orlando.

Kyle Korver and Mike Scott will join the Hawks in Orlando Tuesday.

Korver, who has been out with back spasms, has arrived and will practice with the team in preparation for Wednesday’s game against the Magic. No determination has been made on his status for the game. He has missed the past five games due to the back injury and the birth of his first child. He has not played since Nov. 28. Korver remained in Atlanta for therapy and workouts while the Hawks began the three-game road trips that ends Wednesday.

Scott, the rookie, was on his to Orlando from California where he played four games with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Scott played four games with the Jam, including his best outing Monday when he had 21 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. He was 7 of 9 from the floor and made all seven free-throw attempts. In his four games, Scott averaged 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds.

The Jam do not play again until Friday. The Hawks, who also sent rookie John Jenkins to the D-League for two games, wanted to get the pair playing time as they have seen limited action in the NBA early in the season.

- Chris Vivlamore

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23 comments Add your comment

MsDee

December 11th, 2012
10:51 am

Gr8 for Korver, not so gr8 for Mike Scott (he wont see the court)

Rod from College Park

December 11th, 2012
10:53 am

Our savior Kyle Korver is back. All is great in Hawks land. LOL

Rod from College Park

December 11th, 2012
10:55 am

“Which player has put up those stats on winning teams more frequently?”

So based on Buddy Grizzard logic, Jeff Teague is better than Kyrie Irving, and Joakim Noah is better than Kevin Love. Might well be the dumbest post ever on this blog.

Astro Joe

December 11th, 2012
11:52 am

If they asked Korver to get on an airplane, then his back must be in pretty good shape.

With Jam not playing for a few days it sounds like Ferry decided that NBA practices/player development sessions are a better environment for Scott than D-League practices.

Samurai Squirrel

December 11th, 2012
12:10 pm

Scott might as well stay with the Jam b/c he is never going to get any floor time with the Hawks. Plus, the Hawks are spending good money to have the D-leaguers fly back and forth.

Samurai Squirrel

December 11th, 2012
12:16 pm

C-viv, what’re you guys going to do in Orlando (besides practice) until tomorrow night? Do the players get to go out and have a curfew or are they stuck in their room eating room service tonight?

The Truth

December 11th, 2012
12:19 pm

With Scott pattern of being a “slow starter” based his summer league and now d-league performances, his transition into the NBA as contributor might be slow and difficult. To earned consistent minutes with LD (or any NBA coach) bench players must make an immediate impact on the court. Scott as the focal point of UVA offense will have to transition into playing in short spurts off the bench which could be difficult if he is a “slow starter” which he seems to be.

Rusty

December 11th, 2012
1:03 pm

In regard to the. Houston first pick? Would he ever play ?

Astro Joe

December 11th, 2012
1:38 pm

Rusty, draft picks are generally selected for the long-term. Free agents are signed to meet specific short-term needs.

How’s Fam Melo doing for the Celtics, while they discuss bringing in Erick Dampier?

Astro Joe

December 11th, 2012
1:39 pm

Fab Melo… not his brother Fam. :(

Astro Joe

December 11th, 2012
1:43 pm

Oh and the drafted player needs to arrive with his “big boy” pants on. Which has certainly not always been the case.

glw

December 11th, 2012
1:54 pm

I tend to agree with Samurai, why bring Scott back to continue sitting on the bench? He isnt going to get much playing time. He’s not as good as Ivan or even Tolliver, let him play and continue to get confidence playing the pro game.

MattP

December 11th, 2012
2:09 pm

So, Scott has 1 good game in D League and is brought back to the NBA for no reason? We are not in need of a PF because we have Ivan that needs more minutes and even Tolliver would look better then Scott on defense. Scott should never be brought back up this year unless we start getting injuries to the the PFs.

Astro Joe

December 11th, 2012
2:17 pm

Guys, Scott was brought back because the D-League team doesn’t have another game until Friday. Would you rather see him hangout with D-Leaguers in non-game situations for 3 days or NBA pros? Maybe we should wait until the Jam are playing on a more regular bases before criticizing the decision. Since CViv made it a point to discuss the Jam’s game schedule, i am assuing that factor into Ferry’s decision.

Samurai Squirrel

December 11th, 2012
2:52 pm

Personally I’d rather see him with the D-leaguers…where he belongs.

MsDee

December 11th, 2012
3:07 pm

“Personally I’d rather see him with the D-leaguers…where he belongs”

Ouch, Samurai Squirrel

MsDee

December 11th, 2012
3:10 pm

Korver was our missing link last night against the Heat. I bet he told his wife that he would remain with her and his new baby til the Hawks lose their 1st game w/o him, esp since we were able to beat Memphis w/o him.

Jae Evolution

December 11th, 2012
3:10 pm

Dwyane Wade offered the following on hitting jumper over Josh Smith in the fourth quarter when Smith talking trash. “He was talking to me,” said Wade, who after hitting the shot went back down the court nodding. “That was cool. It was all good. He didn’t think I was going to make it. So I had to let him know.’’

MattP

December 11th, 2012
3:17 pm

Was there any word as to why Ivan got a DNP? Miami is a perfect team for Ivan to play against, Zaza is a bad fit to play against Miami. Just imagine if Ivan played backup center last night.

Samurai Squirrel

December 11th, 2012
3:27 pm

I hate to constantly be spitting venom, but it drives me crazy when people start pushing players at me. Damion James, Jenkins, Mike Scott – none of those guys need playing time on this team (let alone STARTING like some of you guys are proposing). This early in the season, the Hawks are trying to showcase our pieces so we can move them at the deadline for future considerations. Maybe after the trade deadline those fellas may get some PT, but there is no point in it now. We need to be building for the future. I want long term success for this team – not rebuilding on the fly whilst constantly having “fill-in” guys playing.

Duluth Joe

December 11th, 2012
3:34 pm

I agree with those saying Scott should remain in D-League. Makes no sense to bring him to Orlando when he gets no playing time. Same can be said for Jenkins. How much practice can they get with the NBA team any way?

First work Ivan into consistent rotation minutes.

And it’s not real to think they can go back to the other league as soon as there is a break in the one they are in. There has to be some level of continuity for them to perform and be evaluated.

Jae Evolution

December 11th, 2012
4:18 pm

“I never said one time that I wanted to leave Atlanta,’’ Smith, whose surprising Hawks (12-6) play Wednesday at Orlando, said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida while in Miami for Monday’s 101-92 loss to the Heat. “It was always rumors and things. The moves that they made (last summer) and the success that we’re having, I am excited about what is going with this organization and I am considering strongly staying here. I haven’t ever had any thoughts that I wanted to leave.’’

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