David Andersen was selected by the Hawks in Round 2 of the 2002 NBA draft, so long ago the guy who did the choosing wasn’t Rick Sund or even Billy Knight but Pete Babcock. Remember that if Mr. Andersen — not to sound all “Matrix” here — plays for the Hawks next season. Remember to thank the unlamented Mr. Babcock for his foresight.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, Andersen could be en route. The Spanish sports publication, via a rough Google translation, reports he has informed Regal FC Barcelona club officials he wants to leave to play in the NBA. Owing to that 2002 draft pick, the Hawks still hold his NBA rights, and Sund, the latest Hawks general manager, last week said Andersen is indeed a viable option, “especially if Zaza [Pachulia, a free agent] leaves.”
Andersen hasn’t yet signed with the Hawks. But Web sites on three continents — from the local Peachtree Hoops to the Australian message board OzCardTrader.com — have been atwitter, as it were, with speculation a deal is