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What goes around comes around?
This one time a national reporter said the Hawks lacked depth.
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Our 9 second quarter threes was the most in a quarter in franchise history.
First half summary:
We're shooting 70%. Just throwing that out there...
We're so excited we mis-spelled *Shelvin!
The Shelvin Mack game.
Korver...er, Shelvin Kounter:
Shelvin Counter? Might need to get that going...
Jeff's injury has given Shelvin an opportunity to torch the nets!
Eight of our guys have scored. A quarter in the books, and offense isn't the issue.
Dennis: 2/3, 6 points and three assists so far in the first quarter of his first career start. Not too shabby.
Well the Cavs missed their first three...so that's a little different than last time.
Self RT: Of Hawks 24.8 3-point attempts per game, Baze, Pero, Dennis, Thabo & Shelvin account for 8.4 and are shooting 21% collectively.
Some have expressed Monroe would be poor fit for Hawks. If Hawks have pursued Monroe to extent the team has, I trust their judgement on fit.
Thus, it would be irresponsible of Hawks to not look at the possibilities with a player as talented as Monroe.
Yes, the Hawks look good in the early going despite rebounding and rim-protection struggles. But team can't count on Millsap coming back.
The reason the Hawks have considered and likely will consider Monroe is because there is no guarantee team will be able to retain Millsap.
Monroe would introduce spacing issues to the Hawks. Poor shooter away from basket. Would address rebounding issues. Not a rim protector.
Monroe is a cerebral player and capable passer who is sure to have noted the success of Mike Budenholzer's ball-movement system.
Zach Lowe: "Even if the Kings ran like all hell, they’re only set up to play pace-and-brick." Wait till they trade for Josh Smith.
This is consistent with my speculation Friday that Monroe may wait until the offseason and allow SVG to explore sign-and-trade scenarios.
I would imagine Wojnarowski is blushing Smush Parker style right about now.
Far from establishing Woj's seething, irrational hatred, this story comes off as a charming anecdote Hollinger was more embarrassed about.
Hollinger pulls up, jokes that he could have taken out Yahoo's whole NBA operation. Woj replies they would still kick ESPN's ass from grave.
In Draper's eagerness to establish Woj's irrational "animosity" toward ESPN, he relates a benign exchange with John Hollinger in parking lot
Still don't like Teague gambling for steals in closing minutes of a close game but he forced a turnover once and was bailed out by Korver.
As bad an idea as Korver's pass was, he made up for it by tying Butler up, winning jump ball. Hawks got away with a few plays this 4th qtr.
And then Korver almost self-destructed. Had Carroll wide open under the basket but Jimmy Butler anticipated pass, climbed the ladder.
Sap drew foul on Gibson, Rose set up Gibson dunk, 87-84 Hawks 1:13; Horford baseline J, clutch money. Gibson self pass, Millsap tight D.
Millsap hits tough baseline drive; Rose missed pull-up 3; Rose picks Al's pocket trying to run point again; Millsap fouls Gasol.
Teague went for steal, kicked ball Bulls; Teague gambles for steal again on next trip but gets away with it as Hinrich is blocked by Korver.
Rose tough runner; Teague cuts back door on Rose, layup; Butler nails his 3rd 3 at end of shot clock; Al pick n pop miss; Rose turnover.
Teague tough runner, ran Rose off a pick; Teague deflects Rose pass to Horford who runs coast-to-coast, sets up DeMarre layup 83-76 Hawks.
Brooks bookends DeMarre miss with pair of bricked 3's; Millsap can't convert drive vs Gibson; Gasol elbow J, 79-76 Hawks with 4:58 to play.
Horford makes baseline J set up by PnR/drive+kick from Scott -- beautiful team basketball; Baze FTs; Baze set up Teague transition 3, miss.
Al missed short pull-up; Bit of a flop by Gasol, non-shooting foul on Bazemore; Brooks penetration creates open 3 for Dunleavy, 75-74 Hawks.
Turn-around scoop by Scott, 75-71 Hawks with 8:20 to play;
Dunleavy gets layup, DeMarre caught on Gibson pick, Al didn't stop ball. Al misses top-of-circle. Brooks from step beyond arc, 73-21 Hawks.
Now Dennis chucks a pull-up 3 early in shot clock; Teague immediately up off the bench only 2+ mins into quarter. Not how you stay on floor.
Dennis has good entry to Scott who bobbled it, ended up missing a fade-away. Dennis elbow pull up, miss. Mirotic tough drive & layup over Al