Kent Bazemore

Take two minutes right now and go vote for my little bro as the national player of the week @WBaze_22 ow.ly/G4GuN

Kris Willis

Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers game thread sbnation.com/e/7171724

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Thus, it would be irresponsible of Hawks to not look at the possibilities with a player as talented as Monroe.

Buddy Grizzard

Yes, the Hawks look good in the early going despite rebounding and rim-protection struggles. But team can't count on Millsap coming back.

Buddy Grizzard

The reason the Hawks have considered and likely will consider Monroe is because there is no guarantee team will be able to retain Millsap.

Buddy Grizzard

Monroe would introduce spacing issues to the Hawks. Poor shooter away from basket. Would address rebounding issues. Not a rim protector.

Buddy Grizzard

Monroe is a cerebral player and capable passer who is sure to have noted the success of Mike Budenholzer's ball-movement system.

Buddy Grizzard

From @Jeff Zillgitt "Atlanta had interest in the summer and may have interest again in July." Hawks could be perfect situation for Monroe.

Buddy Grizzard

As promised from USA Today's @Jeff Zillgitt Greg Monroe likely to wait until offseason to decide next move: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Buddy Grizzard

Grantland's @kirkgoldsberry on how Kyle Korver scares the crap out of defenses: grantland.com/the-triangle/k…

Jaryd Wilson

A friendly reminder - 2015 @Hawks Cheerleaders calendars are on sale now! Get one here: bit.ly/1Adzaa1 http://t.co/aPLFo6GUBV

Steve Koonin

We are up in Cleveland for a battle against the @Cleveland Cavaliers. This is a big one. Let's do this Atlanta, retweet this and support your @Jaryd Wilson!

Jaryd Wilson

Congratulations to the 2014 #LoveSpanish award winners! @Al Horford was a judge in this year's competition. http://t.co/ShkoFR4uD8

Veronica Hunte

Check my blog about empathy, racism and the show's mixed reviews & if you like it please share xo youtube.com/watch?v=jcJLQ9…

Jaryd Wilson

Fun and random @DWilkins21-themed trivia game here: on.nba.com/1BZDI3f Let us know how you do! http://t.co/CyVhvPNpAc

Chris Vivlamore

Brees still holds torch in NFC South on-ajc.com/1sAKzdR

Jaryd Wilson

Tonight is the 2nd of 8 straight against teams with winning records. Here's what the guys said about the schedule: on.nba.com/1BZwlZB

Buddy Grizzard

Hawks have undersized center+PF, near bottom in every rebounding metric. Not sure Hawks front court is "loaded" @Adi Joseph @ATLLAEV

Chris Vivlamore

Jeff Teague is DOUBTFUL for tonight's game against the Cavs with a left hamstring strain. #ATLHawks

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Disagree @Adi Joseph Monroe could be a 20 PPG scorer with Hawks' ability to spread the floor. Horford is hitting 50% on threes, Millsap 37%.

Buddy Grizzard

Discussed this with ESPN.com writer/Salary Cap FAQ author @Larry Coon hawkshoop.com/can-hawks-sign… Confirmed SnT may be best option.

Buddy Grizzard

This is consistent with my speculation Friday that Monroe may wait until the offseason and allow SVG to explore sign-and-trade scenarios.

Buddy Grizzard

USA Today's @Jeff Zillgitt tweeted Monday that he's being told Monroe has no interest in approving a trade and forfeiting his Bird rights.

Buddy Grizzard

Here's Goodwill's piece regarding SVG's lofty asking price for Greg Monroe: detroitnews.com/story/sports/n…

Buddy Grizzard

I discussed Charania's reporting here: hawkshoop.com/can-hawks-sign… I'm now very interested to see if Kings will re-engage w/ SVG re: Josh Smith.

Buddy Grizzard

Real GM's @Shams Charania first reported that SVG's unrealistic trade expectations indicated that he thought he could make his lineup work.

Buddy Grizzard

Specifically, the Detroit News' @Vincent Goodwill says that SVG asked for Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in exchange for Monroe this summer.

Buddy Grizzard

As previously noted, SVG scuttled Monroe trade talks in summer by asking for All-Star caliber talent in return: detroitnews.com/story/sports/n…

Jaryd Wilson

Is @KyleKorver the scariest shooter in the NBA? @Grantland33's @kirkgoldsberry explains why the answer may be yes: es.pn/1DOGvAN

Buddy Grizzard

I would imagine Wojnarowski is blushing Smush Parker style right about now.

Buddy Grizzard

Far from establishing Woj's seething, irrational hatred, this story comes off as a charming anecdote Hollinger was more embarrassed about.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

In Draper's eagerness to establish Woj's irrational "animosity" toward ESPN, he relates a benign exchange with John Hollinger in parking lot

Buddy Grizzard

It's a tribute to @Adrian Wojnarowski 's stature that he's subject to a hatchet job like this: newrepublic.com/article/120572…

Jaryd Wilson

The last trip to Cleveland was one to forget. Here are 6 ways we can make tonight's memorable: on.nba.com/1xrkAMK http://t.co/q8DVcBMeSh

Jaryd Wilson

Game night! The first of three straight roadies is in Ohio against the Cavs at 7 p.m. on @SportSouth and @929TheGame http://t.co/Uuf87yQroD

Jaryd Wilson

Santa @ATLHarryTheHawk and our crew made a surprise visit to the @ATLChildren yesterday! #NBACares #HawksGive http://t.co/d2hNwxrnDn

Kris Willis

Ivan Johnson suspended 1-game after making contact with D-League referee probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/12/16/iva…

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Overall, I think Teague had an excellent bounce-back game after his meltdown in Orlando that I broke down here: hawkshoop.com/hawks-get-real…

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

And then Korver almost self-destructed. Had Carroll wide open under the basket but Jimmy Butler anticipated pass, climbed the ladder.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Millsap hits tough baseline drive; Rose missed pull-up 3; Rose picks Al's pocket trying to run point again; Millsap fouls Gasol.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Horford makes baseline J set up by PnR/drive+kick from Scott -- beautiful team basketball; Baze FTs; Baze set up Teague transition 3, miss.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Turn-around scoop by Scott, 75-71 Hawks with 8:20 to play;

Buddy Grizzard

Moving screen Al, turnover; 7-0 run Bulls to start 4th says @BobRathbunTV Dunleavy 3 in and out -- whew; Al nice pass to Scott on baseline.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

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.

Buddy Grizzard

Al posted Mirotic and missed, might have been fouled; Hinrich misses baseline, now 0-for-6; reminds me of 1st ORL game #shootitwillie

Buddy Grizzard

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

Lang Greene

Man..... Sources: Bucks' Parker likely out for season es.pn/13w8HbP via @espnnba

Lang Greene

If Lance Stephenson ends up back w/ Indy it would have so many similarities to Sean Elliott's one year (disastrous) stint w/ DET back in '94

Buddy Grizzard

Of Hawks 24.8 3-point attempts per game, Baze, Pero, Dennis, Thabo & Shelvin account for 8.4 attempts and are shooting 21% collectively.

Jaryd Wilson

ICYMI, @Teague0, @KyleKorver, and @Al Horford all made appearances is this week's Top 5 Plays: on.nba.com/1wAZGb4 http://t.co/AS3LEZsZjp

Jaryd Wilson

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Jaryd Wilson

Defense was they key to last night's win, says @Al Horford and @DeMarre Carroll: on.nba.com/1sBrQUV

Chris Vivlamore

When Cavs came calling, Drew had to answer on-ajc.com/1sxFLFQ

Chris Vivlamore

When Cavaliers called, Larry Drew had to answer. myajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks

Jaryd Wilson

The #AskMike campaign resulted in a bunch of questions. Now @Mike Muscala answers a few: on.nba.com/13v6WM0 http://t.co/iB5F86GUPv

Chris Vivlamore

Pero Antic (flu-like symptoms) has been upgraded to active vs. Cavaliers Wednesday. #ATLHawks

Jaryd Wilson

Our streak is only 1, but it's enough to get you all excited. Our favorite social posts from last night: on.nba.com/139xtNM

Jaryd Wilson

"5 things you need to know about the surprising Atlanta Hawks" - @SBNationNBA's @Mike Prada: bit.ly/139xHEG http://t.co/uevaj6RYex

Chris Vivlamore

Pero Antic taking part in Hawks practice. Likely to be upgraded to probable for Wednesday vs. Cavaliers. #ATLHawks

Jaryd Wilson

This workout, which @KyleKorver did over the summer, is nuts. @charlesbethea was there too and writes about it: bit.ly/1GMkPkY

Veronica Hunte

Roaming through the airport.....& I heard "Hey Soror!!!" S/O to @caribbking1914 instagram.com/p/wrVJf5vwjt/

Buddy Grizzard

You can't sit there and watch Jeff Teague slouch his way through a defensive possession then complain Horford doesn't block enough shots.

Buddy Grizzard

Get some guards who can stay in front of their man and it will almost certainly cut down on the number of layups the Hawks are giving up.

Buddy Grizzard

Presently the only Hawks guard with a positive defensive real plus-minus is Thabo, the 55th-rated shooting guard: espn.go.com/nba/statistics…

Buddy Grizzard

What would help the Hawks' opponents' at-rim FG% would be if team had more than one guard with a positive defensive real plus minus.

Buddy Grizzard

BTW: Do I think Raduljica would improve the Hawks' rim protection? Not much. I also don't think the Hawks' front court is wholly to blame.

Jaryd Wilson

RETWEET to congratulate @KyleKorver on moving into the top 15 all time in three-pointers made! http://t.co/zzjpMe00C6

Jaryd Wilson

We have a new Ultimate Highlight champ as #BazemoreDunk got 52% of votes last week! Now #TeagueLayup wants the crown: on.nba.com/1ueBBC6

Buddy Grizzard

Elton Brand 2014-15 per 36 (Raduljica career per 36 in parenthesis): 9.6 PTS (14) 8.4 REB (8.4) 56% FG (54%)

Buddy Grizzard

Mike Muscala career per 36 (Raduljica in parenthesis): 13.8 PTS (14) 8.7 REB (8.4) 46% FG (54%); up next: Elton Brand this year/36

Buddy Grizzard

Thus, signing Raduljica is a long-term play. Some folks didn't care for giving Zaza Pachulia a 4-year $16 million contract. Worked out well.

Buddy Grizzard

And I don't disagree that Brand and Antic are useful @AnaheimAmigos I just strongly suspect this is their last year in the NBA.

Veronica Hunte

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Buddy Grizzard

Pero Antic career per 36 (Raduljica in parenthesis): 13.1 PTS (14) 7.5 REB (8.4) 41% FG (54%)

Buddy Grizzard

And Raduljica has more of a long-term future in the NBA than Elton Brand or Pero Antic. The time to obtain such a player is when available.

Buddy Grizzard

I'm not saying Raduljica is a perfect, model citizen and ideal culture fit for the Hawks. What I'm saying is that he can play...

Buddy Grizzard

No doubt @AnaheimAmigos Raduljica has a bit of Josh Smith in him, never committed a foul and there's one committed against him every play.

Buddy Grizzard

Raduljica career per 36: 14 PTS 8.4 REB 54% FG; Zaza: 11.9 PTS 9.6 REB 46% FG; So we're looking at Zaza-type value long-term.