Monday, August 06, 2007

a pretty good fit?

hawks update. many of you probably remember that i wanted the hawks to draft mike conley. still think he has a good chance of being a tony parker clone, and i'm not sure that horford will be anything more than a solid rebounder [which admittedly has value]. but i wanted to bring to everyone's attention that former aggie acie law IV played very well in the recently completed rocky mountain review. in fact, draftexpress reports that he was one of the summer's best performers. some highlights of their analysis:

Law displayed was an innate ability to drive to the rim and find open teammates without hurting the flow of the offense. Every time he touched the ball he was looking to make a play, and consistently made good decisions when defenses were collapsing around him.

Law proved to be a highly capable mid-range shooter, even with a hand in his face. Law effectively uses his size to get shots off over other point guards, and though he doesn’t always get a lot of separation, he compensates with great touch.

He has a veteran-like swagger in his game that should rub off on his teammates over time. Though he is limited in some ways by his athleticism, he does a good job of compensating on both ends of the floor.

i never understood why everyone rips law for "not being a true point guard". ok, he's no steve nash or jason kidd. but he's just as much of a natural point as chauncey billups or mo williams. furthermore, unlike many others who take the same criticism, law actually played point guard in college. for all four years.

what with recent trades, etc, unfortunately for the haws the level of play in the eastern conference has improved somewhat. it's hard to imagine the pistons, bulls, celtics, cavs, heat, raptors, and magic not making the playoffs. but i still think the hawks have a 50/50 shot of breaking their playoff drought this year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

50/50 seems a little optimistic. That leaves out the Nets, and there's no way a healthy hibachi doesn't take the wiz to the playoofs.

And the initial word on Conley is that he's pretty badass too.


8/07/2007 9:42 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

wiz and nets were both 41-41 last year, and no real reason to think they'll be better.

i don't agree on hibachi, i think he's awesome but flawed (like the point guard version of nique). the nets could easily suffer an injury and have an ugly season. for that matter so could the heat, raptors, or magic.

hawks might need a year to gell. but if law does turns out ok, they have the pieces to have a good shot at the playoffs.

8/07/2007 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the a.c. law pickup was quality. i thought he was a great player for a & m.

we'll have to catch a game next season.


8/08/2007 6:24 PM  

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