Friday, October 26, 2007

Grim thoughts on the ATL Hawks

This opposing scout is a bit of a pessimist, but he has no love for you 2008 Atlanta Hawks. While I don't agree with everything he says and he's a little dismissive of players who obviously have talent (like Marvin Williams) I think he hits the nail on the head with Josh Smith. Sign to a long term deal at your own risk, Billy Knight.


Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i'm afraid this guy is about right on everybody. josh smith might have the best hops in the league, but he's a dumb player. has no go-to moves, no feel for the game. he will try to pass the ball some times, but he just doesn't have the instincts. they should think seriously about trading him for a center rather than signing him long-term for big money. because he does have a lot of trade value.

i think he's kinda right on marvin, too. even though he was a carolina guy, i never understood why he was considered a "surefire top 5 pick". the writer makes a good point about change of direction. but though marvin has his limitations, i agree he could mold into a solid player if he toughens up a bit.

would like to see a tad more props for childress. while he is probably a career backup, i think he's a really good one. hard working, plays three positions, runs the floor. in truth, despite josh smith's impressive stat line i think the hawks might be better with childress in the lineup.

lastly, he's kinda right about joe johnson. he's a top notch talent, but more in a pippen way than a jordan one. he doesn't have the disposition to be a leader. though law, a vocal player, could end up being a good pairing with him. and yes kenny, horford should be a good (though not great) pro.

10/28/2007 7:47 PM  
Blogger Ahab said...

Horford is a good fit for the Hawks b/c he's team oriented and willing to do the dirty work. Hopefully he'll rub off on some of the other players but that's a tall order.

10/30/2007 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me and steph are going to the opener to see the mavs if any of you guys are interested.


10/30/2007 5:12 PM  

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