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Random Facts

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Hawks are 8-0 when Al Horford records a double double.

And I tried to find a correlation between Bibby and Joe combined points and Hawks record, but it’s just not there.  If there is some trend that you think has to be true, let me know and I’ll check it for you.

Horford Return Slated for February 4th

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

It looks like the Atlanta Hawks will be getting Al Horford back for next week.  The Hawks have desperately missed Al Horford the past three weeks.  Soloman Jones and ZaZa Pachulia have filled in and given a valiant effort, but Al has been sorely missed.  Horford will start to practice later this week and a return against the T-Wolves looks to be realistic.  Horford has averaged 10.8 ppg, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks ppg.  Look for Al Horford to be eased back into action at first.  Horford will help the Hawks with its interior defense and most importantly team attitude.  I feel like the Hawks have missed his fire the past three weeks. 

Also, the NBA trade deadline is February 19th at 3pm eastern time.  I would like to see the Hawks make a move for a Veteran post player and possibly an outside shooter. 

Another issue I would like the Franchise to address is locking up Marvin Williams.  We made the mistake of not drafting Chris Paul or Deron Williams, but I think that Marvin has a lot of upside and could eventually be an All-Star.  If you watched the game last night he probably played better than anyone on the floor in my opinion.  The Hawks have made a lot of questionable decisions the past few years, but please do not make the mistake of not re-signing Marvin.  Also, the Hawks need to resign Mike Bibby.   You have been waiting for a Point- Guard since 1999, please do not make the mistake of letting this guy go.  The last Point-Guard we had that was an asset was Mookie Blaylock.    Bibby wants to be a Hawk and he is only 30 years old.  Lock him up for a 4-5 year deal.  Obviously we need to lock up Joe Johnson, but that goes without saying.   Build on your starting 5 and bring in veteran role players who can help on a night by night basis.  I am sorry, but Randolph Morris, Mario West,  and Thomas Gardner are not going to cut it.   Come on Atlanta lets bring a Title to your city and especially to fans like Chris, MA, and I.

Horford Named to Sophomore Team

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Good news. From Sekou:

Al Horford was selected to play in the Rookie-Sophomore game during the NBA’s All-Star weekend next month.
The second-year Hawks forward played in the game last season as a rookie. He had 19 points and seven rebounds in loss to the sophomores.
Horford has missed the last nine games with a bone bruise in his right knee. He is scheduled to return to the Hawks lineup next week.
The Rookie-Sophomore game will be played during All-Star weekend Feb. 13-15.

The Sophomore Roster: Horford (Florida), Kevin Durant (Thunder/Texas), Jeff Green (Thunder/Georgetown), Al Thornton (Clippers/Florida State), Thaddeus Young (76ers/ Georgia Tech), Wilson Chandler (Knicks/DePaul), Rodney Stuckey (Pistons/Eastern Washington), Aaron Brooks (Rockets/Oregon) and Luis Sciola (Rockets/Argentina).

Their adversaries will be the youngster including Derrick Rose (Bulls/Memphis), OJ Mayo (Grizzlies/USC), Marc Gasol (Grizzlies/Spain), Greg Oden (Blazers/Ohio State), Rudy Fernandez (Blazers/Spain), Russell Westbrook (Thunder/UCLA), Eric Gordon (Clippers/Indiana), Michael Beasley (Heat/Kansas State), and Brook Lopez (Nets/Stanford).

Congrats Al.