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Speedy Claxton update in the AJC today (sunday)

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

So much of this doesn’t make sense. He is healthy right now but there is no minutes for him? He has a year left on his contract with the Hawks but he is done with the Hawks? I bet we trade him in the off season. Here’s the article. There is also a poll on the left side that asks “Will Speedy Claxton play basketball with the Hawks again?” Well if you read the article it Speedy says he is done with the hawks. Currently the poll is 88% “No.”

Joe Johnson To Miss Wednesdays Game Against Twolves,Al Horford Expected to Play, Speedy Claxton is doubtful

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Joe Johnson did not make up the trip to Minnesota due to a viral infection. He has missed the last two days of practice and is listed as day to day. Maurice Evans is expected to start in Johnson’s place. On another note Al Horford made the trip up to Minnesota and is expected to suit up for the first time in 12 games. Al has been side-lined with a bruised knee and has been sorely missed in the interior. He will have his hands full against Al Jefferson, who is averaging 23.2 ppg and 10.6 rebounds a contest.

Hopefully, Joe will only be missing the upcoming contest between the T-Wolves. Maybe Joe can rest his legs and get back to normal, during his absence from the team. Personally I think Flip should get the start against the T-wolves, but that is up to Mike Woodsen who is losing control of the team (According to ESPN The Magazine). Chris and I have not had a chance to read this article, but we will report back when we do. The game tomorrow is a must win for the Atlanta Hawks who have struggled as of late. The next fives games are all potential wins for the Hawks and I would like to see them finish strong heading into the all-star break.

The Hawks have struggled when there starters miss games due to injury. Joe’s illness does not come at a good time and I hope he can suit it up this coming Friday. Whenever one of our starters miss a game we struggle. This is why we need to make a move for a veteran bench player to help when this sort of thing happens. Hopefully before the February trading deadline, we can get this done or sign a free agent.

Also, Speedy Claxton will miss the game.  Speedy has not played in a regular season game, since March 3, 2007.  Apparently, he still has a strained hamstring.  He is still loving Atlanta though collecting about 5.5 million dollars this season.  There is no way you are still hurt Speedy… you really just don’t want to play.  Thanks for nothing.

Come meet ‘Nique and other Monday ramblings

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Join us March 5, 2009 at the Fox Theatre for our annual Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards. Meet the “Human Highlight Film,” Atlanta Hawks Vice President and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins! The event begins with the best cocktail-networking hour in town at 6 p.m., followed by words on winning from #21. We’ll then present our awards for categories including: Office, Industrial, Retail, Land, Residential, Design, Mixed-Use, Rehab/Renovation and Overall Deal of the Year. We’ll also induct our highly esteemed Visionary Award winner! A delicious buffet dinner is also part of the evening’s celebration.

I’m glad that for $75 a person we are going to get someone who won zero championships in the NBA and certainly has not seen a lot of winning in his time in the front office will grace us with “words on winning.”

Flip Murray getting notice in the fantasy world:

Flip Murray, Atlanta Hawks: What has gotten into Murray in recent weeks? The journeyman has reached double figures in 10 of his last 11 games, including three outings of 20 or more in his last six. However, Murray contributes little outside of his scoring – he doesn’t dish out many assists or do much work on the boards and most of his points come from inside the three-point line.

Speedy Claxton is keeping busy in places other then the Hawks back court. Apparently, Hofstra had Speedy on the court long enough when he was attending school there, that they thought he was good enough to have his number retired. Speedy said of the NCAA tourney bid Hofstra received while he was there, “I don’t think anything will replace that.” Claxton actually has an NBA title with the Spurs in 2003, but I guess when you forget about those things when you are only getting into 30 games. Alas, Speedy’s presence was not enough to lead Hofstra to a win, as they fell by four to Virginia Commonwealth. I’m happy for Speedy though, he has definitely earned his pay check from the Hawks and I’m glad he be confident enough to be dropping Jennifer Lopez’s name around.

Claxton – who will make $5.75 million this season, bringing his career earnings to more than $26 million – is living the good life, with a home in Old Westbury, not far, he said, from actress Jennifer Lopez.

‘Clacks staying busy

Knickerbocker David Lee was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the Association, helped by his strong performance last Wednesday, when the Knicks plastered the Birds, 112-104.  Lee had 17 points and 16 boards.