Hawks Off-Season Report Card

By krisgordon

Hawks off-season Report Card

It seems like everybody in the Eastern Conference made moves, except the Hawks.  And if they made a move, we might have missed it.  Technically the off-season is not over but the big sexy names are gone, unless they go after Tracy McGrady.  ATLANTA - MARCH 12:  Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets makes a shot over Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks on March 12, 2008 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Rockets defeated the Hawks 83-75 to win their 20th game in a row.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Oops too late.  The Hawks missed out the Amare, Shaq, Wade, Bosh, and the likes of others, but did re-sign Joe Johnson.  Also rookie Jordan Crawford looks promising, having a outstanding summer league.  To compensate the inside game the Hawks signed Josh Powell and resigned Jason Collins. I can just see Dwight Howard drooling about playing against the Hawks.  With that said this off-season the Hawks did not get better, but on the other hand they did not fall off bringing the same core of guys from last season.  Problem is that window of opportunity is getting smaller, by what it looks like the Hawks believe their team is strong enough already and are going to rely heavily on the development of the continued development of Josh Smith, Al Hortford, and Marvin Williams.  Report cards are in for drafting Jordan Crawford to add depth to the bench, and keeping Joe Johnson their premier scorer the Hawks earned a B+. Then we take marks off for Jason Collins and Josh Powell, because lets face it mediocre players does not elevate a mediocre team, the final grade is a C.  Maybe the Hawks front office has a trick up there sleeve, and can pull off a mid-season trade bringing in a premier player that can take the load off Johnson.  From the looks of it, the Hawks front office doesn’t care, or not trying to compete with superstar players.  Larry Drew, has his work cut out for him.

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