The buzz around town, is that The Atlanta Spirit Group do not what they are doing. Business wise, or front office wise, and there is growing speculation of actually selling the Atlanta Hawks. But lets focus on the Hawks as a team. What separates the Lakers, Celtics, Orlando, and Chicago are those organizations are spending money, to improve their team. The Hawks made it to the second round of the play-offs, but clearly underachieved and it starts with the roster. What did the Hawks do? Fire Coach Mike Woodson, and give Joe Johnson a max contract. Then they hired Larry Drew, a cheap solution to Mike Woodson, and refuse to give Jamal Crawford a contract extension. When Kobe wanted to win, the Lakers grabbed Gasol and Odom, when Wade stated his frustration; well you know what happened. So why not the Hawks? Since he is the franchise player, why doesn’t Joe Johnson make some rumbling noise, for some action to take place. The Atlanta Spirit Group are treating the franchise like a McDonalds. Put out a product, over sell it, make money, then cut your losses. Winning is not in their equation. So they say they want to sell the team. I say let them. Find an organization, who wants to win and doesn’t mind spending money for quality players. Another man’s trash is a city’s treasure. Quite frankly, its time for the Hawks to add a ring to the chest. [poll id=”5″]
The Atlanta Hawks have been steady this season, although they should probably be playing Paul Millsap a bit more.
Nikola Vucevic was well-defended with the clocking ticking down, but his rainmaker fall-away jumper beat the buzzer and helped the Orlando Magic top the Atlanta Hawks.
Paul George is the type of player we have come to expect incredible plays from, but what he did against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night was truly remarkable. In the first quarter with the shot clock running out, George tossed up an off-balance, fall away shot from downtown that miraculously hit nothing but net.
Al Horford clearly isn't letting all the trade rumors he's been involved of late get in the way of business out on the hardwood. On Friday night against the Indiana Pacers, Horford emphatically posterized Solomon Hill with a massive dunk, and NBA aficionados nationwide lost their collective mind on the Internet.
If the Atlanta Hawks decide to trade center Al Horford, it will be to one of these five teams.
The Detroit Pistons should consider trading Brandon Jennings before the trade deadline this season.
Jeff Teague has been on the trading block for quite a while, and the Atlanta Hawks must trade him soon or suffer his displeasure.
Kent Bazemore has played well for the Atlanta Hawks so far this season, and could get a big raise in free agency.
The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly fielding trade offers for Jeff Teague, and the New York Knicks have emerged as a top suitor.
Tim Hardaway Jr. disappointed with the New York Knicks, and the team decided to move on. They traded him to Atlanta, but he's squandering his fresh start with the Hawks.