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Old 06-22-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Recap last season for the Hawks

Write a recap of the Hawks 2005-06 season, stressing whatever points you feel matter the most.

Discuss strengths, weaknesses, what went right and wrong, etc.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:22 PM   #2
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Where to begin?

Mike Woodson is not a good "clutch" coach. The games I went to could have been won with better 4th quarter adjustments.

Like I've heard so often on 790 the zone...the players just don't know how to close out games. We don't have a go to guy who can get to the line. At least we have a guy in Stoudemire who wants the ball for the game winning attempt. That dude is nails. He can get it done, but you don't want to rely on the 3 ball to win you a close game.

I don't mind the amount of losses, I just wish we had the intestinal fortitude to pull out the close ones. We would have had a LOT better record if we did...cause there were so many late game collapses.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:49 AM   #3
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1. Good development from Al Harrington and Joe Johnson. Both have proven themselves to be top level scorers.

2. Josh Smith and Josh Childress both developed well last season, the former more than the latter.

3. Marvin Williams was a disappointment. He was the No. 2 pick in the draft, so more was expected. He showed improvement by the end of the season, but he will need to pick it up more this year to prove he was worth being picked over Chris Paul.

4. Zaza Pachulia proved himself to be a credible big. He might be better suited as a reserve, but he has the skills and athleticism to be a contributer in this league and should have a solid career.

5. Salim Stoudamire is very talented and athletic, but he needs work on his passing if he is to be a legitimate point guard and not just a spark off the bench.

6. Ty Lue is a solid reserve point guard and shouldn't have been playing so many minutes.

7. The bench was very thin. Esteban Batista, John Edwards, Royal Ivy didn't do much.

The team had several glaring holes which were never addressed.

The team had a horrible start, but eventually they were able to become a competitive team and beat more talented and experienced teams. The death of popular teammate Jason Collier in the begining of the season definitely affected this young team.

Hope springs eternal for the Hawks.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #4
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1. Good development from Al Harrington and Joe Johnson. Both have proven themselves to be top level scorers.

2. Josh Smith and Josh Childress both developed well last season, the former more than the latter.

3. Marvin Williams was a disappointment. He was the No. 2 pick in the draft, so more was expected. He showed improvement by the end of the season, but he will need to pick it up more this year to prove he was worth being picked over Chris Paul.

4. Zaza Pachulia proved himself to be a credible big. He might be better suited as a reserve, but he has the skills and athleticism to be a contributer in this league and should have a solid career.

5. Salim Stoudamire is very talented and athletic, but he needs work on his passing if he is to be a legitimate point guard and not just a spark off the bench.

6. Ty Lue is a solid reserve point guard and shouldn't have been playing so many minutes.

7. The bench was very thin. Esteban Batista, John Edwards, Royal Ivy didn't do much.

The team had several glaring holes which were never addressed.

The team had a horrible start, but eventually they were able to become a competitive team and beat more talented and experienced teams. The death of popular teammate Jason Collier in the begining of the season definitely affected this young team.

Hope springs eternal for the Hawks.

Isn't Ivey a starter?
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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For some of the year, Ivy was a starter - that is correct.

But even then, he didn't play that much. Lue got the majority of the minutes.

Either way, he hasn't shown enough improvement yet to be a full time starter. Maybe this year he will improve a lot.
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:10 PM   #6
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Also as part of the drama of last season and still continuing through this summer (at least) is the ownership debacle whereby there is one group of owners versus Steve Belkin.

The current ownership group initially won in court, but just recently Belkin won a court case and may win back the opportunity to buy the team.

Where this is headed, no one knows.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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More losing, more half empty arena, more Sfs
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:23 AM   #8
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1. Good development from Al Harrington and Joe Johnson. Both have proven themselves to be top level scorers.

2. Josh Smith and Josh Childress both developed well last season, the former more than the latter.

3. Marvin Williams was a disappointment. He was the No. 2 pick in the draft, so more was expected. He showed improvement by the end of the season, but he will need to pick it up more this year to prove he was worth being picked over Chris Paul.

4. Zaza Pachulia proved himself to be a credible big. He might be better suited as a reserve, but he has the skills and athleticism to be a contributer in this league and should have a solid career.

5. Salim Stoudamire is very talented and athletic, but he needs work on his passing if he is to be a legitimate point guard and not just a spark off the bench.

6. Ty Lue is a solid reserve point guard and shouldn't have been playing so many minutes.

7. The bench was very thin. Esteban Batista, John Edwards, Royal Ivy didn't do much.

The team had several glaring holes which were never addressed.

The team had a horrible start, but eventually they were able to become a competitive team and beat more talented and experienced teams. The death of popular teammate Jason Collier in the begining of the season definitely affected this young team.

Hope springs eternal for the Hawks.


I agreee with 1, part of 2,4,6 and 7. Williams was not a dissapointment. We did not expect him to put up big numbers and win rook of the year we expected last season to be a developing year for him. He could be a great asset to this team this year. For number two Smith proved he was better and improved I did not see any improvement from Chilldress and he will need to work on his game this off-season if he wants any playing time because Johnson will go to SG with claxton coming to play PG.
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