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#1 JavierLakerFan16

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 09:30 PM

thats great nice for them, they need a good season for once

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 09:40 PM

Josh Smith is out

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 09:42 PM

so is baron davis

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:14 PM

Baron is out? WTF?

Anyway, hawks are respectable for now.




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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:16 PM

I've been really suprised that the Hawks have not been getting more attention as an elite team in the east. Yeah they are young, but they are very good. Josh Smith being out will hurt them but when healthy, that team is tough as we saw in the Celtics-Hawks series last season.

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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:18 PM

They have been playing great defense.
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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:21 PM

They have been playing great defense.


Concur...they are 3rd in defensive rating before today's games.




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Posted November 07, 2008 - 11:25 PM

I want the Lakers to give them their first loss but another team will probably get to it first.

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 12:02 AM

Today has just been the strangest day:
tony parker -out
josh smith-out
tim thomas-out
gordon (chicago)- dont know if he returned, but left the game when i watched it
now baron davis

wowwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Posted November 08, 2008 - 02:23 AM

so is baron davis


What on Earth is this

Baron's still playing... It's been a while since he came back from his injury. He played 40 minutes tonight

Wrong week buddy <_<
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Posted November 09, 2008 - 09:38 PM

The defense in Atlanta has definitely been underrated this year.

It's gonna take a few weeks before the Hawks get the attention that they seem to deserve. A lot of that is due to the fact that the national schedule over-looked the Hawks this year, and it will take time before some of their games get added.

One thing to be aware of with the Hawks, is that they lack the depth that a lot of the other "elite" teams have (and the Hawks are not an elite team yet, just a "hot" team to start the season), and that lack of depth will likely catch up with them as the season goes on, unless Mike Woodson starts developing guys like Acie Law and Randolph Morris.

With that being said, I still find it funny how much the media focused on the Hawks' bench, in making less than complimentary pre-season predictions for the Hawks.

Yes, the Hawks lost Childress; however, they immediately replaced him with Mo Evans. Regardless of which player is better, over the course of an 82 game season, these two guys will give you virtually the same production, and impact your wins/losses in about the same fashion.

Then, the Hawks added Flip Murray. He's a respectable back-up to Mike Bibby, and someone who could help bridge the gap as Acie Law hopefully continues to develop.

Then, even though everyone laughs, the Hawks still have Zaza Pachulia, who is a good, hard nosed defender and rebounder, and has been a regular in the Hawks rotation for about 4 years now.

So, the Hawks have a starting five of

Bibby
Johnson
Williams
Smith
Horford

with

Murray
Evans
Pachulia

being the top 3 guys off the bench.

(I also haven't mentioned Solomon Jones, who has been decent to start the season).

Throw in the fact that the Hawks have had another year to mature, have the experience of a good play-off series under their beltd, and had Bibby in training camp, there is really no reason not to expect the Hawks to have an even better season than a year ago.

Clearly, as evidenced by the 5-0 start, the Hawks are expecting to make some serious noise this season.

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 09:46 PM

They got my attention...let's keep them rolling and make them kill the C's like last season.




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Posted November 09, 2008 - 09:53 PM

The Hawks, along with the Lakers, are the only teams undefeated as of now. I wonder which team will get the first lost?

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 09:54 PM

The Hawks, along with the Lakers, are the only teams undefeated as of now. I wonder which team will get the first lost?


Probably the best team loses last.

Hawks' Next 3 games: Bulls, Celtics, Nets.
Lakers' Next 3 games: Mavs, Hornets, Pistons.

We got the tough ones over Hawks. So if somehow we can squeak all 3 wins out, we should be good. But I'm looking for Hawks to...can they lose to Bulls? Then beat the damn celtics and go on from there.

Edited by lyk13, November 09, 2008 - 09:56 PM.





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Posted November 09, 2008 - 10:00 PM

Probably the best team loses last.

Hawks' Next 3 games: Bulls, Celtics, Nets.
Lakers' Next 3 games: Mavs, Hornets, Pistons.

We got the tough ones over Hawks. So if somehow we can squeak all 3 wins out, we should be good. But I'm looking for Hawks to...can they lose to Bulls? Then beat the damn celtics and go on from there.

Yeh I'm hoping they lose to the Bulls then beat the Celtics but I feel it'll be the opposite. I have confidence the Lakers will be able to pull out a W for the next games coming up but you never know against the Hornets and the Pistons.

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 10:02 PM

Hopefully things go like Jerry hopes w/the Hawks losing to the Bulls and beating the C's. They've looked nice so far http://lakernation.c...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.gif

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Posted November 09, 2008 - 10:35 PM

Josh Smith being injured would seriously make the Hawks' much worse but they got most of the hard matches over with.
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Posted November 09, 2008 - 11:44 PM

What on Earth is this

Baron's still playing... It's been a while since he came back from his injury. He played 40 minutes tonight

Wrong week buddy :P

nah man wen i posted that comment he had falled on his back against uhh idk who but that game he came back from the first injury but yeahh he is back

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Posted November 12, 2008 - 09:47 PM

sorry ... not anymore, too bad too, would have been nice for them to beat the celts
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Posted November 12, 2008 - 09:49 PM

Gotta have sympathy...they played well to go down to the wire though. And because the win was courtesy of WHEELCHAIR....>.<







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