Originally posted on Hoops Addict  |  Last updated 3/23/12
Perhaps things could be worse, but the Atlanta Hawks have definitely fallen out favor with the basketball gods this season. “Obviously no Pargo, obviously no Horford, no Vladimir Radmanovic…oh, and no Ivan [Johnson],” coach Larry Drew said as he ran down the list of Atlanta Hawks players who would not see action in Wednesday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The loss of all-star center Al Horford was without question the biggest blow to the team this season, but the team has had to deal with injuries to players at nearly every position and every role. “Over the past years we have survived injuries,” coach Larry Drew said. “We didn’t have a lot of people out or any serious injuries, but this year—I guess what didn’t happen in the past is being made for this year.” To make matters more complicated, the condensed schedule cuts out time that would normally be reserved for practice, which makes it much tougher for players returning from injury to get back into the swing of NB...
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