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Milwaukee–Kirk Hinrich says he will practice tomorrow in San Antonio. If all goes well, he plans to play Wednesday at the Spurs.
“I’m excited,” he said. “It’s just a matter of how sore it will be the next day [after practice].”
Once Hinrich is activated, the Hawks will have to make a roster move. The candidates to be released are Ivan Johnson, Donald Sloan, Jannero Pargo and Jerry Stackhouse. Chances are it won’t be Ivan so probably one of the guards will go.
Larry Drew said the plan is to “work [Hinrich] back in slow” as he gets his wind back and becomes accustomed to banging around again. And . . . (drum roll) Hinrich will come off the bench and Jeff Teague will remain the starting point guard.
“At this point, I am going to stay with that I have,” Drew said. “Jeff has shown that he deserves it. He has done a really good job for us. As of right now, I am just going to keep it as is.”
Now I know some of my blog people are going to seize on “as of right now” and cite it as
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Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich, who has missed the first 17 games of the season while recovering from left shoulder surgery, says he hopes to return on Atlanta's upcoming five-game trip.
Hinrich started in 22 of his 24 games with Atlanta last season after he was traded to the Hawks from Washington. He averaged 10.2 points and 4.0 assists overall.
Hinrich had surgery in November and...
Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich, who has missed the first 17 games of the season while recovering from left shoulder surgery, said Saturday he hopes to play during Atlanta's upcoming five-game trip.
Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich, who has missed the first 17 games of the season while recovering from left shoulder surgery, says he hopes to return on Atlanta's upcoming five-game trip. Hinrich started in 22 of his 24 games with Atlanta last season after he was traded to the Hawks from Washington. He averaged 10.2 points and 4.0 assists overall.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Hawks coach Larry Drew expected a strong start from his team against Cleveland.
Drew was especially pleased to see Atlanta follow through with a strong finish to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half.
Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks, coming off a loss that prompted Drew to say they quit, responded with their highest-scoring output of the...
Hawks coach Larry Drew did not use the word “quit” again to describe the Hawks’ performance Friday night at the 76ers. However, the coach did not back off his post-game comments.
Drew would not single any particular player out. He also said he has not address the team following his post-game comments.
Here are some quotes from Drew during his pre-game interview:
ATLANTA (AP) -- Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich, who has missed the first 17 games of the season while recovering from left shoulder surgery, says he hopes to return on Atlanta's upcoming five-game trip.
Larry Drew and Josh Smith talk about how the Hawks responded coming off a tough loss Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) Hawks coach Larry Drew expected a strong start from his team against Cleveland.
The San Antonio Spurs (11-7) will host the Atlanta Hawks (13-5) at the AT&T Center tonight as the Spurs will be looking to start a new home winning streak after dropping a game to the lowly Sacramento Kings.
This will be the Hawks and Spurs only meeting this season but history is not on Atlanta's side. The Hawks have not beaten the Spurs in San Antonio since February, 1997...
There are seven teams in the NBA right now with only one loss at home, and six of those teams have .500 records or worse on the road. Of those seven teams, the San Antonio Spurs have one of the worst road records at 2-6. The Atlanta Hawks are 5-4 away from home, but they’re looking to improve their away record on their upcoming road trip which includes a date with the Spurs...
The Hawks were outrebounded 51-32 and outscored 51-29 in the second half last Friday and it did them in. Willie Green led the way for the Hawks with 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 20 minutes off the bench in this game. Jeff Teague (12 points, 6 assists and 5 steals), Josh Smith (10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked shots) and Tracy McGrady (10 points...
The Hawks held the Blazers to 38% shooting from the floor which was the big reason for the home win last Wednesday Night. Joe Johnson (24 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot) and Josh Smith (17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocked shots) led the way for the Hawks in this game. Jeff Teague (13 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists and 1 blocked...
Milwaukee–Zaza Pachulia is the starter at center. “He’s been playing well lately,” Larry Drew said. “He has played well against the Bucks. So we elected to go with him.”
Zaza has been as productive and efficient as usual but his minutes have fluctuated. “It’s hard, but you have to be a pro,” he said. “I’ve been in a situation where I was getting mad previous...
The Hawks shot a blistering 55.4% from the floor last Saturday Night as they thrashed the Cleveland Cavaliers. Joe Johnson led the way for the Hawks in this game with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Jeff Teague (14 points, 5 assists and 2 steals), Jannero Pargo (14 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal in 15 minutes) and Zaza Pachulia (13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists...