The defense was the backbone of the Hawks surprising start. Theyve struggled on that end of the floor of late, but have you seen signs of them starting to turn things around?
I think the defense started to improve with the return to the lineup of Devin Harris. Hes their best perimeter defender.
I love Lou Williams offense, but Devin is a much better defense player and having him in the lineup seemed to turn everything around because they were getting beat on the perimeter, especially.
The Hawks are in the midst of a tough stretch with two against the Nets and then they face the Spurs. Is this a time when we really start to learn something about this team?
Theres no question that they fed on the bottom feeders the first two months of the year. Now, they did have that big win over Oklahoma State on the road and they played a couple of good teams, but the meat of the schedule is ahead of us and it just started when the calendar turned to 2013.
Were going to learn a lot about this ...