HAWKS TALK EXTENSION WITH AL HORFORD

In a desperate attempt to keep the team together, the Hawks are talking with Al Horford about extending his contract. The Hawks Starting Center has an expiring contract next year and would become a restricted Free Agent. The Hawks have until October 31st to sign Al or he will become a Free Agent next summer. In a league where good Centers are hard to come by, Al would be risky to let go into Free Agency next year due to the Hawks’ lack of finances and lucrative contracts other teams are willing to put on the table. If Horford were to go into Free Agency next summer, we would have to match or increase any offer another team offers to Al, or else we lose him. Being a first time All-Star last year, Al would be a big Free Agent next summer with lots of suitors.

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JOSH SMITH GETS “AIR” TIME

Atlanta players have never been known as popular by NBA fans due to their lack of face time with fans. Whenever Hawks players get a chance to show themselves down to earth and level with fans, it is a “win” for Atlanta sports… PERIOD. The most recent commercial involves Josh Smith with some big names (Russell Westbrook, Andre Iguodala, Derrick Rose, and Rajon Rondo) in a commercial series for 2k’s upcoming game NBA 2K11. NBA 2K11 is the first game since NBA Live 2000 to frontrun Michael “Air” Jordan for their game. To be a part of promoting NBA 2K11 is a huge promotion not only for the game, but for players in the commercials. We see Josh as an emotional character and it seems as he even has the funniest lines. Let’s look at a couple of NBA 2K11 commercials:

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HAWKS OFFSEASON REVIEW: PART 5

This is the last installment to my 5 part series on the offseason of the Atlanta Hawks. Since the end of the 2009-2010 season, the Hawks Front Office has had a full plate of question marks on their table that need to be answered: will head coach Mike Woodson be back next season, will they resign Joe Johnson, will Josh Childress come back from Greece, will Marvin Williams or Mike Bibby be moved to upgrade at the 3 or 1, will they finally get a 7 foot Center to place next to the undersized Al Horford. We are near the end of the NBA 2010 – 2011 Offseason with most of these questions fully answered. In this 5 part series, I will deliver a full answer and explanation to each of these questions.

5. Will the Hawks sign a 7 foot Center to place next to Al Horford?

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HAWKS OFFSEASON REVIEW: PART 4

This is the 4th installment to my 5 part series on the offseason of the Atlanta Hawks. Since the end of the 2009-2010 season, the Hawks Front Office has had a full plate of question marks on their table that need to be answered: will head coach Mike Woodson be back next season, will they resign Joe Johnson, will Josh Childress come back from Greece, will Marvin Williams or Mike Bibby be moved to upgrade at the 3 or 1, will they finally get a 7 foot Center to place next to the undersized Al Horford. We are near the end of the NBA 2010 – 2011 Offseason with most of these questions fully answered. In this 5 part series, I will deliver a full answer and explanation to each of these questions.

4. Will Marvin Williams or Mike Bibby be moved to upgrade at the 3 or 1?

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HAWKS OFFSEASON REVIEW: PART 3

This is the 3rd installment in my 5 part Hawks Offseason Review. Since the end of the 2009-2010 season, the Hawks Front Office has had a full plate of question marks on their table that need to be answered: will head coach Mike Woodson be back next season, will they resign Joe Johnson, will Josh Childress come back from Greece, will Marvin Williams or Mike Bibby be moved to upgrade at the 3 or 1, will they finally get a 7 foot Center to place next to the undersized Al Horford. We are near the end of the NBA 2010 – 2011 Offseason with most of these questions fully answered. In this 5 part series, I will deliver a full answer and explanation to each of these questions.

3. Will Josh Childress return to the NBA from Greece?

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HAWKS OFFSEASON REVIEW: PART 2

This is the 2nd installment to my 5 part series about the Hawks Offseason. Since the end of the 2009-2010 season, the Hawks Front Office has had a full plate of question marks on their table that need to be answered: will head coach Mike Woodson be back next season, will they resign Joe Johnson, will Josh Childress come back from Greece, will Marvin Williams or Mike Bibby be moved to upgrade at the 3 or 1, will they finally get a 7 foot Center to place next to the undersized Al Horford. We are near the end of the NBA 2010 – 2011 Offseason with most of these questions fully answered. In this 5 part series, I will deliver a full answer and explanation to each of these questions.

2. Will the Atlanta Hawks resign Joe Johnson?

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HAWKS OFFSEASON REVIEW: PART 1

Since the end of the 2009-2010 season, the Hawks Front Office has had a full plate of question marks on their table that need to be answered: will head coach Mike Woodson be back next season, will they resign Joe Johnson, will Marvin Williams or Mike Bibby be moved to upgrade at the 3 or 1, will Josh Childress come back from Greece, will they finally get a 7 foot Center to place next to the undersized Al Horford. We are near the end of the NBA 2010 – 2011 Offseason with most of these questions fully answered. In this 5 part series, I will deliver a full answer and explanation to each of these questions…

1. Will head coach Mike Woodson be returning next season?

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