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Bibby goes to Hawks

by james on February 17th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Mike Bibby will bring shooting and poise to the Hawks

On the surface, most fans are saying, “So what.”

Mike Bibby gets traded from one under .500 team to another under .500 team.

But there is more here than meets the eye.

In the Western Conference, to be under .500 is to be out of the playoff race. In the Eastern Conference, only 5 teams are above .500. That is right, only 5 teams.

Atlanta is still in it.

The Hawks played my Pistons the other night in a nothing pre-All-Star-time game and took Detroit down to the wire.

Now admittedly the Pistons were having a tough time staying interested in that game and needed a Rasheed Wallace referee blowup to get excited, but Atlanta was busy showing off young talent at the same time.

You have a team with Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, Josh Childress, Al Horford, Marvin Williams and, lo and behold, no point guard. That is until now.

Hawks coach Mike Woodson said Bibby, acquired from the Sacramento Kings for four players on Saturday, will provide scoring help for Joe Johnson. Atlanta’s All-Star shooting guard often faces gimmick defenses because he’s the team’s only outside shooting threat.

“There’s another option now,” Woodson said. “It’ll be like a one-two punch in the backcourt.” source

And Sacramento?

Don’t kid yourself about these deals. Sacramento picked up a bunch of expiring or almost expiring contracts and probably nothing more. They just want cash space in the off season to pursue players.

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2 opinions for Bibby goes to Hawks

  • bb community
    Feb 18, 2008 at 3:36 am

    hoorah, bibby finally move out from sacramento! this trade is win-win situation for both teams. While kings is clearing the salary space, i would expect some exciting games from “talented hawks” now. Don’t u think?

  • james
    Feb 18, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Somehow Hawks management has screwed up everything since Dominique Wilkins. Somehow they will screw this up too.

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