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Atlanta Hawks News, Notes and Injury Updates

January 29th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
By Gordon Robinson

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  • Coach Larry Drew has discussed allowing rookie Mike Scott to see some time at the small forward spot to get more minutes. He said that he would use him when the match up is right, but does not want to put too much on his plate too soon. When asked about the new role, Mike Scott said that the offense part would come natural but he would have a lot to work on in the defensive department.
  • According to AJC.com's Chris Vivlamore, Al Horford is expecting the Atlanta Hawks to get back in the groove that they were in during their run in the beginning of the season. "I just think that we found ourselves through that slump of how to play, like how we were playing earlier in the year, moving the ball around, being more aggressive and more aggressive defensively," Horford told the media at Hawks practice. 
  • Anthony Morrow has returned to practice and is in full contact participation. He says that he will play in Atlanta's next game against the Toronto Raptors. Morrow has missed 17 games with his hip and back injuries.
  • ESPN's Bradford Doolittle recently named Atlanta's Josh Smith as the NBA's top perimeter defender. Noted was Smith's athleticism and ability to guard any position of the court. Even though Smith spends a lot of time at power forward, it was also noted that he spends 33 percent of his time on the floor at the three position.
  • On February 1, the Atlanta Hawks are sending players to an Atlanta charter school, Ron Clark Academy, for a full day of educator training: a basketball-based curriculum in the classroom. Players will be popping up in classes throughout the day and those players include Zaza Pachulia, John Jenkins, Kyle Korver and Anthony Morrow.
Tags: Al Horford, Anthony Morrow, Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Josh Smith, Larry Drew, Mike Scott, NBA

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