Despite a drop in offensive efficiency this season, the Hawks shouldn’t make any substantial moves, David Aldridge of NBA.com opines. Aldridge notes that Atlanta is 16th in offensive rating, down from sixth last season and it’s likely a result of teams putting more emphasis on guarding Kyle Korver, who is shooting 40.7% from three-point range, down from 49.2% last season.
Here’s more from Atlanta:
- Hawks executive Andrew Steinberg is leaving the franchise, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Steinberg was named the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer in August.
- Atlanta has assigned Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Austin Spurs of the D-League via the flexible assignment rule, per the team’s website. Hardaway played for the Canton Charge in his previous D-League stint.
- The Hawks are 15-5 with Kent Bazemore in the starting lineup and the team is starting to find its groove, Vivlamore observes in a separate piece. “Everything is starting to come together,” Bazemore said. “It’s not anything like just me starting. I think the team is starting to gel. What the coach and front office saw in the summer in putting this team together is starting to come to fruition.” Bazemore will be a free agent at the end of the season.