Monday, October 08, 2007

Pre-Season Game #1: @Orlando

Little news at this early date outside of Sekou Smith reporting that the first unit consists of Speedy Claxton, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, and Zaza Pachulia.

The opposite end of the depth chart suggests little potential interest in roster battles. Josh Childress, Al Horford, Acie Law IV, Shelden Williams, Tyronn Lue, and Anthony Johnson figure to take up roster spots 6-11. Lorenzen Wright, Salim Stoudamire, and Solomon Jones should be safe as well.

Both Jamaal Tatum and Steven Smith would have been interesting in recent Hawks camps but with neither Royal Ivey nor Esteban Batista around this autumn, Tatum and Smith face an uphill battle to prove themselves good enough that someone else's guaranteed money gets eaten.

No TV or radio tonight. I'll explicate the box score tomorrow.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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