Ok...go ahead and admit it. You were wrong when you criticized management. There is a reason those guys get paid a lot ot money to do what they do. So here you go.. things that the fans were wrong about and management was right about.Note I am looking at this season alone since no one can predict the future.
1.JOE JOHNSON SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RESIGNED FOR 123M. Well this is really a controversial point but you have got to say that he played pretty well this season i.e. He played up to his salary for the season. My way of judging the deal today is that can the hawks trade Joe? Ths answer is YES!. There are a lot of teams that will gladly take Joe today with his contract. New Jersey, Orlando,Golden State,Milwaukee,Washington,Sacramento etc. All these teams will gladly take Joe and his huge contract. So right now, the contract is worth it. Plus , you have to admit that not resigning joe would have made us a lottery team this season.
2. AL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER ON THE HAWKS TEAM. Sorry guys as much as you would like to not admit it, the honor still goes to JOE!!!. Joe is still numero uno. Yes even ahead of Josh. He is the only Hawks player that can create his own shot and demands a double team.
3. RENT A BENCH WAS NOT THE BEST STRATEGY . Given the short season, the best strategy for the Hawks was the rent a bench strategy. Signing guys like Sy and Benson would have been a bad idea given the limited time that he would have had to learn the game and the limited contribution they would have had this season. The vets have done it for a long time and were more than able to hold their own.It really helped the Hawks the season. It turns out that the best strategy for a short and compressed season is using vets on the bench. No time to "groom" players.
4. THE KIRK DEAL FOR 2 PICKS WAS A BAD DEAL. Based on how kirk played this year and the fact that crawford is at best a backup and the pick from what is turning into a very weak 2011 draft, it is safe to say that the trade was not bad. There is no way either crawford or the pick would have been a rotation player, plus can you imagine the Hawks with the current Mike Bibby ?? ugghh
5.LARRY DREW WAS THE WRONG CHOICE. Larry Drew being on the short list of coach of the year already proves that he was obviously not the wrong choice.
So go ahead and admit it..>YOU WERE WRONG!!!