2012 Atlanta Hawks Player Review: Vladimir Radmanovic

Mar 3, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Vladimir Radmanovic (77) takes a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Thunder 97-90. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Season Summary:

Radmanovic was known for one thing and one thing only, shooting the ball.

It was clear that was his role for this team, and he made sure he never stepped out of that role. According to Basketball Reference, out of the 197 field goal attempts Radmanovic had this season, 168 of them were jump shots and 138 of them were three point shots.

Larry Drew knew Radmanovic's lone strength and many weaknesses, and he made sure that he didn't make him a player that he wasn't.

Positives: Always stretched the floor whenever he was on it. When he hit his shots, it made the offense flow more smoothly. Had a couple of games where it felt like he couldn't miss a jump shot.

Negatives: A very sporadic shooter. He can get "hot" at times, but he can also get really "cold". Inconsistent minutes every night might have had something to do with it, but it's hard to give a player that only has one strength consistent minutes every game. Doesn't provide anything other than shooting the ball. When his shot is off, more than likely, he's the worst player on the court.

Best Moment/Game: Radmanovic's best game came in the very first Hawks game of the regular season. He gave a lot of fans early hope of what he'll be able to contribute on a nightly basis. He played 27 minutes that game and scored (what would be his season high) 17 points in 5-9 shooting while making three 3 point shots. He also recorded 3 rebounds, 4 steals, and an impressive 5 assists.

His best single moment came late in the season when he hit the tie-breaking three point shot with 12 seconds left in the game against the Milwaukee Bucks. You can see that video here. The Hawks would eventually win that game 99-94.

Final Grade: D+

Youtube Video: Vlad Rad has a funny side.

Exit Question: Did Larry Drew use Vlad Rad too little, too much, or just enough?

Full Roster Review

Josh Smith
Joe Johnson
Al Horford
Jeff Teague
Zaza Pachulia
Marvin Williams
Kirk Hinrich
Willie Green
Tracy McGrady
Ivan Johnson
Jannero Pargo
Vladimir Radmanovic
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Erick Dampier: Click Here.

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