"I can’t get extended," Smith said. "They didn’t give me the money; I had to go get it. That’s something I have to play it out and see how it goes from there."
"I don't want to pre-judge on what the recommendation is going to be," [Commissioner David] Stern said. "But as a fan, he obviously bumped him. And you know what happens with respect to that...we have a hard and fast rule. Unless somebody trips you and sends you into him, nobody touches a referee. That's the proposition."
McMillan and Crawford had several conversations, and according to McMillan, none of them centered around the Blazers and the desire to win. Crawford instead wondered about himself: How much would he play, how many shots, what style of play? When McMillan told him he would have to play defense, Crawford blanched.
Also remember that Drew played Tracy McGrady 22 minutes the very next game after he publicly complained about his playing time and 15 minutes in the game after that. McGrady’s subsequent reduced role was about his declining production and withdrawn demeanor, not his gripes. McGrady has been noticeably more engaged lately and, what do you know, he’s getting more time (and playing better).
Josh Smith on Mike Woodson's return: "He may not say it but he definitely wants this win, in this arena." #Hawks
"You can ask my coach right now. You can ask [GM] Rick [Sund]. I’ve never asked those guys to trade me. Never. I understand that trades are part of this league and part of this business. If Rick and LD think there is something that can better suit the Atlanta Hawks and I’m involved in that package, I completely understand that. But I’ve never walked in there and asked those guys to trade me. I’ve never said that. To see what people wrote about me and said about me, man. The thing that hurts the most is no one even called and asked me. No one asked me ‘Did you say that?’ You are the first person to ask me."
Haa.some of these writers kill me, 8 diff tweets about our "gaurd" play.every1 can tell u how 2 do it that's never done it!!! (Cont)
Quote To Note: (What is strange about this quote?)
—"I don't think nobody out there is trying to quit. They just made good plays. We don't have (any) quitters on this team. "
—Jeff Teague, on what went wrong against the 76ers
I don’t think there will be a sign-and-trade with Chicago for Jamal. The Hawks aren’t looking to take on the kind of salary the matching rules require and the Bulls are focused on using their MLE to sign a free agent.
Marvin Williams on back surgery: "I feel ten times better to be able to run and jump and be pain free." #Hawks