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Atlanta Hawks 10-11 Season Game #81

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56-24 44-36
Philips Arena
April 11, 2011 7:00 PM
SportSouth, 99X FM, Pre and Post Game Show 680 The Fan, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Mike Bibby PG Kirk Hinrich
Dwayne Wade SG Joe Johnson
LeBron James SF Marvin Williams
Chris Bosh PF Josh Smith
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C Al Horford



Hawks Injury Report: Josh Smith (knee) is questionable but expected to play, Marvin Williams (ankle) is questionable. Jason Collins (ankle) is out.

Heat Injury Report:

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Unprecedented Breaking News that is guaranteed to impact the playoffs! (not a guarantee):

From the Hawks Press Release, the team has brought in Magnum Rolle, immediately taking the title of "Best Name" for the franchise. More after the jump---

Quick Thought: The last #25 for the Hawks? Corey Benjamin. The best? Doc Rivers. Sorry, Snoop Graham.

The Atlanta Hawks today signed forward Magnum Rolle to a contract, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rolle spent training camp with the Indiana Pacers, and appeared in five preseason games before being waived on October 25, 2010. Rolle was the 51st overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was then acquired by the Pacers in exchange for the draft rights to Ryan Reid.

The Gatorade callup played in 15 games (seven starts) with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League this season, averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 spg, 1.3 apg and 1.2 bpg (.508 FG%, .585 FT%) in 25.9 mpg. He was the third overall pick of the D-League Draft by the Claws.

Rolle played his sophomore season at LSU, before transferring to Louisiana Tech. As a senior with the Bulldogs in 2009-10, he led the WAC in blocked shots (2.1 bpg), adding 13.9 ppg and 8.4 rpg in 34 games (33 starts). He finished his career with Louisiana Tech fourth all-time in blocks in just two seasons of action.

Magnum Rolle was born on February 23, 1986 in Freeport, Bahamas, and attended St. George’s High School in Freeport before spending a year at Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina. He will wear uniform number 25.