The Atlanta Hawks had somewhat of an eventful week to start off. As we get closer to training camp, things should be ramping up in basketball.
The Hawks announced on social media that Dewayne Dedmon is progressing from his injury he suffered weeks ago. He is now out of his walking boot and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Training camp is in less than two weeks, so he may be held out for some short time.
Lucky for the Hawks, they have some depth behind him while he is gone. Alex Len might be the favorite to take his reps until he gets back, and they also have Miles Plumlee. We’ll see how things go in the upcoming weeks.
The Hawks have someone familiar joining their family but in the G-League. Former first-round pick Shelden Williams is now an assistant coach for the Erie Bayhawks. In 2006, the Hawks took Williams with the fifth pick in the draft. In 2008, he was in a multi-team trade that sent him to the Sacramento Kings for Mike Bibby.
Coach Pierce held a coaching clinic earlier in the week. Not only was he able to speak to the coaches and give tips, but they also got on the court and played some games. Pierce is doing a good job so far of getting involved in as much as he can with the Hawks. This is looking like a great hire for the team, now we just have to see how he does when it’s time to suit up.
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