In this 2016-17 Hawks Season Countdown, we will be counting down the days leading up to the Hawks’ first regular season game.
Here at Soaring Down South, we are counting down the days until the Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 season begins. We’ll continue at 11 days until the regular season starts for the Hawks, breaking down the one of the more popular numbers in team history.
One of best sixth men in team history, Crawford was the star reserve guard for many memorable late-2000’s Atlanta Hawk teams. Alongside All-Stars and Hall-of-Famers, Crawford consistently held his own and gave the team the scoring punch it needed. In his 2010 season, he continued his dominance on the league’s bench guards, scoring his career high (as a reserve), starting a total of zero games. He didn’t do much more than score, but his scoring made him one of the most memorable 00s’ Hawks ever. Crawford can now be found on the Clippers, taking names and ankles in Los Angeles on a nightly basis.
The often-injured Brazilian big man arrived to Atlanta last summer, coming over from San Antonio. The 2014 NBA championship winner only played in __ games last season. A hip injury ended his season prematurely, and likely lost the Hawks a few games in the process. Splitter is now back from various injuries, and will likely be in the fight to be the first big man off Coach Budeholzer’s bench.
Who’s your favorite #11 in Hawks history? Come back tomorrow for the next edition of the 2016-17 Hawks Season Countdown!