What did your favorite former Hawk do last night? Look no further than Ex-Hawk Watch, where all your stat-watching needs are fulfilled.
On any given night, there will be a number of players, formerly of the Atlanta Hawks, that now play for other teams. Keeping up with all of the familiar faces can be a hassle; until now. On November 30th, 2016, five of the thirteen active former Hawks played. Let’s jump right into the Ex-Hawk Watch:
Nov 6, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll (5) reacts during their loss to the Sacramento Kings at Air Canada Centre. The Kings beat the Raptors 96-91. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
17 points, 0 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals, 0 blocks in 29 minutes in a 120-105 win vs Grizzlies
Carroll has been the Raptors’ third or fourth best player this season, which is great. After his injury-riddled season last year, his progression is impressive, to say the least.
Nov 30, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) dribbles as San Antonio Spurs guard Nicolas Laprovittola (27) defends during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
0 points, 1 rebound, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks in 11 minutes in a 94-87 loss vs Spurs
In his first game back from injury, Harris did nearly nothing. He will likely play an important role for the league’s worst team for the rest of the season.
Nov 30, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) takes a shot while defended by Boston Celtics forward / center Al Horford (42) during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 0 steals, 2 blocks in 32 minutes in a 121-114 loss vs Pistons
Horford’s lack of rebounding couldn’t have costed his team the game, right? Even though the Celtics were out-rebounded 52-33, it couldn’t have been the 113 Million Dollar Man’s fault.
Nov 30, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) moves to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis (17) during the second quarter at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
25 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 0 steals, 1 block in 20 minutes in a 131-109 loss @ Portland
The Pacers were blown out, but not because of Teague’s offense. His 8 assists, to go with only two turnovers was nice, along with shooting 10-12 from the free throw line.
Nov 20, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Louis Williams (23) is fouled by Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis (5) in the second half of the game at Staples Center. Bulls won 118-110. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 28 minutes in a 96-90 win @ Bulls
Williams’ supreme talents have not recently been wasted by an up-and-coming Lakers team. This is extremely uplifting, as he is quite possibly the greatest sixth man to ever live and his greatness should never be wasted.
Best Performance of the Night by a former Hawk
Nov 30, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) reacts after missing stealing a ball from Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the fourth quarter at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The Trail Blazers won 131- 109. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Teague is now 4-4 against Damian Lillard in their careers. Teague has scored 20 or more points on Lillard, who is supposedly an elite point guard, four times now. Lillard, who is supposed to be extremely elite, turned the ball over six times on January 30th , 2015, to none other than Jeff Teague. This raises a question: Is Jeff Teague a much better point guard than Damian Lillard, who was forced to go to Weber State out of high school?