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 December 6th, 2016, four of the fourteen active former Hawks played. Let’s jump right into the Ex-Hawk Watch:
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Demarre Carroll (TOR plays MIN 12/8/16)
Jamal Crawford (LAC plays GSW 12/8/16)
Devin Harris (DAL plays SAC 12/8/16)
Al Horford (BOS plays ORL 12/8/16)
John Jenkins (PHO; DNP- coaches’ decision)
Jason Terry (MIL plays POR 12/8/16)
Jeff Teague (IND plays PHO 12/8/16)
Zaza Pachulia (GSW plays LAC 12/8/16)
Marvin Williams (CHA plays DET 12/8/16)
Lou Williams (LAL plays HOU 12/8/16)
Ex-Hawk Watch: December 6th, 2016
Nov 23, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) warms up prior to their game against the Denver Nuggets at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
13 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks in 33 minutes in a 112-105 win vs Suns
Diaw let his well-rounded game shine against the Suns, which was a return for the Frenchman, who played 4 seasons in Phoenix.
Dec 6, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Willie Reed (35) and New York Knicks guard Justin Holiday (8) chase a loose ball during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The New York Knicks defeat the Miami Heat 114-103. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 0 blocks in 18 minutes in a 114-103 win @ Heat
Holiday’s defensive contributions have helped the Knicks win a few games, including this one against the bottom-feeder Heat.
Oct 5, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight (11) handles the ball against Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Utah Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 104-99. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 29 minutes in a 112-105 win vs Suns
Johnson’s points were all important in a surprisingly tight win versus a sub-.500 Suns team.
12 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks in 30 minutes in a 112-105 win vs Suns
Mack made one of the biggest plays of the Jazz season when he threw Rudy Gobert a game-winning lob. The rest of his game played out well, also.
Best Performance of the Night by a former Hawk
An offensive goaltending may have gotten the Jazz their 14th win of the season. Shelvin Mack’s intentions seemed to be a game-sealing floater. Rudy Gobert seemingly took offense to that idea, and slammed it in for his career-high 22nd point. The Jazz seem to be a team on the rise, and plays like this make their story even more intriguing.