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Hawks sneak in tryout with 18 players

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08:11 AM ET 06.28 | With uncertainty on the labor horizon, Atlanta is acting fast. The Hawks are squeezing in a three-day minicamp for draft pick Keith Benson plus 17 free agents who weren't under NBA contract at the end of last season. There's a real sense of something at stake for the players, too, since the this team has up to eight open roster spots next season. "They are just showcasing their talents and trying to make a ball club," Hawks coach Larry Drew said after the morning session on Monday. "I told them this is a great opportunity." The sessions could be the only chance for Atlanta to evaluate players in a group setting before training camp. The collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday and there's been little reported progress on a new agreement.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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June 28, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Uh ok?

June 28, 2011  08:20 AM ET

At least ATL is not allowing an ensuing lockout to stop them--good sign of initiative. BTW, the Hawks only have 7 players on contract?

June 28, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Yeah what K.I.G. said......

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June 28, 2011  08:29 AM ET

ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz- whatzat - Wake me up once the CBA has been ratified...

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June 28, 2011  08:33 AM ET

I'm on my way down for the tryouts lol

June 28, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm on my way down for the tryouts lol

Good luck with your tryouts, bro.

June 28, 2011  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Good luck with your tryouts, bro.

i heard eddy curry be there too

June 28, 2011  09:49 AM ET

Less is more, Bros.

June 28, 2011  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Any ofthem centers?cause otherwise, not much point

i think benson is.....

June 28, 2011  11:30 AM ET

Sadly this team is owned by the same idiots that lost Atlanta the Thrashers.

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June 28, 2011  05:26 PM ET
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Horford changing his game....Hawks need a true center....dumbest athletic team in the leauge.....sneak in 18 players...I mean seriously do the hawks have a plan?Two years ago they were suppose to shock doubters and now it's clear they lack a leader on the court and that edge and savvy come playoff time.Ellis and Biendris for Joe Johnson and Marvin....that is IF the hawks have a plan!

told you before we dont want that crap...

June 28, 2011  07:13 PM ET

do it while you can

 
June 28, 2011  07:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Sadly this team is owned by the same idiots that lost Atlanta the Thrashers.

yep

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