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Johnson dishes on Hawks issues


08:10 AM ET 02.22 | The Hawks took the occasion of back-to-back national broadcast to submit a pair of clunkers. Before both games, coach Larry Drew said, in effect, if his team couldn't get motivated for such a contest there is something wrong. Judging by the results, something is wrong. ... "When I look at our team, we are a very talented team, but I [don't know] whether guys know their roles or not," [Joe Johnson] said. "We know the right thing to do. A lot of times we don't come out and do it. I just think we should all have one agenda, one goal and that is winning the basketball game. Not who scores what, who does what. I think we are too self conscious about [who is] scoring and the little things that really don't matter."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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February 22, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Maybe you aren't as good as you think you are, Joe.

February 22, 2012  08:28 AM ET

its easy to say

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February 22, 2012  09:21 AM ET

The Knicks had better beat these chumps tonight.


Also..this is what happens when you invest over a hundred milly in a guy who should be a #2 option on a good team, not a #1. Their whole team is athletic but not really skilled and that creates an issue with players not knowing their roles. The way they are currently constructed, conf semis will forever be their exit round

February 22, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Are You The Predator Or The Prey, Bros?

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February 22, 2012  10:14 AM ET

In Atlanta's defense they lost to Portland and Chicago two very good teams. But Atlanta lost probably their best all around player to injury. Before that I really liked Atlanta's team, They are still good enough to make the playoffs but not much else.

February 22, 2012  10:38 AM ET

Yeah, this coming from a 6ft 7 player who has 6 rebounds in his last 4 games. Avg 13 a game/not playing tonite or tomorrow. What a joke from our supposedly leader.

February 22, 2012  10:39 AM ET

Seems of late the Knicks who in fact lost to the likes of the Hornets and then the Nets. Must be a nets thang. Given that much, I think they will handle a competitve (Mavs/Lakers) team. Its just how the Knicks rock pal.

Tis the regular season - you win some and lose some. If anything winning the big games show that we have the ability. Nonetheless our biggest problem will be getting Melo to mesh with the rest of the group. That will take time and patience but if there's no significant improvement after the all star break we need to move him.

February 22, 2012  10:58 AM ET

The Hawks ownership should've kept Woodson. Drew is the coach, the team is probably worse than last season.

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February 22, 2012  12:57 PM ET

Jamal Crawford was a valuable cog in their rotation. Minus Horford, too-- no a surprise they look disheveled.

February 22, 2012  01:17 PM ET

DAMN my team is dying day by day...

February 22, 2012  01:18 PM ET

first horford, then joe, now this bucket marvin wants to be shipped off damn..

February 22, 2012  01:44 PM ET

Selfishness is very detrimental and it shows in the Hawks games.

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