Hawks Roster Taking Shape

Friday, December 23, 2011
By Jon Newberry

With just one day left to submit rosters to the league office for opening night, the Hawks have requested waivers on four players: Keith Benson, Pape Sy, Magnum Rolle and Brad Wanamaker.

Now Atlanta has 15 players left on the current roster. (Click Here to View)

Jeff Teague insists that he will be ready for Tuesday night’s season opener in New Jersey (big relief), but with Kirk Hinrich slated to begin the season in street clothes the Hawks appear to be focused on stockpiling some depth in the backcourt. They signed Jannero Pargo and Willie Green last week and still have Jerry Stackhouse and Donald Sloan on the roster as reserves.

The name that is most surprising still on the roster is Ivan Johnson. Johnson attended the Hawks “mini-camp” this past summer after the draft, and impressed the coaching staff with his energy and physique. He didn’t back down when he arrived at Training Camp and was very impressive in both preseason games against the Bobcats.

There are no guarantees that the Hawks are done making roster moves at this point, so stay tuned to Hawks.com for all of the latest updates.

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14 Responses to “Hawks Roster Taking Shape”

  1. Jones

    why did yall waive the big men for i mean really look at that roster we are small and start collins then let al play the 4 man com on yall

  2. Joshua Martinez

    YOU WAVED KEITH!!!! thats so stupid im tryin to trust yall but after this move you may have lost a fan i love yall but we finnaly add some height and good defense and you let him go! Please im beggin you re sign him and give him time to develop yall always tryin for “right now” well yall cant have “right now” prepare for the future and im tellin you keith can be our future please PLEASE!!! Resign him

  3. Hawk4Life

    Never will understand the Hawks. Unable and unwilling to develope young talent for the future. Benson will develop into a good power forward in this league. Ivan Johnson deserves a roster spot and is probably better Marvin Williams and deserves his minutes because he brings more to the table and will probably be less injury prone.

  4. mr man

    this is goin to look great new guard as tracy mcgrady and romanavic they’ll make a good contribute to the team. Also stackhouse will be an excelet learder. all you have to say is Joe ,Josh, Al, and tmac go to work.

  5. Brad D

    I can’t believe we waived Sy. He has some real potential and I think will make a good pro one day, just needs to work on his jumper.

  6. mike

    it’s ok u guys. once Sund l

  7. mike

    loses his job and we get someone to buy the team, we can (hopefully) draft a new center that our gm thinks is good. hard to be a hawks fan when our GM sucks and our owner won’t spend money.

  8. MattP


    All you did was threw people in a trade. First of all, Wizards will not trade Wall unless he cries his way out like Howard but he is looked up for years. Second, Wizards will not take on Johnson when they still have Lewis. Third, Green is a Guard, not a SF.

    We will have major problems at Center as this season goes on. They will have to stop rotating Horford into PF because we really need his minutes at Center because only Zaza and Collins playing back-up.

  9. don

    Ivan Johnson is a solid player who is not injury prone and he will bring a physical presence that is much needed. Hawks need to get rid of Marvin Williams.

  10. King Quill

    Terrible Moves! I’m a For Life Hawks fan and I Really liked tne talent I saw in the players waived. I could Easily see Sy taking Marvins spot and Benson was a nice athletic presence on the inside while Wannamaker was nice at the point. I just don’t understand some of these decisions. I still love the squad as it is and I think that we will do a lot better this year than most people give us credit for.

  11. Bruce

    Get rid of Marvin Williams and trade Joe J.please!

  12. K19

    Im happy we kept our core together atleast.really wish we still had jamal crawford though….but u cant beg a player to stay i guess….i watched a little of the first game against the bobcats and i think we should have kept pape sy and keith.

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  14. MattP

    Marvin is not coming off the bench, he is a starter.