required reading for hawks fans.

since i decided to adopt the atlanta hawks before last season i have become a pretty rabid fan. i love this team and i absolutely love going to phillips arena (aka the highlight factory) to see games. in fact i’ll be heading there tonight to see the hawks play the grizzlies and hopefully catch the return of star forward josh smith (who had been out for more than a dozen games with an ankle sprain.)

i’ll be blogging a bit about my hawks-love (inlcuding big man-crushes on al horford and joe johnson) here but i am by no means a savvy basketball writer. so if you want to catch hawks fever with me, i figured i would take a brief moment and direct you to some places where you can pick up some really good hawks analysis and news.

to start with, the blog of ajc hawks beat writer sekou smith is the most important. sekou is one of the best beat writers i have ever read and if it is going down in the nba and it realtes to the hawks, sekou will report it.

continuing on with the official blogs to read, micah hart writes the hawks basketblog on as the team’s official “blogger” hart has lots of access to players for interviews, practice sessions and other behind-the-scenes goodies. well worth reading.

on the unofficial side i highly recommend peachtree hoops a dedicated hawks blog. peacthree hoops carries a preview before each game as well as a game report after each game with very good insight, analysis and other links. well worth reading.

i also really like zaza’s playground. it may not be as technical as p’tree hoops, but the author’s passion for the hawks is evident, as is his basketball i.q., and he can just be downright hilarious. if he gets on a mike woodson rant, watch out.

i also just start reading heavy koncak. it seems to be updated much less and i don’t have an impression of it yet, but with that name how can you go wrong?

so there ya’ go.

happy reading and LET’S GO HAWKS!!!

5 Comments so far

  1. flannelenigma on December 3rd, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    You may also want to check out Braves & Birds for some further Hawks reading.

  2. james hervey (jeherv) on December 3rd, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    i love that blog. although i didn’t post it here because he has become really, really college football focused.

  3. flannelenigma on December 3rd, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

    That will pass in a few weeks since neither Michigan or Georgia are going to be making much BCS noise.

  4. james hervey (jeherv) on December 3rd, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

    awesome. i love the basketball analysis on that blog. look forward to it’s return. i remember that the author got really upset when j-chill went to greece and pretty much wrote off the hawks. i kinda’ felt the same way, but then they reupped on smoove and wow, what a season they are having so far.

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