New Hawks lineup shows promise

Move Josh Smith to small forward.

Tuesday: With day to adjust, have him record one of the most efficient scoring nights in NBA history.

For one thing, do NBA coaches keep day planners?

Still, two games into Drew’s new lineup without four-time All-Star Joe Johnson, the alignment has obvious merits, not the least of which is the possibilities for Smith at small forward, where to buy Discount NBA Jerseys? maybe ujersy is a good choice.

“When he’s making shots, when he posts the ball down low, when he’s running the floor, he’s a very effective guy,” Drew said following the Hawks’ 116-101 win over New Jersey on Tuesday.

As he did for the Orlando game Monday, Drew started Mike Bibby at the point, Marvin Williams at shooting guard, Smith at small forward, Al Horford at power forward and Jason Collins at center. Johnson is out for the next three to five weeks after right elbow surgery. In the first three games after Johnson went out, Mo Evans started at guard, Williams played small forward, Smith was at power forward and Horford was at center.

“It’s just a position that [Drew] has asked me to play, and I’m just stepping up to the challenge,” Smith said.

Tuesday, Smith outscored opposing small forward Travis Outlaw 34-3 and made 14 of 16 shots. He had seven assists and one turnover.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Smith became the first Hawk to score that many points and have that high of a field-goal percentage since Bob Pettit scored 34 on 12-of-13 shooting in 1955, when the team was based in Milwaukee, if you want to buy Phoenix Suns Jerseys, go to ujersy.

Against Orlando, when the Hawks beat the Magic after losing 10 of their previous 11 meetings, Smith got the better of Quentin Richardson by a 19-0 count. He’ll likely draw Richard Jefferson when the Hawks go on the road to play San Antonio on Friday.

“He’s not your prototypical ‘3′ because he doesn’t handle it like a 3,” Drew said, using the terminology for small forward. “But he handles it well enough. The thing I like about him is his [defensive] versatility.”

Drew sees other benefits. Horford can play …

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