Hawks keen on "Patterson" type to replace Brooks: Flinn
Illawarra are in contact with several NBA clubs on a replacement!
"Rather than a like-for-like stand-in, the Hawks are toying with the idea of recruiting a small forward and allowing No.1 NBA draft prospect Ball to take control of the backcourt.
"At least in the short term he'll have more responsibility, as will (Australian guard) Emmett Narr," Flinn told AAP.
"We do need some more scoring in the back court to take the pressure off but the NBL has changed in the last couple of years.
"Teams are playing smaller, so if we can get a (Brisbane Bullets swingman) Lamar Patterson type we'd go down that path.
"We've made some good networks and it's exciting. I've had six or seven NBA clubs reach out with options.""