Anonymous
Two years ago

Hawks sign import wing Darington Hobson

Darrington Hobson

Swingman

1 of 2 signings for the Hawks

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Senator11  
Two years ago

New import, who dis?

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Isaac  
Two years ago

Olgun:

The catalyst for the Hobson signing, I'm told: immense pressure from the NBL (@illawarramerc had a great story on it yesterday). The league put its foot on the throat of the Hawks’ ownership, forcing a signing ASAP. Obviously the NBL wants LaMelo’s team to be somewhat competitive

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KET  
Two years ago

I'm glad the NBL isn't content to see teams perform badly. Is this too much interference though? Where's the money coming from? Can the Hawks afford this?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hobson, a 32-year old former New Mexico standout, joins the Hawks after spending last season with Fiat Torino in Italy. In 22 games, Hobson averaged 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists on 46.1 percent shooting from the field. Most important to the Hawks, though, is that Hobson shot 38.2 percent from three last season.

After being drafted with the 37th pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2010, Hobson spent four years in the G League after making only five appearances in the NBA, all coming in the 2011-12 season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He look good, a bit like Tate/Space Cam he could work well with melo.

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The Ibek-Way  
Two years ago

I could understand Hawks ownership writing this year, giving young guys some minutes and saving some money to build a better team next year so who is paying for these new imports, Hawks or the NBL?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why did they take so long to find a replacement?

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Senator11  
Two years ago

"Why did they take so long to find a replacement?"

Honestly sounds like they weren't looking until the NBL put the hard word on them.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Someone did mention in another thread Hawks asked the league to fund their new import. NBL declined. Now forced to sign one.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Seems a strange signing... Do they have something against even numbers?
Team comprised of 1's, 3's, and 5's...

What's the plan with this guy?
Is he going to play SG, and push Dech back to the bench? That would be disappointing but could work if they manage Dech effectively and use him to back up the 1 & 2 spots..

Or do they start him at SF and push Blanchfield to the 4?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

There was a lot of back and forth going on for a while about payment, last I heard it was going 50-50.

Is this player going to make hawks any more competitive, I doubt it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Blanchfield needs to on the bench

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^correct. One of the most overrated players ever to step on to the floor compared to what he's paid. Much better suited to coming off the bench.

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Go Dees  
Two years ago

The hawks where becoming a joke

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'd say a Dees supporter knows a lot about teams being a joke, their experts at it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Pity they couldnt get cooks and plus another import.



Ball, Dech, Hobson, cooks, Ogilvy.

+

cheap Import pg, Naar, Glover, grida, Coenraad, Harris, Blanchfield, froling, Anderson, Boone

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They'll need him this week, Lamelo is out injured...

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Reality  
Two years ago

LaMelo is also about to head back to the States for hence the need for an import to stay some what competitive

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Another player incoming too

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Boss  
Two years ago

Whose the other player??

Kuany kuany??
Deshon Taylor?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taylor still with kings.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Billy Preston

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