The Atlanta Hawks enter the midpoint of the season with a 23-18 record and are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. Below I take a stab at handing out letter grades for the team's performance in the first half. As you will see, there are a lot of B's and C's because essentially that is how this team has performed during the first half.
The biggest problem with Devin Harris this season has been health. He has only played in 27 of the team's 41 games thus far while averaging 8.7 points and 2.5 assists. He is shooting a respectable 45 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. As with most of his teammates, he has seen an abnormal dip in free throw shooting where he is shooting a career-worst 64 percent.
Personally I like Harris better as a point guard than as a shooting guard but he has been an overall positive influence on the team this season. Coming in he looked like he might be a potential trade piece but the injuries may have diminished that somewhat.
Grade - B
Atlanta Hawks mid-season review
Peachtree Hoops | Jan 23