In an effort to get more minutes for Mike Scott, Hawks coach Larry Drew has recently begun to play the rookie some at the small forward position.
It will be a slow introduction, a tactic employed only when the matchup is right, for the power forward that has been limited playing behind Josh Smith, Al Horford and Ivan Johnson in his first season.
"I don't want to throw too much at him too fast," Drew said. "He is still trying to learn the 4 (power forward) spot. But in what we do at times 3 (small forward) and 4 can be interchangeable. It wouldn't be a lot for him to make the adjustment."
Scott has not seen much action in the Hawks' past two games, four minutes against the Celtics Friday and none against the Knicks Sunday. However, Scott played 13 minutes at the Bobcats last week, a game the Hawks were missing centers Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia. In the game prior, versus the Timberwolves, Scott set career-highs in points (11), minutes (22) field goals made (5), field goals attempted (6), offensive rebounds (3), defensive rebounds (4), total rebounds (7), assists (1) and steals (2).
Hawks rookie Scott playing some small forward
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jan 29