When Larry Drew returned to his office Saturday night, walking in from a short media session following his team's eighth loss in 10 games, his general manager, Danny Ferry, was waiting with one leg crossed over the other on his couch.
Safe to say, the Hawks head coach and general manager needed to have a discussion. Following the team's 98-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Hawks are free-falling in the Eastern Conference standings and the news keeps getting worse.
The injury bug has bitten, and bitten hard, sinking its teeth deep into the Hawks' backcourt until, essentially, only starting point guard Jeff Teague was left standing on the Philips Arena floor.
Prior to tip-off, the Hawks received news that backup guard and proficient scorer Lou Williams would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Shooter Anthony Morrow has been out for weeks with hip and lower back problems. So who was it this time? Devin Harris. The backup point guard, who just returned from injury last week, sprained his left ankle vs. the Spurs, going down in the third quarter and not returning. Harris' status is unknown, but, following X-rays, the ankle was wrapped as he limped around the locker room during postgame interviews.
Injury bug bites reeling Hawks roster
Fox Sports South | Jan 20