NBA trade rumors: Hawks holding fire sale at deadline, but no one is buying
On Friday, after a loss in Boston in which the Celtics were without star guard Kyrie Irving as well as Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer summed up his team pretty nicely.
Feels like we have to get better, Budenholzer said.
Josh Shaw Authentic Jersey Indeed. But for Budenholzer, that ship has pretty much sailed. This team is not getting better, probably not under his watch. General manager Travis Schlenk, hired last May, has put the Hawks into full-scale sell mode approaching the deadline on Thursday, with just about everyone on the roster outside of rookie John Authentic Julius Erving Jersey Collins up for discussion.
It’s been tough for the Hawks to drum up additional interest in what they’re selling. Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova have each been decent as role players, and could pitch in for a contender. But executives around the league expect each to be bought out if they are not traded. There’s a chance Belinelli could get the Hawks a second-rounder back at the deadline from a team looking to add depth, and he’d be a backup plan for a team like the Sixers or even the Pacers.
Price, a two-time All-American, said he felt a little pop on his third rep of the bench press at the NFL combine March 1 and immediately stopped. Indianapolis Colts doctors and trainers then looked at him, and he received his MRI results March 2.
Price, who started 55 consecutive games for the Buckeyes, said after the injury happened that it was very minor.
Price was in considerable pain during his bench-press rep. He immediately grabbed his left pec and left the stage grimacing.
Heath Miller Authentic Jersey Felt a pop, Price said, adding that he stopped immediately. … Didn’t feel something right [and] grabbed it just to make sure. Felt a little bit of swelling, felt a little bit of a pop, a tingle.
At first, he said he was pretty emotional in the van ride from the convention center to get an MRI because he had never had a serious injury in his career. His worst, he said, was a minor MCL sprain that didn’t even cause him to miss practice.