The only constant in Larry Drew’s nightly lineups is change. The Hawks have started 24 different lineups, including 10 different lineups in the past 10 games. Despite all this, the Hawks hold a record of 36-29 and are tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks most frequent starting lineup of Teague, Stevenson, Korver, Smith and Horford has only played 12 games and has a losing record in those 12 games. 16 different lineups has been used once and only once. It’s a testament to the job that coach Larry Drew has done that the Hawks continue to display continuity and chemistry despite ever-changing lineups.
14 different Hawks have been inserted into the starting lineup, including Anthony Morrow who is no longer with the team. DeShawn Stevenson has been limited to one game in back-to-back sets, which shuffles the deck for the other game.
After a small blip, Lou Williams was moved from his role as a sixth man to a starter for stretch before going down with an ACL injury. The multitude of nicks and pains have made for an inconsistent performance but who can blame them considering the situation? Be sure to stay tuned to what could be the newest and most interesting lineup yet tonight against Joe Johnson and the Brooklyn Nets.