DRAFT PICKS:Jeff Teague, G, 6-1, Wake Forest (first round) -- The Hawks had to have a young point guard added to the mix with the loss of Acie Law IV. And in a draft dripping with point guard talent, Teague could prove to be a steal at 19.
Sergiy Gladyr, G, 6-5, Ukraine (second round) -- Hawks fans will have to search YouTube for clips of Gladyr the next couple of years, because the sweet shooting guard is likely to remain in Europe to develop.
--G Jamal Crawford's arrival is a sign of the changing times for the Hawks. Crawford wasn't just happy to join the team after its back-to-back playoff trips. He was, in his own words, ecstatic about it. "(Golden State) could have sent me anywhere," he said. "To come to an up-and-coming team, a team that went to the second round of the playoffs, they were fun to watch... I'm happy to be here and be a part of it."
--F Josh Smith is working out a bit closer to home this summer. Rather than bolting for his usual spot in Houston, where he's worked out with legends like Calvin Murphy and Hakeem Olajuwon, Smith opted for a spot in his old high school gymnasium. He's been doing a one-on-one tutorial with former Hawks star Steve Smith, no relation, who still resides in Atlanta. If the elder Smith can polish some of the rough edges of the younger Smith's game, particularly his face-up skills and post game, the Hawks will be the beneficiaries of all that hard work.
--C Al Horford got a clean bill of health for the summer after struggling in the playoffs with an ankle injury.
--G Joe Johnson has finally had a chance to rest his injured left foot that Hawks coach Mike Woodson said bothered him more than anyone let on during the playoffs.