Count Al Horford among those who like the Hawks’ offseason moves – especially the addition of center Tiago Splitter. The former Spurs player figures to come off the bench and relieve Horford in the middle or allow him to play some power forward on occasion.
Here is what Horford said last week about the changes to the Hawks’ roster, including the loss of DeMarre Carroll.
“We are excited about Tiago being able to come in,” Horford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “His experience, he won a championship with the Spurs, and his leadership we feel is going to be great for our team.
“And also guys like Tim Hardaway. I feel like he has a lot of potential. Once he figures everything out, I think he is going to be really good for us. It’s excited to have those guys. And even some of the younger guys. Justin Holiday and Edy Tavares, I’m excited to have both of them too. We know they will have to work but I’m sure they’ll have an opportunity to play at some point. I’m excited. Obviously with DeMarre (Carroll) being gone, we are going to need some other guys to step in and try to help alleviate everything that DeMarre did for us.”