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Could it be all Greek for struggling Hawks? May 20, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Basketball.
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Point-guard search could be all Greek for struggling Hawks

The Hawks, who passed on Chris Paul and Deron Williams in the 2005 draft to take Marvin Williams, and who then gave ex-Sixer Speedy Claxton $25 million in free agency last summer, may be looking at another potential solution to their perennial point-guard problem.

Word is they’re looking hard at Greek guard Theodoros Papaloukas, the 30-year-old star point at CSKA Moscow who is expected to try the NBA next season.

Papaloukas is considered by many personnel types to be the best player in Europe, and while he isn’t the quickest guy going, at 6-foot-7 he has the size that would give him an edge over other Euro imports that have tried to make a go of it over there.

Papaloukas led CSKA to the Euroleague Final Four Championship game last month, held in Athens, and impressed observers again.

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