Hawks notes: Reserve point guard still needs to be addressed

Following the NBA trade deadline Thursday, the Hawks will re-visit their reserve point guard position. The Hawks have been playing with a roster of 13, two under the league maximum, since letting the second 10-day contract of Jannero Pargo lapse prior to the All-Star break.

The Hawks signed Pargo to the pair of contracts after losing Lou Williams for the season with a torn right ACL. The deals were also necessary with Devin Harris nursing a sore left foot. Hawks coach Larry Drew said prior to Wednesday’s game against the Heat that his preference is to add another point guard should one not be obtained at the trade deadline.

“We’ve already had dialog and conversations about our situation if nothing changes,” Drew said.

* The Hawks will continue to monitor Harris and his sore left foot. Drew planned to limit the guard’s minutes against the Heat as a continued precaution. Harris has missed 15 games since Dec. 19 with the foot issue.

* The Hawks started a big lineup against the Heat with Jeff Teague, DeShawn Stevenson, Josh Smith, Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia. Drew was concerned with a size matchup against the Heat, particularly Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Initially, Stevenson guarded Wade and Smith was assigned James.

“Size-wise you need someone who can match up against (James),” Drew said. “(Smith) gives us the best chance.”

* Anthony Tolliver will become the second Hawks player to become a first-time father this season. Tolliver’s wife is scheduled to be induced Thursday morning.

“I’m excited,” Tolliver said. “It’s an awesome thing to bring life into this world.”

The birth will allow Tolliver to accompany the Hawks on their upcoming six-city road trip.

Kyle Korver’s wife also delivered a child earlier this season.

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