2004–05 Atlanta Hawks season

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2004–05 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coach Mike Woodson
Owner(s) Atlanta Spirit LLC
Arena Philips Arena
Results
Record 13–69 (.159)
Place Division: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

The 2004–05 NBA season was the Hawks' 56th season in the National Basketball Association, and 37th season in Atlanta.[1] It was their first season under new head coach Mike Woodson. Despite the offseason acquisitions of All-Star forward Antoine Walker from the Dallas Mavericks, Al Harrington from the Indiana Pacers and re-signing free agent Kevin Willis, the Hawks were not expected to be any good heading into the season as they posted an awful 2–12 record in November. Along the way, the team acquired Tyronn Lue from the Houston Rockets.

At midseason, Walker was eventually traded back to the Boston Celtics for All-Star guard Gary Payton, who was released and then re-signed with the Celtics. Meanwhile, the Hawks went from bad to worse losing 32 of their final 35 games, posting 13 and 14-game losing streaks respectively on their way to finishing with a league worst record at 13–69 (.159), which was their worst winning percentage in franchise history.[2] Despite their awful season, rookie Josh Smith won the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend in Denver. Both Smith and top draft pick Josh Childress made the All-Rookie Second Team. Following the season, Willis retired after playing in his second stint with the Hawks.

For the season, the Hawks added yellow alternate road uniforms which would last until 2007.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Josh Childress SF/SG  United States Stanford
1 17 Josh Smith SF  United States
2 34 Donta Smith SG  United States Southeastern Illinois
2 37 Royal Ivey PG  United States Texas
2 42 Viktor Sanikidze F  Georgia

Roster[edit]

Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 1 United States Childress, Josh 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Stanford
C 40 United States Collier, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Georgia Tech
PG 00 United States Delk, Tony 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Kentucky
SG 13 France Diaw, Boris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) INSEP
C 14 Montenegro Drobnjak, Predrag 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Montenegro
PF 54 Nigeria Ekezie, Obinna 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Maryland
PF 7 United States Gugliotta, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) North Carolina State
PF 3 United States Harrington, Al 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) St. Patrick (HS)
PG 36 United States Ivey, Royal 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Texas
PG 10 United States Lue, Tyronn 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nebraska
SG 15 United States Smith, Donta 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Southeastern Illinois
SF 5 United States Smith, Josh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oak Hill Academy (HS)
C 44 United States Stewart, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UC Berkeley
PF 0 United States Thomas, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Texas
PF 42 United States Willis, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Obinna Ekezie Predrag Drobnjak
Jason Collier
Kevin Willis
PF Al Harrington Tom Gugliotta
Michael Stewart
James Thomas
SF Josh Smith
SG Josh Childress Tony Delk
Boris Diaw
Donta Smith
PG Tyronn Lue Royal Ivey

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 15–1
x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14 29–12 16–25 10–6
Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23 24–17 12–29 6–10
Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41 14–27 4–37 7–9
Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46 9–32 4–37 2–14
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records[edit]

Injuries[edit]

Player Duration Injury type Games missed
Start End
Crawford, ChrisChris Crawford October 16, 2004 TBD Torn ACL, sprained MCL, torn cartilage in right knee Season
Smith, DontaDonta Smith November 1, 2004 November 26, 2004 Strained lower back 11
Delk, TonyTony Delk November 1, 2004 November 19, 2004 Sore right knee 8
Collier, JasonJason Collier November 5, 2004 November 7, 2004 Bronchitis 2
Willis, KevinKevin Willis November 19, 2004 November 30, 2004 Strained right shoulder 5
Drobnjak, PredragPredrag Drobnjak November 24, 2004 December 3, 2004 Sprained right ankle 4
Ivey, RoyalRoyal Ivey November 24, 2004 December 14, 2004 Sprained MCL 10
Smith, DontaDonta Smith November 30, 2004 January 6, 2005 Sore lower back 18
Willis, KevinKevin Willis December 18, 2004 December 21, 2004 Flu 1
Delk, TonyTony Delk January 6, 2005 January 19, 2005 Sprained left ankle 5
Willis, KevinKevin Willis January 10, 2005 January 24, 2005 Strained lower back 7
Ivey, RoyalRoyal Ivey January 19, 2005 January 29, 2005 Right knee tendinitis 6
Ekezie, ObinnaObinna Ekezie January 22, 2005 January 24, 2005 Flu 1
Smith, DontaDonta Smith January 24, 2005 February 2, 2005 Knee tendinitis 5
Collier, JasonJason Collier January 29, 2005 January 30, 2005 Illness 1
Anderson, KennyKenny Anderson January 29, 2005 February 7, 2005 Strained left calf 4
Drobnjak, PredragPredrag Drobnjak January 29, 2005 January 30, 2005 Sprained left ankle 1
Smith, JoshJosh Smith February 2, 2005 February 12, 2005 Sprained right ankle 5
Lue, TyronnTyronn Lue February 5, 2005 February 22, 2005 Strained left Achilles 6
Harrington, AlAl Harrington February 7, 2005 February 22, 2005 Left knee tendinitis 6
Drobnjak, PredragPredrag Drobnjak February 10, 2005 February 22, 2005 Sprained left ankle 4
Anderson, KennyKenny Anderson February 12, 2005 March 2, 2005 Strained left hamstring 5
Willis, KevinKevin Willis February 15, 2005 March 5, 2005 Strained lower back 9
Smith, DontaDonta Smith February 24, 2005 March 8, 2005 Left knee tendinitis 5
Delk, TonyTony Delk February 24, 2005 March 14, 2005 Bruised left hand 9
Ivey, RoyalRoyal Ivey March 2, 2005 March 5, 2005 Mild concussion 1
Willis, KevinKevin Willis March 8, 2005 April 16, 2005 Strained lower back 20
Stewart, MichaelMichael Stewart March 14, 2005 April 7, 2005 Back spasms 12
Drobnjak, PredragPredrag Drobnjak March 14, 2005 March 16, 2005 Flu 1
Harrington, AlAl Harrington March 18, 2005 March 21, 2005 Sore back 1
Childress, JoshJosh Childress March 18, 2005 March 21, 2005 Flu 1
Harrington, AlAl Harrington March 28, 2005 March 30, 2005 Right knee tendinitis 1
Lue, TyronnTyronn Lue April 1, 2005 April 2, 2005 Headache 1
Harrington, AlAl Harrington April 5, 2005 TBD Right knee tendinitis 9
Ekezie, ObinnaObinna Ekezie April 8, 2005 TBD Left shoulder sprain 8
Gugliotta, TomTom Gugliotta April 8, 2005 April 9, 2005 Pulled groin 1
Thomas, JamesJames Thomas April 16, 2005 TBD Back spasms 4
Willis, KevinKevin Willis April 17, 2005 April 19, 2005 Plantar fasciitis left foot 1
Delk, TonyTony Delk April 17, 2005 April 19, 2005 Sore right knee 1

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 24, 2004 To Atlanta Hawks
2005 second-round pick (Cenk Akyol)
Cash considerations
To San Antonio Spurs
Draft rights to 42nd pick Viktor Sanikidze
July 15, 2004 To Atlanta Hawks
Al Harrington
To Indiana Pacers
Stephen Jackson (sign and trade)
August 4, 2004 To Atlanta Hawks
Tony Delk
Antoine Walker
To Dallas Mavericks
Jason Terry
Alan Henderson
Cash considerations
August 16, 2004 To Atlanta Hawks
2005 second-round pick (Ronny Turiaf)
To Charlotte Bobcats
Predrag Drobnjak
December 23, 2004 To Atlanta Hawks
Tyronn Lue
To Houston Rockets
Jon Barry
February 24, 2005 To Atlanta Hawks
Tom Gugliotta
Gary Payton
Michael Stewart
2006 first-round pick (Rajon Rondo)
To Boston Celtics
Antoine Walker

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Jason Collier July 14, 2004 2 Year, $3.2 Million
Stephen Jackson July 15, 2004 6 Year, $40 Million

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team Contract
Josh Childress July 12, 2004 Stanford Cardinal (DP) 3 Year, $8 Million
Josh Smith July 12, 2004 Oak Hill Academy Warriors (DP) 3 Year, $4 Million
Jon Barry September 16, 2004 Denver Nuggets N/A
Kenny Anderson September 16, 2004 Indiana Pacers N/A
Kevin Willis September 22, 2004 San Antonio Spurs N/A
Donta Smith October 3, 2004 Southeastern Illinois Falcons (DP) 2 Year, $1.2 Million
Reggie Butler * October 3, 2004 Xavier Musketeers Training Camp
Royal Ivey October 3, 2004 Texas Longhorns (DP) N/A
Saddi Washington * October 3, 2004 Western Michigan Broncos Training Camp
Jeff Myers * October 4, 2004 Drexel Dragons Training Camp
Lonny Baxter * October 4, 2004 Charlotte Bobcats Training Camp
Anthony Miller October 5, 2004 Houston Rockets N/A
Donnell Harvey * October 22, 2004 Phoenix Suns N/A
Jelani McCoy November 8, 2004 Milwaukee Bucks N/A
Obinna Ekezie January 10, 2005 Columbus Riverdragons (NBDL) 10 Day
Obinna Ekezie January 20, 2005 Atlanta Hawks 10 Day
Obinna Ekezie January 31, 2005 Atlanta Hawks Rest of season
James Thomas April 9, 2005 Portland Trail Blazers N/A
* = Cut before regular season

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left Date New team
Mamadou N'Diaye Free Agent July 1, 2004 Los Angeles Clippers
Jacque Vaughn Free Agent July 29, 2004 New Jersey Nets
Michael Bradley Free Agent July 29, 2004 Orlando Magic
Travis Hansen Free Agent August 2, 2004 Spain TAU Cerámica
Bob Sura Free Agent August 9, 2004 Houston Rockets
Wesley Person Free Agent August 11, 2004 Miami Heat
Joel Przybilla Free Agent August 25, 2004 Portland Trail Blazers
Jeff Myers Waived October 22, 2004
Reggie Butler Waived October 22, 2004
Saddi Washington Waived October 22, 2004
Donnell Harvey Waived October 28, 2004 New Jersey Nets
Lonny Baxter Waived October 28, 2004 New Orleans Hornets
Anthony Miller Waived November 8, 2004 retired
Jelani McCoy Waived December 14, 2004 Long Beach Jam (ABA)
Chris Crawford Waived February 24, 2005 retired
Gary Payton Waived March 1, 2005 Boston Celtics

References[edit]

See also[edit]