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Hawks not expecting 1 player to replace Johnson

Associated Press Modified: October 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm •  Published: October 3, 2012
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Harris is 6-3, Teague is 6-2 and Williams is 6-foot-1. Teague's size wasn't an issue when he was paired with Johnson, who is 6-7.

Williams said speed can make up for lack of height.

"It's a speed league anyway," Williams said. "It's all about quickness and obviously we have a lot of guys that can fly around.

"It's going to be fun to see how everything works out and how we put this team together. I don't think teams are going to have a break when they play us, because we have three guards capable of playing that position."

Williams played both guard positions with Philadelphia. He averaged a career-high 14.9 points per game with the Sixers last season when he was runner-up to Oklahoma City's James Harden for NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Morrow has made more than 40 percent of his 3-point shots in three of the last four years. Korver has topped 40 percent on 3s in six of his last eight years. Jenkins, from Vanderbilt, was rated as perhaps the top shooter in the draft. Harris has averaged 13.1 points in his career.

"We definitely can put points on the board," Teague said. "That's not going to be a problem. Everybody can put the ball in the bucket when they need to. That's a great thing to have."

Drew said the main problem now is getting the newcomers trained in his system.

"The guys who have been here, they know what they're supposed to do out there," Drew said. "We've still got guys who are a little bit lost. When you mix in the guys who know what they're doing with the guys who are a little lost, it can get a little bit scattered at times.

"I'm really just trying to make sure what we put in and the combinations we try really do make sense so they can see the big picture."

Atlanta waived two of the players it received for Johnson — forward Jordan Williams and Jordan Farmar— before training camp. Morrow, guard DeShawn Stevenson and center Johan Petro also came to Atlanta in the trade.