Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse recently chatted with power forward Josh Powell, one of the newest members of the Atlanta Hawks, about the coming season. Powell, a five-year veteran, spent each of the last two years with the L.A. Lakers. At 6-foot-8, he figures to bolster the Hawks’ depth at center and power forward.
Povtak says Powell isn’t sure about his role:
“I haven’t talked much about how they plan to use me, but I know they wanted me,‘’ Powell said. "I know they are looking for guys who can play.’’
But that uncertainty shouldn’t be a problem. “[T]he Hawks know I’ll do whatever I’m asked,” Powell said.
Powell owns career averages of 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds. Atlanta, on top of being his sixth NBA club, is sort-of his hometown team. Though born in Charleston, SC, he attended Riverdale High School, which isn’t far from downtown Atlanta.