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Teague, Harris might play at same time

The Sports Xchange

--If Danny Ferry has his way, neither Jeff Teague nor Devin Harris will have to tote the load at point guard this season by his lonesome. The plan, according to at least one of the men involved, is to have both of the point guards on the floor together for significant amounts of time.

"They've been talking a lot about playing us together," Harris told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "That's something I'm accustomed to doing. I played with Jason Terry in Dallas with a small backcourt. We played a similar type way, getting up and down the floor. I think it can work out the same way (with Teague). Obviously, he's one of the few remaining guys on the team that knows the system and knows it well. I think if we play together it can be a good tandem."

The Hawks have added so many new guards to their mix that minutes will be hard to come by anyway, so there will be need to be some creative ways to incorporate the skills of the only two true point guards on the roster.

--With the latest rumblings about a four-team, mega deal sending Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Hawks would appear to be out of that mix. But it's not because there is no interest.

Three of Howard's closest friends are on the Hawks' roster now -- Josh Smith, Anthony Morrow and Lou Williams. And they haven't been shy about their desire to see him them join them, one way or another, toiling for the hometown team.

"Who wouldn't want a guy like that on your team?" Smith said. "He's the best big man in the league. I'd love to have him. Who wouldn't? He's the most dominant big in the game right now. And we do have a lot of money coming off the books, especially after this year. I don't know what the plans are. I guess every team that's unloading money, the media thinks they're targeting Dwight."

Of course they are. But it might not matter for the Hawks if the aforementioned mega-deal actually goes down.

"With me and Josh having a relationship with Dwight, it's a possibility. It's always a possibility, but that's something that they'll have to take care of upstairs." -- Anthony Morrow's stance on Dwight Howard joining the Hawks' hometown movement.

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