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Big Dog deal proves Hawks not just barking

The Glenn Robinson trade proves the Hawks weren't kidding about their playoff guarantee.

Updated: August 8, 2002, 2:50 PM ET
By Jeffrey Denberg | Special to ESPN.com

Turns out, the Milwaukee Bucks were very serious about moving at least one of their Big Three after falling into the lottery last spring. And it turns out the Atlanta Hawks were very serious when they said they will make the playoffs this season.

Ah, a match made in heaven.

Glenn Robinson becomes Atlanta's first consistent 20-point scorer at small forward since Dominique Wilkins and will be a welcome addition to an anemic offensive attack, while the Bucks figure they benefit from addition ...

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