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Larry Drew smiled Wednesday as he talked about the fun he and his coaching staff have had drawing up different lineup combinations for the Atlanta Hawks.

Drew’s long list of newcomers includes Anthony Morrow, Lou Williams, Devin Harris, Kyle Korver, DeShawn Stevenson and rookie John Jenkins.

It’s going to take a combination of those players to replace Joe Johnson, a six-time All-Star.

The Hawks traded Johnson, who averaged more than 20 points in five of his seven seasons in Atlanta, to the Brooklyn Nets in July for five players and a draft pick.

The Hawks are stressing defense and balanced scoring in an up-tempo offense in training camp this week.

Center Al Horford, forward Josh Smith and point guard Jeff Teague are returning starters.

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