Hawks Rumors & News

  • Hollins: Nets don't 'have any advantage over the Hawks'

    ESPN.com "If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan searching for reasons to be optimistic heading into the first-round series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, you won’t find them here. “I don’t think we have any advantage over the Hawks,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said in a conference call on Thursday. “That’s..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Bulls clinch third seed and matchup with Bucks in comeback win

    CSN Chicago "With so many things out of the Bulls’ hands this season, Wednesday was the one night where plenty was in their control as they could’ve clinched the third seed with a win against the Atlanta Hawks. But the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference — one with nothing to play for, it..." April 16

  • Warriors, Spurs, Hawks, Blazers Finish In Top-10 In Offensive, Defensive Efficiency

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors finished the 14-15 season first in the NBA in efficiency differential in the regular season at +10.3 per 100 possessions. The Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers round out the top-5. The Warriors, Spurs, Hawks and Portland..." April 16

  • Report: Thabo Sefolosha followed by aggressive police officer then arrested

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha claims police caused his season-ending injury. Police say Sefolosha refused to leave the area of the crime scene and then resisted arrest. Sefolosha has declined to address specifics of that night, which also saw Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed and Hawks..." April 16

  • Paul Millsap to return from shoulder injury for regular-season finale

    SB Nation "Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will suit up and be in the starting lineup for the team's season finale against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, reports Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Millsap had missed the previous five games due to a shoulder injury, but will use the..." April 15

  • Thabo Sefolosha says his season-ending 'injury was caused by the police'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since his arrest last week in New York. Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula and torn ligaments that will require surgery. Here are excerpts of his interview: Opening statement: I would like to begin by expressing my..." April 15

  • Meaningless win costs Knicks undisputed top lottery seed

    New York Post "Suddenly with one game left, the Knicks, in a worst-case scenario, could drop as low as sixth in June’s NBA draft. That seemed inconceivable when the Knicks appeared destined for a top-four pick. The Knicks starting backcourt of Langston Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr. powered them to a stunning..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • DeMarre Carroll talks up Knicks as free agency landing spot

    New York Post "Hawks swingman DeMarre Carroll, one of the unsung free agents on an unsung team, is not afraid of the big stage and revealed the Knicks will be a strong option for him in July. The 6-foot-8 Carroll, who plays small forward but often defends shooting guards, is a candidate for one of the..." April 14

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Thabo Sefolosha issues statement through team, specifically cites NYPD as the cause of his broken leg. pic.twitter.com/mjBnAcM84M

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    Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

    LINEUP UPDATE: Paul (shoulder), Thabo (leg), Pero (illness) and Dennis (rest) are all OUT tonight.

  • Wizards notch 46 wins for first time in 36 years

    Washington Post "For 35 seasons, the Washington Wizards, and the Bullets before them, could not win 46 of 82 regular season games. After compiling 54 victories during the 1978-79 campaign, they reached just 44 twice and 45 once since that season, which concluded with the last of their NBA Finals appearances...." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Mike Budenholzer credits absent GM Danny Ferry for Hawks' success

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer praised general manager Danny Ferry as the primary architect of the franchise-best 60-win Hawks team that has secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference. "Anyone who has followed the Hawks for the last two or three years knows that Danny Ferry is the..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Video of Sefolosha Arrest Shows Officer Swung Baton

    TMZ.com "Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha appeared to suffer a severe blow from an NYPD officer's nightstick during his arrest Wednesday night ... based on this new video of the violent take down. TMZ Sports just obtained this new angle of Sefolosha's arrest, shot by a witness outside 1Oak Nightclub..." April 12

  • Hawks roll over Hornets, win 60th game of season

    Fox Sports South "Going inside the Hawks' 104-80 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets at Philips Arena on Friday. Atlanta added to its franchise best win total with win No. 60 on the season. Atlanta's normal orchestra of movement wasn't terribly harmonious against the Hornets. It took the Hawks just over..." April 11

  • Antic speaks, said arrests ‘not by our fault’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Pero Antic spoke publicly for the first time since he and teammate Thabo Sefolosha were arrested and said the bad publicity brought upon the organization was “not by our fault.” Antic addressed the media Friday, two days after he and Sefolosha were arrested outside a New York nightclub in the..." April 11

  • NBPA investigating police tactics in Thabo Sefolosha's arrest

    ESPN.com "The events surrounding the arrest and ensuing season-ending injury of Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha in New York on Wednesday have come under increasing scrutiny by the National Basketball Players Association and the Hawks during the past 24 hours, league sources say. Sefolosha was..." April 10

  • Thabo Sefolosha -- Video of Brutal Clash with Cops ... Headlocked & Taken Down

    TMZ.com "Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha was grabbed around the neck -- and flung to the ground -- in a struggle with several NYPD officers during his Wednesday arrest ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Before the video begins, Thabo's teammate Pero Antic was already sitting on the curb -- subdued..." April 10

  • Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha has broken leg, out for season

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a fractured tibia and will miss the remainder of the regular season and playoffs, sources close to Sefolosha confirmed on Thursday. Real GM was the first to report the diagnosis. Sefolosha sustained the injury while resisting..." April 09

  • Atlanta earns important win in Brooklyn, 114-111

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks needed all 48 minutes, but in the end, their performance was enough to topple the Brooklyn Nets, and in the process, keep their hopes alive for a potential lottery pick. Joe Johnson's potential game-tying three-pointer went begging in the final seconds, and the Hawks escaped New..." April 09

  • Sefolosha out for season with broken fibula

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula at some point during his arrest in New York, according to a person familar with the situation. Sefolosha will also miss the playoffs. The Hawks guard/forward was arrested along with teammate Pero Antic in the early-morning hours Wednesday..." April 09

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a broken ankle from NYPD incident early Wednesday, out for season, sources tell RealGM.

  • Arrested Hawks players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic release statement about Chris Copeland stabbing incident

    Pro Basketball Talk "As facts are continuing to come out about last night’s stabbing incident involving Pacers forward Chris Copeland, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic have released statements. Sefolosha and Antic were arrested at the nightclub were the stabbing occurred for..." April 09

  • Atlanta blasts Phoenix, 96-69, in setting franchise mark for wins

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks zoomed to their second straight blowout win, blasting past the Phoenix Suns by a final score of 96-69. With the win, the Hawks have set a new franchise record with 58 victories. Another game, another blowout. The Atlanta Hawks trailed exactly once in a lopsided win over the..." April 08

  • Police report details in arrest of Hawks players

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The following are the details contained in the police report on the arrest of Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha early Wednesday morning in New York City. Antic and Sefolosha were arraigned shortly before 3 p.m. and released on their own recognizance. The report was filed by Police..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Pacers Chris Copeland, wife stabbed; two Hawks arrested in aftermath

    New York Daily News "A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antić..." April 08

  • Grant Hill-Junior Bridgeman group drops out of bidding for Hawks

    USA Today "The Grant Hill and Junior Bridgeman-led group that had interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks has dropped out of the bidding process for the team, two people familiar with the process told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the..." April 07

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap out next two games with sprained right shoulder

    ESPN.com "Forward Paul Millsap will miss the Hawks' next two games following a right shoulder injury in Saturday night's 131-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena. An X-ray was negative, and an MRI revealed a right shoulder sprain and bruise. The All-Star forward will miss games Tuesday..." April 06

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    Adam Wexler @awexler

    New @Hoophall class: Dick Bavetta, John Calipari, Spencer Haywood, Dikembe Mutombo, JoJo White, Lisa Leslie. (along w/ direct-elects)

  • Calipari, Mutumbo highlight Basketball Hall of Fame class

    CBSSports.com "The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class Monday, and among the 11 members to be enshrined in the Hall in September are current Kentucky coach John Calipari, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. The announcement was made in..." April 06

  • Millsap out with mild shoulder sprain

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks forward Paul Millsap has a right shoulder contusion and a mild sprain, according to a person familiar with the situation. There is no immediate timetable for how long the All-Star forward will be out. However, the injury is not considered serious. The Hawks have not released any official..." April 06

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap injures shoulder

    ESPN.com "All-Star forward Paul Millsap left the Atlanta Hawks' 131-99 win Saturday over the Brooklyn Nets with a right shoulder injury and did not return. Millsap was knocked to the floor in a collision with Brooklyn's Earl Clark with 1:52 remaining in the first half. "We'll evaluate it and know..." April 05

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    Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

    You can put your umlauts away along with your bread for Passover. No @DennisMike93 for Hawks on Sat. night. But @mikescott is questionable.

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Mike Scott went through full practice so he is close. Dennis Schroder was limited to just shooting drills. #ATLHawks

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Daye gets two-year deal. Rest of this season and next year. #ATLHawks

  • Battle for Hawks’ first-round playoff opponent

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have long ago clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The battle for No. 8 is far from decided – and it might come down to the final day of the season. Five teams are within 2-1/2 games of each other for the final two playoff spots. Right now the Hawks would open against..." April 02

  • Pistons beat East's top-seeded Hawks

    Detroit News "Whether the Pistons are playing the NBA's best teams or the dregs, they've shown that they can give a strong effort. Facing the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Pistons got big contributions from their key players — and a boost from the bench — when it counted most. Against the Hawks,..." April 01

  • NBA title odds: Cavaliers back as favorites, no one respects the Hawks

    CBSSports.com "Bovada released their latest odds for the NBA title and awards this week, so let's take a look around the books and see where we're at. Odds via Bovada.lv, Sportsbook.com, and TheGreek.com. Nothing will ever get the books, when factoring the public, off the Cavaliers. They started the season as..." April 01

  • Hawks still have something to play for in win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Don’t tell DeMarre Carroll and the Hawks there is nothing left to play for in the final games of the regular season. With the Hawks locked into the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the forward had a game-high 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots in a 101-88 victory..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Jeff Teague in Hawks starting lineup. #ATLHawks

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Jeff Teague most likely plays tonight with rest of starters vs. Bucks. Look for more rest Tuesday vs. Pistons. #ATLHawks

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Teague out with injury and Hawks will rest remainder of starting lineup: Korver, Carroll, Millsap and Horford vs. Hornets. #ATLHawks

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Jeff Teague OUT and Pero Antic probable vs. Hornets tonight. #ATLHawks

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

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