Hawks Rumors & News

  • Cavaliers beat Hawks in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A week off did not disrupt the Cleveland Cavaliers' momentum, nor was it enough time to alter the Atlanta Hawks' history against them. The Cavaliers still have never lost to the Hawks in the postseason, but this one was not easy. LeBron James scored 25 points and came up with..." May 02

  • Dominique: 'Wish I could suit up for the last 30 seconds just to say I beat Boston'

    The Score "Basketball Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins was never able to get past the Eastern Conference semifinals during his tenure with the franchise, thanks in large part to the dynasty Boston Celtics. The Hawks and Celtics squared off in the playoffs on three occasions..." April 29

  • Hawks finally find way to eliminate Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs. Atlanta hadn't won a postseason series against Boston since 1958, the year they won their lone NBA title. The Hawks had also lost 10 straight playoff games in Boston..." April 28

  • Hawks overcome slow start to beat Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- There was no comeback on Tuesday night. The Atlanta Hawks overcame a sluggish start with a sizzling run that put away the Boston Celtics 110-83 in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at Philips Arena. Forward Mike Scott came off the bench to score 17..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Celtics down Hawks in OT, even series

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Evan Turner called Boston Celtics teammate Marcus Smart the best player on the court Sunday night at TD Garden. He probably was right -- and this was in a game that saw Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap go off for 45 points. Smart scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds,..." April 24

  • Inspired Thomas scores 42 in Celtics' win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas received pregame texts of encouragement from the "other" Isiah Thomas and Allen Iverson before the Boston Celtics' playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. "This" Isaiah Thomas then went out and scored 42 points to help breathe life into the Celtics'..." April 23

  • Isaiah Thomas says he hit Dennis Schroder in head unintentionally

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas may be facing potential discipline from the league for hitting Dennis Schroder in the head during the first half of Game 3 of the Hawks-Celtics playoff series on Friday, but the Celtics star does not think a penalty is deserved. Thomas scored 42 points in Boston’s 111-103 win over..." April 23

  • Isaiah Thomas could face suspension for blow to head of Dennis Schröder

    Sporting News "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas could be suspended for hitting the Hawks' Dennis Schröder in the head during their playoff game Friday night. Late in the first quarter, Thomas appeared to take a swing at Schröder as the Hawks guard ran up the court after a layup. Schröder turned around in..." April 23

  • Knicks may look to trade market this summer; Darren Collison a target?

    ESPN New York "Free agency is still more than two months away, so it’s very early to discuss the Knicks’ potential targets with any certainty. But we know that the club will be looking to upgrade the backcourt this summer. New York projects to have at least $18 million in cap space to use in free agency...." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Hawks shoot past short-handed Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver busted out of a shooting slump and buried the banged-up Boston Celtics with a barrage of first-half 3-pointers, and the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an 89-72 win in Tuesday at Philips Arena. The Hawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series,..." April 19

  • Hawks players detail why Nets' hire of Kenny Atkinson is a slam dunk

    ESPN "Jeff Teague’s face lit up when asked about Kenny Atkinson being named the Brooklyn Nets’ newest head coach. Kyle Korver recalled that when he was a free agent, the shooter wasn’t sure about the direction of the Hawks franchise and the turnover on the coaching staff, but that when Atkinson said..." April 19

  • Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson agrees to coach Nets

    Yahoo! Sports "Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson has agreed to a multi-year deal to become head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. The Nets are expected to make a formal announcement as soon as Sunday. Nets general manager Sean Marks met with several candidates in recent..." April 17

  • Atlanta Hawks recall Lamar Patterson from D-League

    Peachtree Hoops "With the status of Tim Hardaway Jr. up in the air, the Atlanta Hawks are recalling shooting guard Lamar Patterson from the NBA D-League. Hardaway suffered what was described as a strained hamstring in Atlanta's season ending loss at Washington. The team didn't practice on Thursday and has yet..." April 15

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Cavaliers wrap up East's No. 1 seed

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- James Jones saw this happen before. He watched LeBron James evolve into an efficiency machine in Miami three years ago, and he is watching James do it again on the eve of the playoffs. James carried that Heat team to a title. He is trying to do the same with the Cleveland..." April 11

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Kent Bazemore went through shootaround and will be game-time decision.

  • Hawks finally solve Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks avoided a series season sweep by the Toronto Raptors and held onto first place in the Southeast Division. Jeff Teague converted a late three-point play and finished with 23 points Thursday night as the Hawks defeated the Raptors 95-87 to remain a half-game ahead..." April 07

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    Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

    INJURY UPDATE: Kent Bazemore (right knee stiffness) is probable tonight against Toronto.

  • Thabo Sefolosha sues five NY police officers

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha filed a civil suit against five New York City police officers and the city on Wednesday. Sefolosha's suit includes charges of false arrest, excessive force, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. Sefolosha's notice of claim, filed last year, sets $50..." April 06

  • Opportunistic Hawks pull away from Suns

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks overcame a ragged first half and a big game from the Phoenix Suns rookie guard Devin Booker to stay on top of the Southeast Division. The Hawks took advantage of 24 Suns turnovers and pulled away late for a 103-90 victory on Tuesday night despite 34 points from..." April 05

  • Hawks announce plans to build world-class sports medicine center and training facility

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks announced today alongside Emory Healthcare plans to build a training and sports medicine center on Executive Park Drive in Brookhaven. The facility will serve as the team's official practice site, as well as the site for basketball operations. The project is expected to start..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Kent Bazemore said wrist is sore but won't cost him playing time.

  • Ex-Hawk Pero Antic sues NYPD: 'They will now be held responsible'

    ESPN "Former Atlanta Hawks center Pero Antic on Friday filed a civil suit against the New York Police Department, and Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha will file suit this week, a source close to the proceedings said. False arrest, unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, negligence, civil rights..." April 03

  • Cavaliers lose big lead but end up winning

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tried to put the Atlanta Hawks away in the first half, building a commanding 21-point lead in the second quarter, but ended up needing overtime to get the job done. James finished with 29 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists and Kyrie..." April 02

  • Raptors beat Hawks, set franchise single-season wins record

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- No one on the current Toronto Raptors roster knows the struggles of the franchise better than DeMar DeRozan. His first four seasons with the club, Toronto was on the outside looking in when the postseason began. With the Raptors setting a new single-season record for wins with..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Atlanta sets out to take NBA All-Star Game away from Charlotte

    Sporting News "Charlotte could soon find itself upstaged by its big brother once again. The Atlanta City Council has introduced a resolution inviting the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to Georgia. The NBA awarded its mid-season showcase to Charlotte for 2017. But in the wake of the state’s..." March 29

  • Hawks hang on for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As strange as it sounds, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer prefers that his players experience a close game every now and then. Nail-biters were in short supply during the past week as Atlanta cruised to three consecutive wins by double-digit margins. But the Hawks had no time..." March 28

  • Hawks accidentally left Jeff Teague behind at Palace after game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night, and after the game, they loaded up the bus and headed off. Just one problem: they forgot their point guard. Jeff Teague posted the image, originally captured by a Reddit user, to his Instagram confirming that, yes, the Hawks had left..." March 27

  • Hawks remain hot, end Pistons' winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Quietly and efficiently, the Atlanta Hawks keep piling up victories. The team that headed into the Eastern Conference playoffs last season as the top seed could be this season's darkhorse. Paul Millsap had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists and the Hawks snapped..." March 26

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    The Hawks have recalled Lamar Patterson from the D-League. He is expected to join the Hawks in Chicago.

  • Hawks find a way to defeat Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks couldn't find their rhythm from long range, but it was the Milwaukee Bucks who came up short. Jeff Teague scored eight straight points in one minute during the fourth quarter, helping Atlanta fight off Milwaukee 101-90 on Friday at Philips Arena. The Hawks..." March 25

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Hawks return favor, beat Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Atlanta had its five-game winning streak snapped Monday by the Washington Wizards. In the conclusion of a home-and-home set against their Southeast Division rival, the Hawks were motivated to return the favor. Dennis Schroder scored 23 points off the bench and the Atlanta Hawks..." March 23

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Bradley Beal is getting healthy at the right time, John Wall is heating up and the Washington Wizards look dangerous heading into the final weeks of the regular season. Beal scored 25 points, and Wall added 27 points and 14 assists, leading the Wizards to a 117-102 win over..." March 21

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Subs lift Hawks over Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- After being missing in action for the first half of the season, Tim Hardaway Jr. is beginning to show why the Atlanta Hawks were willing to trade a first-round draft pick for him. Hardaway played only four games and served two terms in the D-League before he worked his way into..." March 19

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

  • Hawks back atop division with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Six victories in seven games has the defending Southeast Division champion Atlanta Hawks back in first place. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points in his first start to lead eight double-figure scorers as the Hawks defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-98 on Thursday night. The victory..." March 17

  • Jay Williams estimates 75-80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

    The Score "Clifford Robinson, aka "Uncle Spliffy," isn't the only former NBA player who has become a strong advocate for marijuana, as ex-Duke Blue Devils and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams is leading the charge to make cannabis legal in the NBA. Williams estimates that 75 to 80 percent of NBA..." March 17

  • Hack-a-Drummond helps Hawks edge Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The NBA's second-best defensive team resorted to unsightly tactics to keep its hot streak going. By intentionally fouling Detroit center Andre Drummond, the league's worst free throw shooter, the Atlanta Hawks slowed down the Pistons just enough to collect a 118-114..." March 16

  • 'Boys Among Men' showcases the NBA age limit's flaws with entertaining flair

    Sporting News "There’s no blueprint for the NBA. There’s nothing like this.” Jermaine O’Neal, the man who imparted that wisdom, retired at age 35 after an eighteen-season NBA career, something that was almost unfathomable twenty-five years ago and is impossible now. O’Neal is one of the players who elected..." March 15

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