Hawks Rumors & News

  • Scott, Mack lead Hawks to win over Wizards

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jeff Teague leading the Atlanta Hawks in scoring, that’s not a stunner. Even the point guard’s 28 points against the Washington Wizards didn’t offer shock value seeing as he tallied 28 in the previous game. Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack sparking the decisive fourth quarter rally for a rare road..." November 26

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Hawks have recalled Adreian Payne from D-League. #ATLHawks

  • Brand glad he re-signed with Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Elton Brand has been here before. The Hawks center played sparingly to start last season after signing with the Hawks as a free agent. He ended up playing in 73 games, including 15 starts, and averaged 5.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and a team-high 1.2 blocks. At one point, he was the only healthy..." November 22

  • Hawks assign Payne to D-League

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks sent Adreian Payne to the NBA Development League Thursday. The first-round pick is expected to play in weekend games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Fort Wayne plays games at Erie Friday and Saturday night. The Hawks want Payne to play in at least the two games. Fort Wayne is not..." November 20

  • Lakers win 114-109 over Hawks in Nick Young's return

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers won their second game of the season in a 114-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Nick Young's return went smoothly, and the Lakers held on late after Atlanta charged in the second half. The Hawks had a chance to tie the game and send it to overtime, but Pero Antic missed a..." November 19

  • Cavaliers 127, Hawks 94: Three-point barrage carries Cavs to blowout win

    Akron Beacon Journal "Whatever magic the Cavaliers discovered in the fourth quarter on Friday carried over into Saturday. The buzzsaw is sharpening, and the rest of the league is officially on notice. The Cavaliers made their first 11 3-pointers and set an NBA record in the process in a lopsided 127-94 victory..." November 16

  • Hawks dominate Heat for fourth straight win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Forget the Big Three. The Heat were left with the Big One. And it was not nearly enough. The Hawks used a 23-8 fourth-quarter run to take control of a game they led throughout en route to a 114-103 victory Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks placed eight players in double-figure..." November 15

  • Hawks clamp down in fourth quarter for 100-97 win over Jazz

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The final statistics won’t show it, but the defense that the Hawks rode to back-to-back wins went missing over significant stretches Wednesday only to show up big as Atlanta outscored Utah 11-0 to close out the Jazz 100-97 for a third straight win. Atlanta beat the Jazz (3-6) for the seventh..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Hawks Millsap jersey spelling error

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Paul Millsap didn’t even notice it. His jersey hung in his locker with his last name misspelled. Oh, for an extra ‘L.’ Millsap wore the ill-fated jersey to start Wednesday’s game against the Jazz. The error – with his last name spelled ‘Milsap’ – was quickly discovered by the Hawks and..." November 13

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Hawks injury report: DeMarre Carroll (doubful), Mike Scott (questionable) and Adreian Payne (probable) vs. Jazz Wednesday. #ATLHawks

  • Hawks break through on the road 91-85 over Knicks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With Jeff Teague on the bench down the stretch, Dennis Schroder calmly steered the Hawks to a second consecutive victory against the New York Knicks. Schroder scored 12 fourth-quarter points, while Paul Millsap led with 19 points overall, as the Hawks evened their record at 3-3. It was their first..." November 11

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    Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

    Kyle Korver is only shooting 61% from 3-point range this season. He's basically Josh Smith out there.

  • Hawks find energy, defense to rally past Knicks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks tweaked their defensive approach as Saturday’s game wore on against the Knicks, but the difference between the first and second halves that Paul Millsap described as, “night and day,” had more to do with the players’ energy than schematic changes. In limiting New York to 35 points and..." November 09

  • Hornets beat Hawks with Stephenson buzzer-beater, 122-119, in 2OT

    Charlotte Observer "Here’s Lance Stephenson’s description of the by-play in the huddle that led to the shot: “I said, ‘Come on, coach: Give me the call. …And I made it.” Yes he did – a bank shot from 33 feet that gave the Charlotte Hornets a 122-119 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Stephenson grew..." November 08

  • Spurs ride Duncan, escape late against Hawks

    San Antonio Express-News "Eighteen seasons in, fresh ways to rave about Tim Duncan have long since been exhausted. Simply put, the man is great. Still. At 38. When virtually all of his historic peers were retired or washed up. Wednesday’s 94-92 victory over Atlanta at the AT&T Center was merely the latest example in his..." November 06

  • Hawks hold off depleted Pacers in home opener

    Fox Sports South "It's a valid question after the Atlanta Hawks' sixth-year point guard has pieced together two consecutive strong performances to start the campaign, keeping his foot on the gas and staying aggressive. He was the engine as Atlanta (1-1) jumped out to a 27-18 lead after the first 12 minutes and he..." November 02

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    The Hawks have picked up the team option on Dennis Schroder and have declined the option on John Jenkins. #ATLHawks

  • Hawks decline team option on Jenkins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks declined to exercise the fourth-year team option on former first-round pick John Jenkins. The shooting guard would have been due $2,228,025 for the 2015-16 season but now becomes an unrestricted free agent following this season. The team exercised the third-year option on Dennis..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Raptors open up season with win over Hawks

    Toronto Sun "The conversation between Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan as their lockers were surrounded following a season opening win over Atlanta told the tale. DeRozan took a quick look around at the media types encircling both his own and Lowry’s lockers and looked at his neighbour, raised his eyebrows and..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • Former Hawk Blaylock gets 15 years in fatal crash

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "sent to prison for killing a woman in a crash on Tara Boulevard. The sentence put another face on the golf-loving basketball legend than the one once so familiar with NBA fans. The 47-year-old former Atlanta Hawk, was sentenced to 15 years but with only three to actually serve in prison for..." October 27

  • Firm hired to sell Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have hired investment banker Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to sell the franchise, according to a person familiar with the situation. The exact percentage of the Hawks franchise that will be made available still has not been determined. Currently, the 50.1 percent stake of the..." October 24

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Dexter Pittman, Jarell Eddie Waived By Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks waived Dexter Pittman and Jarell Eddie on Tuesday." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Mutombo shows interest in buying Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo has met with a group of investors about joining their bid to buy the Atlanta Hawks. The group, which is made up in part of Atlanta businessmen, has begun the preliminary work to get involved in the sale of the team. Talks are ongoing. The group may also..." October 21

  • Sources: Chris Webber joins group interested in buying Hawks

    Yahoo! Sports "Five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber is part of a potential ownership group that has submitted a letter of interest to the NBA about its desire to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Webber would have a modest financial investment in the partnership, but is expected to..." October 17

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Will Al Horford trade rumors swirl this season?

    Peachtree Hoops "Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe makes "33 Crazy Predictions" for the upcoming NBA season and says that trade rumors will once again emerge around Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford. It happened in stealth mode last season, when the Hawks reached out to a select group and made it known that Horford..." October 14

  • Horford likely to play in exhibition game this week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s likely that Al Horford will play in at least one of the Hawks’ three exhibition games this week. The center has been out with a torn right pectoral muscle suffered 29 games into last season. The team has brought him along slowly through training camp. It appears that his rehabilitation has..." October 13

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Despite size, Brand back to guard traditional centers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Elton Brand needed the Hawks. The Hawks needed Elton Brand. The mutual sentiments have the center back for a 16th NBA season in a role that may seem implausible considering his height and weight and the wear and tear on a 35-year-old body. Brand simply wasn’t ready to hang it up. The..." October 10

  • Kyle Korver returned to practice on Tuesday following the birth of his second child

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver was back at Hawks practice Tuesday, three days after his wife delivered the couple’s second child and first son. Knox Elliot Korver was born Saturday afternoon. Korver reported that mother, Juliet, and child are home, healthy and doing well. The child was delivered nearly a week..." October 07

  • Horford cleared for two-one-two contact

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The return of Al Horford took another step forward this week when the Hawks center began doing two-on-two contact work. Horford said he has been doing the limited contact work for the past three days. Horford is returning from a torn right pectoral muscle that required surgery in December. The..." October 07

  • Hawks looking to hire Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

    CBSSports.com "In the wake of the Bruce Levenson email and the Danny Ferry conference call, the Atlanta Hawks have posted a job opening for a "Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer." This person's responsibilities are as follows: The primary goal of the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO) is to..." October 06

  • Hawks' Pero Antic breaks nose in practice, had surgery to repair it

    CBSSports.com "The Atlanta Hawks announced Saturday that big man Pero Antic will miss Monday's preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to surgery following a broken nose. Antic suffered the broken nose during a practice in training camp on Thursday and had surgery to repair the injury on Friday at a..." October 04

  • Horford leads Hawks' healing process

    ESPN.com "The official prognosis entering training camp was that Al Horford's surgically repaired chest and shoulders weren't quite ready to carry the weight of his troubled franchise into the season. But the Atlanta Hawks' marquee player is already deep into the heavy lifting. "It's been important..." October 03

  • With free agency looming, Millsap focused on season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Paul Millsap has been reminded – often – just how much the Hawks want him to return next season. Still, the services of the All-Star power forward will go on the open market following the season. By signing just a two-year deal last year, Millsap is destined for free agency according to the NBA’s..." October 02

  • Bazemore starting over after foot injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kent Bazemore is learning how to run, jump and shoot all over again. The Hawks free-agent signee is recovering from April surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right foot. He, like center Al Horford, will be brought along slowly during training camp with the plan to be ready by opening..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Horford is fine remaining at center

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There was an interesting tidbit from my interview with Al Horford Tuesday after the Hawks opened training camp on the campus of the University of Georgia. As a final question, Horford was asked – one more time – about playing center another season as he returns from a torn pectoral muscle. The..." October 01

  • Budenholzer more than ready, able to function as Hawks' GM and coach

    Fox Sports South "Most people dread going back to work. For head coach Mike Budenholzer, the return to the basketball court will be refreshing. In reality though, Budenholzer's been hard at work for some time. Wearing two hats within the organization has left little time for rest. When general manager Danny..." September 30

  • Hawks to put Dominique Wilkins statue outside of Philips Arena

    CBSSports.com "One of the best ways to pay homage to a star of a sports organization is to retire their number so that nobody else in team history can ever wear it. But when you have an even bigger star whose presence lives beyond the playing days and continues to make an impact in the organization, eventually..." September 29

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Also from my Q&A with Mike Budenholzer, Kent Bazemore (foot) will be brought slowly through camp, should be ready for season. #ATLHawks

  • Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry, doesn't think he's a racist

    CBSSports.com "Miami Heat forward Luol Deng met with the media on Friday and, predictably, most of the questions were about Danny Ferry and the Atlanta Hawks. Deng had commented on the remarks read by the Hawks general manager on a conference call in a statement earlier this month, but this was the first time he..." September 27

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Also from my Q&A with Mike Budenholzer, Kent Bazemore (foot) will be brought slowly through camp, should be ready for season. #ATLHawks

  • Magic Johnson says Danny Ferry 'deserves a second chance'

    CBSSports.com "NBA legend Magic Johnson took to Twitter Tuesday and revealed he has spoken with Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry and believes that the executive who is on a leave of absence in light of a racist-comment scandal "deserves a second chance." Johnson has become somewhat of a spokesman for the players..." September 24

  • Tim Duncan says Danny Ferry is not a racist, talks his future

    CBSSports.com "In an interview with San Antonio sports radio ESPN 1250... wait, first off, it's news that Tim Duncan willingly spoke with sports radio in San Antonio. He commented on the Danny Ferry controversy, and said that he doesn't think Ferry "is a racist in any way." Ferry spent several years with the..." September 24