Hawks Rumors & News

  • Rockets Players on How Dwight Howard Would Cry to GM About Post Touches

    ESPN "James Harden turned reflective over the summer. The Houston Rockets shooting guard -- their best player -- needed to change. Sometimes change can be good for a player, maybe even for a basketball team. At Friday's Rockets media day, the buzzword was "vibe." The indication was that the vibe..." September 25

  • Millsap to miss 2 preseason games after knee procedure

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Hawks will need more from Paul Millsap at age 31 this season than they have needed from him the past few years, even when winning 67 games and with him being an All-Star. With Al Horford gone, Millsap will become the focal point of the offense, given the fact that Dwight Howard has..." September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Hawks sign Bynum, Kelly to deals ahead of training camp

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have signed Will Bynum and Ryan Kelly to non-guaranteed contracts to set their training camp roster, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Hawks will bring the maximum of 20 players to training camp on Sept. 26. Bynum and Kelly, each with NBA experience, worked out..." September 17

  • Hawks sign Solomon, will attend training camp

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will sign Richard Solomon to a non-guaranteed contract and the forward will join the team for training camp in two weeks, according to several people familiar with the situation. Exact terms of the contract are not known. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Solomon worked out for the Hawks this..." September 15

  • Schroder era about to begin for Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder, you’re up. For the first time in five years, the Hawks will open training camp with a new starting point guard. Schroder takes over the position after the team obliged the trade request of Jeff Teague and sent the five-year starter to the Pacers. The 28-year old spent seven..." September 13

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Howard released from hospital after likely dehydration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard was released from a hospital early Monday morning after being treated with fluids for a likely case of dehydration, according to a severl people familiar with the situation. Howard took ill during a plane flight to Atlanta Sunday and was briefly locally hospitalized upon his..." September 13

  • Hawks Announce Plans To Host First-Ever Unity Game vs. Cavaliers

    NBA.com "The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club today announced plans to host a unique game experience, celebrating multicultural groups, diverse populations and organizations committed to improving relations amongst different groups, in its first-ever Unity Game on Monday, Oct. 10th as the team takes on the..." September 12

  • Howard hospitalized for possible dehydration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard was taken to a hospital late Sunday night after feeling ill on a plane flight to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation. It is believed that the Hawks center suffered from dehydration. He is being treated and is expected to be released from the hospital..." September 12

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Dwight Howard practicing 19-footers to try to improve free throw shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard has committed to improving his free throw shooting, and he has an interesting way of going about it. Howard’s tactic is to shoot 19-footers, with the aim of gaining the muscle memory to help him at the free throw line when attempting shorter shots. He’s even working with a..." August 29

  • Dwight Howard -- I'd Beat LeBron In MMA Fight

    TMZ "NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James?? Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself. Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Tiago Splitter Plans On Being Ready For Start Of Camp

    Real GM Basketball "Tiago Splitter plans on being ready for the start of training camp with the Atlanta Hawks after undergoing hip surgery. Splitter was acquired by the Hawks during the 2015" August 15

  • Muscala working to be versatile one in Hawks’ big man rotation

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Mike Muscala wants to be the versatile one. While the Hawks have traditional centers Dwight Howard and Tiago Splitter on the roster, Muscala has spent the summer working on his perimeter game. About to enter his fourth NBA season, the 6-foot-11 center has focused on improving his shooting,..." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Atlanta Hawks to host Shark Tank-esque marketing competition

    USA Today "In an effort to modernize the franchise and help boost fan engagement, the Atlanta Hawks will be hosting a Shark Tank-esque marketing competition — titled "Agency Shootout" — during the heart of the NBA offseason later this month. At the invitation-only event, some of the city's top marketing..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Hawks have decision to make with Dennis Schröder

    Peachtree Hoops "Dennis Schröder won’t play with Germany at this summer’s Eurobasket qualifier and instead will focus on preparing himself for his first season as the starting point guard for the Atlanta Hawks. Schröder has another incentive to skipping on international play this summer and that is a potential..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Humphries: ‘I wasn’t going to play on a team that wasn’t a playoff team’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Humphries will be back in a Hawks uniform next season. The late-season addition signed a one-year, $4 million deal to return. In an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Humphries spoke about a variety of subjects including his free agency process, the difference in..." July 30

  • Assistant GM Michael Blackstone leaving Hawks, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "Atlanta Hawks assistant general manager Michael Blackstone is leaving the organization according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore. Blackstone spent just one season with the Hawks and had the working title of executive vice president/sports practice director. Per..." July 27

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Tiago Splitter seems to be moving well

    Peachtree Hoops "Tiago Splitter had season-ending hip surgery in late February and played appeared in just 36 games in his first season for the Atlanta Hawks. Splitter’s rehab appears to be going well and he has been chronicling his rehab via his Instragram account. Splitter appears to be moving well,..." July 23

  • Jae Crowder told Al Horford not to sign with the Wizards because they couldn’t beat Celtics

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder knows the Boston Celtics — with newly acquired big man Al Horford in tow — are going to be much better next season, and he knows that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the biggest obstacle that stands in the team's path to through the playoffs. He also knows that, as currently..." July 23

  • Dwight Howard Told Beyonce He Sang Her Songs to Help Him Shoot Free Throws

    NESN "Perhaps if Beyoncé made more songs, Dwight Howard would be a better free-throw shooter. Like many big men, Howard has struggled from the free-throw line throughout his NBA career. One of the many tricks he employed with hopes of improving shooting from the free-throw line was singing Beyonce..." July 22

  • Should the Hawks Trade Paul Millsap?

    Peachtree Hoops "When Chris Haynes reported the Hawks and Suns had spoken about a potential Millsap trade for a draft pick package, it made sense financially, at the time, to make room for Al Horford and Dwight Howard. Even after Horford signed with Boston later that day, a trade involving Millsap still could make..." July 21

  • Hawks sign Matt Costello to two-year, non-guaranteed contract

    Peachtree Hoops "After an up-and-down week in Las Vegas, Matt Costello has a home with the Atlanta Hawks... at least for the time being. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported prior to Summer League that Costello would go the training camp with the Hawks, and recently, word broke that the..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Hawks relieve Ferrell of alumni, radio duties

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Duane Ferrell was let go by the Hawks organization last week as the team ended its working relationship with their former player, according to several people familiar with the situation. Ferrell served as the player relations and programs manager in the basketball operations department until..." July 18

  • Dwight Howard on Why it Doesn’t Matter How He Ended Up With 5 Kids by 5 BMs

    Black Sports Online "For the longest time Dwight Howard only publicly claimed one child. After he was spotted in a hospital delivery room with the girlfriend he never claimed (she is an ex-girlfriend now) he had to acknowledge a second child while with the Rockets. Shortly after that a third kid was..." July 18

  • Dwight Howard explains why he chose No. 8 with Hawks

    Larry Brown Sports "After wearing No. 12 throughout his entire NBA career, Dwight Howard has chosen a different jersey number as he begins a new chapter with the Atlanta Hawks. He said after signing with the Hawks that his new number would be deeply significant, and the No. 8 he chose is clearly just that. In an..." July 17

  • Atlanta artist honors Dwight Howard with welcome home mural

    The Score "Dwight Howard is back in his hometown of Atlanta and ready to start the next chapter of his career after inking a three-year, $70.5-million contract with the Hawks. In honor of Howard's homecoming, Atlanta artist H Dawg created this mural in his likeness: " July 17

  • Howard looks to his roots to nourish him again

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The first week of the Dwight Howard Homecoming clearly and cleverly has laid down the baseline for what his Hawks career could be, if handled by the right author. The essential elements of the perfect story are all there: Native big man leaves home still a child in many ways as the NBA’s first..." July 17

  • Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard don't fit well together. That's a problem for the Hawks

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks had an eventful offseason. They traded Jeff Teague before the draft, lost Al Horford to the Boston Celtics in free agency, landed Dwight Howard to replace him and brought back Kent Bazemore after his breakout season. There will be a mix of familiar faces and new additions next..." July 16

  • Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers from the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports (Twitter link). As a result, Sacramento will assume responsibility for the $874,636 he is due for 2016/17. Atlanta waived Patterson on Tuesday. It’s a low-risk move..." July 14

  • Dwight Howard says he's not a 'cancer'

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Magic center Dwight Howard says he’s not a locker room “cancer” as a teammate and added that another former Orlando player – Grant Hill – persuaded him to return to his hometown of Atlanta as a free agent. In an interview with ESPN after signing a three-year, $70.5 million deal, Howard..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

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