Hawks Rumors & News

  • Hawks sign Ryan Kelly, Lamar Patterson to multiyear deals

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks were one of just a few teams that weren’t sitting idle in the final days before the NBA trade deadline. Atlanta added forward Ersan Ilyasova in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and acquired more cash by dumping Mike Smith on the Phoenix Suns. Still, the Hawks had two open..." February 25

  • Heat fire 17 3-pointers in win vs. Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Miami Heat didn't lose any momentum over the All-Star break. In fact, they returned with their best display of perimeter shooting all season. The Heat made a season-high 17 3-pointers, with six players hitting at least two, and routed the Atlanta Hawks 108-90 on Friday night..." February 24

  • Hawks suspend Dennis Schroder 1 game for being late

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks will be without starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game due to a team invoked suspension. The Hawks suspended Schroder due to him failing to report to the team on time after the All-Star break. “Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant..." February 24

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • Suns To Acquire Mike Scott

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will send Mike Scott to the Suns in exchange for cash compensation, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Atlanta will also receive a heavily protected second-round pick in the trade, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com tweets. Phoenix has 15 players under contract,..." February 23

  • Sixers to trade Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta Hawks

    Philly.com "League sources confirm that the 76ers are sending Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for center Tiago Splitter and a protected second-round pick. The Sixers will also have the right to swap another second-round pick. The second rounder they'll receive is the Miami Heat's protected 31-to-40..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Hawks GM says re-signing Paul Millsap is 'absolutely our priority this offseason'

    CBS Sports "If it wasn’t abundantly clear already, Paul Millsap is not going anywhere. Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that, not only is the All-Star forward definitely not going to be traded before Thursday’s deadline, Millsap will be the front office’s top..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Hawks have talked Thabo Sefolosha, Tim Hardaway Jr. trades

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Hawks are working the phones ahead of the trade deadline. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Thursday that the Hawks have been “active” with one week to go until the deadline and have talked trades of Thabo Sefolosha and Tim Hardaway Jr. Vivlamore adds..." February 17

  • Clippers top Hawks for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin is making all the difference in the world for the Los Angeles Clippers, coach Doc Rivers said. Griffin scored a game-high 17 points and collected nine assists in three quarters, and the Clippers captured their fourth consecutive victory, a 99-84 win over the..." February 16

  • Baby face: Dwight Howard says he’s never shaved

    Sportsnaut "For many men around the world, keeping stubble in line is a daily chore, if not something that requires two-a-day efforts. Dwight Howard is not one of them. In fact, he told Adam Schefter that he’s never once had to shave. We always knew Howard had a baby face, but this takes the cake." February 15

  • Hawks blow past Blazers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, and the Atlanta Hawks scored the final 12 points in overtime to secure a 109-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night at Moda Center. Dennis Schroder added 22 points, and Paul Millsap contributed 21 points, nine..." February 14

  • Budenholzer insists Hawks are not trading Millsap

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Continued speculation about the future of Paul Millsap with the NBA trade deadline looming ended with a few words. “He’s not going anywhere,” said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who also serves as president of basketball operations, to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “You can write..." February 13

  • Collison, Kings put win over Hawks in the bank

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Huge deficits on their home floor have been as commonplace for the Sacramento Kings this season as the sight of DeMarcus Cousins picking up a technical foul. Against the Atlanta Hawks, neither trend proved to be disastrous. Cousins stayed out of trouble and Darren..." February 11

  • Kings and Hawks Troll NBA's New Social Media Policy on Twitter

    Complex "The NBA thinks things have become a little too savage between players and team accounts on Twitter. After Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum and Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons recently got a little too heated for their taste, the NBA decided to squash the beef, and handed down new..." February 11

  • Hawks F Kent Bazemore shows support for President Trump

    Sportsnaut "Atlanta Hawks wing Kent Bazemore remains good friends with former teammate and two-time reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry. He learned a whole heck of a lot from Curry when the two played together with the Golden State Warriors. Off the court, however, the two seem to be of a differing opinion..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Schroder guides Hawks past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks head out to the West Coast for their final games before the All-Star break with a victory after continuing their winning ways at home against the Denver Nuggets. Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists as the Hawks, up by 20 points early in the third..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Hawks sign Patterson to second 10-day contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will sign Lamar Patterson to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday. The first deal with the guard/forward expired Tuesday. The second 10-day contract will expire Feb. 17 as the Hawks are in the All-Star break. Patterson will be eligible for four games, including tonight’s home contest..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Hayward-led Jazz roll past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Utah Jazz's second decisive victory over the Atlanta Hawks gave them a seven-game winning streak against Eastern Conference teams and increased their lead over second-place Oklahoma City to 3 1/2 games in the Northwest Division. Gordon Hayward, Utah's representative in the..." February 06

  • Hawks roll to easy win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks, who overcame a 20-point deficit in the final eight minutes at Houston in their previous game, didn't have to worry about staging a comeback this time. The Hawks led by 26 points at halftime and coasted to their 15th victory in the past 20 games, defeating the..." February 04

  • James Harden explains what went wrong with him and Dwight Howard

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden and Dwight Howard were teammates on the Houston Rockets from 2013-2016 and reached the Western Conference Finals together, but the pairing did not pan out as hoped. Harden and Howard clashed, and the Rockets’ poor start to last season resulted in the firing of Kevin McHale. Howard..." February 03

  • Hardaway leads Hawks' big rally against Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard making his first appearance in Houston since leaving via free agency, and with Rockets guard James Harden thriving as an MVP front-runner, the stage was set for one or the other to close the chapter on their reportedly acrimonious three-year..." February 02

  • Dragic's 27 points help Heat win ninth straight

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- In the long and storied history of the NBA, only one team still had a losing record immediately after a win streak longer than nine games, and that was the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns. The Suns won 11 straight games that season. The Miami Heat, with nine straight wins, are tied for second..." February 01

  • Stephen Jackson Has Amazing Stories About Smoking Weed Before NBA Games

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson isn’t afraid to talk candidly about his time in the NBA, and the man who was once at the center of the Malice at the Palace has plenty of incredible stories to tell about his time in the league both on and off the court. This week he went on the I Am Rapaport podcast with..." January 30

  • Hawks to bring back Patterson on 10-day contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks plan to sign Lamar Patterson to a 10-day contract, according to a person familiar with the situation. Patterson, a former Hawk, was playing in the NBA Development League for the Reno Bighorns, the affiliate of the Kings. He was averaging 23.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in..." January 29

  • Millsap, Hawks outlast Knicks in four overtimes

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Once they started playing overtimes, there was no way Atlanta forward Paul Millsap was going to come off the court. The veteran matched a team record by playing 60 minutes, including 20 minutes in overtime -- and had season highs with 37 points and 19 rebounds to help the Atlanta..." January 29

  • Porter helps Wizards steamroll Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The last three games had been a struggle offensively for Washington forward Otto Porter Jr. He had totaled just 21 points and managed only six two nights earlier in Boston. The veteran picked the right night to bounce back. He had 21 points and 11 rebounds on Friday and helped..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Balanced Hawks race past Bulls in fourth quarter

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was a remarkable comeback and a remarkable failure. The comeback belonged to the Atlanta Hawks, who overcame a 10-point deficit with a 19-4 run in the final 2:52 of the fourth quarter to defeat the Chicago Bulls 119-114 on Wednesday night at the United Center. "We talk..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Hawks To Assume Control Of Erie BayHawks In 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks are in the final stages of an agreement to operate the Erie BayHawks in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This development comes on the heels of a report from NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper during last week’s D-League..." January 24

  • Clippers find a way to win without Paul

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Things are looking up for the Los Angeles Clippers, who won for the first time since losing Chris Paul to thumb surgery and are on the verge of getting Blake Griffin back. Austin Rivers scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford helped hold off a comeback bid by Atlanta in the fourth..." January 23

  • Millsap helps Hawks continue dominance of 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia 76ers, who had won eight of their past 10 games, are no longer pushovers, but they remain foils for the Atlanta Hawks. Paul Millsap had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Hawks took advantage of the absence of rookie standout Joel Embiid and 21 Philadelphia..." January 21

  • Hawks continue to dominate Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a lopsided loss at Detroit two nights earlier by extending their dominance against the Chicago Bulls. The Hawks, who got off to a blistering shooting start, led by 29 points at halftime and 30 going into the fourth quarter en route to extending..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Pistons cool off Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Bullock adds a new dimension to the Detroit Pistons offense. He takes hard cuts to the basket, making him a tough player to cover. Working his way back from a knee injury, Bullock reached season highs in points, assists and rebounds as the Pistons cooled down..." January 18

  • Pelicans, Hawks had exploratory talks about Howard trade

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have found success playing Anthony Davis at center, but there are concerns about the physical toll it would take. Davis has frequently been hampered by minor injuries throughout his career that would likely get accentuated by playing against bigger and stronger..." January 18

  • Hawks to trade Williams, sign Neal to 10-day contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will trade Mo Williams to the Nuggets for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The move opens a roster spot that the Hawks will use to sign guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. The Hawks will also receive a $2.2 million traded player..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Schroder's late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It will appear in the box score as Kris Humphries' only assist in the Atlanta Hawks' 108-107 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, but it reveals just how unselfish he is. Humphries had a decent look at a would-be game-winning shot in the right block, but instead he swung it..." January 16

  • Dunleavy's season-high 20 boost Hawks past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta. The 14-year veteran almost sought a buyout when he was acquired by the Hawks in a deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland on Jan. 7. But after he was persuaded to join the club by..." January 15

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