Hawks Rumors & News

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Could the Spurs land Al Horford in free agency?

    Pounding The Rock "Since winning back to back titles at Florida (under Billy Donovan), Al Horford has played the entirety of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. However, after being swept out of the playoffs two years in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Horford could potentially be looking for a change. The..." May 18

  • Salary Cap Machinations for the Hawks Staying Above The Cap

    Peachtree Hoops "The typical path for an off-season is for a team to decide if they want to clear cap space in order to sign free agents or stay over the cap and use their Mid-Level Exception. Clearing cap space can also open up a few other avenues like being able to acquire contracts without sending out much in..." May 17

  • Rockets Top Goal is to Sign Al Hoford

    Sporting News "After nine years, and with the kind of season the Rockets had, there was little wonder that rumors about Morey’s job security were abounding earlier this spring. But his contract runs through the 2017-18 season, which essentially gives Morey another year to retool his roster. It’s not a great year..." May 16

  • Traffic aside, Humphries would like to return to Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have a couple other upcoming unrestricted free agents this summer - including Kris Humphries. While much of the offseason attention may be focused on starters Al Horford and Kent Bazemore, the contract of late-season acquisition Humphries is about to expire. Count him among those who..." May 13

  • Al Horford Says The Hawks “Have Some Big Decisions To Make” (He’s Right)

    Soaring Down South "Al Horford has been the Hawks heart and soul since he first arrived as a rookie from the Florida. Fresh off two national championships back-to-back, Horford was drafted to be the centerpiece (pun intended) to a Hawks squad trying to get over the hump to become legit contenders in the Eastern..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Bazemore on Atlanta: ‘I would love to return here’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have been down this road before. The team signed a player with big upside to a two-year deal, got him into their player development system, put him in the starting lineup and watched as he blossomed. All that was followed by the risk losing the player when he became an unrestricted..." May 11

  • Budenholzer not looking to blow up Hawks' core

    The Score "Though they made some waves at the trade deadline with their reported willingness to entertain offers for Al Horford, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Korver, it doesn't seem like the Atlanta Hawks were ever serious about busting up their core. Unfortunately for the Hawks' president and head coach Mike..." May 10

  • Al Horford Shows Love For Atlanta, Wants To Return To Hawks Next Season

    NESN "Al Horford will have plenty of suitors this offseason, the Boston Celtics included. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s played his last game in an Atlanta Hawks uniform. Horford, set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, gave a vote of confidence for his current club after the Cleveland..." May 09

  • Love delivers as Cavs sweep Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer’s latest strategy against the Cleveland Cavaliers was to make Kevin Love hit enough shots to beat the Hawks. Love obliged Sunday in Game 4, scoring 27 points, including eight 3-pointers, in the Cavs’ series-clinching 100-99 win over the Hawks at..." May 08

  • Cavaliers rally to defeat Hawks, go up 3-0

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Channing Frye took some advice from a veteran teammate and did exactly what he was brought to Cleveland to do -- shoot the basketball. Frye hit seven of Cleveland's 21 3-pointers, and Kyrie Irving and LeBron James led a late comeback in a 121-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks on..." May 06

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • Atlanta Hawks objected to how Cleveland Cavaliers obtained record-breaking 3-point status

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A few of the Atlanta Hawks players spoke to cleveland.com after Wednesday's 123-98 rout by the Cleveland Cavaliers and voiced their objection with the way the Cavaliers went about breaking the three-point record. "It's a certain way of being a professional," Paul Millsap said to Cleveland.com...." May 05

  • Cavs sink record 25 3-pointers, blitz Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing an identity crisis of sorts. They made more 3-pointers in a game Wednesday than any other team in NBA history, yet LeBron James insists they are not a 3-point shooting team. Regardless of labels, at their current rate, the Cavaliers are..." May 04

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • 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

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