Hawks Rumors & News

  • 22h
    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Paul Millsap says he does not need surgery on his shoulder, just rest.

  • Elton Brand will wait to decide on future with Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Elton Brand will take several weeks off before deciding if a 17th NBA season is in his future. The elder statesman of the Hawks is an unrestricted free agent following the expiration of his second one-year contract with the Hawks. The 35-year old said some time away will let him know if another..." May 28

  • Phil Jackson intrigued by versatile Hawks’ Millsap, Carroll

    New York Post "Some Knicks fans were less interested in the future of two of the winners and more interested in the future of two of the losers Tuesday night after the Cavaliers swept the NBA’s Eastern Conference final. Cleveland’s J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, LeBron James’ two new best friends, rapped in..." May 28

  • Cavs destroy Hawks 118-88 to advance to NBA Finals

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Atlanta Hawks talked a good game. They said they still had some fight. They claimed they still believed. They were kidding themselves, and deep down they knew it. Tuesday night, the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed was run out of the gym. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are..." May 27

  • 1d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Hawks say Kyle Korver had surgery this evening to repair ligament damage in his right ankle with an expected recovery time of three months.

  • Report: Hawks’ Paul Millsap may require offseason shoulder surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks tore through the first part of the regular season, but things slowed after the All-Star break, and have now come grinding to a halt in the Eastern Conference Finals. Thabo Sefolosha was lost before the postseason began with a broken leg, and Kyle Korver was lost in the series against..." May 27

  • NBA free agents: Entire class of 2015

    CSN Washington "Here's a league-wide list of all NBA Free Agents in 2015. Various team and player options must be declared before free agency begins July 1. More on several of these options as possible fits for the Wizards in the coming weeks. KEY: (T) = Team option. (P); (P) = Player option; (R) = Restricted..." May 27

  • Report: Carroll could command more than $12 million per year

    CBSSports.com "DeMarre Carroll proved his worth to the Atlanta Hawks and the entire NBA in the playoffs. Before his knee injury in the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the lone non-All-Star in Atlanta's starting lineup was the team's most consistent player. He averaged 14.6 points and..." May 27

  • Free agency next step for Hawks’ Millsap

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The next stop for Paul Millsap is free agency. The two-time All-Star, both in his seasons the Hawks, is an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Hawks would like to re-sign the power forward – along with several other teams. The sting of a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals..." May 27

  • Hawks radio broadcast refers to Matthew Dellavedova as Tonya Harding

    Sporting News "There has been a lot of debate about whether Matthew Dellavedova is a dirty player during the Cavs' playoff run. One Hawks radio broadcaster has a strong opinion on the matter. When Dellavedova came in for Game 4 on Tuesday night, "Voice of the Hawks" Steve Holman decided to refer to the..." May 27

  • 2d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Kyle Korver tells me he will have surgery tomorrow on his ankle.

  • Report: Korver to have ankle surgery Wednesday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver will have surgery on his right ankle, according to David Aldridge. The Hawks guard was lost for the remainder of the postseason after he was diagnosed with a severe high ankle sprain suffered in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals agains the Cavaliers. An X-ray following the..." May 26

  • Cavaliers 114, Hawks 111 (OT): LeBron James’ historic triple-double powers Cavs over Hawks for 3-0 series lead

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James had a miserable start and a memorable finish. As a result, the Cavaliers are one win away from their second NBA Finals trip in franchise history. James had 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists after missing his first 10 shots and the Cavs beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in..." May 25

  • 4d
    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    The NBA has determined that move-up option is not logistically possible, league source says. NBA Finals begin June 4.

  • No suspension for Horford after flagrant foul

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford is not at risk of missing Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Horford's flagrant foul 2 in Game 3 will stand, but there will be no additional punishment from the NBA, according to league spokesman Tim Kuck. Horford and Cavs..." May 25

  • Horford delivered elbow to 'protect our team,' teammate says

    SB Nation "None of the Hawks called Matthew Dellavedova "dirty" on Sunday after Game 3, but Al Horford and several others described his play as reckless. Horford was ejected from the game in the second quarter after falling on top of Dellavedova and throwing an elbow at him in the process, moments after..." May 25

  • Kyle Korver seeking 2nd opinion, surgery not definite, no timetable

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Reports that surfaced late Sunday night that Hawks guard Kyle Korver will need surgery on his severe high right ankle sprain and will miss four to six months are inaccurate. Korver has yet to visit a foot and ankle specialist for a second opinion on the injury, which could eventually require..." May 25

  • After his dominance gets overshadowed, LeBron James dismisses Matthew Dellavedova's 'bad rap'

    USA Today "The Atlanta Hawks gave measured responses about Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova in aftermath of a gutty, hard-fought and disheartening loss to the Cavaliers. Using drawing pencils instead of paint, the Hawks sketched a portrait of Dellavedova as a player who gets too close to the..." May 25

  • Al Horford on Matthew Dellavedova incident: 'He's gotta learn'

    CBSSports.com "Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals after picking up a flagrant-2 foul on Matthew Dellavedova near the end of the second quarter on Sunday. The Hawks went on to lose 114-111 in overtime. It was a controversial call, as the Cleveland Cavaliers..." May 25

  • DeMarre Carroll says Kyle Korver needs ankle surgery, may be out 4-6 months

    Pro Basketball Talk "So, here’s the last thing the Hawks need right now. After a hard-fought overtime loss to the Cavs to go down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals, an emotional affair in which Al Horford was ejected, one of the Hawks’ many injuries may have implications that go well beyond this likely-over playoff..." May 25

  • Bazemore in, Carroll still standing and Hawks say they’re ready

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks are two losses away from the offseason. They’re also four wins away from reaching the NBA finals, and as illogical as that scenario sounds — defeating LeBron James and Cleveland in four of the next five games after losing twice at home — they’re not in surrender mode, yet. “We don’t..." May 24

  • 5d
    Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

    Kent Bazemore will start in place of Kyle Korver tonight. #TrueToAtlanta

  • 5d
    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    There is a rumor that--despite what NBA has said (and I've relayed)--they MIGHT move up the finals to June 2 if GSW and CLE both sweep.

  • Korver out for playoffs, may require surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury that will determine if surgery is necessary. Following the news first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks released a statement that said an MRI and examination..." May 24

  • Hawks' Kent Bazemore: 'I still think we're the better team'

    ESPN.com "Down 2-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and headed on the road, the Atlanta Hawks are badly in need of confidence. Kent Bazemore made an attempt to give them some with brash statements Friday night. The Cavs won Game 2 emphatically 94-82, despite not having Kyrie Irving due to his knee injury...." May 24

  • Hawks' Al Horford says he's OK after injury scare

    CBSSports.com "On the first possession of the fourth quarter on Friday, Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford appeared to bump knees with Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert. The Hawks were down by 18 points at the time and went on to lose 94-82, and now they have to hope that moment won't have any lasting..." May 24

  • 6d
    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    BREAKING: Kyle Korver is OUT for the remainder of the playoffs with ankle injury.

  • James leads the way with help as Cleveland Cavaliers take commanding 2-0 series lead over Atlanta Hawks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In Game 1 it was J.R. Smith and his eight three-pointers that made the difference. In Game 2 it was Iman Shumpert and his four three-pointers. "Next man up" is their motto and that's what occurred as the wounded Cleveland Cavaliers played terrible guest in thrashing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on..." May 23

  • Carroll a game-time decision for Game 2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called starting small forward DeMarre Carroll a game-time decision Friday morning before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. However, it appears unlikely he will be able to play. Carroll suffered a left knee sprain late in the fourth quarter of Game 1..." May 23

  • Report: Celtics in the mix to pursue Demarre Carroll

    CSN New England "The news that DeMarre Carroll's knee injury is a bone bruise means that he is back atop team's free agent shortlists. And he's on the Celtics' list. Sporting News' Sean Deveney reports that the Celtics are going to pursue the upcoming free agent. The 28-year-old's defensive prowess and..." May 22

  • J.R. Smith, LeBron James too much for Atlanta Hawks as Cleveland Cavaliers take Game 1 of ECF 97-89

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 1-0 series lead thanks to J.R. Smith's postseason career-high of 28 points and his three-point barrage that lifted the Cavaliers past the Atlanta Hawks, 97-89, in the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. Smith connected on eight of his 12 3-point..." May 21

  • Hawks lose DeMarre Carroll late in Game 1 to knee sprain

    ESPN.com "Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 97-89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sprained left knee. Carroll crumpled to the floor in pain, lay on the ground for several minutes and needed help off the floor with about five minutes left in the Eastern..." May 21

  • DeMarre Carroll's Left Knee Has No Structural Damage

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarre Carroll escaped structural damage to his left knee following an MRI test. Carroll suffered a scary non-contact injury during the second half of Game 1 on Wednesday. Carroll is listed as day-to-day." May 21

  • Hawks' problems go beyond potential loss of Carroll

    ESPN.com "The moment came without contact, as Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll gathered the ball and readied himself to elevate past Iman Shumpert to the rim for a layup. It was a quintessential Carroll sequence. He read the passing lane in the Cleveland halfcourt the entire way. When LeBron James..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • 11d
    Jalen Rose @JalenRose

    Horford on analytics, "I don't pay attention at all". Again, it has been a PR tool used for extra data, not the toolbox. @MikeAndMike

  • Cavaliers believe Atlanta Hawks’ regular-season dominance no indicator of conference finals fate

    Akron Beacon Journal "On the surface, the Cavaliers’ 1-3 regular-season record against the Atlanta Hawks doesn’t bode well for their showdown in the Eastern Conference finals. But after practice Saturday, Cavs coach David Blatt was willing to dig a little deeper. “People are going to say, and rightfully so, they..." May 18

  • Warriors favored over Cavs in Vegas to win NBA championship

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title. Heading into the conference finals, the Warriors are 4-7 favorites to win the championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 5-2, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 8-1 and..." May 18

  • Pierce's shot too late, Hawks hold on to beat Wizards 94-91

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series. The shot swished, apparently tying the score at the buzzer. Pierce..." May 16

  • Hawks stun Wizards on Al Horford layup, 82-81

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't always well-constructed, but again, the Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It took every bit of 48 minutes, but Al Horford put the team over the top with a lay-up in the waning seconds, and Atlanta snuck past Washington by a final score..." May 14

  • NBA says Kyle Korver didn’t travel on Hawks’ final Game 4 possession

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul Pierce had a chance to once again be the hero for the Wizards in Game 4 against the Hawks, but his game-tying three-point attempt rimmed out with a few seconds remaining, and Atlanta sealed the victory at the free throw line on the ensuing possession. But should the Hawks have gotten that..." May 13

  • NBA Report: No foul on Nene screen of Carroll

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA review of the final two minutes of Monday’s playoff game between the Hawks and Wizards found that DeMarre Carroll was not fouled on a screen set by Nene. Carroll fell on the play allowing Paul Pierce an open 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with seconds remaining. Pierce..." May 13

  • 17d
    Zach Klein @ZachKleinWSB

    DeMarre Carroll told me he was hurt on final play of game. Walking with big time limp. Thinks it is a hip pointer. #Hawks

  • Hawks 106, Wizards 101

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "How the game was won: Jeff Teague scored a game-high 26 points as the Hawks came out aggressive from the start. They set the tone early and led by as many as 14 points as the even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2. Al Horford had a double-double of 18 points and 10..." May 12

  • Budenholzer says Millsap is good to play Game 4

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution " Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Paul Millsap is healthy and available to play agaisnt the Wizards in Game 4 tonight of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. “Paul is good,” Budenholzer said. " May 11

  • 17d
    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    The Hawks have officially informed the NBA and the Nets their intention to swap first-round draft picks, No. 15 from No. 29. #ATLHawks

  • DeMarre Carroll clarifies absence from Game 3's closing seconds

    ESPN.com "Atlanta forward DeMarre Carroll on Sunday backtracked on his remarks following the Hawks' 103-101 loss in Game 3 as to why he wasn't on the floor for the game's final defensive stand. "To clarify what went on last night, me and Coach discussed the situation and we discussed the sub, and we felt..." May 11

  • Bradley Beal's thoughts on Jeff Teague? Not a fan

    CSN Washington "One of the smallest players on the floor in the series, Jeff Teague is taking on the role of enforcer for the Atlanta Hawks. After contributing to John Wall's fractured left wrist in Game 1, Teague dealt a blow to Bradley Beal's head that caused him to fall awkwardly in the second quarter of Game..." May 11

  • Hawks' Carroll chose to sit out on Pierce's game-winning possession

    CBSSports.com "When Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce hit his winner Saturday, he did so over Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder. Pierce was initially guarded by Kyle Korver, but the Hawks switched when the veteran used a screen. DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta's best wing defender, watched from the bench, which..." May 10