Hawks Rumors & News

  • Five observations from the Hawks’ 102-96 win over Pacers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks needed this one. After losing twice to the Pacers in Indiana, the Hawks defended their home court with a back-and-forth 102-96 victory in a nationally televised game Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks got seven fourth-quarter points from Al Horford, including a jumper with..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • With trust, Hardaway Jr. increased role with Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Defense got Tim Hardaway Jr. on the floor. Trust is keeping him there. The guard had season-highs in six statistics as part of a balanced attack that led to the Hawks lopsided 124-86 win at the 76ers Wednesday night. It was the 16th straight game played for Hardaway after appearing in just..." February 04

  • Atlanta blows out Philadelphia to snap road losing streak

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 124-86 blowout win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Atlanta grabbed control in the early going and never let up as they defeated Philadelphia for the third time this season. The Hawks continued their string of good defensive..." February 04

  • Splitter frustrated by nagging hip injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Tiago Splitter is frustrated. The Hawks center will miss his second straight game and ninth of the season Wednesday due to a right hip injury. “Not good,” Splitter said when asked how he was doing hours before the Hawks are to play at the 76ers. Splitter made the trip to Philadelphia even..." February 03

  • City of Atlanta could pitch in $100-150 million in Philips Arena remodel

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks and the City of Atlanta continue to eye a significant remodel of Philips Arena and Mayor Kasim Reed says that a substantial amount of public money could be contributed to the project. Mayor Reed recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the specific amount hasn't..." February 02

  • Hawks expected to listen to offers for Al Horford

    The Score "The Atlanta Hawks might be looking to dismantle their 60-win core from a season ago. In addition to fielding interest in point guard Jeff Teague, Yahoo's Marc Spears reports the Hawks are expected to entertain offers for center Al Horford, who's set to become a free agent this summer. The..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Miami Heat routs Atlanta Hawks, wins fourth in a row

    Miami Herald "The NBA schedule didn’t do the banged up Heat many favors in January. But after pretty much hitting rock bottom three weeks in, the Heat is heading into February with something it hasn’t had since LeBron James was still here: a four-game winning streak. Sunday night, behind five..." February 01

  • Should the Jazz acquire Jeff Teague?

    KSL "It's real. Multiple league sources say that the Utah Jazz are indeed considering trading for Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague before February's trade deadline. While no formal contact has been made between the two sides, the Hawks primary decision maker Mike Budenholzer has a good..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Paul Millsap Day-To-Day With Sprained Ankle

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Millsap suffered a left ankle sprain with 2:50 remaining in the second quarter of Thursday's. Millsap left the contest and did not return. " January 30

  • Celtics Have Inquired On Al Horford, Jeff Teague

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have inquired about the availability of Al Horford and Jeff Teague. The Celtics have a considerable number of trade assets to facilitate a trade. "Atlanta, I've been told, is ready to turn the page, to give the team to Dennis Schroeder, their young point guard,who is ready..." January 30

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Hawks say All-Star forward Paul Millsap has a left ankle sprain, but X-rays were negative and he is listed as probable for tomorrow at Miami

  • Pacers go big with Myles Turner, beat Hawks

    Indianapolis Star "Late in the fourth quarter Thursday night, when 6-foot-11 rookie Myles Turner walked off the Bankers Life Fieldhouse floor and applause followed his every move, no one seemed to mind the end of the Indiana Pacers’ supposed spread offense revolution. Before this, in the third quarter when..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Millsap will NOT return.

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Clippers eke out 85-83 win over Hawks in Atlanta

    Clips Nation "In an ugly/weirdly exciting affair, the Los Angeles Clippers slipped by the Atlanta Hawks 85-83 at Philips Arena Wednesday night. Despite shooting just 38% from the floor and 18% from three-point range, L.A. was able to finish their five-game road trip on a winning note thanks in large part to..." January 28

  • Would Hawks trade Jeff Teague to Jazz?

    The Sports Daily "The Atlanta Hawks continue to float just outside the realm of NBA trade rumors with the deadline on approach. One name many hadn’t thought would come up, though, is point guard Jeff Teague. Now it has. With Atlanta perhaps ready to act as sellers at the deadline if things go south in the..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Hawks shopping Jeff Teague, and Knicks could be trading partner

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Hawks have been the model of consistency and continuity the last three years. They've kept the same core together, which resulted in a 60-plus-win season last year and the entire starting five being named All-Stars. Their success has been tied to that continuity, and the comfort they..." January 27

  • Hawks discussing Jeff Teague with multiple teams

    The Score "Jeff Teague's time with the Atlanta Hawks may be running out. The Hawks have reportedly been in trade discussions with multiple teams involving their starting point guard, according to SI's Chris Mannix. After last season's brilliant All-Star campaign, Teague has taken a huge step back in..." January 27

  • Hawks won't shop Al Horford at deadline

    Peachtree Hoops "The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and we are about to the time of the year where the rumor mill gets in full swing. Many will look at the Atlanta Hawks' 27-19 record and determine that a shakeup is needed. There is no denying that the team has failed to replicate the magical run to..." January 26

  • Denver Nuggets fall to Atlanta Hawks to end homestand

    Denver Post "The Nuggets giveth, and the Nuggets taketh away. Saturday's game had the good stuff: late-game execution to pull out a victory over the Detroit Pistons. Monday night's contest displayed the frustrating reality of an inconsistent team doing inconsistent things. The Nuggets lost to the Atlanta..." January 26

  • Will Hawks trade Al Horford before NBA trade deadline?

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard gets the headlines as the big man propelling toward unrestricted free agency in July, but observers might want to keep an eye on Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks ahead of the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline. What’s that? The Hawks are third in the Eastern Conference at 27-19? While..." January 26

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Paul Millsap has rejoined the Hawks at shootaround and will play tonight vs. Nuggets.

  • Teague cites ankle injury as reason for recent struggles

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jeff Teague had a short answer, with it politely ending an interview, about his play this season. “I’m dealing with an ankle injury,” the Hawks starting point guard said Sunday. “That’s OK. I’ll be back.” Teague missed three games in November with a left ankle sprain. He has also turned the..." January 25

  • Suns down Hawks on Archie Goodwin 3 in final seconds

    Arizona Republic "The view from the driver’s seat was so much clearer for the Suns. The Suns have been like a Slinky for the past few weeks, always playing catch-up, as they lost 15 times in 16 games for the first time in 39 years. On Saturday night, the Suns never trailed except for 28 seconds of the first..." January 24

  • Rondo hits triple double on go-ahead basket as Kings edge Hawks

    Sacramento Bee "A statistical look at the Kings’ 91-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena. 2: Consecutive double doubles for Kings rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein, who finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds (five offensive) in 30 minutes. 4: Consecutive wins by the Kings, a..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • How Hardaway Jr. earned his way into Hawks’ rotation

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Three weeks ago, Tim Hardaway Jr. was on assignment in the NBA Development League. Now, he has earned his way into the Hawks’ regular rotation with his eighth straight appearance in Wednesday’s 104-98 win over the Trail Blazers. Here’s how he did it, according to coach Mike..." January 21

  • Atlanta begins western road trip with 104-98 win over Portland

    Peachtree Hoops "Coming off of two convincing home wins, the Atlanta Hawks headed west on Wednesday night and continued their winning ways with a 104-98 National Television win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Hawks were able to hold off multiple runs by Portland's dynamic duo in the backcourt. C.J...." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Hawks go wire-to-wire, blow past Magic

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford led the Hawks with 15 points, and Paul Millsap logged a double-double, but Monday’s matinee special was in some ways one of the Hawks’ best showings because they drilled the visiting Magic 98-81 without any one player putting up huge numbers. And they played good defense, too, without..." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Hawks’ 114-86 win over the Nets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Paul Millsap was his steady self while scoring 21 points and the bench was superb as the Hawks returned to winning, yet the residue of Atlanta’s 114-86 rout of the Nets was gummed up with a prickly question at the season’s mid-point. What is so different about this team than last year’s squad..." January 17

  • Antetokounmpo shoulders the load for Bucks in overtime win over Hawks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Working overtime was just fine with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Milwaukee needed a clutch block from point guard Michael Carter-Williams in the final seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime. Then they dominated the extra period — even getting three-pointers from..." January 16

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Hornets break losing streak with 107-84 rout of Hawks

    Charlotte Observer "If the Charlotte Hornets were to break this season-worst losing streak, it didn’t seem likely to happen against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks had won 15 of the last 18 meetings and many of those were blowouts. But the Hornets built a 30-point lead in the fourth quarter for a runaway 107-84..." January 14

  • The NCAA is actually considering new NBA Draft rules more favorable for student athletes

    SB Nation "The NCAA will consider a proposal that would push back the date for when men's college basketball players must declare for the NBA Draft, according to NCAA Associate Director of Public and Media Relations Michelle Brutlag Hosick. The current declaration date is the day before the start of the..." January 12

  • Five observations from Hawks’ victory over Bulls

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After playing perhaps their best first half of the season only to fall asleep for a while after that, the Hawks on Saturday closed ground on the No. 2 team in the East by running the Bulls ragged with a balanced 120-105 win. While Al Horford put up 33 points and the line of a lifetime, the..." January 10