Hawks Rumors & News

  • Hawks rally past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- In the National Basketball Association, fortunes can change quickly, even when down 20 at halftime, as the Atlanta Hawks found themselves Friday night. But a couple of key defensive stops combined with a handful of timely shots and a healthy dose of pride can go a long way. The..." December 09

  • Howard leads Hawks past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard has had better games during his 12-year career, but Wednesday's performance may have been his most important game in his first season with the Atlanta Hawks. Howard posted his 16th double-double with 23 points and 17 rebounds and helped the Hawks end their seven-game..." December 07

  • Kent Bazemore to miss two games with right knee soreness

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will be without starter Kent Bazemore for the next two games as the guard/forward deals with right knee soreness. Tim Hardaway Jr. will start in place of Bazemore for Wednesday’s home game against the Heat and Friday’s road game against the Bucks. The injury concern is the second..." December 07

  • Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak continued Monday night as did the team streaks of the Oklahoma Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook had 32 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as Oklahoma City prevailed 102-99 to boost its winning streak to six and extend the Hawks'..." December 05

  • Raptors set franchise record with 44-point trouncing of Hawks

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Raptors’ offence can be pretty and it certainly is potent these days as the points and baskets and victories pile up. Crisp ball movement. Astonishing outside shooting. Decision-making that makes it look like everyone’s a savvy veteran who knows precisely where the ball should go...." December 04

  • Raptors post record rout of Hawks for 6th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- While the Atlanta Hawks are talking about hitting the reset button, the Toronto Raptors are happy to keep things going the way they are. The Raptors outscored the Hawks 42-14 in the fourth quarter Saturday night in a game that they already had under tight control as they rolled to..." December 03

  • Pistons top Hawks to end perfect road swing

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Detroit Pistons, who started the season 1-8 on the road, completed a 3-0 trip by handing the Atlanta Hawks a fifth consecutive loss. Former University of Georgia standout Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a big homecoming with 23 points and the Pistons got over .500 for the first..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Suns surge in 4th to top Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns' veterans kept their team in the game until their young stars overcame a tough night and put the game away. P.J. Tucker and Jared Dudley scored 17 points each and Leandro Barbosa scored all eight of his points early in the fourth quarter when the Suns took the..." December 01

  • Thabo Sefolosha Gets Real on Race, Racism and Police Brutality

    The Undefeated "The Thabo Sefolosha story is about much more than just basketball. The Atlanta Hawks guard is the son of a South African father and Swiss mother who weren’t accepted in either country after their nuptials in the 1980s. Sefolosha got into fights while growing up in Switzerland with kids who had..." December 01

  • Green's D sparks Warriors to tight win over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors didn't have Andrew Bogut around to duel with Atlanta Hawks big man Dwight Howard on Monday night. Just gimpy-ankled, undersized Draymond Green. Turns out, that was plenty good enough. Andre Iguodala powered a key run early in the..." November 29

  • Lakers roll past slumping Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- More than three years later, jilted Los Angeles Lakers fans still give Dwight Howard the business. On every trip to Staples Center, Howard is brutally booed and called almost every vulgar word in the book by Lakers supporters, who still hold grudges over the former Los Angeles..." November 28

  • Dwight Howard Challenges Lakers Fan To Fight ... Call Me a B**** to My Face

    TMZ "Dwight Howard doesn't like being called a bitch -- and was physically restrained when he got into it with a Lakers fans after the game Sunday night. TMZ Sports has footage in which you can hear a man shouting obscenities at Howard after the Lakers beat the Hawks 109-94 at Staples Center. At..." November 28

  • Jazz rout visiting Hawks 95-68

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Strong defense is a definite trademark for the Utah Jazz this season. Against the Atlanta Hawks, they unveiled a whole new level of stinginess. For four quarters, the Hawks were flummoxed by tenacious on-the-ball defense from Utah. The Jazz blocked shots, stole passes and..." November 25

  • Dwight Howard Has Made the Atlanta Hawks a Legitimate Contender

    The Comeback "Dwight Howard was signed by the Atlanta Hawks in free agency this past offseason. It was a move that many questioned, especially given the attitude issues that he had with the Houston Rockets. Atlanta’s offseason didn’t go nearly according to plan. They were hoping to re-sign star big man Al..." November 25

  • Howard, Millsap help Hawks overpower Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap rebound with the tenacity they exhibited Wednesday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Atlanta Hawks are difficult to defeat. Howard had 23 points and 20 rebounds and Millsap added 18 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 96-85..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Pelicans rout Hawks despite Davis injury

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The New Orleans Pelicans, who began the season 2-10, turned things around with a three-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks, who were 9-2 after a six-game winning streak, are heading the other way with three defeats in a row. The Pelicans were without all-star Anthony Davis for..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha: Questionable Sunday vs. Knicks

    CBS Sports "Sefolosha (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Sefolosha has missed the last two games since spraining his knee against the Heat on Tuesday, and the Hawks haven't provided much in the way of details..." November 20

  • Anthony, Porzingis propel Knicks past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK – No Noah? No problem for the New York Knicks. Playing without their center, Joakim Noah, who was sick, the Knicks put together one of their best defensive performances of the season, knocking off the Atlanta Hawks 104-94 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony..." November 20

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Dwight Howard's biggest roadblock to success is still himself

    Sporting News "You could see it coming. Hawks center Dwight Howard and Hornets center Cody Zeller engaged in a constant physical battle Friday night. Howard became more and more agitated as the game went on, consistently looking at officials and waiting for whistles that never came. Howard's frustration boiled..." November 19

  • Howard unapologetic after late ejection for elbow

    ESPN "Hawks center Dwight Howard was ejected late in the fourth quarter of a key early-season Eastern Conference game in Charlotte after throwing an elbow at the head of Hornets center Cody Zeller. Friday night's game, a 100-96 Hawks loss, turned with 5:38 remaining when Howard delivered an..." November 19

  • Hornets come from 10 down to top Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 100-96 victory over the Atlanta on Friday night, snapping the Hawks' six-game winning streak. They have Dwight Howard's elbow to thank for it. Howard was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul..." November 18

  • Second-quarter run propels Hawks over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks were without center Dwight Howard, as well as veteran reserve Thabo Sefolosha, and it didn't matter Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Atlanta second unit sparked a 19-0 run over the first six minutes of the second quarter and the Hawks, up by 24..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Balanced Hawks send Heat to 6th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Call him Coach Millsap. Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and one rather large strategic suggestion as his Atlanta Hawks held off the Miami Heat 93-90 on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Dennis Schroder led Atlanta's balanced..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • Hawks' Dwight Howard made his mom cry by telling her he signed with the Jazz

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard is still a prankster. Twelve years into his NBA career, the Atlanta Hawks center loves nothing more than a good goof. Case in point: Immediately after agreeing to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with his hometown Hawks on July 1, he told his mother he was going to Utah. "I played..." November 15

  • Hawks' Dwight Howard says he wants to shoot 3-pointers

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard wants to be a 3-point shooter. At least, that's what he said on The Doug Gottlieb Show on CBS Sports Radio on Monday. When Gottlieb asked the Atlanta Hawks center a tongue-in-cheek question about moving out to the 3-point line like Paul Millsap, Howard responded as if this was a real..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Dwight Howard on Mike Budenholzer: ‘I love how he holds me accountable every single day’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard again said he is thankful to be with the Hawks and with a coaching staff that holds him accountable. Following the Hawks’ 117-96 win over the 76ers Saturday night, I asked Howard for his thoughts about the team’s training and coaching staff. Here was his answer: “It’s the..." November 13

  • Update on Splitter’s return could come soon

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Tiago Splitter is taking part in non-contact portions of Hawks practices but the team offered no update on when the reserve center might return from the right hamstring strain that has sideline him since training camp. The original timeline noted that Splitter would miss at least four..." November 11

  • Hawks getting their own D-League affiliate

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks are the latest team to secure a D-League affiliate. They also might wind up the last to actually get one. NBA release: The NBA Development League and the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club today announced that the Hawks have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA D-League team..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Hawks get past Bulls for third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Thabo Sefolosha is best known for being the Atlanta Hawks best defender off the bench. On Wednesday, the veteran showed the offensive side of his game is pretty good. Sefolosha scored a season-high 20 points and was the defensive catalyst that helped the Atlanta Hawks hold on..." November 09

  • Dennis Schroder’s Atlanta restaurant failed its health inspection so terribly

    USA Today "Dennis Schroder is 23 years old. He’s the starting point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, and the team is totally behind the Dennis Schroder era in Atlanta. With all that being said, 23-year-olds in the NBA should not own and operate a restaurant. Let Schroder’s DS17 Lounge — an Atlanta-area hookah..." November 09

  • Hawks end Cavaliers' perfect start, 11-game series skid

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The results count more in May than they do November, but the Atlanta Hawks had to start somewhere. Given how the last two seasons ended against the Cleveland Cavaliers, this will do for now. Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 28 points and Kent Bazemore added 25 in the Atlanta..." November 08

  • Korver to miss game versus Cavaliers after birth of child

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver will miss Tuesday’s game at the Cavaliers after his wife gave birth to the couple’s third child on Sunday. Son Koen Korver was born at 3:17 p.m. and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces. Korver took part in Monday’s practice but will not accompany the team to Cleveland. He..." November 07

  • Chinese Team Interested In Josh Smith

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Smith may be nearing a deal to play in China, tweets international basketball writer David Pick. The Sichuan Whales are interested in the 30-year-old forward, who spent 12 years in the NBA. Smith divided last year between the Clippers and Rockets, playing 55 total games and averaging 6.0..." November 07

  • Bazemore snaps out funk to help Hawks prevail

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- After struggling offensively during the first part of the season, Atlanta guard Kent Bazemore finally looked his old self. Bazemore, held scoreless one night earlier, bounced back to score a season-high 20 points and spark the Atlanta Hawks to a 112-97 victory over the Houston..." November 06

  • Wizards break through with first win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards haven't solved all their concerns, but they can breathe easier after finally entering the win column. Bradley Beal scored 28 points, John Wall had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Wizards downed the Atlanta Hawks 95-92 Friday night. Markieff..." November 04

  • Harden: 'No beef' between me and Dwight

    ESPN "Houston Rockets guard James Harden said Friday he's got no issues with former teammate and current Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard, whom he'll face Saturday night. Harden and Howard were teammates for three seasons with the Rockets until Howard declined to pick up his player option this..." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Hawks' Kent Bazemore rejected Lakers' free agent offer partly because of past history

    Orange County Register "The objective seemed clear for a franchise fixated on star power. With a roster featuring an aging Kobe Bryant and a cast of role players on expiring contracts, the Lakers had spent previous summers setting aside every penny available for a marquee free agent. That strategy backfired in 2014 as..." November 03

  • Dwight Howard Refuses to Answer Kobe Bryant Questions Prior to Game Against Lakers

    Complex "During an interview with ESPN earlier this year, Dwight Howard had some very insightful answers when he was asked about his fractured relationship with Kobe Bryant. He talked at length about why he felt he couldn’t coexist with Kobe during their time together on the Lakers. But it sounds like..." November 03

  • Lakers send Hawks to first loss

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Lou Williams, a former Atlanta Hawks player returning to his hometown Wednesday, was no factor for the Los Angeles Lakers until the fourth quarter. Then the veteran guard couldn't be stopped. Williams, missing just one shot, scored 16 of his 18 points in the final quarter and the..." November 02

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