Hawks Rumors & News

  • Paul Millsap fires back at Markieff Morris for calling him a 'crybaby'

    CBS Sports "To say that Paul Millsap and Markieff Morris are not getting along in the first round of the NBA playoffs would be a monumental understatement. The two foes engaged in a heated argument earlier in the series between the Hawks and Wizards and have been physical with each other on the court..." April 23

  • Hawks handle Wizards for first win in series

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- In a game they could not afford to lose, the Atlanta Hawks again relied on dependable Paul Millsap to carry the day. The veteran forward had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and the Hawks led wire-to-wire in beating the Washington Wizards 116-98 on..." April 22

  • Dennis Schroder admits Mike Budenholzer wants him to avoid trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "The Eastern Conference playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been a bit heated at times, with point guards John Wall and Dennis Schroder occasionally trading words. Schroder admitted Saturday that if it were up to his coach, Mike Budenholzer, there’d be a lot less..." April 22

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Wall, Beal pace Wizards past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When John Wall sees backcourt partner Bradley Beal square up for a jump shot, one thought goes through his mind: "Game over." If the Washington Wizards guards continue producing at high levels, the Atlanta Hawks might find the series over sooner than desired. Wall scored..." April 19

  • Markieff Morris trolls Paul Millsap for ‘MMA’ comment

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris is having a bit of fun with his individual matchup in the first round. After the Wizards won Game 1 over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday by the final of 114-107, Hawks power forward Paul Millsap complained that they were “playing MMA” due to their..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap: We were playing basketball, Wizards were 'playing MMA'

    USA Today "Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap wasn’t a fan of the Washington Wizards’ physicality during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. “The difference in the game is we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA,” said Millsap, who finished with 19 points and just two..." April 17

  • Wall scores 32 points as Wizards control Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Wizards coach Scott Brooks recognized the situation and knew his role. Let John Wall take over and stay out of the way. Washington's All-Star turned the game flow in the third quarter, preventing the Atlanta Hawks from wrestling away home-court advantage. Wall had 32 points and..." April 16

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Pacers top Hawks, clinch No. 7 seed in East

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers certainly didn't make it easy on themselves, but they found a way to qualify for the NBA Playoffs for the sixth time in the past seven seasons and for the 24th time in franchise history. Paul George had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 19..." April 12

  • Hawks promote Rose to D-League general manager

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Malik Rose will need a winter coat again. The Hawks promoted Rose to general manager of the Erie (Pa.) BayHawks, the team’s NBA Development League affiliate beginning next season. Rose will continue in his role as manager of basketball operations for the Hawks. However, there will be plenty of..." April 11

  • Howard, Hawks too strong for Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks may have discovered the optimum time to get hot. The Hawks, behind center Dwight Howard's 53rd double-double, secured fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-76 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday. Howard scored 19 points on 7-for-9 shooting..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Officials missed three crucial calls that hurt Cavaliers in loss to Hawks, NBA says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving should not have been called for charging late in overtime and of course the two Hawks who tied him up for a jump ball at the end of regulation Sunday were out of bounds, according to an officiating review of Cleveland's 126-125 loss released Monday by the NBA. The review was..." April 11

  • Cavs collapse, Hawks overcome 26-point deficit for OT win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks topped their stunning short-handed victory in Cleveland with a 26-point fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday to shock the Cavaliers in overtime. Asked which victory was more satisfying, Atlanta guard Tim Hardaway Jr. said, "This one. But any time you beat the..." April 09

  • No regular starters, no problem for Hawks against Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This was not exactly what the Cleveland Cavaliers imagined while heading toward the playoffs. Nor could the Atlanta Hawks have imagined picking up a half-game on the Milwaukee Bucks for the East's fifth seed this way. The Hawks did not play any of their usual starters..." April 08

  • Sefolosha issues statement on settlement, donates ‘substantial’ portion

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha issued a statement regarding the recent settlement of his civil lawsuit against officers of the New York City Police Department. The Hawks player said he donated a “substantial portion” of the settlement to Gideon’s Promise, an Atlanta-based non-profit that helps support..." April 08

  • Millsap powers Hawks past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- A rash of untimely injuries placed Atlanta's postseason prospects in a freefall. And when the Hawks needed someone to stop the collapse, they called upon their returning All-Star. Paul Millsap, playing just his second game since missing eight games with an injury, came up big..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Thabo Sefolosha Settles with NYPD Officers ... In Nightclub Fight Lawsuit

    TMZ "Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha has struck a settlement with the 5 NYPD officers involved in his violent 2015 arrest outside of an NYC nightclub ... TMZ Sports has learned. The terms of the settlement are confidential. A judge has officially dismissed the lawsuit as a result of the..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Millsap dealt with knee issue weeks before synovitis diagnosis

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Paul Millsap had issues with his left knee for about two weeks before tightness in the joint caused the Hawks forward to miss the past eight games. The starting forward could return today when the Hawks play at the Nets. “It’s something I was dealing with a week or two before I sat down,”..." April 02

  • Lopez, Nets sink slumping Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Inside a quiet Atlanta Hawks locker room, Tim Hardaway Jr. held his head inside his jersey for a few minutes while other players huddled around small phone screens to view out-of-town scores relative to their playoff positioning. The Hawks could have been watching those scores..." April 02

  • Butler's late surge helps Bulls edge Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- At one point of the fourth quarter, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg asked Jimmy Butler if he was tired and needed a breather. Without hesitation, Butler indicated he wasn't and told Hoiberg he wanted to be the reason Chicago won its third straight game. As it turns out, he..." April 01

  • Millsap practices, closer to return

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There was some more good news coming from the Hawks on the injury front. The Hawks will be without starters Paul Millsap and Thabo Sefolosha for Saturday’s game at the Bulls. However, Millsap participated in about 70 percent of practice on Friday in Chicago. Signs are pointing toward a return..." March 31

  • Dwight Howard’s offensive rebounding defies convention

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hawks president/coach Mike Budenholzer has the authority to set the Hawks’ priorities. “Organizationally, fundamentally,” Budenholzer said, “transition D is more important than anything.” Dwight Howard challenges that daily. Howard has already built a Hall of Fame résumé: Eight-time..." March 30

  • Howard, Bazemore lead Hawks past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With an NBA playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Atlanta Hawks are trying to regain their form. It helped that Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore were at their best Wednesday night. Howard collected 22 points and 20 rebounds, and Bazemore, playing his first game after..." March 29

  • Schroder helps Hawks stave off Suns

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- With his team missing three starters and on the brink of losing for the eighth consecutive game, it was an optimum time for Dennis Schroder to rise to the occasion. The Atlanta guard overcame some uneven play, scored 27 points and helped the Hawks recover from blowing an 18-point..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Lin, Lopez propel Nets past reeling Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Brooklyn Nets had the rare opportunity on Sunday to protect a lead and coach Kenny Atkinson was happy to have veteran Jeremy Lin at his disposal to make it happen. Lin was instrumental in helping the Nets run off to a 22-point lead and then take care of it in a 107-92 win over..." March 26

  • Antetokounmpo fuels Bucks past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo has become one of the hottest young stars in the NBA because of his ability to do just about everything on the basketball court. And Friday night, he did. Antetokounmpo slammed home a thundering windmill dunk early, finished with 34 points and capped..." March 24

  • Wizards edge Hawks, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards knew they were in a funk. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, that out-of-sync spell continued until the fourth quarter. That's when they got their swagger back. Bradley Beal scored 28 points, and John Wall collected all 22 of his points in the second..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap will opt out, become free agent this summer

    CBS Sports "Paul Millsap is missing his second straight game Wednesday night for the Hawks, as he’s dealing with a minor knee problem. The Hawks’ All-Star is still in the news, however, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter (!!!) reported he is planning to opt out of his contract this summer in order to test the free agent..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Dwight Howard's daily candy intake will have you wondering how he's still alive

    CBS Sports "Remember a while back, when Kanye West said on Spaceship, “lock yourself in a room doing five beats a day for three summers”? Well it turns out Dwight Howard took the message about dedication to heart. Only Dwight’s dedication wasn’t to music, but candy. According to the new Baxter Holmes..." March 21

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told ESPN.com, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Hornets handle Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It might be too little, too late, but this is the way the Charlotte Hornets wanted to play all season. The Hornets continued their mastery of the Atlanta Hawks with a 105-90 victory Monday night at the Spectrum Center, and they looked more like a playoff team than the..." March 20

  • Hawks sit Paul Millsap; Evan Turner returns for Trail Blazers

    ESPN "Power forward Paul Millsap was a late scratch for the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday due to left knee tightness. The team's leading scorer warmed up prior to a home game against the Portland Trail Blazers and experienced discomfort in the knee. The Hawks lost the game 113-97. An All-Star, Millsap..." March 19

  • Millsap, Bazemore out at least two games

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will be without starters Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore for at least the next two games, according to the team’s injury report issued Sunday. Millsap missed Saturday’s game against the Trail Blazers with left knee tightness. The starting power forward will miss the next two games, at..." March 19

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers to easy win over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night as they continued their quest to overtake the Denver Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Portland led by 23 points just 10 minutes into the game and rolled..." March 18

  • Dwight Howard Expected Magic To Trade Him To Brooklyn In 2011

    Real GM Basketball "Now that Dwight Howard has had a quiet and productive existence with the Atlanta Hawks, he talked about the end of his time with the Orlando Magic. Howard claims the Magic agreed to trade him after the 2011 lockout before he could opt out in 2012. Howard ended up opting in with the Magic in..." March 17

  • Dwight Howard wants to play 20 seasons, believes he deserves to make Hall of Fame

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard wants to play seven more seasons in the NBA and thinks he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, he told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears in a wide-ranging Q&A: How much longer do you want to play? I want to get to 20 years. Now I’m at 13. Could you..." March 17

  • Conley, Gasol help Grizzlies stop Hawks, Schroder

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The primary goal for Memphis on Thursday night was to slow down Atlanta's Dennis Schroder, one of the hottest point guards in the league. That success led to the Grizzlies' third straight win. Memphis veteran Mike Conley won the battle of the point guards against Schroder and..." March 16

  • Leonard leads ragged Spurs past Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs take pride in their reputation as a blue-collar, do-whatever-it-takes team and understand that success in the regular season means little if it doesn't produce the ultimate goal -- another NBA championship. It helps to have one of the league's stars,..." March 14

  • Hawks hand Grizzlies fifth straight setback

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale admits he's at a loss to explain the mounting losses. On Saturday night at FedExForum, he had a fifth straight defeat -- a 107-90 loss to the Atlanta Hawks -- to rehash and, somehow, it didn't appear to differ from the previous..." March 12