Found December 09, 2011 on
It’s the kind of questions I get often on Twitter: “Why don’t the Hawks pursue [insert big-name free agent]?” After I explain that they don’t have the cap space, I sometimes get the follow-up: Why don’t they trade [Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, some other player I don't like] and use that cap space?” And then I have to tell them that doesn’t work, either, because the Hawks are over the cap and have to take salary back in a trade.
The point here is, until the Hawks gain significant cap space, which they aren’t scheduled to do until 2013-14 unless the use the amnesty card, then they aren’t going to be involved with free agents who command more than the MLE. Shoot, they still may not be involved with MLE free agents until they retreat further from the luxury-tax line.
Sure, the Hawks can swing sign-and-trades (which usually is the next question I get after the two above) but those transactions are not easy. The player has to want to sign with the Hawks and then an acceptable
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The Atlanta Hawks will be without 30-year old PG/SG Kirk Hinrich for about a month after he had recent surgery to remove a cyst and repair his labrum in his left shoulder. Hinrich played in 24 games (22 starts) for the Hawks last year and he averaged 28.6 minutes, 8.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. The Hawks are going to miss Hinrich’s outside shot as he nailed...
Notes and quotes from a real, live NBA camp . . .
Here is the full camp roster, minus Vladmir Radmanovic, who was signed tonight.
I guess he’s the 3-point shooter that both L.D. and Smoove said the Hawks need. “We need a for real, for real knock-down shooter,” Josh said. “I’m not asking for Kyle Korver, but a guy who can just spread the floor and just knock the shot...
The Atlanta Hawks have rolled the dice on veteran forward Tracy McGrady, signing him to a one-year deal Friday.
The Hawks inked the former two-time scoring champ for the veteran minimum. McGrady was at practice with the team Friday. McGrady, 32, played for the Detroit Pistons last season, averaging eight points per game and taking over point guard duties instead of playing at small...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have signed Damien Wilkins. The team announced the singing Saturday and did not release terms of the deal. Wilkins, who plays both guard and forward, averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 52 games with the Atlanta Hawks last season. He's also played with the Seattle-Oklahoma City franchise and Minnesota. The 31-year-old Wilkins...
The Atlanta Hawks have signed 10-year veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who played last season with Golden State.
The 6-foot-10 Radmanovic averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 74 games with the Warriors. He made 40.5 percent of his 3-point shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
The deal was announced Friday night by general manager Rick Sund after the Hawks opened training camp...
Damien Wilkins appeared in 52 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game.
The Hawks have signed 31-year old forward Vladimir Radmanovic to a 1-year deal. Radmanovic played in 74 games (6 starts) for the Warriors last year and he averaged 15.8 minutes, 5.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He shot 40.5% from three point range last year which probably appealed to the Hawks. He has now played in 663 games (210 starts) in his NBA career...
The Atlanta Hawks today re-signed center Jason Collins, and signed seven-time All-Star guard/forward Tracy McGrady as well as rookie second-round draft pick Keith Benson, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.
Now in his third season in an Atlanta uniform, Collins appeared in 49 regular season games (28 [...]
by Tracy Weissenberg
Philips Arena was bustling Friday night with the start of NBA training camps. All of the returning Hawks appeared to be in fantastic shape, which is a testament to a long offseason of training. NBA veterans Tracy McGrady and Jerry Stackhouse were present, along with the Hawks core that reached four straight postseasons.
After practice, I asked Joe Johnson about...
By PAUL NEWBERRYAssociated Press
ATLANTA -- Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, whose career was derailed by a series of injuries, will likely sign a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because signings can't be announced until the new NBA labor...
The Atlanta Hawks have added some size up front, signing veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic.The 6-foot-10 Serbian spent last season with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 74 games.Radmanovic was the 12th overall pick in the 2001 draft. He began his career with the Seattle Supersonics and has also suited up for the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles...
The Atlanta Hawks have signed 10-year veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who played last season with Golden State. The 6-foot-10 Radmanovic averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 74 games with the Warriors. He made 40.5 percent of his 3-point shots, ranking 23rd in the league. The deal was announced Friday night by general manager Rick Sund after the Hawks opened training camp.
The Detroit Pistons signed swingman Damien Wilkins on Saturday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed for Wilkins, who averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 52 games with the Atlanta Hawks last season.
He had his best season with Seattle in 2007-08, averaging 9.2 points and 3.2 rebounds - both career highs.
The Atlanta Hawks today signed forward Vladimir Radmanovic, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.
Radmanovic spent last season with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 5.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.1 apg in 15.8 mpg (.431 FG%, .405 3FG%, .882 FT%), appearing in 74 games (six starts), and [...]
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have signed 10-year veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who played last season with...