Found December 23, 2011 on Dime:
PLAYERS: Josh Smith
TEAMS: Atlanta Hawks
This might be the year Josh Smith finally makes the All-Star Game. We don’t want to jinx him – everyone knows the type of luck he has when it comes to this – but his game has matured, he has his body in the best shape it’s ever been in and the Hawks figure to [...]

Hawks Insider: Make or break season

When the head man says this is a "make or break" season for a team, the suspense has been lifted. And that's exactly what Hawks part-owner Michael Gearon Jr. has laid out for his team for the abbreviated 2011-12 NBA season. The Hawks' core of Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Al Horford and Marvin Williams has this season to prove that it is capable of moving beyond the...

Atlanta Hawks: Hawks waive Sy, Wanamaker, Rolle

The Hawks waived forward Magnum Rolle and guards Pape Sy and Brad Wanamaker today. More cuts are coming later today: The roster now stands at 16, one more than the maximum, and it’s possible Atlanta will carry the minimum 13 players for the regular season. The decisions on Rolle and Wanamaker were not unexpected but the Hawks gave up on Sy after investing in him as a long-term...

Atlanta Hawks: Camp Report Day 13

Soon after their game against Charlotte tomorrow night, the Hawks will trim the roster down from 18 to no more than 13 (the deadline is Saturday). They have 10 guaranteed contracts and you figure Jannero Pargo is safe. That leaves seven players with contracts that are not fully guaranteed vying for no fewer than two spots and no more than five (16 is the max roster size): Keith Benson...

Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 92, Bobcats 75 (exhibition)

In just five days the games will count for the Hawks. It’s hard to know what conclusions can be drawn from two exhibition games against one of the worst teams in the East. So I guess most of the following analysis comes with that disclaimer. Fans responded to Ivan Johnson’s energetic, physical play. So did his teammates. “I was impressed,” Al Horford said. “The thing...

Hawks close preseason with 92-75 win over Bobcats

Josh Smith scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half, and the Atlanta Hawks earned a 92-75 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

Hawks Waive Pape Sy, Ending a Bizarre Non-Era

Pape Sy is probably never going to be a useful NBA player. In that respect, the decision to waive him (along with Magnum Rolle and Brad Wanamaker) is perfectly defensible for a team struggling to reach the league's roster minimum without going over the luxury tax line.It does not make the decision to draft Sy, despite his age and lack of professional experience, or to buy out...

The Atlanta Hawks sign Willie Green

The Hawks have signed 30-year old shooting guard Willie Green.  Green played in 77 games (13 starts) for the Hornets last year and he averaged 21.7 minutes, 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.  He has now played in 499 games (224 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 21.7 minutes, 9.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.  This was a solid signing...

Rick's Cabaret Basketball Accepts Spud Webb's Resignation

New York, NY -- Just three weeks ago, Former Atlanta Hawks National Basketball Association sensation Anthony “Spud” Webb accepted a position as coach of the then newly formed team of shapely women... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

SB Nation: Ziller: Previewing the Southeast Division

Tom Ziller predicts no playoffs for the Hawks: The Hawks are the team in the NBA least likely to earn a repeat trip to the playoffs. Atlanta was the East's No. 5 seed last season and even knocked out the Magic in the first round. But that was largely smoke and mirrors. Atlanta had a negative efficiency differential, which means that based on scoring margin, the Hawks were a below...

Atlanta Hawks sign guard Willie Green

The Atlanta Hawks today signed free agent guard Willie Green, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund.  Per team policy, terms were not disclosed. Green played in 77 games last season with the New Orleans Hornets, starting 13, and averaging 8.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 1.0 apg (.443 FG%, .348 3FG%, .780 FT%). He has [...]

2011-12 Atlanta Hawks Preview

A year after Dwight Howard and Orlando jettisoned Atlanta out of the playoffs, recording the largest victory margin in a four-game sweep in NBA playoff history in the process, the Hawks at least solved the Magic in the East quarterfinals before bowing out to top-seeded Chicago.

Hawks Sign Willie Green

I must say that, having become inured to his constant Willie Green-ness and being somewhat thankful that he was some other blogger's problem, I hadn't noticed that Green has stopped turning the ball over. So he's got that going for him. Related, the frontcourt has copious offensive rebounding opportunities to look forward to.Over the age of 30, lacking three-point range...

Videos: Bobcats-Hawks Preseason Finale

Below are three highlights from last night’s preseason finale between the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Hawks. Bobcats rookie Kemba Walker catches Jannero Pargo with a crafty hesitation, while teammate and fellow rookie Bismack Biyombo denies Keith Benson at the rim. And, of course, there’s a Josh Smith sighting. We’re less than 48 hours away from tip-off, and if the past week...

Bobcats beaten, battered by Hawks

Two things resonated about the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday night in a 92-75 loss to the Atlanta Hawks: First,...
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