Adreian Payne Gets Assigned by Minnesota to Erie

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Not exactly something that will knock you off your socks, but the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday sent big man Adreian Payne to the Orlando Magic’s NBDL hybrid affiliate…the Erie BayHawks. It’s rumored that Payne will spend a 5-game stint there. The T-Wolves are one of 11 NBA teams that don’t have their own D-League team, so this move is...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Why The Adreian Payne Trade Makes Sense For Atlanta

Adreian Payne #33 of the Atlanta Hawks plays against Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans of the Atlanta Hawks drives against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 6, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Atlanta Hawks traded rookie forward Adreian Payne to Minnesota for a lottery protected 2017 first round draft pick Tuesday...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Grading Tuesday’s trades

The Minnesota Timberwolves were busy on Tuesday, trading Mo Williams and Troy Daniels to the Charlotte Hornets for Gary Neal and a 2019 second round pick. Later on Tuesday, they traded a protected 2017 first round pick to get Adreian Payne from the Atlanta Hawks. There were rumors all week about the Timberwolves looking into trading Williams, but not many people predicted the Timberwolves...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Observations through 20 games

The Atlanta Hawks have won seven straight games and nine of their last 10 to move into second position in the Eastern Conference standings behind only the Toronto Raptors. Though they have faced the easiest schedule in the league in terms of the average winning percentage of opponents played, they’ve coasted recently, winning by nearly 15 points per contest over their seven game...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks recall first-round pick Payne from D-League

The Atlanta Hawks have recalled rookie forward/center Adreian Payne from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced Sunday by coach Mike Budenholzer. Payne appeared in two games with the Mad Ants (at Erie on 11/21 and 11/22), averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 31.1 minutes. In Saturday night's contest, he totaled 17 points...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks season preview: Player projections

You’ve finally reached part three of my three part series previewing the Atlanta Hawks’ upcoming season. If you missed part one-Roster Analysis or part two-Team Projections, check them out! Last week I gave team projections, and this week I will be giving you player projections. We will focus on the five starters and a few key reserve players. Hawks starting five: Jeff Teague...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Adreian Payne And Gary Harris Reunite At The NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Many rookies have been taking the opportunity to show off their skills and fancy dunks at today’s NBA rookie photo shoot. Others have taken some time to hang out with their former college teammates. Earlier, we saw the Michigan trio of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary palling around. Now, Michigan State first round picks Gary Harris and Adreian Payne have reunited...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Notes from Summer League

Don’t Be Smoove Adreian Payne was a standout at Michigan State during his four year tenure. A 6’10’’ beast that can battle down low or take a step back jumper was a constant threat for other defenses. He was drafted 15th overall by the Hawks to bring a stretch four off the bench and take […]
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks sign top pick Payne

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks signed their first-round draft pick, Adreian Payne, the team announced on Friday. Payne was the 15th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, after playing four seasons at Michigan State. Payne finished his college career as Michigan State's all-time leader in blocked shots (141), and scored 1,232 points while pulling down 735 rebounds. He gave Hawks...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Free agent targets

The Atlanta Hawks entered this free agency period as one of the most flexible and financially-well constructed teams in the NBA. Atlanta wasn’t content with that and made a trade earlier this week to clear up cap space. The Hawks sent Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira to the Toronto Raptors for John Salmons and a future second-round pick in a trade finalized on Monday.  Lou Williams...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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