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Atlanta Hawks: Why Paul Millsap will get traded

With the 15th pick in this year’s NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Adreian Payne, power forward from Michigan State. This pick shocked many people across the NBA. The Hawks weakest position was small forward and the draft provided an ideal way to upgrade. They could have drafted the centerpiece (Rodney Hood and Kyle Anderson were still available) to play alongside star big men...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Injury Update: Kent Bazemore will be limited in training camp

Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will be limited in training camp as he continues to recover from right foot surgery. Bazemore, who the Hawks signed to a two year, four million dollar deal this offseason, suffered the injury in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers last season while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hawks will bring him "slowly through camp"...
Via NBA Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Injury Update: Al Horford not yet cleared for contact

After tearing his right pectoral muscle last season, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has not yet been cleared for contact as they begin training camp. Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told Chris Vivlamore on Thursday that the former All-Star has made good progress but will still be limited and "held out of contact" as camp begins.Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsCoach...
Via NBA Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders say a meeting between the team's CEO and the group was ''extremely productive.'' The civil rights leaders, led by The Rev. Markel Hutchins, requested Friday's meeting with Hawks CEO Steve Koonin following racially charged comments by Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter Pittman Reaches Deal With Hawks

Free agent center Dexter Pittman has reached an agreement on a training camp contract with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told RealGM.Pittman registered two regular-season games for Atlanta last season. The 6-foot-11 big man had gone to the Chicago Bulls’ training camp, and spent most of the year in the NBA D-League with Austin. Pittman was part of the Miami Heat's NBA championship...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: What an NBA title would mean to the city

Few things are harder than being an Atlanta fan in any sport. Die hard “Atlantians” consistently have their hearts broken every year by their favorite local sports team. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves or even the Atlanta Hawks, because they all have a history of losing. The city of Atlanta is spoiled. We take for granted the regular season...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Danny Ferry ‘Deserves Second Chance’ After Apologizing

Danny Ferry isn’t too popular in the court of public opinion these days, but he managed to mend fences with a prominent member of the NBA’s African-American community Tuesday. The Atlanta Hawks’ general manager, who currently is on an indefinite leave of absence after audio was released of him making racist remarks about Luol Deng, sat down with Magic Johnson and apologized...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks add Bazemore, re-sign Brand

The Hawks signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and brought back forward/center Elton Brand, the team announced Tuesday. Bazemore split time last year with the Warriors and Lakers, averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.6 minutes over 67 games. The 6-foot-5 Old Dominion product is entering his third year in the NBA. "Kent's competitiveness and versatility...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert and Valerie Cooke got married (Photos)

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert got married on Saturday to his fiancé Valerie Cooke. Pacers teammate Ian Mahinmi posted the photos on Instagram. “Congrats to the newly married couple,” Mahinmi wrote. Check out some of the wedding photos:
Via Speleb
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks giving Dominique Wilkins statue outside of arena

The Atlanta Hawks held a press conference concerning the sale of the team. But it was also revealed that a Hawks legend will be getting his own statue very soon. It’s long overdue, in fact. Via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dominque Wilkins will get a statue on March 6, 2015. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 16, 2014 Dominique Wilkins played...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: 3 reasons Al Horford will be an All-Star

The Atlanta Hawks’ season went slightly downhill last year when they lost center Al Horford, who is arguably the face of the franchise. Horford was undoubtedly the Hawks leader on and off the court. He led the Hawks by averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during the 29 games he played before the injury. During that stretch he shot nearly 57 percent from the floor and...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo on Hawks: Ain't nobody want to go there

The comments that Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made in relation to current Miami Heat forward Luol Deng have been thrown on the back burner due to the hot mess that the NFL has become over the past week or so.  But Ferry’s racist comments about a popular NBA player have not gone unnoticed within the Association itself. New York Knicks forward had some strong words...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dominique Wilkins interested in purchasing Hawks

With all the controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks and owner Bruce Levenson on his way out due to a racist e-mail he sent in 2012, a former Hawks legend may be the next owner. According to TMZ Sports, Dominique Wilkins is interested in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks, and he’s already been pre-approved for ownership by […]
Via Full Scale Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deng scouting report triggered Hawks investigation

It was a background report on Luol Deng that reportedly set the investigation of Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson into motion, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The Hawks were among the teams that pursued Deng in free agency this offseason, and although he ultimately signed with the Miami Heat, it was a meeting about the small forward which ultimately led to Levenson...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks owner selling team after revelation of racist email

TweetPer a report from Y! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks are becoming the next NBA franchise to be sold because of a racist owner: Owner Bruce Levenson will sell the Atlanta Hawks after revelation of a 2012 racist email, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 7, 2014 There was meeting in NYC including NBA...
Via Los That Sports Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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