HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why Atlanta Hawks fans should root for Kent Bazemore

In today’s sports-crazed, social media world, of which we are all a part, fans love to discuss players attributes off the court, field, pitch, or e-league arena chair (I’m sure some people do it). We find the attributes we can relate to and hang on those as a sign that it’s OK for us to […] Why Atlanta Hawks fans should root for Kent Bazemore - Soaring Down South - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
3 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks take large strides toward young core

Just how young will the 2017-18 Hawks be? It is no secret that the 2017 summer has been one of major roster transition for the Atlanta Hawks. The departure of veterans Paul Millsap, Dwight Howard, Thabo Sefalosha and others point to an upcoming season when younger players are expected to carry a much heavier workload than the Hawks have relied on in recent seasons. Second-year...
Via Peachtree Hoops
11 hours ago

Locked on Hawks podcast: Nicolas Brussino and Summer League perspective

Happy Monday, friends. Good morning! The Atlanta Hawks actually made a roster move over the weekend and, as you may expect, that is lead of today’s Locked on Hawks podcast. Episode 236 references that and much more and topics include the following: Nicolas Brussino is now on the Hawks roster and he arrives via waiver claim What does Atlanta see in Brussino? Could he contribute...
Via Peachtree Hoops
16 hours ago

Can the Atlanta Hawks make a trade for Kyrie Irving?

Word broke Friday superstar Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has asked the Cavs to trade him according to ESPN. Could the Atlanta Hawks offer a package to land one of the league’s top players? When is it unsatisfactory to have a starring role on the best team in the Eastern Conference and be able […] Can the Atlanta Hawks make a trade for Kyrie Irving? - Soaring Down...
Via Soaring Down South
1 day ago

One scout isn’t overly encouraged by John Collins’ defensive potential

If there is a concern, this is probably it. As the No. 19 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, John Collins joined the Atlanta Hawks with relatively modest expectations. After 10 days in Las Vegas, those expectations skyrocketed on the back of a very exciting, very efficient brand of basketball. With that said, the overarching concerns with Collins came on the defensive end and...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

Atlanta Hawks should pursue Ian Clark

Out of the remaining back court players remaining in the free agent market, Ian Clark is perhaps the best available. Atlanta Hawks new general manager Travis Schlenk hails from the pedigree that is the Golden State Warriors. Not only does his previous work entitle him to great work because of the marvelous success the Warriors […] Atlanta Hawks should pursue Ian Clark - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
2 days ago

Travis Schlenk: The mastermind in the Atlanta Hawks’ front office

The Atlanta Hawks, the NBA, and the world learned an important lesson in Las Vegas: John Collins can ball. The power forward selected 19th overall out of Wake Forest came to Summer League to prove everyone wrong. Well, everyone except one. Travis Schlenk knew what he wanted to do with the team as soon as he became general manager, and by the time the draft was completed Atlanta saw...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Top 5 Hawks Plays From Summer League

Check out our top 5 plays from Summer League, highlighted by you know who.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks Put On Dunking Exhibition In Summer Finale

We dunked 13 times against the Rockets on Friday. Watch them all.
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer League Phenom John Collins Once Scored 26 Points Entirely on Dunks During a High School Game

Watch out, NBA players. Because if you're not careful, John Collins will find you. And he will dunk on you. Collins, a power forward out of Wake Forest who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 19th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, said as much during a recent interview with STACK. "I'm definitely looking to poster anyone I can," Collins said. "It's an amazing feeling...
Via Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks rookie John Collins throws down must-watch dunk at Summer League

Atlanta is excited about rookie John Collins, whom the Hawks drafted No. 19 overall. Collins is a big man, and he played in the post during his two years at Wake Forest, but he has the athleticism to play with wings.That athleticism was fully on display this afternoon at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Collins took a pass from the top of the key, charged to the basket, and posterized...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz looking to move Boris Diaw

The Utah Jazz signed Thabo Sefolosha, and according to a report, they’re not done shaking the roster up. As the Jazz look to add frontcourt depth, one man who may be on his way out of Utah is Boris Diaw, who just wrapped up his first year with the team.Tony Jones and Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that the Jazz are hoping to add another forward, as well as a center to...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks CEO keeps promise to pay for Tinder Night couple’s wedding

Talk about a worthwhile promotion night. Over two years ago, Hawks fans Ben McCleskey and Avery Armstrong attended a Hawks game as their first date on Swipe Right Night for Tinder couples. Now they’re getting a free wedding out of it. The couple returned for the second Swipe Right Night in 2016. After that, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin gave his promise to host and pay for the wedding...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks will pay for wedding of couple who met at team Tinder night

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has announced the team will keep its promise to host and pay for the wedding of a couple whose romance blossomed at a Hawks game back in 2015.Ben McCleskey and Avery Armstrong originally met at a Tinder “Swipe Right Night” during a Hawks game, something documented by the former via Twitter. The match clearly was meant to last, as the two continued...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jamal Crawford in serious talks to sign with Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves may be adding to their already impressive offseason haul.Shams Charania of The Vertical reports on Saturday that three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford is in “serious talks” to sign with the Timberwolves once he clears waivers. The 37-year-old Crawford, who averaged 12.3 points per game in 2016-17, officially secured his buyout from the Atlanta...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. deal to help renew Carmelo Anthony trade discussions with Houston

The New York Knicks are set to land restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. This deal is reportedly going to help them in trade discussions regarding Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the deal “is expected to trigger a renewed willingness to work with the Houston Rockets on trade scenarios to unload Anthony.”Wojnarowski also noted the Knicks...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Demaryius Thomas predicts Nuggets will make playoffs after signing Paul Millsap

Demaryius Thomas feels confident about the Denver Nuggets’ chances of making the playoffs next season after signing All-Star power forward Paul Millsap in free agency.The Denver Broncos wide receiver, who helped recruit Millsap to the Nuggets, is calling his shot. He says the Nuggets are playoff-bound in 2017-18.“I’m calling it: We will make the playoffs,” he said, via the...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks sued by former security employee who said black entertainers were screened more than white ones

The Atlanta Hawks have previously had problems with racism in the organization, and now it could be in hot water again. The Hawks are being sued by a former security employee who says he was fired because he brought up to management that security was different for black and white performers. From AP: According to the lawsuit, black entertainers whose requests to bypass metal detectors...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap thanks Hawks fans with farewell message

Paul Millsap spent four solid years with the Atlanta Hawks, and the veteran provided fans with plenty of great memories, and was part of an Eastern Conference Finals appearance as well. The Hawks have adopted a strategy for team building that includes going younger and making the team more athletic, with a roster that allows them to space the floor and stretch out opposing defenses...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alleged mistreatment of black celebrities cited in lawsuit against Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are being sued by a former member of their security staff who claims he noticed a pattern of racial discrimination against African-American celebrities.TMZ reports that Sam Haynes, a former Hawks security manager who also ran event security at Phillips Area, is suing the team for wrongful termination. Haynes says he was relieved of his duties after he pointed out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap bids farewell to Atlanta, thanks Hawks fans

Paul Millsap is set to join the Denver Nuggets after blossoming into an All-Star player during his four-year stint with the Atlanta Hawks, which followed seven solid seasons as a member of the Utah Jazz.On his way out of Atlanta, the 32-year-old forward, who signed a 3-year, $90 million deal with the Nuggets, took to Instagram to post a farewell to the city and issue a heartfelt...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Suns abruptly end pursuit of All-Star Paul Millsap

Linked to Blake Griffin before he re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, it previously looked like the Phoenix Suns were attempting to make a big splash in free agency.That was magnified with reports early Saturday morning that Phoenix was one of the teams hotly in pursuit of four-time All-Star Paul Millsap.It now looks like Phoenix has dropped out of the bidding and is prepared...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks gear up for summer league in Las Vegas

With the draft complete and Atlanta’s three new faces officially becoming official, they now get the opportunity to showcase their talents in the 2017 summer league in Las Vegas. John Collins, Tyler Dorsey, and Alpha Kaba are all on the roster and will demonstrate their abilities alongside other young players and familiar faces who have made a home overseas. The fans will get a...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard claims he’ll have his best years with Hornets

Lost in a flurry of moves surrounding the NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks surprisngly shipped Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets.It would’ve been a gigantic move even a few years ago, but Howard has been quiet as of late and the Hornets aren’t exactly considering a top-tier destination for any name, let alone a center at a time when the league favors small-ball lineups.But don’t...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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