HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Locked on Hawks podcast: John Collins, Tyler Dorsey and more

Episode 243 is here and Bill DiFilippo of UPROXX Sports joins us on this fine Friday. Happy Friday! Bill DiFilippo of UPROXX Sports joins the Locked on Hawks podcast for Episode 243 and, even in a dead period for the Atlanta Hawks, the content is interesting. Topics include the following: Bill’s take on Atlanta’s offseason and the decision to finally rebuild Dwight Howard...
Via Peachtree Hoops
55 minutes ago

Atlanta Hawks: potential players to draft in 2018

The Atlanta Hawks already have a lot to look forward to for next offseason. They will probably finish with a losing record for the 2017-18 season, and that means at least one high draft pick for the Hawks. The Hawks have not drafted in the top five since 2007 when they drafted Al Horford with the third overall pick. The 2018 draft class is loaded with talent, especially at the center...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks reportedly partner with Sharecare on jersey sponsorship

The patch sponsor is here. The NBA will begin rolling out sponsored jerseys for the 2017-2018 season and many teams in the league have already announced partnerships. While the Atlanta Hawks have not done so at this time, reports have emerged from both Zach Klein of WSB-TV and Tim Tucker of the AJC that the organization will be partnering with Sharecare on a five-year contract to...
Via Peachtree Hoops
21 hours ago

ESPN panel weighs in on Atlanta Hawks for 2017-2018

Well, it isn’t No. 30 overall. In looking ahead to the 2017-2018 NBA season, it has become commonplace to see the Atlanta Hawks projected to finish in the Eastern Conference basement. In fact, three major outlets (NBA.com, CBS Sports and ESPN’s RPM) have pegged Mike Budenholzer’s team as the worst squad in the entire league. This week, though, a panel of ESPN NBA experts...
Via Peachtree Hoops
22 hours ago

NBA 2017-18 Schedule: What is the season's defining stretch for Atlanta Hawks?

Debating the crucial stretches for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2017-18 NBA season.
Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: From The Baseline: Cunningham's Favorite Hawks Photo

Scott Cunningham's favorite Hawks photo is one that, ironically, he is in thanks to a "trigger", which he explains. Cunningham has photographed the team for 40 years, and some of his best photos were on display during a 12-day exhibit to honor him.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tokyo Bars for Hawks Fans: Coast 2 Coast

If you find yourself in Tokyo during basketball season, in need of a place to watch some Hawks basketball, Coast 2 Coast is the place to be. Located in the fashionable Harajuku Ometosando region of Japan’s capital city, the restaurant/bar provides full service accommodation to fans who want to watch their NBA teams. Are you on vacation in Tokyo and itching to watch a random...
Via Hawks Hoop
4 days ago

Brandon Ingram has funny reaction to John Collins dunking on him in 2K promo image

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram thinks that the new “NBA 2K” video game is rather unrealistic.It was revealed Friday that Atlanta Hawks rookie John Collins will have a 73 rating in the franchise’s upcoming 2K18 release, and the promotional image that came with the announcement showed Collins dunking all over Ingram. The image quickly got the attention of Ingram, who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Behind The Scenes at Hawks Cheerleader Photoshoot

Shamea Morton went behind the scenes at the cheerleader photoshoot to get to know the girls and find out what goes on.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks Unveil Court at Brand New At-Promise Youth Center

We teamed up with The Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department and a host of partners to unveil our newest court at the At-Promise Youth Center. Special guests such as Grant Hill and Taurean Prince were there to represent the Hawks.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Atlanta Hawks be the NBA’s worst team next season?

ESPN projects that the Atlanta Hawks will finish with the worst record in the 2017-18 season. Atlanta suffered some major blows during this past offseason with the departures of Paul Millsap, Dwight Howard, and other notable pieces. With a rebuild officially started in Atlanta, a decrease in their win total is likely. The Hawks probably will not qualify for the playoffs, but I do...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap thinks Nuggets can be ‘a lot better’ than his 60-win Hawks team

Paul Millsap is buying all the stock he can in his new Denver Nuggets team.In a recent interview with Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports, Millsap, who signed a three-year, $90 million deal with Denver this summer, was asked how the Nuggets compare to his Atlanta Hawks of old.“I think that especially with the young guys that we have now in Denver, the growth is unbelievable,” replied...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 17, 2017  |  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
July 13, 2017  |  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
July 12, 2017  |  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
July 12, 2017  |  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
July 11, 2017  |  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
July 11, 2017  |  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
July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks won't match New York's offer sheet for Tim Hardaway Jr.

The New York Knicks offered restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. a whopping $71 million over four years, and the Atlanta Hawks aren’t expected to match. It’s hardly surprising that Atlanta isn’t interested in matching this offer. In fact, it’s been reported that league executives are “baffled” New York would extend such a lucrative offer to Hardaway Jr. in the first...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2017  |  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
July 07, 2017  |  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
July 06, 2017  |  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
July 06, 2017  |  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
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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