5 Bargain Bin Free Agents

It’s about that time for NBA teams to begin shopping for players of the cheap variety. As the free agency season slows to a crawl, most of the best players have already found destinations. However, many valuable veterans remain ready to play for ultra-cheap rates. Here are some of the best values still on the market. Leandro Barbosa Last season, Barbosa signed with Phoenix at...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup Spain 2014: Mexico

Reigning FIBA Americas Champions Mexico will officially mark their fifth FIBA World Cup appearance in history at FIBA World Cup Spain 2014, after Sergio Valdeomillos’ continental pedigree ushered Mexico to defeat the Carlos Arroyo-inspired Puerto Rico team 91-89 in the final of FIBA Americas Venezuela 2013. Mexico are presently FIBA world ranked number twenty four by virtue of...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Grades: Southeast Division

The NBA Draft is over and the Southeast Division was as busy as any. Atlanta Hawks:  Picks: Adriean Payne (15) | Walter Tavares (43) Analysis: They took an NBA ready power forward in Adreian Payne with the 15th pick which is expected value. Payne is an above-average athlete and should have no problem shooting from the NBA 3-point line. Payne provides a smart replacement for the...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Breaking down the 2014-2015 salary cap

Now that the Atlanta Hawks’ season has ended and we’ve entered into a lull for most teams until the draft and free agency speculation starts to ramp up, it’s a good time to look at the team’s salary cap situation headed into next season. As of right now the Hawks have about $42.5 million in guaranteed money for next season as the cap will rise to around $63.2 million. Gustavo...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague looking to take next step in 2014

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of an impressive season that saw star big man Al Horford go down early in the season once again with an injury. Jeff Teague was a big reason that the Hawks were able to regroup and make the playoffs as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and they gave the number one seeded Indiana Pacers a run for their money. Teague took his play to the next...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Finally healthy Hawks making playoff push

ATLANTA -- After the Atlanta Hawks pushed their longest winning streak of the season to five games on Tuesday with a 118-113 overtime win over Toronto, Hawks forward Paul Millsap was asked if his team was streaky. The current run began after the Hawks had lost 14 of 15 games and endangered their playoff chances. Millsap responded with a reflexive, "yes," but behind the...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' Gustavo Ayon out for season with shoulder surgery

The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday by the score of 115-104. The loss was the second straight for the Hawks to drop them to 26-31 on the season. The Hawks played without Paul Millsap, Gustavo Ayon and Pero Antic, all out with injuries. The bad news on Ayon is that he's out for the season with shoulder surgery.Mike via Wikimedia CommonsChris Vivlamore...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Out For Season After Shoulder Surgery

Gustavo Ayon had surgery on Friday to repair a right shoulder injury. Ayon will now undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. He will be out through the remainder of the season. At the time of his injury, Ayon had averages of 4.3 points on .510 shooting, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks in 16.5 minutes per game in 26 games (14 starts).
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon still not practicing

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks on Saturday by the score of 107-98. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak and improved the Hawks to 26-29, third in the Southeast Division. The Hawks won despite the absence of Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon, out with injuries. It appears the Hawks may be without Antic and Ayon for a bit longer, as neither participated in...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' Millsap to miss two games with knee contusion

ATLANTA -- The injury-riddled Hawks will incur more holes in their frontcourt this week, with All-Star forward Paul Millsap slated to miss the next two games with a (right) knee contusion. Millsap, who will sit Atlanta's Tuesday home tilt with Chicago and a Wednesday road date with Boston, joins centers Pero Antic (ankle) and Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) on the short-term injury list...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive lapses haunt Wolves yet again

Just when the Timberwolves appeared to be stringing some semblance of defensive effectiveness together, Atlanta stymied their role with a second-half firestorm Saturday at Philips Arena. The results don't fall all that short of backbreaking: Another loss to drop Minnesota below .500, another late-game collapse, another short, tense Rick Adelman postgame press conference where...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' center Pero Antic out in loss to Grizzlies

The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday by the score of 108-101. The loss dropped the Hawks to 20-18, 7 1/2 games behind the Miami Heat in the Southeast Division.  Hawks' center Pero Antic did not play due to back spasms.Chris Vivlamore,  Hawks beat writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, confirmed the news on Antic with the following tweet.Pero Antic...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' Gustavo Ayon out Friday and perhaps Saturday

 The Altanta Hawks lost on Tuesday to the Oklahoma City Thunder to drop to 11-11 on the season. Although in 2nd place in the Southeast Division, they have lost six of their last nine game.  The team may continue to struggle with forward/center Gustavo Ayon likely out the entire weekend.As reported by Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ayon will miss Friday'...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Leaves Game

On a night when a healthy Kyle Korver set a NBA record for consecutive games with a three-point basket made, the Atlanta Hawks suffered an injury.Atlanta big man Gustavo Ayon left last night's 108-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers with a contusion in his left leg and a sprain of his left ankle, according to the team's official Twitter site. According to, the...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA in Mexico 'makes sense for a lot of reasons'

If you've never heard of Gustavo Ayon, that's OK.Perhaps the name Eduardo Najera rings a louder bell. For themost knowledgeable of NBA aficionados, Horacio Llamas also belongs in thisexercise.That's because he, Ayon and Najera are the only Mexicans toplay in an NBA game. Ayon, a center averaging 15.6 minutes and 4.1 points pergame for the Atlanta Hawks, is the only active...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA in Mexico 'makes sense for a lot of reasons'

If you've never heard of Gustavo Ayon, that's OK.Perhaps the name Eduardo Najera rings a louder bell. For themost knowledgeable of NBA aficionados, Horacio Llamas also belongs in thisexercise.That's because he, Ayon and Najera are the only Mexicans toplay in an NBA game. Ayon, a center averaging 15.6 minutes and 4.1 points pergame for the Atlanta Hawks, is the only active...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lou Williams returns as Hawks take down 76ers

ATLANTA -- Lou Williams and Jeff Teague found themselves in disagreement on Friday night. As the two Hawks guards shared the floor in a live game for the first time since January, neither could determine the biggest accomplishment: Williams' first two points since returning from knee surgery or Teague's career-high 33. "I told him at the end of the game that that'...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

G Lou Williams back in action for Hawks

Hawks guard Lou Williams has returned to the court for the first time since undergoing reconstructive right knee surgery 10 months ago. Williams, in his second season with Atlanta, was cheered when he entered Friday night's game against Philadelphia midway through the first quarter. He averaged 11.6 points in the first eight years of his career. Williams spent his first eight...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks 2013-14 Season Preview

2012-13 Regular Season Record: 44-38 Playoffs: First Round – (6) Atlanta Hawks vs (3) Indiana Pacers, Lost Series 4-2 Key Offseason Additions: Paul Millsap, Dennis Schroeder, Elton Brand, Gustavo Ayon, Mike Budenholzer (Coach) Key Offseason Losses: Josh Smith, Zaza Pachulia, Ivan Johnson, Devin Harris   Outlook:  The Atlanta Hawks have undergone a complete roster reformation...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawks Gustavo Ayon disappointed, recovering

Gustavo Ayon was disappointed that his season with the Atlanta Hawks was stopped just 3:41 seconds into his first appearance with a shoulder injury. Gustavo Ayon suffered a shoulder injury in the team's first preseason game. He was at practice on Friday with an ice pack on his shoulder and talked about his disappointment with the AJC's Chris Vivlamore: "Not good"...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawks will wait to make first cuts

The Hawks did not make roster cuts Friday and it now appears they will have the 20 player maximum through Sunday's exhibition game against the Pelicans in Biloxi Miss. Adonis Thomas who has not played in either exhibition game appears to be a candidate to be waived. On the injury front John Jenkins (lower back spasms) remains day-to-day. The shooting guard was at practice Friday...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon will be out one to two months with shoulder injury

On Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks announced that backup power forward Gustavo Ayon will miss one to two months after injuring his right shoulder in the Hawks' preseason opener on Monday night.As reported by Ben Golliver of through the Associated Press, an MRI on Gustavo's shoulder revealed a strain to the rotator cuff which will require rest, treatment and rehabilitation...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Bobcats Recap

Final Score: Atlanta Hawks 87, Charlotte Bobcats 85 The Southeastern Division match-up between Atlanta and Charlotte marks the second preseason game for each squad.  The Atlanta Hawks are without big man Gustavo Ayon, who collided with Heat guard Norris Cole in their preseason opener, and are likely to stay that way for 4-8 weeks while he ...The post Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawks' Gustavo Ayon to miss 4 to 8 weeks

Gustavo Ayon will miss four to eight weeks after an MRI exam Tuesday revealed the forward/center has inflammation and a rotator cuff strain. Ayon injured his right shoulder in the first quarter of Monday's exhibition game against the Heat in Miami. While the Hawks travelled to Asheville N.C. for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Bobcats Ayon returned for Atlanta for the...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Out 4-8 Weeks With Inflammation, Strained Rotator Cuff

Gustavo Ayon will miss four to eight weeks after an MRI showed inflammation and a rotator cuff strain. Ayon suffered the injury in the Atlanta Hawks' preseason loss to the Miami Heat on Monday. Ayon had a strong summer, winning MVP of the FIBA Americas Championship.
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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