50 Questions for 2015-16: Who guards LeBron James for the Atlanta Hawks?

Long before Atlanta wrapped its hands around the neck of the Eastern Conference, winning 60 games and ascending to the East Finals, the Hawks were just 5-4 and playing without DeMarre Carroll in Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland revved its engine and flew past Atlanta, scoring 41 points in the first quarter, and leading 71-43 at halftime. LeBron James scored 32 points in 29 minutes...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-16: Who guards LeBron James for the Atlanta Hawks?

Long before Atlanta wrapped its hands around the neck of the Eastern Conference, winning 60 games and ascending to the East Finals, the Hawks were just 5-4 and playing without DeMarre Carroll in Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland revved its engine and flew past Atlanta, scoring 41 points in the first quarter, and leading 71-43 at halftime. LeBron James scored 32 points in 29 minutes...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: The Eastern Conference’s Second Best Team

(May 21, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Despite the undesirable ending to what was overall an historic season for the Hawks, there’s no denying that Atlanta has finally established itself as a team trending away from mediocrity. Mike Budenholzer has transformed a once isolation-heavy offense into one...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Naming the Miami Heat's all-time starting five

With the dregs of the NBA offseason upon us, it's a great time to make hypothetical lists and lineups that will never play out.Over at Yahoo Sports, Kelly Dwyer is making the all-time starting fives — with one center, two forwards and two guards, a la the All-NBA team — for each NBA franchise.For the Miami Heat, Dwyer chose Alonzo Mourning as his center, Chris Bosh and LeBron...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… After a disappointing end to a historic season in Atlanta, the Atlanta Hawks have added several new ripples to their rotation after DeMarre Carroll’s departure in free agency. The front office in under new managment and they’re essentially looking to build a team that best...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Greatest non-Finals NBA playoff upsets of all time

There are far less upsets in the NBA playoffs compared to other professional sports like football, baseball and hockey. As I mentioned Wednesday while ranking the greatest NBA trios of all time, having the best player on the floor — let alone multiple great players — is a seismic advantage when only 10 guys can play at once. However, the NBA has had no shortage of great playoff...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Offseason Grades: Southeast Division

The NBA offseason has finally, mostly wrapped up with Summer League concluding and teams coming to terms with most of the players on the fringes who will make up the end of their benches. With that in mind, it's time for some (probably premature) judgment regarding the moves that each NBA team did (and didn't) make this summer. Despite Adam Silver's desire to kill divisions' playoff...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Review: Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks were the surprise of the NBA during the 14-15 season. They raced out to one of the league's best records and finished atop the Eastern Conference in the regular season. A successful season was ended by a combination of untimely injuries and a very good Cleveland Cavaliers' squad in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Hawks entered the offseason with a good amount...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Projected 2015-2016 Lineup

The Atlanta Hawks, fresh off their greatest season in franchise history, head into the 2015-2016 season with a very large chip on their shoulders. After winning 60 games – the second best record in the NBA – and making the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time, the expectations are high to repeat a similar success and few are expecting Atlanta to reach it. However, the...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson calls new Hawk Tim Hardaway Jr. 'responsive' to coaching

His comments about J.R. Smith have drawn the most focus. But Atlanta Hawks fans will be more interested to hear what New York Knicks president Phil Jackson had to say about the recently acquired Tim Hardaway Jr.According to a feature by Charley Rosen for ESPN.com, Jackson had some thoughts for Hardaway on his shooting, defense and approach to the game. And unlike certain other members...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks get passing grade for offseason ... but just barely

It's a tried and true motto for getting through college: "C's get degrees." And those words will have to placate the Atlanta Hawks for now.Atlanta had an up-and-down offseason, re-signing Paul Millsap and adding Tiago Splitter but losing DeMarre Carroll. And as ESPN.com Insider Kevin Pelton writes in assessing the Hawks a "C" grade for their offseason, Atlanta doomed itself to such...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Atlanta’s Offseason Grade

(May 19, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Players Added: Tiago Splitter (Trade), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Trade), Justin Holiday (two seasons, 2 million), Walter Tavares (three seasons, 3 million) No Longer Hawks: DeMarre Carroll Players Re-Signed: Paul Millsap (three seasons, 59 million) I just want to start this...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks rookie Jerian Grant showing positive signs at Las Vegas Summer League

When the Knicks traded for Jerian Grant on draft night, everyone and their mother thought they had pulled off a steal. Tim Hardaway Jr., a second-year struggler coming off a terrible year on both sides of the ball, for the 19th overall pick in this year's draft? That's not too shabby considering Hardaway went 24th in a weaker draft, had two bad years and then got traded for someone...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nik Stauskas traded to Philadelphia 76ers

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings are trading Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade makes Stauskas the second Wolverine to be traded in the last week after Tim Hardaway Jr. was dealt to the Atlanta Hawks. “Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik...
Via UM Hoops
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Roundup: Glenn Robinson III a free agent, 2016 mock drafts, Hardaway motivated

After one year in the NBA, Glenn Robinson III is a free agent. According to a report by NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers declined to give Robinson, who left Michigan last spring after his sophomore season, a qualifying offer. Robinson was drafted 40th in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who placed Robinson on waivers in March. Wojnarowski...
Via UM Hoops
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Tim Hardaway Jr. Is A Smart Fit

  (Source: Getty Images) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Knicks fan rejoiced Thursday night as they acquired the 19th overall pick, Jerian Grant, in a trade that sent woefully inconsistent shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks. While many criticized Mike Budenholzer and the front office for trading a high caliber draft selection for a player who...
Via HoopStuff
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Budenholzer hopes Hardaway helps Hawks keep Millsap, Carroll

ATLANTA (AP) Now that he's added Tim Hardaway Jr., Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has narrowed his focus on re-signing All-Star forward Paul Millsap and starting guard DeMarre Carroll. NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents at 12 a.m. Wednesday, and Budenholzer believes the acquisition of Hardaway will help convince Millsap and Carroll to stay in Atlanta. ''Our most important...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Hardaway hurt, motivated by Phil Jackson’s comments

Tim Hardaway was traded by the New York Knicks to the Atlanta Hawks on draft night and says he is motivated by some parting shots from Phil Jackson. In explaining the trade, the New York Post reports that the Zen Master said Friday he felt draft pick Jerian Grant has more of what the Knicks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony unhappy with Knicks’ draft night

There are a lot of fans who weren’t happy with the New York Knicks’ moves at last night’s NBA Draft, but one important individual is particularly disgruntled. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, team star Carmelo Anthony was not a fan of the team drafting the fairly unknown Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick and then trading teammate Tim Hardaway Jr...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks draft power forward Agravanis late in 2nd round

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have drafted power forward Dimitrios Agravanis of Greece with the 59th overall pick of the NBA draft. General manager Wes Wilcox said that the 6-foot-10, 229-pound Agravanis will spend next season overseas. Agravanis was the Hawks' second draft pick of the night. Atlanta traded the 15th pick to Washington and the 19th pick to New York and acquired...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks draft shooting guard Eriksson in 2nd round

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have drafted shooting guard Marcus Eriksson of Sweden with the 50th pick of the NBA draft. General manager Wes Wilcox said that Eriksson missed last season with a torn knee ligament and is still under contract with Barcelona. Wilcox added that the 6-foot-7, 178-pound Eriksson will spend next season playing overseas. Eriksson was the Hawks' first draft...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks Trade Tim Hardaway Jr. To The Hawks For Jerian Grant

The New York Knicks have traded second-year pro Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks on NBA Draft night. The Knicks are trading Tim Hardaway to the Hawks, who will draft Jerian Grant for the Knicks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2015 Hardaway, who struggled last season in New […] The post Knicks Trade Tim Hardaway Jr. To The Hawks...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Hardaway Jr. traded to Atlanta Hawks

Tim Hardaway Jr. is on the move. The former Wolverine will play his third year in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski. The Knicks traded Hardaway during Thursday night’s NBA Draft to the Hawks for the rights to first round draft pick Jerian Grant. Hardaway averaged 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his second season in...
Via UM Hoops
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards trade up to take Kelly Oubre in first round of NBA Draft

The Washington Wizards made the first trade of the night, moving the 19th overall pick and two future second round picks division rival Atlanta Hawks, getting back the 15th overall pick in return. That pick yields Kelly Oubre, a 19-year-old wing player who went to Kansas. Washington has traded for No. 15 and will select Kelly Oubre, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons interested in trading for Hardaway Jr.

It's all in the family.A recent report from ESPN's Ian Begley suggests as much, anyway. Ahead of the draft, Begley reports a willingness on the part of the Detroit Pistons to trade for Tim Hardaway Jr., a current New York Knicks scoring guard who just happens to be the son of Tim Hardaway Sr., a Pistons assistant."If you're looking for any clues regarding potential draft-night trades...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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