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The best Atlanta Hawks by jersey number

The NBA news cycle has reached the slowest point of the offseason, so it's time for more lists and rankings that spark debate.  The Atlanta Hawks recently picked the best player to wear each jersey number and put them together in a gallery. Some choices -- Paul Millsap over Spud Webb for No. 4, for example -- are controversial, while others -- Dominique Wilkins for No. 21 -- are...
Via Fox Sports
2 days 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...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did NBA 2K16's new trailer reveal the Hawks' new floor? (PHOTO)

NBA 2K16 released it's first full-length gameplay trailer on Monday, and may have revealed the Atlanta Hawks' new floor in the process.One clip in particular -- a Kyle Korver 3-pointer in the left corner -- shows the new Philips Arena floor, which features a black curtain around the court, and volt green "Hawks" and volt green and red "Atlanta" lettering on perpendicular angles of...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Hawks are better than experts think

After a disappointing end to a season no one saw coming, the media is divided on the Atlanta Hawks' legitimacy in the title contender conversation. Some see a team that's greater than the sum of its parts in a weak Eastern Conference. Others see a roster without a true star and thus no shot a title. HawksHoop.com did a deep dive into the Hawks' championship odds and found that things...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors' DeMarre Carroll plans to focus on defense, lead by example

DeMarre Carroll was a key member of an Atlanta Hawks team that won 60 games last season and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, and considering he would become an unrestricted free agent this summer, the timing couldn't have been better for him to find himself in the spotlight.Carroll inked a four-year deal worth $60 million to join the Raptors, who suffered an embarrassing...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford 'Very Happy In Atlanta'

Al Horford is entering the final season of his current contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016 when the cap increases. Horford was recently asked what made him decide to wait until free agency to address his contract with the Atlanta Hawks. "For me, I'm very happy in Atlanta," said Horford. "It's one of those things where I don't want any contract talks to be a distraction...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Olivia Harlan, ESPN’s New College Football Reporter, Will Mealt Your Heart

ESPN recently announced that Olivia Harlan, the daughter of CBS announcer Kevin Harlan, will take over for Sam Ponder on the sidelines for college football Saturday’s. Harlan, who formally covered the Atlanta Hawks, will be paired with Adam Amin and Kelly Stouffer for games televised on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC. Get ready to see plenty of Harlan in the very near future: ...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks add depth to bench, sign 13-year veteran Richardson

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard-forward Jason Richardson. Richardson, a 13-year veteran, played in 19 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season. He averaged 9.1 points before his season was shortened by a knee injury. When healthy, the 34-year-old Richardson has been an effective scorer. His career average is 17.1 points, including three seasons over 20 points...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford plans to wait until season is over to have contract talks

Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford is one of the most underrated big men in the NBA. Even though Horford won’t torch you for 30 or 40 points, he impacts the game in other ways. After making the his first All-Star Game last year, he is looking to step it up even more. With the new salary cap in 2016, the Hawks know that they will have to a lot to keep Horford in Atlanta. But Horford...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 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...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Korver was not happy about being cut from Team USA in 2014

Team USA basketball kicked off their mini-camp this week in hopes of selecting who will be on the squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics. While that process is still underway, there are some players who are still upset from getting cut from the World Cup team. Point guards Damien Lillard and John Wall have both expressed how they felt about not getting selected. Now you can add Atlanta...
Via No Guts, No Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scott facing up to 25 years in prison for drug possession

It looks like Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott is in some serious hot water. According to a report published by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore on Wednesday, Scott is looking at a maximum of 25 years in prison on two separate felony drug charges after being arrested at a traffic stop last month. Scott and his brother Antonn were pulled over on July 30 off...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks recap offseason with "Straight Outta" memes

The Atlanta Hawks' social media team is one of the savviest in the NBA, and they continued their offseason fun on Wednesday by recapping the team's 2015 offseason with "Straight Outta" memes.The reference, of course, is for the upcoming movie, "Straight Outta Compton," which debuts on Friday, Aug. 14. Beats By Dre did a special online marketing campaign which allowed users to upload...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Elton Brand to retire

Former Atlanta Hawks big man Elton Brand announced his retirement on Monday, according to Al Coqueran of The Examiner.Despite the announcement, Brand said he's not ruling out coming out of retirement if the right team or situation arises."I could get in shape if I got the call but this looks like the end of the run for me, right now it is family time,” Brand told The Examiner.At...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What Glenn Robinson III brings to the Indiana Pacers

The Atlanta Hawks have been waiting for the opportunity to see what Glenn Robinson III is capable of and in the Las Vegas Summer League, he had not disappointed. He shows promise and appears to have considerable upside. The team has taken an interest in the 21-year old sophomore out of the University of Michigan.  But recently, instead of signing with the Hawks, he has agreed to...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A look back at the Atlanta Hawks' jerseys throughout history (PHOTOS)

Despite being one of the NBA's more historic franchises, the Atlanta Hawks have constantly changed threads.Whether it's their green-and-blue classic duds of the early 70s, or the patriotic red-and-blue jerseys of the mid-to-late 00s, the Hawks' colorways have been all over the spectrum.At their core, the Hawks' primary colors are red and yellow, which is why its encouraging to see...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: The acquisition of Tiago Splitter is a big deal

Recently, the Atlanta Hawks traded away a mere draft pick for Tiago Splitter from the San Antonio Spurs. This trade went mostly under the radar around the league – though, this trade deserves much more recognition than what it has received so far. Splitter will become embraced by the Atlanta Hawks after they see the dominance he brings to their team. He also significantly increases...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Naming the Atlanta Hawks' all-time starting five

With the dregs of the NBA offseason upon us, it's 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 franchise.  For the Atlanta Hawks, Dwyer chose Dikembe Mutombo as his center, Bob Pettit and Dominique...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kent Bazemore wishes Mike Budenholzer a happy birthday (PHOTO)

Atlanta Hawks wing Kent Bazemore can be a frustrating player to coach at times.  The 25-year-old athletic wing oozes talent and potential as a 3-and-D wing, but can struggle with shaky shooting and poor decision-making. No one understands the headaches Bazemore can cause more than his coach, Mike Budenholzer.  Accordingly, Bazemore used Budenholzer's birthday to poke fun at his...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Schröder Will Grace the Cover of NBA 2K16 In Germany

When NBA 2K16 drops in Germany in the next few months. Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder who was born in Braunschweig, Germany will grace the cover. Wunderbar! So if you want a copy of the video game that doesn’t feature Anthony Davis, James Harden or Stephen Curry on the cover book a flight to Deutschland. I really appreciate NBA2k for putting me on the cover of 2k16 all...
Via Hooped Up
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(May 23, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Hawks starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Jeff Teague The Atlanta Hawks are likely beginning to look to the future to some extent and are planning to someday hand the keys of the team over...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks pursuing one-to-one D-League affiliate

The NBA is getting closer and closer to a one-to-one system of affiliation between its big league franchises and D-League teams. And the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly part of that trend moving forward.The Hawks had previously been affiliated with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, but the Mad Ants are reportedly being pursued for purchase by the Indiana Pacers. That would leave the dozen teams...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Basketball: Jeff Teague needs to be a superstar

Atlanta Hawks’ point guard Jeff Teague is undoubtedly a top-ten NBA point guard and is coming off the best season of his career. Teague averaged 15.9 points, 7 assists and 1.7 steals in just over 30 minutes per game last season; acting as the floor general and leader for the Hawks team that won 60 games and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. The issue for Atlanta was and...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Pettit, The World Champion Hawks, And The 1958 NBA Finals

In our continuing conversations here at Crossover Chronicles, we’re examining the best NBA players of all time by position. Some of our staff writers conducted a conversation about power forwards, and naturally, Tim Duncan is the first player who comes to mind. He’s closely followed by the likes of Karl Malone, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, and others over the past few decades...
Via Crossover Chronicles
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks' Mike Scott admitted ownership of drugs during arrest

Details have started to emerge in the arrest of Atlanta Hawks player Mike Scott on drug charges for alleged possession of marijuana and MDMA.According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who reported that he had obtained a copy of the police report from Scott's arrest, Scott admitted to possession of the drugs, claiming that his brother, who was reportedly driving...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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