Atlanta Hawks season preview: Roster Analysis

The Atlanta Hawks open training camp today on the University of Georgia’s campus. In total they have 17 players reporting to camp. Most of those players are familiar faces. The only new additions are shooting guards Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha and rookie power forward Adreian Payne. The Hawks only lost three players that logged significant minutes last year in Lou Williams...
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Hawks begin training camp with plenty of turmoil

ATLANTA (AP) Growing more and more uncomfortable with a line of questioning that had nothing to do with what's happening on the court for the Atlanta Hawks, coach Mike Budenholzer turned toward one of his handlers Monday and asked, only half-jokingly, ''Can we end this soon?'' Not a chance. When training camp opens Tuesday at the University of Georgia, the Hawks...
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Hawks to put Dominique Wilkins statue outside of Philips Arena

One of the best ways to pay homage to a star of a sports organization is to retire their number so that nobody else in team history can ever wear it. But when you have an even bigger star whose presence lives beyond the playing days and continues to make an impact in the organization, eventually you give that person the rare honor of giving him a statue outside the arena. That'...
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Atlanta Hawks: Why Paul Millsap will get traded

With the 15th pick in this year’s NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Adreian Payne, power forward from Michigan State. This pick shocked many people across the NBA. The Hawks weakest position was small forward and the draft provided an ideal way to upgrade. They could have drafted the centerpiece (Rodney Hood and Kyle Anderson were still available) to play alongside star big men...
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Hawks Injury Update: Kent Bazemore will be limited in training camp

Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will be limited in training camp as he continues to recover from right foot surgery. Bazemore, who the Hawks signed to a two year, four million dollar deal this offseason, suffered the injury in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers last season while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hawks will bring him "slowly through camp"...
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Hawks Injury Update: Al Horford not yet cleared for contact

After tearing his right pectoral muscle last season, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has not yet been cleared for contact as they begin training camp. Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told Chris Vivlamore on Thursday that the former All-Star has made good progress but will still be limited and "held out of contact" as camp begins.Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsCoach...
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Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders say a meeting between the team's CEO and the group was ''extremely productive.'' The civil rights leaders, led by The Rev. Markel Hutchins, requested Friday's meeting with Hawks CEO Steve Koonin following racially charged comments by Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry...
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Dexter Pittman Reaches Deal With Hawks

Free agent center Dexter Pittman has reached an agreement on a training camp contract with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told RealGM.Pittman registered two regular-season games for Atlanta last season. The 6-foot-11 big man had gone to the Chicago Bulls’ training camp, and spent most of the year in the NBA D-League with Austin. Pittman was part of the Miami Heat's NBA championship...
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Atlanta Hawks: What an NBA title would mean to the city

Few things are harder than being an Atlanta fan in any sport. Die hard “Atlantians” consistently have their hearts broken every year by their favorite local sports team. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves or even the Atlanta Hawks, because they all have a history of losing. The city of Atlanta is spoiled. We take for granted the regular season...
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Magic Johnson: Danny Ferry ‘Deserves Second Chance’ After Apologizing

Danny Ferry isn’t too popular in the court of public opinion these days, but he managed to mend fences with a prominent member of the NBA’s African-American community Tuesday. The Atlanta Hawks’ general manager, who currently is on an indefinite leave of absence after audio was released of him making racist remarks about Luol Deng, sat down with Magic Johnson and apologized...
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Elton Brand officially re-signs with Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have officially re-signed Elton Brand for the 2014-2015 season. We are happy to retain Elton," Budenholzer said. "In addition to the production he gives us on the court, he is the ultimate professional and a terrific leader. Elton's presence is felt by all of us, but especially his teammates." The above quote comes from head coach and interim general...
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Hawks sign free agent Bazemore, re-sign Elton Brand

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and re-signed forward-center Elton Brand. The 6-foot-5 Bazemore played for Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers last season. After he was acquired by the Lakers on Feb. 13, he averaged 13.1 points in 23 games, including 15 starts. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Tuesday the 25-year-old Bazemore is versatile...
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Hawks sign free agent Bazemore, re-sign Brand

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and re-signed forward-center Elton Brand. The 6-foot-5 Bazemore played for Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers last season. After he was acquired by the Lakers on Feb. 13, he averaged 13.1 points in 23 games, including 15 starts. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Tuesday the 25-year-old Bazemore is versatile...
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Hawks add Bazemore, re-sign Brand

The Hawks signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and brought back forward/center Elton Brand, the team announced Tuesday. Bazemore split time last year with the Warriors and Lakers, averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.6 minutes over 67 games. The 6-foot-5 Old Dominion product is entering his third year in the NBA. "Kent's competitiveness and versatility...
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Gustavo Ayon signs two-year deal overseas with Real Madrid

For the past three seasons, Gustavo Ayon has been a pleasant surprise off the bench for NBA teams. He's been a mostly effective big man in limited minutes, providing solid scoring and rebounding numbers when he's put on the floor. He also did a fantastic job of helping the Mexico national team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup by leading them to the Round of 16. However, he...
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Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has signed with Real Madrid. Ayon also had offers from the San Antonio Spurs and in China. Ayon had an impressive World Cup after spending last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
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Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert and Valerie Cooke got married (Photos)

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert got married on Saturday to his fiancé Valerie Cooke. Pacers teammate Ian Mahinmi posted the photos on Instagram. “Congrats to the newly married couple,” Mahinmi wrote. Check out some of the wedding photos:
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Hawks GM takes indefinite leave of absence – detailed report

TweetAtlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry has announced he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his duties with the NBA franchise, following the revelations regarding allegedly racist comments that were about Great Britain and Miami Heat small forward Luol Deng. Ferry was alleged to have said during a conference call in June that Deng “has a little African in...
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Knicks fans jimmy rig air conditioning unit to pay tribute to Mike Woodson (video)

The New York Knicks may have cut Mike Woodson loose all the way back in April, but the oft-criticized and constantly beleaguered former head coach still weighs on the hearts and occupies the minds of some Knickerbocker backers. Or at least two of them. Two Knicks fans posted a video to VINE showcasing how they, […] The post Knicks fans jimmy rig air conditioning unit to pay tribute...
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Dominique Wilkins Interested In Buying Hawks

Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks. Wilkins declined to say whether he was one of the six current prospective buyers. It was released in a briefing on Tuesday that Wilkins will get a statue outside Philips Arena on March 6, 2015.
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Hawks giving Dominique Wilkins statue outside of arena

The Atlanta Hawks held a press conference concerning the sale of the team. But it was also revealed that a Hawks legend will be getting his own statue very soon. It’s long overdue, in fact. Via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dominque Wilkins will get a statue on March 6, 2015. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 16, 2014 Dominique Wilkins played...
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Atlanta mayor says he talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA -- Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team. Flanked by former Hawks star Dominique Wilkins, Reed said Tuesday that Levenson and his partner Ed Peskowitz have both agreed to sell their shares of the team, which total 50.1 percent...
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Atlanta Hawks: 3 reasons Al Horford will be an All-Star

The Atlanta Hawks’ season went slightly downhill last year when they lost center Al Horford, who is arguably the face of the franchise. Horford was undoubtedly the Hawks leader on and off the court. He led the Hawks by averaging 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during the 29 games he played before the injury. During that stretch he shot nearly 57 percent from the floor and...
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Carmelo on Hawks: Ain't nobody want to go there

The comments that Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made in relation to current Miami Heat forward Luol Deng have been thrown on the back burner due to the hot mess that the NFL has become over the past week or so.  But Ferry’s racist comments about a popular NBA player have not gone unnoticed within the Association itself. New York Knicks forward had some strong words...
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Danny Ferry's Leave From Hawks Expected To Become Permanant

Danny Ferry's "leave of absence" as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks will almost assuredly become permanant. "I still wonder why in the hell he would ever paraphrase that back to ownership," one NBA general manager said. "…Maybe just say, "Potential character issues have turned up but I would still recommend we sign him for up to 'X'...
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