Hawks Rumors & News

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Pistons cool off Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Bullock adds a new dimension to the Detroit Pistons offense. He takes hard cuts to the basket, making him a tough player to cover. Working his way back from a knee injury, Bullock reached season highs in points, assists and rebounds as the Pistons cooled down..." January 18

  • Pelicans, Hawks had exploratory talks about Howard trade

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have found success playing Anthony Davis at center, but there are concerns about the physical toll it would take. Davis has frequently been hampered by minor injuries throughout his career that would likely get accentuated by playing against bigger and stronger..." January 18

  • Hawks to trade Williams, sign Neal to 10-day contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will trade Mo Williams to the Nuggets for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The move opens a roster spot that the Hawks will use to sign guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. The Hawks will also receive a $2.2 million traded player..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Schroder's late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It will appear in the box score as Kris Humphries' only assist in the Atlanta Hawks' 108-107 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, but it reveals just how unselfish he is. Humphries had a decent look at a would-be game-winning shot in the right block, but instead he swung it..." January 16

  • Dunleavy's season-high 20 boost Hawks past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It didn't take long for Mike Dunleavy to change his mind about the trade that brought him to Atlanta. The 14-year veteran almost sought a buyout when he was acquired by the Hawks in a deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland on Jan. 7. But after he was persuaded to join the club by..." January 15

  • Isaiah Thomas denies cursing at Dennis Schröder's mom

    Yardbarker "Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas are picking up right where they left off in their first-round playoff series last April. After Thomas hit a game-winner with 2.4 seconds left to lift his Boston Celtics to a 103-101 road victory over Schröder’s Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Schröder put Thomas on..." January 15

  • Hawks leaning toward signing Gary Neal to 10-day contract

    Basketball Insiders "The Atlanta Hawks are giving strong consideration to the addition of veteran sharpshooter Gary Neal to their roster, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Hawks worked Neal out this week to get a firsthand look at the 32-year-old guard and, barring a late snag, are..." January 15

  • Celtics, Thomas hold on in Horford's return to Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Isaiah Thomas made sure that first-year Boston Celtics teammate Al Horford was a winner in his return to Atlanta, snapping the Hawks' seven-game winning streak in the process. Thomas had the winning basket with 2.2 seconds left while scoring 13 of his game-high 28 points in the..." January 14

  • Celtics mad Atlanta fans booed Al Horford, but the ex-Hawks All-Star keeps it classy

    CBS Sports "The Celtics topped the Hawks on Friday night with Isaiah Thomas' clutch jumper. It was Al Horford's return to Atlanta for the first time since signing with Boston in free agency, after playing his entire career with the Hawks. The Atlanta crowd was not warm in their reception. They booed..." January 14

  • Schroder: Thomas trash-talked my mom, but 'I've got too much class for that'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder accused Isaiah Thomas of making comments about his mother and his family as the two point guards picked up their playoff rivalry. The game was between the Hawks and the Celtics. However, the game within the game quickly became Schroder and Thomas. Round One went to Thomas. He..." January 14

  • Schroder: Nothing will go down with Thomas as long as he doesn't slap me

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder remembers his matchup with Isaiah Thomas. And he won’t soon forget the slap. Schroder, the Hawks point guard, got into in with Thomas, the Celtics point guard, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last season. Television replays showed Thomas hitting..." January 13

  • Lakers interested in Millsap, Noel, but refusing to trade young players

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers "had talks" about Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap and "expressed interest" in Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel, but they have no plans to trade anyone from their young core, per Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. They're also not in a position to trade a future..." January 12

  • Hawks Discipline GM For Joking About Angry Black Women At Fan Event

    Deadspin "After an internal investigation, Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox will be formally disciplined by the team over a joke he made last month at a fan event, per ESPN. As Deadspin reported last Friday, Wilcox was fielding questions from a group of fans and tried to ease tensions by saying, as one of our..." January 11

  • Mike Dunleavy Reports To Hawks, Passes Physical

    Hoops Rumors "3:07pm: Dunleavy has passed his physical, officially completing the deal between the Cavs and Hawks, tweets Vivlamore. JANUARY 10, 12:45pm: Dunleavy has formally reported to the Hawks to undergo his physical, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. JANUARY 9, 2:41pm:..." January 10

  • Hawks reportedly won’t discipline GM Wes Wilcox for ill-advised joke

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Atlanta Hawks reportedly will not subject general manager Wes Wilcox to any formal discipline for making an inappropriate joke during a season-ticket holder event, per a tweet from The Undefeated’s Mike Wise. Wise’s report follows the NBA previously announcing it would not discipline Wilcox..." January 10

  • Report: Hawks shopping Tim Hardaway Jr. for second-round picks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks have already traded Kyle Korver. Taking Paul Millsap off the market won’t end those rumors. It’s only a matter of time until Thabo Sefolosha garners more interest. Also on the block in Atlanta? Tim Hardaway Jr. Zach Lowe of ESPN on The Lowe Post: They’re already shopping Tim..." January 10

  • Hawks beat Nets for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Two years ago, the Atlanta Hawks won 60 games. Four of those starters are now elsewhere and until 24 hours ago, Paul Millsap was a candidate to be on another team in the near future. Inside the Hawks' locker room, the mentality is simple. What distractions? What trade..." January 10

  • Report: Lakers were interested in trading for Hawks’ Paul Millsap

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks reportedly told Paul Millsap over the summer they wouldn’t trade him. A few days ago they were reportedly actively talking about dealing him. Then, they reportedly took him off the market. The point? Atlanta keeps wavering on its Millsap stance, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Hawks pull Paul Millsap off trade market

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Hawks have some bad news for NBA teams that were hoping to acquire Paul Millsap before next month’s trade deadline. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Hawks GM Wes Wilcox started informing teams on Monday that Millsap is no longer available. He says the Hawks have..." January 10

  • Part of Kyle Korver trade, Mike Dunleavy reportedly wants no part of Hawks

    ESPN "Newly acquired Mike Dunleavy has yet to report to the Atlanta Hawks after being dealt to the team in the Kyle Korver trade on Saturday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Dunleavy is seeking a buyout from the Hawks that would enable him to immediately become a free..." January 09

  • Hawks Convince Mike Dunleavy To Report

    Hoops Rumors "After a conversation with head coach Mike Budenholzer about his potential role in Atlanta, Mike Dunleavy Jr. has “made peace” with joining his new team, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Dunleavy will report to the Hawks on Tuesday. Dunlevay,..." January 09

  • Hawks keep on rolling, defeat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Despite trading away a key piece in Kyle Korver, the Atlanta Hawks aren't about to bag the season. Especially since they're winning. "We just have to keep playing," Tim Hardaway Jr. said. "We just have to go out there and compete. We're all a part of this franchise right now, so..." January 08

  • 5 NBA players likely to be traded before the deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing its midway point, and that means trades will soon start flying. Contenders will be looking to add the final pieces to their puzzle as they gear up for a potential playoff run, while the pretenders will be looking to unload big contracts or big-named..." January 07

  • Cavaliers acquire Kyle Korver, complete trade with Hawks

    Chicago Tribune "Kyle Korver has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters in a trade from Atlanta. The Cavs sent forward Mike Dunleavy, guard Mo Williams, cash and a protected future first-round draft pick to the Hawks for Korver, who gives the NBA champions another..." January 07

  • What the Hawks seek in a Paul Millsap trade

    ESPN "Seven days. That's as long as you had to wait in 2017 for an NBA trade to be consummated. NBA Trade Season, in other words, is fully underway well in advance of the league's Feb. 23 trade deadline. Which means it's time for some fresh dribbles of the latest chatter from the league's..." January 07

  • Trail Blazers, Cavaliers complete swap for 2017 first-round pick; clears way for Korver trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The only thing holding up the finalizing of the Kyle Korver to Cleveland trade was the first-round pick involved. The Cavaliers had already traded the rights to their 2018 first rounder to Portland (for taking on the Anderson Varejao contract at the last trade deadline), which meant Cleveland..." January 07

  • Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox won’t be disciplined by NBA for comments

    Washington Post "The NBA will not discipline Atlanta Hawks General Manager Wes Wilcox for a racially insensitive comment made while fielding questions from a group of season ticket holders at a pregame event last month, according to a league source. Deadspin first reported Friday that Wilcox, in an attempt to..." January 07

  • Hawks Waive Ryan Kelly

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have parted ways with Ryan Kelly, per ESPN’s Marc Stein on Twitter. In five games with the club this season, Kelly posted 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, never truly breaking into the team’s rotation. Though opportunities were limited during his time in Atlanta, Kelly averaged..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Hawks GM Makes Racially Insensitive Joke at Fan Event

    Deadspin "Before a game against the Miami Heat on Dec. 7, Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox fielded questions from a group of about 200 season ticket holders and club members at a “Chalk Talk” event. As would be expected of any meeting of a group of diehard fans and a team executive, this one got..." January 06

  • LeBron James is certain Kyle Korver will shoot even better with the Cavaliers

    CBS Sports "Kyle Korver is joining the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, and they can't wait for him to start firing away. The Cavaliers' trade with the Atlanta Hawks hasn't been officially completed yet, but they know exactly what he will bring to the table. Before their shootaround for Friday's game..." January 06

  • Hawks’ Kyle Korver has mixed emotions about likely trade to Cavaliers

    Fox Sports "Just how big of an impact Kyle Korver might have on the Cleveland Cavaliers is certainly up for debate, but the Atlanta Hawks wing knows that he’s (reportedly) headed to a fantastic situation. Shortly before the Hawks took on the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night — a game Atlanta won, by..." January 06

  • Pelicans talking Paul Millsap trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "With the Hawks trading Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers, the vultures are circling Atlanta to try nabbing Paul Millsap. Reportedly interested: Raptors Nuggets Kings 76ers Add the Pelicans to the list. This is the danger of having a general manager who feels the heat of..." January 06

  • Korver trade to Cavs overshadows Hawks' win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The NBA is a cold business because so often yesterday's glory is yesterday's news. The Atlanta Hawks, who won 60 games in 2014-15 before ultimately losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, parted ways with sharpshooting guard Kyle Korver on Thursday..." January 05

  • Hawks finalizing deal to send Korver to Cavaliers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks are finalizing a deal to send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers, according to the Vertical. The report did not indicate what the Hawks would receive in return. The Hawks would not confirm the trade. Korver was with the Hawks before Thursday’s game against at the Pelicans. Upon..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Report: Jarrett Jack almost back from knee surgery, will audition for teams

    Pro Basketball Talk "Teams will come take a look — plenty of teams could use a solid, veteran backup point guard who can get a team some buckets. Jarrett Jack might be able to be that again — averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists in the 32 games he played last season in Brooklyn. However, teams are going to be..." January 05

  • Hawks handle Magic for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- This was payback time for the Atlanta Hawks, who got what they came looking for Wednesday night. The Hawks, who were embarrassed by the Orlando Magic in Atlanta last month, smothered their Southeast Division rivals this time, dominating throughout a 111-92 victory at the..." January 04

  • Millsap, Budenholzer meet amid trade speculation

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Paul Millsap met with Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer Tuesday amid trade rumors involving the Hawks all-star power forward. “I can’t tell you (what was said) but we sat down and talked,” Millsap told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday. “Our main focus is winning games right now. The focus..." January 04

  • Hawks Nearly Dealt Millsap On Two Occasions

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks were going to send Paul Millsap to the Raptors during the offseason if Al Horford re-signed with the team, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (audio link). The team wanted to pair free agent addition Dwight Howard with Horford, but the former Florida Gator decided to sign with the..." January 04

  • Paul Millsap Wants To Remain With Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Millsap was asked about the possibility of a trade after a report surfaced that the Atlanta Hawks will entertain offers between now and the trade deadline. Millsap reportedly will opt for free agency this offseason. "Everybody knows where my heart is and where I want to be," said..." January 03

  • Hawks fielding trade offers for Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks have begun listening to trade pitches for All-Star forward Paul Millsap in recent days, according to league sources. S‎ources told ESPN.com that the Hawks, fearful of losing Millsap in free agency without compensation in the summer, are not openly shopping him but are taking..." January 02

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