Hawks Rumors & News

  • Five observations from Hawks’ 116-101 win at the Grizzlies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks, in the middle of a grueling stretch, found themselves in a track meet with the Grizzlies. They won. The Hawks used a 21-10 run in the fourth quarter en route to a 116-101 victory over the Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum Friday night. The Hawks (11-7) conclude their second stretch..." November 28

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Kent Bazemore will play - and start - for Hawks tonight versus Grizzlies.

  • Bazemore upgraded to questionable, Splitter remains out

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kent Bazemore took a step toward rejoining the Hawks lineup when his injury status was upgraded to questionable before Friday’s game at the Grizzlies, according the team’s injury report released Thursday. Tiago Splitter has been ruled out and will miss his third straight game with right hip..." November 26

  • Wolves fend off Atlanta for second straight home win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wednesday’s fourth quarter was tight from start to finish. The Timberwolves were battling a veteran Atlanta team determined to avenge a loss to them in Atlanta two weeks before. The Wolves were trying to win consecutive home games for the first time this season. But through it all, Wolves..." November 26

  • Hawks pull away in impressive 121-97 win over Celtics

    Peachtree Hoops "Remember the apprehension that accompanied the Atlanta Hawks and an appearance on TNT on Tuesday night? Have no fear. The Hawks played high-end basketball throughout the evening, outpacing a quality opponent in the Boston Celtics, and the final margin was indicative of that effort. Atlanta..." November 25

  • Hawks retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 jersey vs. Celtics

    SI "The Atlanta Hawks retired the jersey of center Dikembe Mutombo at halftime of their game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Atlanta defeated Boston 121–97 at Phillips Arena and fittingly blocked seven shots. “Atlanta, I love you guys,” Mutombo said, when handed the microphone. “I thank you..." November 25

  • Hawks’ Splitter sidelined by hip injury; Bazemore out again

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Tiago Splitter has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Celtics after he did not practice on Monday. The Hawks center suffered a sore right hip and played just the first half Saturday against the Cavaliers. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer suggested that Splitter would see a doctor for the..." November 24

  • Civilian Review Board Criticizes Arrest of Thabo Sefolosha

    New York Times "New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board ruled on Monday that the police had no right to arrest Atlanta Hawks basketball player Thabo Sefolosha outside a nightclub in April, but that officers had not used excessive force when they knocked him to the ground and broke his leg. A..." November 24

  • Referees' union rips NBA for not suspending Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Referee's Association general counsel Lee Seham responded angrily to the NBA's unwillingness to suspend Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer for making on-court contact with a game official. Budenholzer was ejected for coming onto the court and brushing against referee Ben..." November 24

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    InsideHoops.com NBA @InsideHoops

    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making incidental contact with a referee in Nov. 21 game vs. Cavaliers

  • Cavaliers duplicate Eastern Conference Finals performance with a 109-97 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was a rematch of the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals, and the contest yielded the same result Saturday evening. The Atlanta Hawks found themselves on the losing end yet again as the Cleveland Cavaliers won handily 109-97 at The Q. Like the sweep the Cavaliers accomplished at the Hawks'..." November 22

  • Bazemore ruled out for game at Cavaliers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kent Bazemore will miss a third straight game with right ankle sprain as the Hawks starting small forward has been ruled out of Saturday’s contest against the Cavaliers. Coach Mike Budenholzer made the announcement following practice Friday. In regard to Jeff Teague, who has missed three games..." November 20

  • Hawks reserves Patterson, Holiday log key minutes in win over Kings

    Fox Sports "Perhaps the most important basket of Lamar Patterson’s young NBA career was an accident. Late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 103-97 win over the Kings, Patterson received the ball on the wing with options. His center, Al Horford, was posting up opposing 6-foot point guard Darren Collison..." November 19

  • Nets finally find a way to beat the Hawks

    New York Post "The Nets went into Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta facing a team that’s owned them and trying to prove the strides they showed on last week’s road trip were real. The Nets did just that, riding ball-hawking defense and surprising long-range shooting to a 90-88 come-from-behind win over the..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Teague, Bazemore out versus Nets with ankle sprains

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will be without two starters when they play at the Nets Tuesday as Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore did not travel with the team to New York. Both have ankle sprains. Bazemore suffered a right ankle sprain late in the fourth quarter against the Jazz Sunday and had to be helped to the..." November 17

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore are OUT vs. Nets. Did not travel with team.

  • Jazz eastern road trip ends with 97-96 win over Hawks

    SLC Dunk "The Utah Jazz (5-5) return to .500 after handing the Atlanta Hawks (8-4) their THIRD HOME LOSS of the season. Utah played pretty loose in the first quarter, and took a lead. However, the Hawks are masters of never giving up, and turned up the defensive pressure which turned up the pace. In..." November 16

  • Mike Budenholzer back with Hawks after 1-game absence

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was back with the team Sunday night after missing one game because of his wife’s undisclosed medical emergency. Budenholzer is not publicly discussing Mary Beth Budenholzer’s health status. “The support from the players and the staff and everybody has been..." November 16

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    And Hawks just release injury report with Jeff Teague listed as DOUBTFUL.

  • Mike Budenholzer taking leave from Hawks due to wife’s health

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Budenholzer was not with the Hawks during Friday’s loss to the Celtics, citing personal reasons for his leave. Now, he’s offered a little more clarity on the situation: it was a medical emergency involving his wife. " November 15

  • Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer misses Celtics game for a family issue

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer missed Friday night's 106-93 loss to Boston because of a family emergency. The team announced that Budenholzer returned to Atlanta early Friday after initially traveling with the team. The Hawks asked fans and media to "respect the private nature of the..." November 14

  • Celtics top Hawks 106-93

    Boston "Boston’s early shooting troubles went away after halftime, while its defense and rebounding never faltered. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics overcame a slow start with a solid finish and beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-93 on Friday..." November 14

  • Mike Budenholzer not with Hawks in Boston, Kenny Atkinson to lead team against Celtics

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks announced that head coach Mike Budenholzer returned to Atlanta early this morning to deal with a family emergency. Assistant coach Kenny Atkinson will serve as the team's head coach in Friday's game against the Boston Celtics. Atkinson is the Hawks top assistant and coached..." November 13

  • Hawks assign Patterson to D-League

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have assigned Lamar Patterson to the NBA Development League. The rookie guard/forward will be assigned a team via the league’s flexible assignment system and his destination will likely be known later today. Patterson’s initial stint is expected to last only several games. Patterson,..." November 13

  • Hawks defeat Anthony Davis-less Pelicans 106-98

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks swept the season series against the Pelicans 2-0, with a 106-98 win in Atlanta on Wednesday night. The Hawks took on the Pelicans, this time at home after facing them less than a week ago when Anthony Davis went off for 43 points, leading a Pelicans second half surge before..." November 12

  • Jeff Teague’s punch of Nemanja Bjelica upgraded to Flagrant 2

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Monday, Jeff Teague made contact with Nemanja Bjelica in the Hawks’ loss to the Timberwolves that triggered a review from the NBA office. On Wednesday morning, they determined that the punch should have been called a Flagrant 2. " November 11

  • Up-and-down Wolves hang on to defeat Hawks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Just when the Timberwolves had given it all away Monday night at Philips Arena, their future — consecutive No. 1 overall draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns — turned to the present and took back a rollicking 117-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Leading by 34 points early in the..." November 10

  • NBA reviewing Jeff Teague for ‘punching’ Nemanja Bjelica

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Teague‘s hand contacted Nemanja Bjelica‘s face last night. What would you call that? According the Last Two Minute Report of last night’s Hawks-Timberwolves game: “Punching.” Per the NBA officiating review: Teague (ATL) makes contact with Bjelica (MIN) after the rebound. The contact..." November 10

  • Hawks Point Guard Jeff Teague Slaps Nemanja Bjelica in the Face, Referees Failed to Notice It

    Complex "It's only a matter of time before Jeff Teague gets slapped—no pun intended—with some sort of punishment by the league. During tonight's game between the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves, Teague got tangled up with Nemanja Bjelica as Ricky Rubio started to dribble to the other side of the..." November 10

  • Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll battling plantar fasciitis

    Toronto Sun "DeMarre Carroll does not like to miss games. Anyone who witnessed him dragging his left leg around during last year’s Eastern Conference Final and chasing down LeBron James on that sprained left knee for the final three games of a series he had no business playing in will attest to that. But..." November 09

  • Five observations from Hawks’ 114-99 win over Wizards

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Just who is tired? The Hawks won their seventh straight game with a 114-99 victory over the Wizards Saturday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks have won four games in five days. The Hawks (7-1) hold a one-game lead over the idle Cavaliers and Raptors for the best record in the Eastern..." November 08

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Hawks listing Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha and Mike Muscala as probable vs. Wizards tonight.

  • Five observations from Hawks’ 121-115 win over Pelicans

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks’ winning streak lives – but it nearly ended in miserable fashion. The Hawks lost a 17-point fourth-quarter lead but rebounded for their sixth straight victory by defeating the Pelicans 121-115 Friday night. The Hawks (6-1) have won all four road games this season and kept the..." November 07

  • Atlanta Hawks pull away late in 101-87 win over Brooklyn Nets

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks entered Wednesday night's contest with a four-game winning streak, and while they performed in relatively mediocre fashion for much of the night, that streak remains active. The Hawks pulled away late from the Brooklyn Nets, and when the dust settled, Atlanta improved to 5-1 on..." November 05

  • Thabo Sefolosha seeking quick end to NYPD civil case

    New York Post "Thabo Sefolosha hopes to have a quick resolution to his civil case against New York City, its police department and the officers involved in the incident that left him with a broken leg on April 8. “Yes, definitely,” Sefolosha told The Post after his Hawks beat the Nets, 101-87, Wednesday night..." November 05

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Kyle Korver OUT vs. Nets tonight in second of back to back.

  • Hawks defeat Heat in first road test of the season, 98-92

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks went into American Airlines Arena for their first true road test of the season Tuesday night, and came out on top over the Miami Heat, winning 98-92. Thabo Sefolosha was inactive for this game, as he continues to ease into things early in the season, nursing his ankle..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

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    Peachtree Hoops @peachtreehoops

    Thabo Sefolosha is OUT for Tuesday’s game in Miami. Mike Muscala still listed as questionable

  • The Hawks squeeze another one out against the Hornets, 94-92

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks gave you another thriller Sunday in Charlotte, as they narrowly pulled out a victory against the Hornets, 94-92. The Hawks starting lineup was back to normal, with Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Paul Millsap and Al Horford taking the floor. Mike Muscala, questionable..." November 02

  • Al Horford shooting 3-pointers could make the Hawks' offense unstoppable

    Sporting News "The Hawks need a basket. It's early in the first quarter against the Hornets, but a pair of 3-pointers from Marvin Williams has them playing catchup from the get-go. With a six-point deficit, Hawks guard Kent Bazemore finds himself having to make a play with the clock winding down against an..." November 02

  • Five observations from the Hawks’ 97-94 win over the Hornets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks survived a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback by the Hornets and held on for a 97-94 victory Friday night at Philips Arena. The win gave coach Mike Budenholzer his 100th career regular-season victory. He is the second fastest coach to 100 wins in franchise history behind only Lenny..." October 31

  • Hawks’ 112-101 get win over Knicks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks earned their first win of the season on Thursday night with a 112-101 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Here are five observations from the game: The Hawks got a much better performance from their starters to record the win. The group struggled in the season-opening..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Thabo Sefolosha Details What It Was Like to Have NYPD Officers Break His Leg: “It Was an Act of Police Brutality”

    Complex "By now, we hope you’re familiar with what happened to Thabo Sefolosha outside of the New York City nightclub 1 Oak back in April. A short time after his fellow NBA player Chris Copeland was stabbed outside the club, Sefolosha was arrested by a group of NYPD officers who broke Sefolosha’s leg in..." October 29

  • Pistons surprise Hawks, win season opener

    Detroit News "Last season the Pistons struggled out of the gate with a 5-23 start. Judging by this season's opener, they seem intent on not repeating that start. With rugged defense and an improved offense, the Pistons earned an eyebrow-raising win over the Atlanta Hawks, 106-94, in the season opener..." October 28

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Former Hawk Anthony Tolliver inactive for Pistons. Wife just gave birth.

  • Hawks pick up options on Schroder, Hardaway Jr.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have picked up the fourth-year options on Dennis Schroder and Tim Hardaway Jr., President of Basketball Operations and head coach Mike Budenholzer announced Tuesday. The Hawks had a deadline of Nov. 2 to pick up the options. The team has 2016-17 options on Schroder for $2.7 million..." October 27