Hawks Rumors & News

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Hawks likely to hire Warriors assistant to be new GM

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Hawks are looking to make a rather big move even before free agency starts this summer. After moving on from general manager Wes Wilcox earlier in the spring, it looks like Atlanta will be bringing in Golden State Warriors executive Travis Schlenk to the same role. According to..." May 24

  • Paul Millsap Reportedly Will Opt Out of Hawks Contract, Test Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will reportedly decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and enter unrestricted free agency this summer. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the news. Millsap was scheduled to make $21.4 million in the final year of his contract. The four-time..." May 22

  • Chauncey Billups Reportedly to Interview for Hawks' GM Position

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks reportedly will interview former player Chauncey Billups for their vacant general manager position, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Former general manager Wes Wilcox resigned from the position earlier in May and is now serving as the team's special adviser to ownership...." May 21

  • Hawks reach out to assistant GMs with Warriors, Wizards, to fill Atlanta’s top spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Atlanta Hawks need a new General Manager/head of basketball operations, and they are not afraid to think big — they asked Portland if they could speak to GM Neil Olshey about a new job, but were shot down. Besides the big name targets, they are looking at some of the more respected..." May 20

  • Report: Hawks made pitch to talk to Blazers’ GM OIshey for their job, got shot down

    Pro Basketball Talk "Portland’s Neil Olshey is one of the more respected and aggressive team president/GMs around the league. When Portland makes a move, rarely does it not have sound logic behind it (even if it doesn’t always pan out as hoped). Atlanta has a vacancy at the GM spot, so they decided to be aggressive..." May 20

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'Dwight Howard didn’t want to do any work' with Lakers

    Lakers Nation "Few former NBA players and Los Angeles Lakers legends are more revered than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The 70-year-old Jabbar shattered records during his 20-year NBA career in the league leaving behind a legacy that may never be topped by another player. With all the knowledge and wisdom Jabbar has..." May 19

  • Dwight Howard Explains Why It Wasn’t His Fault He Didn’t Work With Kareem, But Lakers Fault

    Black Sports Online "I think we all want to forget about Dwight Howard with the Lakers. It was a top-notch failed experiment and an embarrassment to the Lakers organization. Actually, the 2012 year for the Lakers should be forgotten… Sadly, that year has been brought up for interview purposes with Laker legend,..." May 19

  • The Hawks Reportedly Offered The Pacers A Crazy Number Of First Round Picks For Paul George

    Uproxx "Paul George missed out on the All-NBA teams that were announced on Thursday, which means the Pacers can’t offer him the super-max extension this offseason that would make him the richest player in the NBA, with a 5-year, $207 million deal. With the Pacers now only able to offer five years and $177..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Trajan Langdon a candidate for Hawks GM job

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Duke star Trajan Langdon is emerging as a candidate for the Atlanta Hawks GM job, according to a report. WSB TV’s Zach Klein reports that the Hawks would like to speak with Langdon, who is an assistant GM for the Brooklyn Nets. Langdon has only been with the Nets’ front office for a..." May 18

  • Chauncey Billups And Brent Barry Could Be Targets For The Hawks GM Opening

    Dime Magazine "The Atlanta Hawks shuffled around their front office structure after being eliminated from the playoffs in the first round by the Wizards. Coach Mike Budenholzer relinquished his role as vice president of basketball operations to focus on coaching, while general manager Wes Wilcox took a smaller..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Wants To Stay With Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Tim Hardaway didn’t choose to join the Hawks. He arrived in Atlanta via a 2015 draft trade which sent the No. 19 overall pick to New York in exchange for the shooting guard. Hardaway Jr. admits that his tenure with the team didn’t get off to the best start, but he’s worked hard and it appears he..." May 11

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Dwight Howard Got Pulled Over And Had His Car Towed After The Hawks’ Season Ending Loss

    Dime Magazine "Friday, April 28 was a rough night for Dwight Howard. The Atlanta Hawks’ season came to a disappointing end at the hands of the Wizards in a 115-99 home loss in Game 6 of their first round series, and just a few hours later, Howard found himself pulled over for speeding on I-285. According to..." May 08

  • Troy Weaver also a candidate to lead Hawks’ front office

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple championship general managers – Cavaliers general manager David Griffin and former Pistons general manager Joe Dumars – have emerged as contenders to run the Hawks’ front office. Another name to watch: Thunder assistant general manager Troy Weaver. Weaver has earned respect for his..." May 08

  • Wes Wilcox Remaining With Hawks As Special Advisor To Ownership

    Real GM Basketball "Wes Wilcox has resigned from his position as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks but will remain with the team as special advisor to ownership. The move comes along with Mike Budenholzer's resignation as president of basketball operations. Budenholzer will remain as head coach. Wilcox was..." May 05

  • David Griffin, Joe Dumars On Hawks’ Radar?

    Hoops Rumors "Having restructured their front office, the Hawks are in the market for a new top basketball executive, and according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter), league sources suggest that David Griffin and Joe Dumars are expected to emerge as candidates for that job. Mike Budenholzer had..." May 05

  • Report: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to step down from role as president

    CBS Sports "There have been plenty of changes in Atlanta over recent years, and it appears that this offseason will be no different. According to a report from The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will be stepping down from his role as president of basketball operations. In..." May 04

  • Mike Budenholzer may step down as Hawks president but remain coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "This much we know: Changes appear to be coming to the front office of the Atlanta Hawks. However, nothing has happened yet. An earlier report that Wes Wilcox was out as GM was shot down by the team, who sent out this statement: “Hawks leadership is undergoing a period of evaluation and..." May 03

  • Atlanta Hawks Fire GM Wes Wilcox

    SLAM Online "After losing to the Wizards in six games during the first round of the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly parting ways with general manager Wes Wilcox. Last summer, Wilcox played a key role in trading Jeff Teague and signing Kent Bazemore and Dwight Howard to pricey long-term..." May 03

  • Mike Scott Cleared Of Drug Charges

    Hoops Rumors "Former Atlanta Hawks power forward Mike Scott was cleared Tuesday by a Georgia court of charges in a felony drug case, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Scott and his brother Antonn were arrested at a routine traffic stop in July 2015 after police said they found marijuana and MDMA in..." May 02

  • Atlanta’s Dwight Howard Problem Grows As He Reportedly Has No Trade Value

    Dime Magazine "The Atlanta Hawks made the decision to shake things up last offseason by letting Al Horford walk in free agency rather than fork over the five-year max he desired, trading Jeff Teague to the Pacers, and then bringing Atlanta native Dwight Howard back home. The result? Pretty much the exact same as..." May 02

  • Dwight Howard Could Have Been an All-Time Great. He'll Be Remembered as a Nincompoop

    The Big Lead "At this point, it’s getting difficult to remember just how good and dominant Dwight Howard was in his early 20s. That’s nearly a decade ago. In case you’d forgotten, he entered the league straight out of high school, and this 4-year span was basically equivalent to what Patrick Ewing did at the..." May 02

  • Dwight Howard is ‘pissed’ – at Hawks, losing or both?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks reconfigured their whole philosophy for Dwight Howard. But their season ended in the first round against the Wizards. After sounding unhappy during the series, Howard expanded on his displeasure in his exit interview with the media. How difficult was it to play just 26 minutes..." May 01

  • Howard upset at benching, and this homecoming seemed doomed from start

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Nine months ago, when the Hawks hung the “Welcome home” sign and Dwight Howard got all choked up at a news conference and Mike Budenholzer said, “I can’t say how right the timing feels,” some were deluded into believing this could work. But we just witnessed a full basketball season of evidence..." April 30

  • Paul Millsap says he will "most likely" opt out of his contract

    247 Sports "Another NBA All-Star appears set to hit the open market this summer once free agency opens in July. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Hawks All-Star Paul Millsap admitted following his exit interview with the franchise that he will likely opt out of his..." April 29

  • Wall's 42 points help Wizards finish off Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The point production is impressive, but Washington coach Scott Brooks said the biggest contribution made by guards John Wall and Bradley Beal are the intangibles they bring. The duo combined for 73 points and the Washington Wizards defeated the Atlanta Hawks 115-99 on Friday to..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Wizards pull ahead in series with 103-99 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards made a point of watching movies as a team this season, particularly during road trips. Their latest film session was something of a horror show. The footage of their defense against the Hawks in back-to-back losses at Atlanta wasn't Oscar-worthy. How they..." April 26

  • Calderon contributes to Hawks' series-tying win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks picked up veteran point guard Jose Calderon in March as playoff insurance. In Game 4 of their first-round postseason series, the Hawks cashed in the policy. On Monday night, Calderon was thrown into a difficult situation when starting point guard Dennis Schroder..." April 25

  • Schroder wants to work with Wall in offseason

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder and John Wall have done plenty of on-court trash talking during the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards. Schroder hopes there will be more civil dialog following the season. The Hawks young point guard said he has learned a lot from his..." April 24

  • Paul Millsap fires back at Markieff Morris for calling him a 'crybaby'

    CBS Sports "To say that Paul Millsap and Markieff Morris are not getting along in the first round of the NBA playoffs would be a monumental understatement. The two foes engaged in a heated argument earlier in the series between the Hawks and Wizards and have been physical with each other on the court..." April 23

  • Hawks handle Wizards for first win in series

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- In a game they could not afford to lose, the Atlanta Hawks again relied on dependable Paul Millsap to carry the day. The veteran forward had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and the Hawks led wire-to-wire in beating the Washington Wizards 116-98 on..." April 22

  • Dennis Schroder admits Mike Budenholzer wants him to avoid trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "The Eastern Conference playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been a bit heated at times, with point guards John Wall and Dennis Schroder occasionally trading words. Schroder admitted Saturday that if it were up to his coach, Mike Budenholzer, there’d be a lot less..." April 22

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Wall, Beal pace Wizards past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When John Wall sees backcourt partner Bradley Beal square up for a jump shot, one thought goes through his mind: "Game over." If the Washington Wizards guards continue producing at high levels, the Atlanta Hawks might find the series over sooner than desired. Wall scored..." April 19

  • Markieff Morris trolls Paul Millsap for ‘MMA’ comment

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris is having a bit of fun with his individual matchup in the first round. After the Wizards won Game 1 over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday by the final of 114-107, Hawks power forward Paul Millsap complained that they were “playing MMA” due to their..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap: We were playing basketball, Wizards were 'playing MMA'

    USA Today "Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap wasn’t a fan of the Washington Wizards’ physicality during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. “The difference in the game is we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA,” said Millsap, who finished with 19 points and just two..." April 17

  • Wall scores 32 points as Wizards control Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Wizards coach Scott Brooks recognized the situation and knew his role. Let John Wall take over and stay out of the way. Washington's All-Star turned the game flow in the third quarter, preventing the Atlanta Hawks from wrestling away home-court advantage. Wall had 32 points and..." April 16

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Pacers top Hawks, clinch No. 7 seed in East

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers certainly didn't make it easy on themselves, but they found a way to qualify for the NBA Playoffs for the sixth time in the past seven seasons and for the 24th time in franchise history. Paul George had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 19..." April 12

  • Hawks promote Rose to D-League general manager

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Malik Rose will need a winter coat again. The Hawks promoted Rose to general manager of the Erie (Pa.) BayHawks, the team’s NBA Development League affiliate beginning next season. Rose will continue in his role as manager of basketball operations for the Hawks. However, there will be plenty of..." April 11

  • Howard, Hawks too strong for Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks may have discovered the optimum time to get hot. The Hawks, behind center Dwight Howard's 53rd double-double, secured fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-76 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday. Howard scored 19 points on 7-for-9 shooting..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Officials missed three crucial calls that hurt Cavaliers in loss to Hawks, NBA says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving should not have been called for charging late in overtime and of course the two Hawks who tied him up for a jump ball at the end of regulation Sunday were out of bounds, according to an officiating review of Cleveland's 126-125 loss released Monday by the NBA. The review was..." April 11