Hawks Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Report | Hawks back out of contract talks with Marreese Speights

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks have backed out of contract talks with free-agent big man Marreese Speights after discussing a potential deal with him for a week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The 29-year-old Speights spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Los Angeles Clippers, playing in all 82..." July 16

  • Hawks agree to deal with Ilyasova

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with free agent Ersan Ilyasova on Wednesday, according to a person familar with the situation. The deal was first reported by The Vertical. Ilyasova returns to the Hawks after the forward appeared in 26 regular-season games last season after..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Hawks CEO to pay for wedding for couple who met at “Swipe Right Night”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the league’s best teams when it’s come to social media and promotional nights. This one might just make then No. 1 in the power rankings. According to the team, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin is prepared to pay for the wedding of a couple who met at the team’s..." July 12

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Hawks agree to deal with center Dewayne Dedmon

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent center Dewayne Dedmon on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal is two years, $14 million with the second year a player option. The Hawks have not announced the deal. Hawks general manager Travis..." July 12

  • Hawks interested in Dewayne Dedmon

    247 Sports "It only appears to be a matter of time before Dewayne Dedmon officially leaves the San Antonio Spurs. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Atlanta Hawks are showing an interest in signing the unrestricted free agent. Dedmon is one of the best remaining free agents on the..." July 11

  • Delaney working to avoid repeat of how first season ended

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Malcolm Delaney sees his first NBA season as a tale of two halves. The Hawks backup point guard was a prominent part of the rotation for much of the season until his playing time decreased the final month of the regular season and the playoffs. Delaney said he has spent his summer..." July 10

  • Even Tim Hardaway Jr. was surprised the Knicks offered him a $71M contract

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks caused quite a stir when they extended a four-year, $71 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. last week. The Hawks did not match, bringing Hardaway Jr. back to the Knicks -- the organization that drafted him, then traded him to the Hawks in 2015. Many..." July 10

  • No favor from Rockets, Kelly joins Hawks summer league team

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ryan Kelly is back with the Hawks after a bizarre two weeks. Unfortunately, it won’t last. Kelly had a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks and was traded to the Rockets last week as they accumulated similar contracts to accommodate the acquisition of Chris Paul. Had the Rockets..." July 10

  • Hardaway signing shocked people within Knicks organization

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks’ decision to give Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million raised eyebrows around the NBA, but according to a report, it was just as surprising to some members of the organization. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the decision to sign Hardaway to the..." July 09

  • Hawks Won’t Match Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Offer Sheet

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks don’t intend to match the Knicks’ four-year, $71MM offer sheet for Tim Hardaway Jr., reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). As Wojnarowski notes, the formal deadline for Atlanta to make its decision is still hours away, but Hardaway will ultimately be a Knick. Hardaway,..." July 08

  • Hawks Renounce Rights To Ilyasova

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have renounced the free agent rights to Ersan Ilyasova, Keith Smart of RealGM tweets. Ilyasova’s cap hold had been set at $12.6MM. Atlanta’s front office has been busy today, already signing big man Mike Muscala to a deal, so it appears as though they could be hard at work mapping out..." July 07

  • Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks Reportedly Agree to Buyout

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks and Jamal Crawford agreed to a buyout on Friday, per Chris Haynes of ESPN. Crawford, 37, has continued to be an extremely valuable asset as a sixth man, averaging 12.3 points in 26.3 minutes per game off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers last season. He was ultimately..." July 07

  • Hawks re-sign Muscala to 2-year, $10M deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks face a big-money decision on Tim Hardaway Jr., who signed an offer sheet with the Knicks. In the meantime, Atlanta is locking up another one of its free agents for far less – Mike Muscala. This is nice value for the 26-year-old. If I were the Hawks, I would have explored paying him..." July 07

  • Before Knicks’ $71 million offer sheet, Hawks were willing to pay Tim Hardaway Jr. $48 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks signed Hawks restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million offer sheet. That seems high, but can we get a baseline? Zach Lowe of ESPN: The Hawks were willing to offer Hardaway a four-year deal in the $48 million range, league sources said. I think..." July 07

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. signs 4-year, $71M offer sheet with Knicks

    New York Post "In a move that undid one of ousted president Phil Jackson’s shakier moves, former Knicks first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr. has signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed to The Post on Thursday night. The rebuilding Hawks, who got Hardaway to..." July 07

  • Hawks being sued after alleged mistreatment of black celebrities

    TMZ "Drake, Kanye West, Migos and Tyler Perry got put through the ringer before being allowed to perform at Philips Arena in ATL ... while Amy Schumer and Bon Jovi got the VIP treatment. And why?? Blackness ... allegedly. A former Atlanta Hawks security manager -- who also ran event security at..." July 06

  • Hawks interested in Nerlens Noel

    Number Fire "The Atlanta Hawks are showing interest in restricted free agent Nerlens Noel, according to HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy. What It Means: While this is definitely an interesting fold in the Noel market, the Dallas Mavericks can match any offer the restricted free agent receives. And Dallas has..." July 05

  • Sources: Clips get Danilo Gallinari in deal involving Nuggets, Hawks

    ESPN "The LA Clippers have acquired Denver Nuggets free-agent forward Danilo Gallinari on a three-year, $65 million contract as part of a three-team sign-and-trade deal, league sources told ESPN. Los Angeles, Denver and Atlanta reached agreement Tuesday night on a deal that will have the Clippers..." July 05

  • C.J. Miles Drawing Interest From Heat, Hawks, Others

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran swingman C.J. Miles is receiving interest from a handful of teams, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, who reports (via Twitter) that the Heat, Hawks, and Kings are among the teams in the mix. The Timberwolves also maintain interest in Miles, but don’t currently have the cap..." July 04

  • Clippers close to three-team trade with Nuggets, Hawks to land Danilo Gallinari

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing a deal that would land them free agent forward Danilo Gallinari by way of a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and the Atlanta Hawks, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because..." July 04

  • Millsap: Hawks never offered me a contract in free agency

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The decision was easy. Paul Millsap was offered a big contract to play an integral role for the Nuggets, a team that long coveted the four-time All-Star power forward. He was not offered a contract to remain with the Hawks. There you have it. Millsap agreed to a three-year, $90 million..." July 03

  • Broncos players try to recruit Paul Millsap to Denver

    247 Sports "The NFL offseason has hit a dead period just as NBA free agency is ramping up. While the biggest dominoes have already fallen, there are still a few interesting names left on the open market, including veteran forward Paul Millsap, whom the Denver Nuggets are trying to recruit. And the..." July 02

  • Suns Reportedly Pull Out of Sweepstakes for Paul Millsap

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns have reportedly halted their pursuit of free-agent power forward Paul Millsap, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Citing sources, Wojnarowski reported Saturday that the Suns are opting to embrace a younger team-building approach. Specifically, he noted..." July 01

  • Timberwolves to meet with coveted free agent Paul Millsap

    Hoops Hype "The Minnesota Timberwolves have made no secret of their desire to improve after trading for Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls. The latest rumor is the front office will meet with Paul Millsap, a free agent power forward from the Hawks. Last season, the Atlanta forward averaged a..." July 01

  • Suns, Nuggets, Kings reportedly all interested in Paul Millsap, Rockets also interested

    Clutch Points "Paul Millsap is expected to be one of the most sought after free agents this summer. His rare combination of being a good defender and a proven scorer will be a commodity a lot of teams won’t be able to resist, and will make them pitch to him to bring his talents to their fold. There are..." July 01

  • Hawks Likely To Waive Mike Dunleavy Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "Mike Dunleavy Jr. appears likely to hit the free agent market in the coming days, reports Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link). According to Vivlamore, indications are that the Hawks will waive Dunleavy before his 2017/18 salary becomes fully guaranteed. Dunleavy..." June 29

  • Hawks, Josh Magette Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have come to terms on a contract with undrafted free agent Josh Magette, Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype tweets, the deal is for the 2017/18 campaign although further details are currently unclear." June 29

  • Report: Free agents Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap will meet with Suns

    Arizona Sports "Free agent forwards Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap will meet with the Phoenix Suns after the NBA free agency moratorium period begins Saturday, reports John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station. Gambadoro reports the 28-year-old Griffin will meet with Phoenix this weekend. An..." June 29

  • Free Agent Paul Millsap Seems Like A Lock To Leave The Hawks

    Uproxx "When NBA free agency begins on July 1, all eyes will be on Blake Griffin and Gordon Hayward as they will be the top targets for those seeking a max player, but right alongside those two will be Hawks All-Star Paul Millsap. Millsap has made four All-Star teams in his four years in Atlanta, emerging..." June 29

  • Hawks Trade Ryan Kelly To Rockets

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have made yet another trade, acquiring Ryan Kelly from the Hawks for cash considerations, Atlanta announced today in a press release. Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported (via Twitter) that a deal was close. Kelly, 26, appeared in just 16 games for the..." June 28

  • Rule change kept Paul Millsap off All-Defensive teams

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo made the All-Defensive second team at forward with 35 voting points. Paul Millsap missed the All-Defensive second team at forward with… 35 voting points The difference? Antetokounmpo had more first-team votes (seven to zero), and that was the tiebreaker. But not long..." June 27

  • Hardaway Jr. a restricted free agent as Hawks extend qualifying offer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks extended a qualifying offer to Tim Hardaway Jr. on Monday officially making the shooting guard a restricted free agent. The move was expected and gives the Hawks flexibility regarding Hardaway’s contract. Hardaway would have been an unrestricted free agent had the Hawks not made the..." June 26

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Dwight Howard’s sister puts Hawks, Atlanta on blast after he’s traded out of hometown

    Charlotte Observer "It took new Charlotte Hornet Dwight Howard 13 NBA seasons before he played for his hometown Atlanta Hawks, and one season to be sent packing. The interaction between Atlanta and eight-time All-Star Howard didn’t sit well with Howard’s sister, Tashanda, who went on Atlanta sports-talk station..." June 22

  • Rockets Target Paul, Griffin, Millsap, Lowry

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will chase several of the top free agents on the market this summer, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Sources tell him that Houston plans to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap and Kyle Lowry. " June 21

  • Hawks Exploring Sign-and-Trade for Paul Millsap

    SLAM Online "With the Dwight Howard era officially over in Atlanta, the Hawks could be heading toward a full rebuild. Atlanta has already made it clear that they will not offer All-Star forward Paul Millsap a max contract. But since Millsap, an unrestricted free agent, can leave the team outright, the..." June 21

  • Atlanta Hawks send Dwight Howard to Charlotte Hornets

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly trading veteran Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets, according to Marc Spears of ESPN on Tuesday. Howard will be playing for his third team in as many seasons. The deal will send Howard and the 31st pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to Charlotte in exchange for..." June 21

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala plans to give serious consideration to leaving the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Teams would have to show Iguodala a vision of moving towards contention. The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are expected to pursue..." June 19

  • Hawks GM: Millsap 'might get better offers than we can make him'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks want to keep Paul Millsap but there likely will not be a maximum contract offer made to the four-time All-Star power forward. New general manager Travis Schlenk told to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that retaining Millsap remains a priority. However, he acknowledged that..." June 15

  • Ex-UGA star J.J. Frazier to work out for Hawks ahead of NBA Draft

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia point guard J.J. Frazier was one of six players to work out for the Hawks on Monday ahead of the NBA Draft. Frazier, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior, averaged 19.2 points, 4.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds for Georgia this season. The Hawks hosted five other players, including four ranked..." June 13

  • Wes Wilcox the frontrunner to become Bucks GM?

    Larry Brown Sports "Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens may be bringing another Wes aboard. According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Saturday, former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox made a “strong impression” in his interview for the same position with the Bucks and may have become the..." June 11

  • North Carolina’s Jackson, Vanderbilt’s Kornet to work out for Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Justin Jackson and Luke Kornet will have a pre-draft workout for the Hawks this week. North Carolina’s Jackson, the ACC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American, will be in Atlanta on Friday. Vanderbilt’s Kornet will be in Thursday. Jackson led North Carolina in scoring at 18.4..." June 10

  • Dwight Howard: Kevin Durant better than LeBron James

    Sportsnaut "Dwight Howard has some interesting theories about the fabric of reality. He can’t hit a free throw but is working on his three-point shooting (career 5-of-56 shooter) to extend his longevity. That’s one crazy thing he’s up to these days. Now here’s another. Howard says Kevin Durant, not..." June 07

  • Dwight Howard plans on shooting more 3-pointers next season for Hawks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard has always been a player who operated around the basket, either with athletic but gawky post moves or by offensive rebounding prowess. But now the Atlanta Hawks big man is going to add something else to his game: 3-point shooting. Howard appeared on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Tuesday,..." June 07

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05