Hawks Rumors & News

  • Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans, Jordan Mathews

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have signed Jeremy Evans and Jordan Mathews. A six-year NBA veteran, Evans spent 2010-15 with the Utah Jazz, the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Mavericks and last year with Khimki (Russia). The 2012 NBA slam dunk contest champion, Evans has appeared in 249 career regular..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Hawks’ DeAndre Bembry out 4-6 weeks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks wing DeAndre Bembry will miss 4-6 weeks with a strained right tricep. The Hawks announced the news on Wednesday. The injury was revealed by an MRI exam at Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center on Friday. Bembry has been working at the Hawks’ facilities during much of the offseason. He will..." September 13

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Hawks' Miles Plumlee Arrested for Marijuana Possession in New York

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks big man Miles Plumlee was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession in August. Veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey (h/t Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) broke the news. Police records obtained by the Shelter Island Reporter (h/t Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach)..." September 06

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Hawks Sign Tyler Cavanaugh

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have signed rookie free agent Tyler Cavanaugh to an NBA contract, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The team has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday to announce new deals for Cavanaugh, Quinn Cook, and Josh Magette. Cavanaugh, 23, went undrafted in..." September 05

  • Report: Quinn Cook agrees to deal with Atlanta Hawks

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign free agent point guard Quinn Cook, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The partially guaranteed two-year deal will likely mean Cook needs a good showing in training camp to make the final roster, otherwise he should be spending most of next season..." August 20

  • Hawks land jersey sponsorship deal with Sharecare

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For the first time, the Hawks will wear an advertising patch on their uniforms, beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Hawks and Atlanta-based digital health company Sharecare have reached agreement on a five-year deal that will put the Sharecare logo on the front left shoulder of the..." August 17

  • Hawks commit more earnestly to rebuild, but enough?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks were pretty good without a clear path forward. Now, they’re pretty bad without a clear path forward. Luckily for them – and despite their best efforts – they might be bad enough. Atlanta continued its descent from its 60-win peak two years ago by losing its two best players. The..." August 16

  • Lonzo threatens to boycott 2K18 after pic surfaces of Ingram getting dunked on

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to build their future around rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who is already transitioning into a leadership role with the team. During the Las Vegas Summer League, Ball was the engine that drove the team and cultivated a pass-first environment, which ultimately led..." August 12

  • Lakers' Ingram: Hawks' Collins dunking on me 'will never happen'

    Clutch Points "In the last several days, NBA 2K18 has steadily released the ratings for various players across the league via social media. One of which was Atlanta Hawks rookie big man John Collins, who was shown in his NBA 2K18 rating card posterizing Los Angeles Lakers second-year forward Brandon Ingram...." August 12

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Hawks agree to 1-year deal with Luke Babbitt

    ESPN "Free agent forward Luke Babbitt has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN. Babbitt, 28, started 55 games for the Miami Heat a season ago, playing a significant part in the team's second-half surge to the cusp of the playoffs." August 04

  • Hawks waive Diamond Stone

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks waived Diamond Stone on Monday in a move that came just weeks after the team acquired the center in a three-way trade with the Clippers and Nuggets earlier this month. Stone, 6-foot-11, 260 pounds, played in four games for the Hawks’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League this month..." July 31

  • Second-round pick Kaba to play in France next season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks second-round draft pick Alpha Kaba signed with ASVEL of the French Pro A League and will continue his career overseas next season. The power forward/center signed a three-year deal with the French team, it was announced by his agent Friday. Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk has..." July 28

  • Report: Mike Muscala re-signs with Hawks

    Clutch Points "Free agent big man Mike Muscala will not be leaving Atlanta as he has re-signed with the Hawks to remain with the franchise. The development was announced by the team on Tuesday, as the 26-year-old Bucknell product formally signed his new contract in the afternoon. Details of the new deal..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Hawks GM Travis Schlenk: ‘We just don’t want to dip down 2-3 years in a row’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks let their best player (Paul Millsap) leave without offering him a contract. They traded their second-best player (Dwight Howard) in a salary dump that reduced the payroll only slightly. They also watched other key contributors (Tim Hardaway Jr. and Thabo Sefolosha) depart in free..." July 25

  • 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