Hawks Rumors & News

  • Isaia Cordinier set to sign one-year contract in France, land with Atlanta Hawks in 2017, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks went in search of players that were willing to play internationally during the 2016-2017 season, and the team ended up landing French guard Isaia Cordinier with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. With that in mind, Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress brings word that..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Deion Sanders nearly played NBA game for Hawks

    The Score "Deion Sanders ranks among the greatest two-sport athletes of all time, having played in both the Super Bowl and World Series. In an interview with SI Now's Maggie Gray, the NFL Hall of Famer revealed he almost added a third professional sport to his resume. "I was close, I mean really close...." June 25

  • Despite drafting two wings, Bazemore remains priority for Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kent Bazemore is remains an offseason “priority” to the Hawks despite the fact the team selected two wing players in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Bazemore, the starting small forward last season, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after the completion of two-year deal..." June 24

  • Hawks sign Michigan State’s Costello to contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Matt Costello, of Michigan State, has agreed to a contract with the Hawks and will go to the Las Vegas Summer League and training camp with the team. Costello, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward, was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft." June 24

  • Warriors eye Durant backup plans, FAs including Horford, Whiteside, Batum

    The Score "Despite winning a record 73 regular-season games, some of the Golden State Warriors' flaws were exposed during the playoffs, which culminated in a Game 7 NBA Finals loss after they held a 3-1 series lead. Key rotation players Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may walk as restricted free agents..." June 24

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • The Hawks have reportedly traded Jeff Teague to the Pacers

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks have traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-team trade, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Utah Jazz will receive Pacers point guard George Hill in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. More details to come." June 22

  • Hawks Shopping First Round Picks

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks, who now hold the No. 12 and No. 21 overall picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft, are shopping both selections in an effort to free up more cap flexibility to re-sign center Al Horford this summer, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports (Twitter links). Horford, 30, is set to become an unrestricted..." June 22

  • Pacers acquire Teague in three-way deal with Hawks, Jazz

    SI "The Indiana Pacers have acquired point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three way deal also involving the Utah Jazz, The Vertical reports. The Pacers will reportedly send point guard George Hill to the Jazz as part of the trade. The Jazz will send the No. 12 pick to the..." June 22

  • Pistons, Magic, Lakers expected to make run at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "The free agency buzz hasn’t quite shifted into high gear yet but teams are making preparations for what will be a wild month of July. The Atlanta Hawks figure to be at the forefront of a lot of that with two key players in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore hitting the open market. Horford in particular..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Free Agent Al Horford Fits With Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Bleacher Report senior writers Ric Bucher and Howard Beck circled up with host Stephen Nelson to discuss possible destinations for free agent big men Al Horford and Joakim Noah, given the following parameters: The team must have space The team must provide an on-court and cultural fits The..." June 12

  • Jeff Teague played with torn patella in 2015-2016, according to Jeff Teague's Instagram

    Peachtree Hoops "Jeff Teague has been in the news during the off-season, as a report surfaced that the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers were discussing a swap that involved the veteran point guard in exchange for Nerlens Noel. Now, though, Teague is breaking his own news, as he took to Instagram to reveal that..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Kent Bazemore could be free agent target for New Orleans Pelicans, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "Word of Danny Ferry's next job with the New Orleans Pelicans only recently came to light, but there are already potential ramifications for the Atlanta Hawks. Free agent swingman Kent Bazemore is set to hit the open market on July 1, and one report indicates that the Pelicans could become a suitor..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Al Horford would be dreamy in a Mavericks uniform

    Mavs Moneyball "Al Horford is the most unassuming superstar. He's really, really good. He's the linchpin of the Hawks defense, a great passer, cutter and mid-range shooter who's starting to extend his range out to three. Horford's overseen two eras of good Hawks' basketball -- the Joe Johnson underwhelmers and..." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Are Al Horford And Ryan Anderson A Good Free Agency Fit For The Magic?

    Orlando Sentinel "In the pursuit of a big forward to complement center Nik Vucevic, the Magic should be on Al Horford's crowded doorstep the minute free agency opens July 1. The line will be long. They might also need to express their love for 3-point shooting forwards Ryan Anderson and Chandler Parsons. The..." June 06

  • If the Sixers trade Nerlens Noel for Jeff Teague, The Process is dead

    SB Nation "The Sixers have discussed a deal centering on Jeff Teague and Nerlens Noel with the Hawks, the Vertical's Shams Charania reports. Atlanta has been dangling Teague for some time now, and there were rich rumors around him at the February trade deadline. Nothing happened as reports indicated the..." June 04

  • Could Noel and possibly Stauskas, Covington be Hawks-bound?

    Philly.com "A source has confirmed that the Sixers have had multi-player trade talks with the Atlanta Hawks. Yahoo Sports reported that the teams are discussing a deal centered around packages that include the Sixers center Nerlens Noel and Hawks point guard Jeff Teague. Noel will enter the final year of his..." June 03

  • Notice of accusation filed against Atlanta Hawks' Mike Scott

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A notice of accusation has been filed by the Banks County District Attorney’s office against Hawks forward Mike Scott following his arrest on felony drug charges in July. Such a notice is a formal criminal charge against a person alleged to have committed an offense punishable by law which is..." June 02

  • Malachi Richardson set to workout for Atlanta Hawks, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks reportedly took a closer look at Maryland big man Diamond Stone earlier in the week, and on Thursday, it appears the team will be entertaining Syracuse swingman Malachi Richardson for an NBA Draft workout. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer brings word of the workout..." June 02

  • Hawks hold workout with Maryland center Diamond Stone, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks have been linked to former Maryland center Diamond Stone in at least one NBA mock draft, and now, there is reportedly some fire to that smoke in the form of a pre-draft workout. The 6-foot-10 big man would be an interesting and potentially challenging fit in Atlanta, given..." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Report: Hawks and Sixers Discussing Jeff Teague/Nerlens Noel Swap

    A Sea of Blue "It's already been reported that the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to move Nerlens Noel and/or Jahlil Okafor this offseason, and it looks like the former may be the one on the move. According to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, Noel may be shipped to the Atlanta Hawk in a deal that would mainly..." June 02

  • Hawks expected to join other teams pitching Durant

    The Score "Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler is expected to make a push for free agent Kevin Durant this summer, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jeff Schultz. The Hawks would be joining a list of teams likely to reach the double-digits in pursuing the 2014 NBA MVP. The rising salary cap..." June 01

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Ex-NBA Player DeShawn Stevenson Owes AMEX $384K; Only $62.09 In His Bank Account

    Total Pro Sports "Former NBA player DeShawn Stevenson, who last played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 recently gotten himself into trouble with American Express. Stevenson had an AMEX Black Card at one point, but never paid the bill and now owes the company $384,000. AMEX to him to court and received a judgement..." May 30

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Dennis Schroder To Play For The German National Team This Summer

    Soaring Down South "Atlanta Hawks point guard and sixth man Dennis Schroder has come off a season in which he has left many Hawks fans and casual NBA fans buzzing. Many want Schroder to be the next starting point guard for the Hawks, leaving current point guard Jeff Teague in the past. But, this decision will be left..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Could the Spurs land Al Horford in free agency?

    Pounding The Rock "Since winning back to back titles at Florida (under Billy Donovan), Al Horford has played the entirety of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. However, after being swept out of the playoffs two years in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Horford could potentially be looking for a change. The..." May 18

  • Salary Cap Machinations for the Hawks Staying Above The Cap

    Peachtree Hoops "The typical path for an off-season is for a team to decide if they want to clear cap space in order to sign free agents or stay over the cap and use their Mid-Level Exception. Clearing cap space can also open up a few other avenues like being able to acquire contracts without sending out much in..." May 17

  • Rockets Top Goal is to Sign Al Hoford

    Sporting News "After nine years, and with the kind of season the Rockets had, there was little wonder that rumors about Morey’s job security were abounding earlier this spring. But his contract runs through the 2017-18 season, which essentially gives Morey another year to retool his roster. It’s not a great year..." May 16

  • Traffic aside, Humphries would like to return to Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have a couple other upcoming unrestricted free agents this summer - including Kris Humphries. While much of the offseason attention may be focused on starters Al Horford and Kent Bazemore, the contract of late-season acquisition Humphries is about to expire. Count him among those who..." May 13

  • Al Horford Says The Hawks “Have Some Big Decisions To Make” (He’s Right)

    Soaring Down South "Al Horford has been the Hawks heart and soul since he first arrived as a rookie from the Florida. Fresh off two national championships back-to-back, Horford was drafted to be the centerpiece (pun intended) to a Hawks squad trying to get over the hump to become legit contenders in the Eastern..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Bazemore on Atlanta: ‘I would love to return here’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have been down this road before. The team signed a player with big upside to a two-year deal, got him into their player development system, put him in the starting lineup and watched as he blossomed. All that was followed by the risk losing the player when he became an unrestricted..." May 11

  • Budenholzer not looking to blow up Hawks' core

    The Score "Though they made some waves at the trade deadline with their reported willingness to entertain offers for Al Horford, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Korver, it doesn't seem like the Atlanta Hawks were ever serious about busting up their core. Unfortunately for the Hawks' president and head coach Mike..." May 10

  • Al Horford Shows Love For Atlanta, Wants To Return To Hawks Next Season

    NESN "Al Horford will have plenty of suitors this offseason, the Boston Celtics included. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s played his last game in an Atlanta Hawks uniform. Horford, set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, gave a vote of confidence for his current club after the Cleveland..." May 09

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