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  • Schroder helps Hawks stave off Suns

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- With his team missing three starters and on the brink of losing for the eighth consecutive game, it was an optimum time for Dennis Schroder to rise to the occasion. The Atlanta guard overcame some uneven play, scored 27 points and helped the Hawks recover from blowing an 18-point..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Lin, Lopez propel Nets past reeling Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Brooklyn Nets had the rare opportunity on Sunday to protect a lead and coach Kenny Atkinson was happy to have veteran Jeremy Lin at his disposal to make it happen. Lin was instrumental in helping the Nets run off to a 22-point lead and then take care of it in a 107-92 win over..." March 26

  • Antetokounmpo fuels Bucks past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo has become one of the hottest young stars in the NBA because of his ability to do just about everything on the basketball court. And Friday night, he did. Antetokounmpo slammed home a thundering windmill dunk early, finished with 34 points and capped..." March 24

  • Wizards edge Hawks, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards knew they were in a funk. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, that out-of-sync spell continued until the fourth quarter. That's when they got their swagger back. Bradley Beal scored 28 points, and John Wall collected all 22 of his points in the second..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap will opt out, become free agent this summer

    CBS Sports "Paul Millsap is missing his second straight game Wednesday night for the Hawks, as he’s dealing with a minor knee problem. The Hawks’ All-Star is still in the news, however, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter (!!!) reported he is planning to opt out of his contract this summer in order to test the free agent..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Dwight Howard's daily candy intake will have you wondering how he's still alive

    CBS Sports "Remember a while back, when Kanye West said on Spaceship, “lock yourself in a room doing five beats a day for three summers”? Well it turns out Dwight Howard took the message about dedication to heart. Only Dwight’s dedication wasn’t to music, but candy. According to the new Baxter Holmes..." March 21

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told ESPN.com, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Hornets handle Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It might be too little, too late, but this is the way the Charlotte Hornets wanted to play all season. The Hornets continued their mastery of the Atlanta Hawks with a 105-90 victory Monday night at the Spectrum Center, and they looked more like a playoff team than the..." March 20

  • Hawks sit Paul Millsap; Evan Turner returns for Trail Blazers

    ESPN "Power forward Paul Millsap was a late scratch for the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday due to left knee tightness. The team's leading scorer warmed up prior to a home game against the Portland Trail Blazers and experienced discomfort in the knee. The Hawks lost the game 113-97. An All-Star, Millsap..." March 19

  • Millsap, Bazemore out at least two games

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will be without starters Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore for at least the next two games, according to the team’s injury report issued Sunday. Millsap missed Saturday’s game against the Trail Blazers with left knee tightness. The starting power forward will miss the next two games, at..." March 19

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers to easy win over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night as they continued their quest to overtake the Denver Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Portland led by 23 points just 10 minutes into the game and rolled..." March 18

  • Dwight Howard Expected Magic To Trade Him To Brooklyn In 2011

    Real GM Basketball "Now that Dwight Howard has had a quiet and productive existence with the Atlanta Hawks, he talked about the end of his time with the Orlando Magic. Howard claims the Magic agreed to trade him after the 2011 lockout before he could opt out in 2012. Howard ended up opting in with the Magic in..." March 17

  • Dwight Howard wants to play 20 seasons, believes he deserves to make Hall of Fame

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard wants to play seven more seasons in the NBA and thinks he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, he told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears in a wide-ranging Q&A: How much longer do you want to play? I want to get to 20 years. Now I’m at 13. Could you..." March 17

  • Conley, Gasol help Grizzlies stop Hawks, Schroder

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The primary goal for Memphis on Thursday night was to slow down Atlanta's Dennis Schroder, one of the hottest point guards in the league. That success led to the Grizzlies' third straight win. Memphis veteran Mike Conley won the battle of the point guards against Schroder and..." March 16

  • Leonard leads ragged Spurs past Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs take pride in their reputation as a blue-collar, do-whatever-it-takes team and understand that success in the regular season means little if it doesn't produce the ultimate goal -- another NBA championship. It helps to have one of the league's stars,..." March 14

  • Hawks hand Grizzlies fifth straight setback

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale admits he's at a loss to explain the mounting losses. On Saturday night at FedExForum, he had a fifth straight defeat -- a 107-90 loss to the Atlanta Hawks -- to rehash and, somehow, it didn't appear to differ from the previous..." March 12

  • Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha pulled from starting lineup after arriving late

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha will not start against the Raptors after the small forward was late to the team’s pregame walkthrough Friday. Tim Hardaway Jr. will start in his place. The disciplinary action will be for one game, according to Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. “Friday traffic in Atlanta,”..." March 11

  • Hawks clamp off Raptors for 105-99 win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- If Atlanta and Toronto tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks will have the tiebreaker for home court over the Raptors thanks to an edge in the season series. The Hawks put the defensive clamps on Toronto in the fourth quarter and took two of the three..." March 10

  • Schroder, Hawks top Nets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Dennis Schroder is in good graces again and the Atlanta Hawks have a badly needed victory. Schroder, benched in the previous game, scored 31 points Wednesday night and had a key late steal as the Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 110-105 win over the Brooklyn..." March 09

  • Budenholzer Unsure Of Team’s Backup Point Guard

    Hoops Rumors "Jose Calderon is in uniform and ready to play for the Hawks, but Mike Budenholzer is not ready to label him the team’s primary backup point guard. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Budenholzer would like to see Calderon compete with Malcolm Delaney for..." March 07

  • Dennis Schroder benched after Dwight Howard tiff: 'Don't understand Coach's decision'

    ESPN "Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder was yanked early in the third quarter of Monday night's 119-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors after arguing with Dwight Howard about an errant pass. While the two were angrily exchanging words, the Warriors got the ball to Stephen Curry for an open..." March 07

  • Iguodala, Warriors rally past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- With Kevin Durant out with a left knee injury, the Golden State Warriors are looking to find those missing 25 points left by his absence. On Monday night, they banked on an old reliable source -- Andre Iguodala. The 13-year veteran came off the bench to score a season-high..." March 06

  • Robinson's 3-pointer lifts Pacers over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Glenn Robinson III didn't hesitate when asked to take the final game-winning shot on Sunday. He had been there before. Robinson made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a six-point deficit with less than two minutes to play and stun the Atlanta..." March 05

  • Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer suspended for bumping a referee again

    NBA.com "Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Coach Budenholzer also made contact with a game official last season on November..." March 05

  • Hawks claim Calderon off waivers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks claimed Jose Calderon off waivers Saturday and the point guard will join the team to fill its open roster spot. He is expected to be in uniform when the Hawks host the Pacers on Sunday. Calderon was bought out of his contract with the Lakers recently. He signed with the Warriors but..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Cavs' 3 spree sets NBA record in 135-130 win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a 3-point binge since the first of the year. On Friday, they took it step further and set an NBA record in the process. The Cavs, who have made at least 10 treys in their last 13 games, made 25 3-pointers in the 135-130 win over the Atlanta..." March 03

  • Hawks hoping to add Calderon this weekend

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Hawks will sign free agent guard Jose Calderon, possibly as early as Saturday, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Calderon, 35, took a buyout from the Los Angeles Lakers and was a member of the Golden State Warriors for two hours before they waived him and signed Matt Barnes to fill in..." March 03

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Hawks open homestand with win over Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks got their season-long six-game home stretch off to a winning start by running their unbeaten streak against the Dallas Mavericks to nearly four full seasons. Paul Millsap had 18 points, include a key late basket, to go with 10 assists and eight rebounds as the..." March 01

  • NBA: Dwight Howard shouldn't have been given technical and ejected

    USA Today "The NBA said in a statement late Monday night that Atlanta Hawks forward Dwight Howard should not have been assessed a technical foul for hanging on the rim and subsequently ejected. In a chippy contest against the Celtics in Boston, Howard was whistled for his second technical foul with about..." February 28

  • Third-quarter surge propels Hawks past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Dwight Howard wasn't around for the final 16 minutes of the Hawks' Monday game against the Boston Celtics. But the big man's Atlanta teammates did quite well without him. "Despite me getting kicked out, I think guys really stepped up and played great," Howard said after..." February 27

  • Ross fits right in with Magic after trade, scores 24 in win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Terrence Ross is going to blossom in Orlando. Ross, who was traded last week to the Magic after 4 1/2 seasons in Toronto, looked right at home Saturday night when he scored a game-high 24 points in leading his new team to a convincing 105-86 victory over the Atlanta..." February 25

  • Hawks sign Ryan Kelly, Lamar Patterson to multiyear deals

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks were one of just a few teams that weren’t sitting idle in the final days before the NBA trade deadline. Atlanta added forward Ersan Ilyasova in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and acquired more cash by dumping Mike Smith on the Phoenix Suns. Still, the Hawks had two open..." February 25

  • Heat fire 17 3-pointers in win vs. Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Miami Heat didn't lose any momentum over the All-Star break. In fact, they returned with their best display of perimeter shooting all season. The Heat made a season-high 17 3-pointers, with six players hitting at least two, and routed the Atlanta Hawks 108-90 on Friday night..." February 24

  • Hawks suspend Dennis Schroder 1 game for being late

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks will be without starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game due to a team invoked suspension. The Hawks suspended Schroder due to him failing to report to the team on time after the All-Star break. “Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant..." February 24

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • Suns To Acquire Mike Scott

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will send Mike Scott to the Suns in exchange for cash compensation, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Atlanta will also receive a heavily protected second-round pick in the trade, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com tweets. Phoenix has 15 players under contract,..." February 23

  • Sixers to trade Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta Hawks

    Philly.com "League sources confirm that the 76ers are sending Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for center Tiago Splitter and a protected second-round pick. The Sixers will also have the right to swap another second-round pick. The second rounder they'll receive is the Miami Heat's protected 31-to-40..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Hawks GM says re-signing Paul Millsap is 'absolutely our priority this offseason'

    CBS Sports "If it wasn’t abundantly clear already, Paul Millsap is not going anywhere. Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that, not only is the All-Star forward definitely not going to be traded before Thursday’s deadline, Millsap will be the front office’s top..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Hawks have talked Thabo Sefolosha, Tim Hardaway Jr. trades

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Hawks are working the phones ahead of the trade deadline. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Thursday that the Hawks have been “active” with one week to go until the deadline and have talked trades of Thabo Sefolosha and Tim Hardaway Jr. Vivlamore adds..." February 17

  • Clippers top Hawks for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin is making all the difference in the world for the Los Angeles Clippers, coach Doc Rivers said. Griffin scored a game-high 17 points and collected nine assists in three quarters, and the Clippers captured their fourth consecutive victory, a 99-84 win over the..." February 16

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