Hawks Rumors & News

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Hawks Hope To Use Draft To Land Franchise Player

    Hoops Rumors "Acknowledging that the Hawks don’t currently have a “franchise guy” on their roster, general manager Travis Schlenk said today during an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio that the Hawks hope to find a player of that caliber in the draft (hat tip to Amico Hoops). As Schlenk explained, the draft..." December 12

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Hawks Waive Nicolas Brussino

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have waived Nicolas Brussino." December 08

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • John Collins Reportedly Out 2-3 Weeks with Shoulder Injury

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks rookie forward John Collins is reportedly expected to miss at least two weeks of action after suffering a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder during Thursday's home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena. Shams Charania‏ of The Vertical provided the update..." December 01

  • Hawks’ Dewayne Dedmon out three to six weeks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks were dealt another injury blow on Wednesday with the loss of starting center Dewayne Dedmon. The team announced late Wednesday afternoon that Dedmon will miss three to six weeks due to a left tibia stress reaction. The injury was revealed after an MRI exam Wednesday at the Emory..." November 30

  • Knicks Feared Hawks Would Match $71 Million Offer for Tim Hardaway Jr

    SLAM Online "The Knicks raised more than a few eyebrows when they offered a four-year, $71 million deal to Tim Hardaway Jr last summer, but they were worried that Atlanta would match it. Instead, the Hawks declined to bring the restricted free agent back, and Hardaway Jr is now back in New York and..." November 24

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Hawks’ Ilyasova set to return from injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova is set to play against the Kings tonight after missing the past eight games because of a bone bruise in his left knee. Ilyasova said he participated in a scrimmage with his teammates Tuesday, officially an off day for the Hawks. Ilyasova said he’s “ready to play”..." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Hawks sign Cavanaugh to shore up depleted frontcourt

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks signed forward Tyler Cavanaugh to a two-way to shore up their depleted frontcourt. He joined the team before its game at the Cavaliers on Sunday. The Hawks signed Cavanaugh in September and waived him prior to training camp. He subsequently signed with the team’s G-League affiliate..." November 06

  • Bulls, Hawks Most Likely Suitors For Jahlil Okafor?

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls and Hawks appear to be the most likely landing spots for Jahlil Okafor, according to TNT’s David Aldridge, who cites league sources in his latest report at NBA.com. However, the Sixers continue to hold out for “at least a draft pick,” Aldridge writes. While it’s not clear if Aldridge..." November 06

  • Hawks owner discusses understanding they would not contend, going all in on rebuild

    Pro Basketball Talk "The past couple of years, the Hawks have been coming up on a crossroads: Spend big to re-sign high-priced free agents such as Al Horford and Paul Millsap, surround them with solid vets, and be a good but not great team that made the playoffs and maybe the second round, but capped out there; or let..." October 31

  • Hawks' concessions to serve dried crickets, cricket tacos

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks executives are chirping about the new food debuting this season at their arena: Crickets. Looking to create buzz, executive sous chef Blake Stembridge struck a deal with edible cricket brand Aketta to give fans protein in a new form. "We did an internal taste test and people..." October 27

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Hawks' Bembry out 4-6 weeks following wrist surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks said guard/forward DeAndre’ Bembry will miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on Tuesday for the right wrist fracture he sustained during the season opener. Under that timeline, Bembry would return no sooner than the week of Nov. 19 and sit out at least 16 more games in..." October 24

  • Hawks' Bembry out indefinitely with fractured wrist

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry will be out of action after suffering a fractured wrist. Per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the Hawks announced Bembry's injury and said they were "unsure" how long he would be out. In his second season out of Saint Joseph's, Bembry was expected..." October 20

  • Dwight Howard: It’s ‘stupid’ to believe I was negative influence on Hawks

    Yardbarker "Dwight Howard doesn’t think that he was all that bad of an influence on his former team, the Atlanta Hawks. Speaking with the media ahead of Friday’s game against the Hawks, the Charlotte Hornets center took time to respond to reports over the offseason that he was a negative locker room..." October 20

  • Hawks' Dennis Schroder could be a perfect trade candidate for the Nets

    Hoops Hype "One surprising candidate who could replace Jeremy Lin for the Brooklyn Nets is 24-year-old Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder. Chris Mannix believes the Hawks do not think he is their long-term solution (via Yahoo Sports): “Here’s one thing I know about Travis Schlenk: He wants..." October 20

  • Hawks Hire Michelle Leftwich As VP Of Salary Cap Administration

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will hire Michelle Leftwich as a vice president of salary cap administration. Leftwich joined the NBA league office in 1996 and was vice president and assistant general counsel." October 19

  • Hawks Sign Isaiah Taylor

    NBA.com "The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed Isaiah Taylor, the team announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Taylor saw action in four regular season games and three playoff contests for Houston as a rookie in 2016-17, after signing with the Rockets on Feb...." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Dennis Schroder Will Face Discipline Related To Battery Charge

    Hoops Rumors "Although Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was arrested on a battery charge last month, he’s set to open the regular season with the team this week as the legal process plays out. However, regardless of how his case concludes, Schroder can expect to be disciplined by the Hawks eventually, the team..." October 16

  • Cavs nearly traded Jefferson in 2016 for leaking championship rings

    ESPN "After playing in 1,301 regular-season and playoff games combined, Richard Jefferson made it to preseason game No. 5 of his 17th NBA season before the plug was pulled on his career, possibly for good. About an hour before Cleveland faced the Orlando Magic -- while Jefferson was on the court,..." October 15

  • Richard Jefferson, Bucks Reportedly Have Mutual Interest Once SF Clears Waivers

    Bleacher Report "ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin reported Saturday that veteran forward Richard Jefferson and the Milwaukee Bucks have mutual interest in a contract once he clears waivers. The Atlanta Hawks acquired Jefferson and guard Kay Felder in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on..." October 15

  • Cavs, Hawks In Advanced Talks About Richard Jefferson Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers and Hawks are in advanced talks on a deal that would send Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder to the Hawks, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. It’s presently unclear what would head back the other way. The Cavs have been hard-pressed to unload a guaranteed contract ever since..." October 13

  • Cavaliers trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to Atlanta

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers agreed to trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder, $3 million in cash and two future second-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks to trim the roster down to the mandatory 15 players for the start of the season. In return, the Cavs are getting the draft rights to Europeans Dimitrious..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Hawks C Miles Plumlee to miss time with injury

    Fanrag Sports "Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee has been ruled out for the next 2-3 weeks due to a right quad strain, the team announced on Wednesday. That timetable would rule him out for the team’s season opener and likely puts his return closer to the month of November. Plumlee was acquired during the..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Hawks Waive John Jenkins, Jordan Mathews

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have requested waivers on John Jenkins and Jordan Mathews, Marc Spears of ESPN tweets. The moves will bring Atlanta’s current roster count down to 18. Neither player got a particularly long look with the franchise but they had their work cut out for them navigating the club’s..." October 07

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Is Mike Budenholzer on board with Hawks rebuild?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Judging by the questions each man got this week, there is interest in how new Hawks GM Travis Schlenk and coach Mike Budenholzer will coexist. That makes some sense because Schlenk now has the franchise-shaping power that Budenholzer once had. But it also seems there’s a perception that there’s no..." October 02

  • With wife by his side, Hawks' Kent Bazemore still standing, ready for new challenge

    Sporting News "Kent Bazemore’s life flashed before his eyes on July 8. It was a moment of joy that ended up being cathartic. He saw every triumph and every setback in mind’s eye. He was reminded of every slight. The memories of a season that didn’t live up to expectations were there. So was the road he..." September 29

  • Hawks Dennis Schroder arrested on misdemeanor battery charge

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven, Ga., stemming from an early-morning incident on Thursday, sources tell ESPN. He has been released from custody on bail." September 29

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27