Hawks Rumors & News

  • Carroll a game-time decision for Game 2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called starting small forward DeMarre Carroll a game-time decision Friday morning before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. However, it appears unlikely he will be able to play. Carroll suffered a left knee sprain late in the fourth quarter of Game 1..." May 22

  • Report: Celtics in the mix to pursue Demarre Carroll

    CSN New England "The news that DeMarre Carroll's knee injury is a bone bruise means that he is back atop team's free agent shortlists. And he's on the Celtics' list. Sporting News' Sean Deveney reports that the Celtics are going to pursue the upcoming free agent. The 28-year-old's defensive prowess and..." May 22

  • J.R. Smith, LeBron James too much for Atlanta Hawks as Cleveland Cavaliers take Game 1 of ECF 97-89

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 1-0 series lead thanks to J.R. Smith's postseason career-high of 28 points and his three-point barrage that lifted the Cavaliers past the Atlanta Hawks, 97-89, in the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. Smith connected on eight of his 12 3-point..." May 21

  • Hawks lose DeMarre Carroll late in Game 1 to knee sprain

    ESPN.com "Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 97-89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sprained left knee. Carroll crumpled to the floor in pain, lay on the ground for several minutes and needed help off the floor with about five minutes left in the Eastern..." May 21

  • DeMarre Carroll's Left Knee Has No Structural Damage

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarre Carroll escaped structural damage to his left knee following an MRI test. Carroll suffered a scary non-contact injury during the second half of Game 1 on Wednesday. Carroll is listed as day-to-day." May 21

  • Hawks' problems go beyond potential loss of Carroll

    ESPN.com "The moment came without contact, as Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll gathered the ball and readied himself to elevate past Iman Shumpert to the rim for a layup. It was a quintessential Carroll sequence. He read the passing lane in the Cleveland halfcourt the entire way. When LeBron James..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • 4d
    Jalen Rose @JalenRose

    Horford on analytics, "I don't pay attention at all". Again, it has been a PR tool used for extra data, not the toolbox. @MikeAndMike

  • Cavaliers believe Atlanta Hawks’ regular-season dominance no indicator of conference finals fate

    Akron Beacon Journal "On the surface, the Cavaliers’ 1-3 regular-season record against the Atlanta Hawks doesn’t bode well for their showdown in the Eastern Conference finals. But after practice Saturday, Cavs coach David Blatt was willing to dig a little deeper. “People are going to say, and rightfully so, they..." May 18

  • Warriors favored over Cavs in Vegas to win NBA championship

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title. Heading into the conference finals, the Warriors are 4-7 favorites to win the championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 5-2, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 8-1 and..." May 18

  • Pierce's shot too late, Hawks hold on to beat Wizards 94-91

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series. The shot swished, apparently tying the score at the buzzer. Pierce..." May 16

  • Hawks stun Wizards on Al Horford layup, 82-81

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't always well-constructed, but again, the Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It took every bit of 48 minutes, but Al Horford put the team over the top with a lay-up in the waning seconds, and Atlanta snuck past Washington by a final score..." May 14

  • NBA says Kyle Korver didn’t travel on Hawks’ final Game 4 possession

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul Pierce had a chance to once again be the hero for the Wizards in Game 4 against the Hawks, but his game-tying three-point attempt rimmed out with a few seconds remaining, and Atlanta sealed the victory at the free throw line on the ensuing possession. But should the Hawks have gotten that..." May 13

  • NBA Report: No foul on Nene screen of Carroll

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA review of the final two minutes of Monday’s playoff game between the Hawks and Wizards found that DeMarre Carroll was not fouled on a screen set by Nene. Carroll fell on the play allowing Paul Pierce an open 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with seconds remaining. Pierce..." May 13

  • 10d
    Zach Klein @ZachKleinWSB

    DeMarre Carroll told me he was hurt on final play of game. Walking with big time limp. Thinks it is a hip pointer. #Hawks

  • Hawks 106, Wizards 101

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "How the game was won: Jeff Teague scored a game-high 26 points as the Hawks came out aggressive from the start. They set the tone early and led by as many as 14 points as the even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2. Al Horford had a double-double of 18 points and 10..." May 12

  • Budenholzer says Millsap is good to play Game 4

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution " Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Paul Millsap is healthy and available to play agaisnt the Wizards in Game 4 tonight of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. “Paul is good,” Budenholzer said. " May 11

  • 10d
    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    The Hawks have officially informed the NBA and the Nets their intention to swap first-round draft picks, No. 15 from No. 29. #ATLHawks

  • DeMarre Carroll clarifies absence from Game 3's closing seconds

    ESPN.com "Atlanta forward DeMarre Carroll on Sunday backtracked on his remarks following the Hawks' 103-101 loss in Game 3 as to why he wasn't on the floor for the game's final defensive stand. "To clarify what went on last night, me and Coach discussed the situation and we discussed the sub, and we felt..." May 11

  • Bradley Beal's thoughts on Jeff Teague? Not a fan

    CSN Washington "One of the smallest players on the floor in the series, Jeff Teague is taking on the role of enforcer for the Atlanta Hawks. After contributing to John Wall's fractured left wrist in Game 1, Teague dealt a blow to Bradley Beal's head that caused him to fall awkwardly in the second quarter of Game..." May 11

  • Hawks' Carroll chose to sit out on Pierce's game-winning possession

    CBSSports.com "When Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce hit his winner Saturday, he did so over Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder. Pierce was initially guarded by Kyle Korver, but the Hawks switched when the veteran used a screen. DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta's best wing defender, watched from the bench, which..." May 10

  • Wizards survive as Pierce beats the buzzer, Hawks, to win Game 3, 103-101

    Washington Post "Paul Pierce curled off the screen, caught the ball at the top of the key, peered up at the clock, shouted at Bradley Beal to beat it and went to work. The Washington Wizards usually put the ball in John Wall’s hands in these situations late in the fourth quarter, but the all-star point guard..." May 10

  • 13d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Millsap has the flu. Antic starting #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA #WizHawks

  • Hawks’ Carroll making himself a top free-agent target

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "DeMarre Carroll is now among the elite playoff scorers in Hawks history - right up there with Dominique Wilkins. Go figure. The defensive-minded forward scored a game-high 22 points in the Hawks’ 106-90 win over the Wizards in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Tuesday..." May 06

  • Hawks roll, even series with Wizards at 1-1

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A brief recap of the Hawks’ win: How the game was won: DeMarre Carroll led the way again with 22 points and the Hawks scored on eight of their final 11 possessions to thwart the Wizards and tie the series at a game each. Washington pulled within 88-83 midway through the final quarter before..." May 06

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • DeMarre Carroll Raising 2015 Free-Agent Price Tag with Scorching NBA Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks have been defined by collective success all season long, but one individual is starting to stand out and bask in the postseason spotlight with unrestricted free agency on the horizon. Even as Atlanta struggles to unearth the offensive consistency that previously propelled it..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Wizards pull off Game 1 road shocker again

    CSN Washington "When the Atlanta Hawks keep answering the Wizards every time they get close, they usually pull away with a comfortable win. Not Sunday in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference semifinal. Bradley Beal and John Wall made seemingly every key play down the stretch -- even after leaving with injuries -- to..." May 03

  • Hawks find top gear in Game 6 win over Nets, advance to second round

    Fox Sports South "DeMarre Carroll, unofficial MVP of a slow-building series victory for the Atlanta Hawks, freely offered his prescription for future success. "We just get mad. When we get mad, we play the right way. We should be mad more often," Carroll said following his team's Game 6 series-ending win over..." May 02

  • Al Horford, Jeff Teague key late charge in Hawks 107-97 win over Nets

    Peachtree Hoops "It wasn't the easiest of rides, but the Atlanta Hawks hold a 3-2 series lead as their first round series with the Brooklyn Nets shifts back to New York. A late charge materialized at the right time, and the Hawks pulled away with a 107-97 victory. Wednesday's crowd may have been late-arriving..." April 30

  • Hawks’ Korver wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver was named the winner of the 2014-15 NBA Sportsmanship Award and will be presented with the Joe Dumars Trophy, the league announced Wednesday. Korver is the first Hawks player to receive the honor in its 11 years history. Korver received 87 of 317 first-place votes and 2,351 points..." April 29

  • Deron Williams powers Nets to stunning OT win to even series

    New York Post "So much for the Nets being a walkover. Thanks to a sensational performance from Deron Williams, the Nets pulled out a heart-stopping 120-115 overtime win over the Hawks on Monday night in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 17,732 at Barclays Center. Just a few days after the Nets found..." April 28

  • Knicks may land power forward Jackson whiffed on last year

    New York Post "Nobody was more surprised than Hawks veteran power forward Elton Brand when he received the midnight email last July 1 from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Free agency had begun, and Jackson wanted to express his immediate interest and talk to the Westchester native. “It was at the deadline, at..." April 28

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • What sweep? Nets smother Hawks in Game 3 win

    New York Post "The Nets aren’t going down without a fight. With their season nearing the brink, the Nets jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back, winning 91-83 over the top-seeded Hawks in Game 3 of this first-round series at Barclays Center Saturday afternoon. The win made the series 2-1 in favor..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Atlanta survives, takes 2-0 lead with 96-91 win

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks survived on Wednesday night. That is the best way to put it after the Brooklyn Nets gave the home team all they could handle for 48 minutes. In the end, the Hawks improved to 2-0 in the series with a 96-91 victory, and the crowd went home pleased. The opening minutes were..." April 23

  • Tony Ressler Finalizing Deal To Buy Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Private equity mogul Tony Ressler is finalizing a deal with Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson to buy the team for a price of less than $1 billion, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter links). Ressler’s bidding group reportedly includes Grant Hill. Brokerage firm founder..." April 22

  • Despite success, Joe Johnson still booed in Atlanta

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson always gets booed when he comes back to Philips Arena and faces his former team. But the boos Johnson heard in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon sounded louder and more forceful than usual. Every time Johnson touched the ball, he was booed mercilessly by the..." April 21

  • Hawks’ Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Budenholzer, in his second season with the Hawks, led the team to a franchise-record 60 wins and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. He guided the team to 38 wins and a playoff berth last..." April 21

  • 31d
    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Al Horford: 'I'm playing.' #ATLHawks

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins on guarding Atlanta’s Kyle Korver: ‘It’s not like we’re talking (Stephen) Curry’

    New York Daily News "No player in the NBA has been more efficient from 3-point range than Kyle Korver, a weapon the Hawks rode to a Game 1 victory Sunday over the Nets. If Atlanta is vulnerable because of injuries to Paul Millsap and Al Horford, it still has the quick-triggered sharpshooter from beyond the arc, a..." April 21

  • Al Horford uncertain for Game 2

    ESPN.com "Hawks center Al Horford said Monday that "there's still some question" whether he will play in Game 2 of Atlanta's first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Horford dislocated his right pinkie in the fourth quarter of the Hawks' 99-92 win over the Nets in Game 1 on Sunday at..." April 20

  • Nets' Brook Lopez too much for Hawks to handle in Game 1

    New York Daily News "The Hawks couldn’t handle Brook Lopez under the basket, an expected development considering he towers over anybody Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer trots out to his frontcourt. The center, maligned throughout his career for his lack of rebounding, gobbled up the misses and finished with a..." April 20

  • Hawks set tone, pace with Game 1 playoff win over Nets

    Fox Sports South "When Nets coach Lionel Hollins addressed his team after its 99-92 Game 1 loss to the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, his message offered something very few gave his team entering the postseason: Hope. "As I told the team after the game," Hollins said, "if you (didn't) believe that you can play in..." April 20

  • Horford admits discomfort with dislocated finger

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford said his dislocated right pinkie finger is uncomfortable but the Hawks center does not expect to miss any time with the injury. Horford was suffered the injured fighting for a rebound with 10:50 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 playoff victory over the Nets. He left..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20