Hawks Rumors & News

  • Hawks Signing Jaylen Morris For The Rest Of The Season

    Hoops Rumors "Rookie shooting guard Jaylen Morris will sign with the Hawks for the remainder of the season, according to a tweet from his agency, RZA Sports. Morris inked a pair of 10-day deals with Atlanta, with the latest one due to expire Wednesday. He is currently sidelined by a sprained ankle that he..." March 17

  • Schroder: Dwight plays well vs. former teams, 'but that's like 4 games'

    247 Sports "Hey, Dennis Schroder is no longer teammates with Dwight Howard, so he can say whatever he wants. As Howard's Charlotte Hornets manhandled Schroder's Atlanta Hawks due to the All-Star center's 33-point, 12-rebound performance, the Hawks guard managed to take a shot at his former teammate in the..." March 16

  • Hawks Sign Jaylen Morris To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Jaylen Morris to a second 10-day contract. In five games with the Hawks, he’s averaging 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.5 minutes. " March 12

  • Hawks Expected To Sign Damion Lee To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks are expected to add yet another player on a 10-day contract. G League guard Damion Lee will become the latest player to ink a deal with Atlanta, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN (Twitter link). Lee, who played his college ball at the University of Louisville, went undrafted in 2016..." March 12

  • Hawks guard Bazemore out ‘several weeks’ with bone bruise

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks veteran guard Kent Bazemore will miss “several weeks” with a bone bruise in his right knee, according to a person familiar with the prognosis. Bazemore suffered the injury on Sunday during a game against the Bulls at Philips Arena. The injury means that Bazemore is likely to miss the..." March 12

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Hawks Sign Antonius Cleveland To 2nd 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Antonius Cleveland to a second 10-day contract. Earlier this season, Cleveland was on a two-way contract with Dallas, appearing in 13 games with the Mavericks." March 05

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

  • 76ers Waive Trevor Booker To Sign Ersan Ilyasova

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers will waive Trevor Booker to create a roster spot for Ersan Ilyasova. Booker was acquired by the 76ers as part of the Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas trade." February 28

  • Adam Silver cautions NBA teams to protect integrity of game

    USA Today "A week after the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for his public admission of tanking, the race to the bottom has continued in full force. Entering Wednesday, just six games separate the last nine teams in the league — from the New York Knicks on down to the Atlanta Hawks...." February 28

  • Hawks To Sign Jaylen Morris To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will call up G League guard Jaylen Morris and sign him to a 10-day contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski, the deal will be made official on Wednesday. Morris, a 6’5″ guard who went undrafted out of Division II school Molloy College, had..." February 27

  • NBA Execs Believe Tanking Has Never Never Been More Widespread

    Real GM Basketball "Multiple NBA executives believe the current season features one of the most widespread tanking efforts the league has seen to date. The combination of lottery reform set to begin next year and a top-heavy draft class featuring five to seven prospects has created an atmosphere where eight teams..." February 27

  • Hawks, Ersan Ilyasova Finalize Buyout

    Hoops Rumors "3:05pm: The Hawks have officially waived Ilyasova, per a team release. He’s on track to clear waivers on Wednesday, at which point he’d be free to sign with the Sixers. 2:42pm: The Hawks and veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova have finalized their buyout agreement, reports Michael Cunningham of The..." February 26

  • Ersan Ilyasova Finalizing 76ers Contract Once Hawks Complete Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova plans on signing with the Philadelphia 76ers once the Atlanta Hawks finalize a contract buyout, The Vertical's Shams Charania reported Sunday. Ilyasova appeared in 53 games for the Sixers a year ago and averaged 14.8 points and shot 35.9 percent from beyond the..." February 25

  • Bucks, Raptors interested in Ersan Ilyasova

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is about as big a surprise as my wife crying during “This Is Us,” but it sounds like it’s about to go down. The Hawks and Ersan Ilyasova are close to a buyout, reports Michael Cunningham at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Hawks and forward Ersan Ilyasova tentatively agreed to..." February 23

  • Michele Roberts: Cap smoothing was ‘disgraceful request’ by NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2016, new national TV contracts pushed the NBA’s salary cap from $70 million to $94.143 million – a larger jump than over the entire previous decade. Free agents cashed in majorly that summer. But now, the cap is leveling off. It went up to just $99.093 million last year and is projected to..." February 23

  • Report | Hawks to buy out Ersan Ilyasova

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks are nearing a buyout agreement with veteran power forward Ersan Ilyasova, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports. Ilyasova is one of seven players on the Hawks roster scoring in double figures this season, as he’s averaging 10.9 per game to go along with 5.5 rebounds and..." February 23

  • Hawks To Sign Antonius Cleveland To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will fill one of their two open roster spots this week by signing shooting guard Antonius Cleveland to a 10-day contract, sources tell Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Cleveland, 24, went undrafted out of Southeast Missouri State, but played for the Blazers in Summer..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • NBA Rumors: Raptors could pursue Channing Frye, Ersan Ilyasova if bought out of contract

    Clutch Points "The Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors could have some targets in sight from the buyout market, after staying relatively mute through a busy trade deadline. According to Michael Grange of Rogers SportsNet, the Raptors could seek out the likes of Channing Frye (recently traded to the Los..." February 14

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Report: Marco Belinelli to sign with 76ers

    247 Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers just got a little bit deeper. Free agent guard Marco Belinelli is set to sign with the Sixers, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Belinelli agreed to a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, and he will be free to sign elsewhere upon clearing..." February 11

  • Atlanta Hawks waive guard Marco Belinelli

    Sportsnet "The Atlanta Hawks have waived guard Marco Belinelli, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Belinelli will become a free agent in 48 hours if he goes unclaimed." February 10

  • Hawks fans taunt Cavs with ‘LeBron will leave you!’ chants

    Yardbarker "Hawks fans came up with the perfect way to troll LeBron James and his teammates during Friday night’s game. They did it in the first quarter of the game, when Tristan Thompson was at the line for a pair of free throws. He ended up missing both, and that could be because Hawks fans got in his..." February 10

  • Sources: Guard Marco Belinelli finalizing buyout with Hawks

    ESPN "Guard Marco Belinelli is finalizing a buyout agreement with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Several contenders are interested in pursuing him, sources told Wojnarowski. Belinelli is in his first season with Hawks." February 09

  • ATL Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry Arrested, 128 MPH In a 55!!!

    TMZ "Atlanta Hawks player DeAndre' Bembry was arrested early Friday morning -- after cops say they clocked him hitting 128 mph in a 55!!!!!!! Yeah, we asked the cops what he was driving -- a purple Dodge Charger. The Atlanta Police Dept. tells us ... cops were monitoring speed on the I-85 around..." February 09

  • Washington trades Sheldon Mac to Hawks

    Clutch Points "Just moments before this season’s NBA trade deadline, news came down the wire stating that the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks had made a deal. The Wizards will send swingman Sheldon Mac to the Hawks for a protected second round pick, according to a report from Chris Miller of NBC Sports..." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Heat reportedly re-acquire Luke Babbitt in trade with Hawks for Okaro White

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat’s search for shooting delivered it to a familiar face at Thursday’s NBA trading deadline, with the team re-acquiring forward Luke Babbitt, according to ESPN. The trade will send sidelined Heat forward Okaro White to the Atlanta Hawks, who signed Babbitt in the offseason as a free..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • The Atlanta Hawks Are Apparently Open to Trading Any Player on Their Team

    Complex "The Atlanta Hawks aren't doing so hot this year. At 17-37, they're in last in the East, and tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the worst record in the NBA. This past offseason, the Hawks elected not to re-sign some key players, like Tim Hardaway Jr. (who signed with the Knicks), Paul Millsap..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Hawks hold out Belinelli as they seek to trade him

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks are holding Marco Belinelli out of their game against Memphis Tuesday night as they seek to trade the veteran guard, the team confirmed. The Hawks still had a “few options” for trades that include Belinelli, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The team is holding..." February 07

  • Hawks GM suggests LeBron James and his camp leaked rumor about Warriors meeting

    CBS Sports "Last week, an interesting report surfaced that said LeBron James would be willing to meet with the Golden State Warriors this summer if they had enough cap space to offer him a max salary. Of course, the rumor was mostly dismissed. LeBron himself called it "nonsense," while Kevin Durant shot..." February 06

  • Marco Belinelli Out vs. Grizzlies as Hawks Discuss Trade

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Marco Belinelli will not suit up against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night as the team continues to discuss trades centered around the veteran swingman, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Cunningham. Yahoo Sports' Chris Mannix reported..." February 06

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Report: Bucks, Sixers, Thunder Interested In Dewayne Dedmon

    SLAM Online "The 16-37 Atlanta Hawks are in “full-scale sell mode” ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Big man Dewayne Dedmon, who is averaging 10.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in just 23.3 minutes, is apparently the “most coveted” of Atlanta’s available..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Hawks' Prince replaces Bucks' Brogdon in Rising Stars Challenge

    NBA.com "Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince will replace injured Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon on the U.S. Team in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (9 p.m. ET; TNT/ESPN Radio). Prince is averaging 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3..." February 03

  • Bucks Discussed Dennis Schroder Trade Before Eric Bledsoe Became Available

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks discussed a trade of Dennis Schroder before Eric Bledsoe became available in October. The Bucks traded Greg Monroe and a future first round pick to the Suns for Bledsoe" February 01

  • The Hawks Made A Dwight Howard Tribute Video For Some Reason

    Dime Magazine "Dwight Howard spent less than 365 days as a member of his hometown Atlanta Hawks. Howard was signed as a free agent in July 2016 to a 3-year, $70 million deal that is among the worst handed out in a summer full of extremely bad contracts and was traded in June 2017 for Marco Bellinelli, Miles..." February 01

  • Report: Marco Belinelli, Ersan Ilyasova likely on the move from Hawks

    Clutch Points "Despite being part of a rebuilding season, the Atlanta Hawks are expected to roll the dice during this NBA trade deadline, likely dangling some of their veterans on the trade market to see if they can get any young assets in return. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the Hawks are..." January 30

  • Dennis Schroder move could take place in the summer

    Clutch Points "Among the names floating in the rumor mill is that of Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder, though he’s bound to garner more bids for his services after this Feb. 8 trade deadline, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. The 24-year-old has been majorly inconsistent and inefficient, and..." January 29