Hawks Rumors & News

  • Rockets Staff Wanted to Cut Dwight Howard's Minutes

    ESPN "Houston Rockets management repeatedly pushed for Clint Capela to get more playing time at the expense of Dwight Howard last season, sources told ESPN, adding to the disharmony that played a prominent role in the team's disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Former Rockets interim coach J.B...." October 24

  • Hawks GM: 'Absolutely our goal' to keep Millsap long term

    CBS Sports "The Hawks' free agency run was kind of crazy. They started going after Dwight Howard from the start, despite his style of play being the opposite of what the Hawks have done under Mike Budenholzer the past three seasons. Then, when things got dicey with Al Horford, they were trying to make room to..." October 22

  • Hawks release Bynum, roster at 16 players

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks releasing point guard Will Bynum on Friday, a move that reduces their roster to 16 players. The Hawks will need to make one more roster move to get to the maximum of 15 players. Josh Magette remains the only player remaining with a non-guaranteed contract. Bynum appeared in all..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Hawks waive veteran Jack, roster at 17

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks waived veteran Jarrett Jack on Thursday. The release of the veteran point guard, who has been unable to practice as he returns from torn right knee ligaments, reduced the training-camp roster to 17 players. Jack suffered the injury last season as a member of the Nets and has been..." October 20

  • Paul Millsap Car Crash 911 Call 'The Motorcycle's On Fire!'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made after Paul Millsap's Rolls-Royce collided with a motorcycle this week -- with the witness describing a fiery scene as people tried to help the injured biker. We broke the story ... the Atlanta Hawks superstar was driving his Rolls on Monday around 6:30..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Jack to miss start of regular season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jarrett Jack will not be ready for the start of the regular season, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. Jack has not been able to take part in contact drills or practice as he returns from torn ligaments in his right knee suffered last season as a..." October 19

  • Report: Hawks cut ex-Duke star and former Laker Ryan Kelly

    Today's Fastbreak "It’s October, which means it’s time for an annual NBA tradition: former college stars getting cut as final rosters start to form. On Tuesday night, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the Atlanta Hawks cut Ryan Kelly, the ex-Duke Blue Devil who got a good chunk of..." October 19

  • Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer exits game after sideline collision with player

    Sporting News "Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was removed from Tuesday night's preseason game against New Orleans when he collided with a Pelicans player on the sideline. Late in the second quarter, Pelicans guard Langston Galloway was chasing a loose ball near press row when he lost control and tumbled..." October 19

  • Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap involved in car accident

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks forward Paul Millsap was involved in accident late Monday afternoon when his car collided with a motorcycle in the city of Atlanta. Police and fire departments responded to the scene. The Hawks confirmed the incident on Tuesday afternoon. According to the police report obtained by The..." October 18

  • Budenholzer not concerned by Hardaway’s early shooting woes

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Tim Hardaway Jr. has struggled offensively during the preseason. His coach is not concerned. It’s early. In his three exhibition games, Hardaway is 3 of 30 (.100) from the field. He is also 0 of 11 from 3-point range. By all accounts, Hardaway had an excellent offseason." October 15

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Hawks' Splitter out 4 weeks with hamstring strain

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Hawks center Tiago Splitter will miss the start of the regular season due to a hamstring strain. The team announced Tuesday that Splitter will be out at least four weeks after suffering the injury during practice. Splitter, 31, missed most of his first year with the Hawks because of an..." October 12

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Howard: I never had issues with James Harden

    Fox Sports "Dwight Howard is one of the most dominant big men of his era, but there are reasons that he hasn't been well-liked by the sport's more casual fans. Howard orchestrated an extremely messy exit from Orlando, had a disastrous season in Los Angeles where he clashed with Kobe Bryant, and followed..." October 11

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Dwight Howard on the Warriors: 'I don't really know who's on their team'

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard is not worried about the Golden State Warriors. While the Atlanta Hawks center admitted in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio that he watched Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and company play at a bowling alley on Tuesday, Howard claimed he did not even know who was on the Warriors'..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Dwight Howard working on becoming a better outside shooter

    CBS Sports "Whether it's using a baby jump hook or just by straight up dunking, Dwight Howard, like most centers, does most of his work on offense from the post. However, the Atlanta Hawks center wants to expand his range and is planning on shooting more jumpers this season. Don't expect Howard to be..." October 03

  • Splitter continues to progress, other injury updates

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After three days of training camp work at the University of Georgia, the Hawks will not hold a formal workout on Friday. They will return to the court on Saturday as part of the free open workout and scrimmage at Philips Arena. With the exception of Dennis Schroder, the Hawks came out of..." September 30

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Trading Kevin Love For Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap?

    mobilenapps.com "The most recent NBA trade rumors suggested that the Cleveland Cavaliers might enter a three-team deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the new season. According to the reports, the Cavaliers will send their power forward Kevin Love as a part of the deal in..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Rockets Players on How Dwight Howard Would Cry to GM About Post Touches

    ESPN "James Harden turned reflective over the summer. The Houston Rockets shooting guard -- their best player -- needed to change. Sometimes change can be good for a player, maybe even for a basketball team. At Friday's Rockets media day, the buzzword was "vibe." The indication was that the vibe..." September 25

  • Millsap to miss 2 preseason games after knee procedure

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Hawks will need more from Paul Millsap at age 31 this season than they have needed from him the past few years, even when winning 67 games and with him being an All-Star. With Al Horford gone, Millsap will become the focal point of the offense, given the fact that Dwight Howard has..." September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Hawks sign Bynum, Kelly to deals ahead of training camp

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have signed Will Bynum and Ryan Kelly to non-guaranteed contracts to set their training camp roster, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Hawks will bring the maximum of 20 players to training camp on Sept. 26. Bynum and Kelly, each with NBA experience, worked out..." September 17

  • Hawks sign Solomon, will attend training camp

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will sign Richard Solomon to a non-guaranteed contract and the forward will join the team for training camp in two weeks, according to several people familiar with the situation. Exact terms of the contract are not known. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Solomon worked out for the Hawks this..." September 15

  • Schroder era about to begin for Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder, you’re up. For the first time in five years, the Hawks will open training camp with a new starting point guard. Schroder takes over the position after the team obliged the trade request of Jeff Teague and sent the five-year starter to the Pacers. The 28-year old spent seven..." September 13

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Howard released from hospital after likely dehydration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard was released from a hospital early Monday morning after being treated with fluids for a likely case of dehydration, according to a severl people familiar with the situation. Howard took ill during a plane flight to Atlanta Sunday and was briefly locally hospitalized upon his..." September 13

  • Hawks Announce Plans To Host First-Ever Unity Game vs. Cavaliers

    NBA.com "The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club today announced plans to host a unique game experience, celebrating multicultural groups, diverse populations and organizations committed to improving relations amongst different groups, in its first-ever Unity Game on Monday, Oct. 10th as the team takes on the..." September 12

  • Howard hospitalized for possible dehydration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dwight Howard was taken to a hospital late Sunday night after feeling ill on a plane flight to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation. It is believed that the Hawks center suffered from dehydration. He is being treated and is expected to be released from the hospital..." September 12

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Dwight Howard practicing 19-footers to try to improve free throw shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard has committed to improving his free throw shooting, and he has an interesting way of going about it. Howard’s tactic is to shoot 19-footers, with the aim of gaining the muscle memory to help him at the free throw line when attempting shorter shots. He’s even working with a..." August 29

  • Dwight Howard -- I'd Beat LeBron In MMA Fight

    TMZ "NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James?? Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself. Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19