Hawks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Dwight Howard’s Hawks Teammates Were ‘Screaming In Jubilation’ When He Got Traded

    Uproxx "The tragic irony of Dwight Howard‘s life is that he so desperately wants to be liked among his peers and among NBA fans that the stench of this desperation and the aura of trying too hard is precisely what turns so many people off. It’s an even greater tragedy that he still can’t seem to recognize..." September 27

  • Hawks Players Reportedly 'Screamed in Jubilation' After Dwight Howard Was Traded

    Bleacher Report "Many were surprised when the Atlanta Hawks dealt Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets in June, but the move may not have been a shock to those inside the Hawks locker room. Speaking on his podcast, ESPN.com's Zach Lowe (h/t Dime Magazine's Jamie Cooper) said he had been told stories of "Hawks..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Atlanta Hawks and John Jenkins Agree To Deal

    Basketball Insiders "The Atlanta Hawks and free agent guard John Jenkins have agreed to a training camp deal, a league source told Basketball Insiders. The addition of Jenkins will give Atlanta 20 players heading into training camp. Jenkins drew interest from several other teams, including the Minnesota..." September 25

  • DeAndre Liggins Reportedly Traded to Hawks from Clippers; Will Be Waived

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers cleared $1.67 million in a trade exemption by dealing DeAndre Liggins to the Atlanta Hawks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Per Wojnarowski, the Hawks plan to waive Liggins, who has a non-guaranteed contract. The 29-year-old spent most of 2016-17 with the..." September 25

  • Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans, Jordan Mathews

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have signed Jeremy Evans and Jordan Mathews. A six-year NBA veteran, Evans spent 2010-15 with the Utah Jazz, the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Mavericks and last year with Khimki (Russia). The 2012 NBA slam dunk contest champion, Evans has appeared in 249 career regular..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Hawks’ DeAndre Bembry out 4-6 weeks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks wing DeAndre Bembry will miss 4-6 weeks with a strained right tricep. The Hawks announced the news on Wednesday. The injury was revealed by an MRI exam at Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center on Friday. Bembry has been working at the Hawks’ facilities during much of the offseason. He will..." September 13

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Hawks' Miles Plumlee Arrested for Marijuana Possession in New York

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks big man Miles Plumlee was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession in August. Veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey (h/t Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) broke the news. Police records obtained by the Shelter Island Reporter (h/t Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach)..." September 06

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Hawks Sign Tyler Cavanaugh

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have signed rookie free agent Tyler Cavanaugh to an NBA contract, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The team has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday to announce new deals for Cavanaugh, Quinn Cook, and Josh Magette. Cavanaugh, 23, went undrafted in..." September 05

  • Report: Quinn Cook agrees to deal with Atlanta Hawks

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign free agent point guard Quinn Cook, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The partially guaranteed two-year deal will likely mean Cook needs a good showing in training camp to make the final roster, otherwise he should be spending most of next season..." August 20