Hawks Rumors & News

  • Wizards withstand Wall, Beal injury scares and steal Game 1 in Atlanta

    Washington Post "John Wall was stationed in a corner of a jubilant visitors’ locker room at Philips Arena on Sunday afternoon with a bag of ice wrapped around his injured left wrist. Next to him, Bradley Beal, his partner in the Washington Wizards’ back court, limped around on a sprained right ankle that had him..." May 04

  • 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

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    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

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    CMB says Mike Scott practiced and "We expect him to be available." #ATLHawks

  • Hollins: Nets don't 'have any advantage over the Hawks'

    ESPN.com "If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan searching for reasons to be optimistic heading into the first-round series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, you won’t find them here. “I don’t think we have any advantage over the Hawks,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said in a conference call on Thursday. “That’s..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Bulls clinch third seed and matchup with Bucks in comeback win

    CSN Chicago "With so many things out of the Bulls’ hands this season, Wednesday was the one night where plenty was in their control as they could’ve clinched the third seed with a win against the Atlanta Hawks. But the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference — one with nothing to play for, it..." April 16

  • Warriors, Spurs, Hawks, Blazers Finish In Top-10 In Offensive, Defensive Efficiency

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors finished the 14-15 season first in the NBA in efficiency differential in the regular season at +10.3 per 100 possessions. The Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers round out the top-5. The Warriors, Spurs, Hawks and Portland..." April 16

  • Report: Thabo Sefolosha followed by aggressive police officer then arrested

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha claims police caused his season-ending injury. Police say Sefolosha refused to leave the area of the crime scene and then resisted arrest. Sefolosha has declined to address specifics of that night, which also saw Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed and Hawks..." April 16

  • Paul Millsap to return from shoulder injury for regular-season finale

    SB Nation "Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will suit up and be in the starting lineup for the team's season finale against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, reports Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Millsap had missed the previous five games due to a shoulder injury, but will use the..." April 15

  • Thabo Sefolosha says his season-ending 'injury was caused by the police'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since his arrest last week in New York. Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula and torn ligaments that will require surgery. Here are excerpts of his interview: Opening statement: I would like to begin by expressing my..." April 15

  • Meaningless win costs Knicks undisputed top lottery seed

    New York Post "Suddenly with one game left, the Knicks, in a worst-case scenario, could drop as low as sixth in June’s NBA draft. That seemed inconceivable when the Knicks appeared destined for a top-four pick. The Knicks starting backcourt of Langston Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr. powered them to a stunning..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • DeMarre Carroll talks up Knicks as free agency landing spot

    New York Post "Hawks swingman DeMarre Carroll, one of the unsung free agents on an unsung team, is not afraid of the big stage and revealed the Knicks will be a strong option for him in July. The 6-foot-8 Carroll, who plays small forward but often defends shooting guards, is a candidate for one of the..." April 14

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    Howard Beck @HowardBeck

    Thabo Sefolosha issues statement through team, specifically cites NYPD as the cause of his broken leg. pic.twitter.com/mjBnAcM84M

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    Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

    LINEUP UPDATE: Paul (shoulder), Thabo (leg), Pero (illness) and Dennis (rest) are all OUT tonight.

  • Wizards notch 46 wins for first time in 36 years

    Washington Post "For 35 seasons, the Washington Wizards, and the Bullets before them, could not win 46 of 82 regular season games. After compiling 54 victories during the 1978-79 campaign, they reached just 44 twice and 45 once since that season, which concluded with the last of their NBA Finals appearances...." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Mike Budenholzer credits absent GM Danny Ferry for Hawks' success

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer praised general manager Danny Ferry as the primary architect of the franchise-best 60-win Hawks team that has secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference. "Anyone who has followed the Hawks for the last two or three years knows that Danny Ferry is the..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Video of Sefolosha Arrest Shows Officer Swung Baton

    TMZ.com "Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha appeared to suffer a severe blow from an NYPD officer's nightstick during his arrest Wednesday night ... based on this new video of the violent take down. TMZ Sports just obtained this new angle of Sefolosha's arrest, shot by a witness outside 1Oak Nightclub..." April 12

  • Hawks roll over Hornets, win 60th game of season

    Fox Sports South "Going inside the Hawks' 104-80 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets at Philips Arena on Friday. Atlanta added to its franchise best win total with win No. 60 on the season. Atlanta's normal orchestra of movement wasn't terribly harmonious against the Hornets. It took the Hawks just over..." April 11

  • Antic speaks, said arrests ‘not by our fault’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Pero Antic spoke publicly for the first time since he and teammate Thabo Sefolosha were arrested and said the bad publicity brought upon the organization was “not by our fault.” Antic addressed the media Friday, two days after he and Sefolosha were arrested outside a New York nightclub in the..." April 11

  • NBPA investigating police tactics in Thabo Sefolosha's arrest

    ESPN.com "The events surrounding the arrest and ensuing season-ending injury of Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha in New York on Wednesday have come under increasing scrutiny by the National Basketball Players Association and the Hawks during the past 24 hours, league sources say. Sefolosha was..." April 10

  • Thabo Sefolosha -- Video of Brutal Clash with Cops ... Headlocked & Taken Down

    TMZ.com "Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha was grabbed around the neck -- and flung to the ground -- in a struggle with several NYPD officers during his Wednesday arrest ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Before the video begins, Thabo's teammate Pero Antic was already sitting on the curb -- subdued..." April 10

  • Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha has broken leg, out for season

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a fractured tibia and will miss the remainder of the regular season and playoffs, sources close to Sefolosha confirmed on Thursday. Real GM was the first to report the diagnosis. Sefolosha sustained the injury while resisting..." April 09

  • Atlanta earns important win in Brooklyn, 114-111

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks needed all 48 minutes, but in the end, their performance was enough to topple the Brooklyn Nets, and in the process, keep their hopes alive for a potential lottery pick. Joe Johnson's potential game-tying three-pointer went begging in the final seconds, and the Hawks escaped New..." April 09

  • Sefolosha out for season with broken fibula

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thabo Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula at some point during his arrest in New York, according to a person familar with the situation. Sefolosha will also miss the playoffs. The Hawks guard/forward was arrested along with teammate Pero Antic in the early-morning hours Wednesday..." April 09

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a broken ankle from NYPD incident early Wednesday, out for season, sources tell RealGM.

  • Arrested Hawks players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic release statement about Chris Copeland stabbing incident

    Pro Basketball Talk "As facts are continuing to come out about last night’s stabbing incident involving Pacers forward Chris Copeland, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and players Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic have released statements. Sefolosha and Antic were arrested at the nightclub were the stabbing occurred for..." April 09

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