Hawks Rumors & News

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Melvin Hunt agrees to join Hawks’ coaching staff

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have reached an agreement with Melvin Hunt to join coach Lloyd Pierce’s staff as an assistant, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.  The hiring is expected to become official later Tuesday. Hunt will be the first assistant coach to be hired for..." May 22

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Four potential Jusuf Nurkic landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "A relatively athletic, young big man coming off a career year in which he averaged 14.3 points and 9.0 rebounds, Jusuf Nurkic should have an interesting market once he hits restricted free agency this offseason. The 7-foot Bosnian has displayed some scoring ability..." May 22

  • Kings, Hawks could pass on Luka Doncic if he's not picked No. 1 by Suns

    CBS Sports "Luka Doncic just won the EuroLeague championship for Real Madrid, and at 19 years old he became the youngest player to win the Final Four MVP and EuroLeague MVP. He has yet to announce if he'll be coming over from Europe to the NBA, but the assumption is that he will be in the playing in..." May 21

  • Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

    Real GM Basketball "There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3. The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1.  " May 20

  • Duke’s Marvin Bagley III an ‘easy choice’ for Atlanta at No. 3

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks have been rumored to be willing to flip their No. 3 overall selection up or down in the board, according to the offer in place. Yet, contrary to prior reports, the Hawks could very well stay put and make the selection they’ve had in their crosshairs..." May 18

  • Report: Hawks were ‘really determined’ to get Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Budenholzer just worked his way out of Atlanta to Milwaukee to coach Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo, just 23, is already a superstar. Helping to mold him is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But what if Budenholzer could have been coaching Antetokounmpo all..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Does Dennis Schroder really want the Hawks to trade him?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Does Dennis Schroder really want the Hawks to trade him? My short answer: I don’t know. That seems to be the takeaway from Schroder’s recent comments but, according to a person in the know, neither Schroder nor his agent had contacted the Hawks to discuss the matter as of Tuesday..." May 15

  • Schroder deletes all but one photo, appears to unfollow Hawks on Instagram

    The Score "Simply spring cleaning or a sign of bubbling discontent? Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder appears to have doused his Instagram account with gasoline and set it ablaze, deleting all but one photo, and appearing to unfollow his current team. May 15

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Dennis Schroder Says He Could Imagine Being Traded to Pacers, Bucks

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder indicated he plans on meeting with the Atlanta Hawks to discuss his future with the team, and the 24-year-old German has already envisioned two possible scenarios for his next move. Schroder was addressing reporters at a press..." May 14

  • Hawks waive Tyler Cavanaugh

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks waived forward Tyler Cavanaugh on Friday. The move comes in advance of a $450,000 contract guarantee for next season due to Cavanaugh on Tuesday. The Hawks signed Cavanaugh to a “two-way” contract in November that limited the number of days he could spend with the their NBA team..." May 11

  • Hawks announce Lloyd Pierce as head coach

    NBA.com "Coming off their worst season in 13 years, the Hawks hired someone with recent experience in the process of rebuilding a franchise. Atlanta reached an agreement Lloyd Pierce to become the franchise's new head coach, the team announced on Friday. Pierce arrives fresh off a second-round run with..." May 11

  • Sources: Hawks expected to offer head-coaching job to Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce met with Atlanta Hawks officials for a third time on Friday, emerging as the primary focus of the franchise's head-coaching search, league sources told ESPN. A formal offer is expected as soon as today, league sources said. Pierce traveled to Atlanta..." May 11

  • Lloyd Pierce optimistic about chances with Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce feels good about his chances to become the next head coach in Atlanta after going through a second interview Tuesday, relays Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pierce, who had a dinner meeting with Hawks ownership, is among four finalists for the vacancy,..." May 09

  • Hawks Narrow Coaching Search To Four Finalists

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have narrowed down their list of head coaching candidates to four finalists, reports Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to Cunningham, Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce, Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts, Hornets assistant Stephen Silas, and Celtics..." May 07

  • Lloyd Pierce To Meet With Hawks Ownership

    Hoops Rumors "After a pair of interviews for the organization’s head coaching vacancy, Sixers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce will meet with Hawks ownership early this week, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. If the meeting goes well, there is a “strong chance” that Pierce will be Atlanta’s next head coach,..." May 06

  • Lloyd Pierce the first to receive second interview with Hawks

    Yardbarker "Lloyd Pierce, who talked to the Hawks yesterday about their head coaching job, will receive a second interview, tweets Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Pierce, an assistant with the Sixers for the past four seasons, previously worked with Atlanta GM Travis Schlenk in Golden State. He also..." May 06

  • Hawks Interview Lloyd Pierce For Head Coaching Vacancy

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks interviewed Sixers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce for their head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. After the departure of Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta has been in pursuit of the team’s next head coach. Pierce has served as an assistant on Philadelphia’s staff since the..." May 05

  • Hawks interviewed Celtics assistant Larranaga for HC job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks interviewed Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga for their vacant head coach position, GM Travis Schlenk confirmed on Thursday. Larranaga has been a Celtics assistant for six seasons after he was head coach of the Erie franchise in the NBA Developmental League (now G League). Prior..." May 03

  • Hawks Interviewing Stephen Silas For HC Job

    Hoops Rumors "Another interviewee has emerged for the head coaching job in Atlanta, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports (via Twitter) that the Hawks are meeting with Hornets assistant Stephen Silas on Tuesday. Silas previously worked with current Hawks GM Travis Schlenk when both men were with the Warriors,..." May 01

  • Bucks Could Challenge Knicks For Budenholzer

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks pose a threat to the Knicks in the pursuit of ex-Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks are reportedly focused on Budenholzer and ex-Cavs coach David Blatt to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired after the season. But if Milwaukee..." May 01

  • Hawks To Interview Nate Tibbetts, Jarron Collins

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have interviews set today with a pair of Western Conference assistants, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Nate Tibbetts of the Trail Blazers and Jarron Collins of the Warriors will both interview for Atlanta’s head coaching spot, which was opened when the Hawks parted ways with Mike..." April 29

  • Hawks HC Rumors: David Fizdale Interviewing for Vacancy

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks aren't wasting time in their search to find a new head coach. Per Marc Stein of the New York Times, former Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale is interviewing with the Hawks on Saturday. The Hawks announced on Wednesday a parting of ways with Mike Budenholzer after..." April 28

  • Report: Mike Budenholzer guaranteed the $13 million remaining on his Hawks contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks and Mike Budenholzer parted ways. It’ll cost Atlanta. Jeff Schultz of The Atlanta Journal Constitution: Budenholzer had two years and approximately $13 million remaining on his contract. He will get it all, which is a lump Hawks owner Tony Ressler did not want to swallow. But if..." April 27

  • Hawks Get Permission To Meet With Blazers’ Tibbetts

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have been granted permission by the Trail Blazers to meet with Portland assistant coach Nate Tibbetts, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Wojnarowski describes Tibbetts as a “serious” candidate to fill Atlanta’s head coaching vacancy. Tibbetts, who was..." April 27

  • Report: Blazers assistants linked to Atlanta Hawks vacancy

    NBC Sports Northwest "Could the Trail Blazers lose an integral part of their coaching staff this offseason? According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, that's a possibility. The Atlanta Hawks mutually parted ways with their head coach Mike Budenholzer Wednesday, which sparked immediate speculation as to who his..." April 26

  • Hawks Expected To Consider Fizdale, Tibbetts, Others

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks are the latest NBA team to embark on a search for a new head coach, having confirmed on Wednesday that they’ve parted ways with Mike Budenholzer, who had held the position since 2013. While there’s no presumed frontrunner to replace Budenholzer yet, a number of potential candidates have..." April 26

  • Mike Budenholzer, Hawks agree to part ways after 5 years

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks and coach Mike Budenholzer have mutually agreed to part ways, Budenholzer told ESPN. The Hawks announced the move later Wednesday night. Budenholzer, the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year, and the organization finalized terms of a split on Wednesday night. "I am grateful for..." April 25

  • Report: NBA eyeing 2020 as earliest draft allowing high schoolers

    Sportsnaut "Although it feels inevitable the NBA will eliminate the one-and-done rule, the change isn’t expected to happen for next year’s class of high school prospects. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, conversations between the NBA and Players’ Association have centered on 2020 as the “earliest..." April 25

  • Mike Budenholzer wants Knicks job because he’s sick of losing

    New York Post "Mike Budenholzer is genuinely interested in the Knicks’ job, according to an NBA source who has spoken to the Hawks coach. “New York’s his top choice,’’ the NBA source said. “If they offered him the job, he’d say yes. He wants to live in New York.’’ Moreover, Budenholzer appears so..." April 23

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Report: Mike Budenholzer withdraws from consideration for Phoenix Suns coaching job

    NBA.com "After spending two days feeling out the head coaching vacancy in his home state, Mike Budenholzer has reportedly decided to pass on a job with Phoenix. The current head coach of the Atlanta Hawks surfaced as a surprise candidate for the Suns last week and met with team officials on Monday and..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • Mike Budenholzer has two-day interview with Suns for coaching vacancy

    Arizona Central "The Suns’ search for a new coach is picking up steam. ESPN reported that Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who was given permission to talk to Phoenix, interviewed with the Suns Monday and Tuesday and that, “a sense is expected to emerge soon whether there is a pathway to Budenholzer..." April 17

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Hawks grant permission for Mike Budenholzer to meet Suns for head coaching job

    Clutch Points "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Atlanta Hawks have granted permission for head coach Mike Budenholzer to meet the Phoenix Suns: The Atlanta Hawks have granted coach Mike Budenholzer permission to speak with the Phoenix Suns about their head-coaching vacancy, league sources told..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Doc Rivers, Mike Budenholzer have ‘more than a passing interest’ in Bucks head coaching job

    Clutch Points "The NBA regular season is less than a week away from its end and with it is the coaching carousel that awaits in free agency, with reportedly up to 10 teams likely to hire new faces at the helm. The Milwaukee Bucks are perhaps one of the most savory ones that most free-agent coaches are..." April 08

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04