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  • Celtics’ Kyrie Irving enjoys seeing Hawks’ Trae Young prove doubters wrong

    Clutch Points "After the Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday at home, Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving told reporters he enjoys seeing Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young prove the doubters wrong. Young got off to a slow start to the season and the critics started calling him..." March 16

  • Hawks GM: Making mistakes with free agents can kill a franchise

    Yardbarker "A report from Sam Amick of The Athletic last month indicated that the Hawks intend to be aggressive in free agency this summer, pursuing meetings with “everyone from Kevin Durant on down.” However, head coach Lloyd Pierce and general manager Travis Schlenk..." March 15

  • The Atlanta Hawks can use Bradley Beal and Zach LaVine as models for Kevin Huerter’s offensive development

    Peachtree Hoops "Down years in a franchise’s life cycle are the perfect time to develop young players and let them make mistakes, as the absolute wins and losses aren’t nearly as important as they are once the team is good again. For the Atlanta Hawks, they’ve mostly leaned into the youth..." March 12

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Hawks Sign B.J. Johnson To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Rookie swingman B.J. Johnson is officially back under contract with the Hawks, with the club announcing today in a press release that Johnson has signed a second 10-day contract. Johnson first signed with Atlanta on March 1, with that 10-day deal expiring overnight on..." March 12

  • Trae Young Confident Free Agents Will Consider Atlanta

    Hoops Rumors "For the Hawks, the combination of promising young talent and lucrative cap space could persuade top-level players to consider the team this summer in free agency, as star guard Trae Young explained in an interview with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype this week. “Oh,..." March 10

  • Hawks fans taunt D’Angelo Russell with ‘snitch’ chant

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets from Los Angeles in part because of some drama he started with a former teammate, and fans don’t want to let him forget about it. Russell had a rough shooting night in Saturday’s 114-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks. He..." March 10

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • NBA Rumors: Hawks confident they can get a meeting with Kevin Durant

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks are 22-44 this season, so they’ll take hope and optimism wherever they can find it. The latest place to search? Free agency. Sam Amick of The Athletic answered that he believes the Hawks are hopeful that they can at least land a meeting this summer..." March 08

  • Vince Carter Says He Wants to Return for 22nd NBA Season at Age 43

    Bleacher Report "As he nears the end of his 21st NBA season, Vince Carter isn't ready to call it a career. "I think I could stretch it out one more," the 42-year-old Atlanta Hawksswingman said on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption on Thursday...." March 08

  • Tyler Zeller, Hawks Agree To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have reached an agreement with Tyler Zeller and will sign the free agent center to a 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski, the deal is expected to be finalized on Friday. Zeller, 29,..." March 07

  • Vince Carter debuts Raptors-inspired Nike Shox BB4 sneaker

    The Score "Vince Carter broke out a special Toronto Raptors-inspired version of the Nike Shox BB4 for the Atlanta Hawks' game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Carter has sported the BB4s throughout the 2018-19 season as a tribute to his "Dunk of Death" over 7-foot-2..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Trae Young on poor shooting start to season: ‘I was really just thinking about it too much’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Trae Young and Luka Doncic will always be linked thanks to the draft day trade that sent the two in opposing directions, one to the Atlanta Hawks and the other to the Dallas Mavericks. Doncic is probably going to be the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year, but Young has..." March 06

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Dwyane Wade explains Kevin Huerter jersey swap

    Sporting News "Heat guard Dwyane Wade explained his decision to swap jerseys with Hawks guard Kevin Huerter after their matchup Monday. Wade scored 23 points to lead the Heat to a 114-113 win over the Hawks, while he also had two blocks to break Michael Jordan's record for most by a guard..." March 05

  • Reggie Miller Calls Out "Soft and Sensitive" NBA Following Trae Young Ejection

    Hot New Hip Hop "Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young has been on an absolute tear as of late, and he seemed poised for yet another 30-point performance on Sunday before he was ejected for taunting Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dun. As seen in the clip embedded below, Young was hit with his second..." March 04

  • Hawks' Omari Spellman out at least four weeks

    CBS Sports "Spellman (ankle) will be reevaluated in four weeks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Spellman left Friday's game against the Bulls with a high ankle sprain, and this latest update means he'll likely miss all of the month of March. The rookie had been averaging close to..." March 03

  • Trae Young ejected for staring down Kris Dunn

    Larry Brown Sports "A mini-rivalry erupted Sunday between Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, and it ended with Young being ejected. Dunn initially confronted Young in the first quarter after the Hawks guard hoisted up a shot after a timeout, and a brief scuffle..." March 03

  • Bulls fend off Trae Young's historic night in NBA's third-highest-scoring game

    ESPN "Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good late in the fourth overtime, and the Bulls overcame Trae Young's career-high 49 points to beat the Hawks 168-161 in the third-highest-scoring game in NBA history. The 329 combined points trailed only the 370..." March 02

  • Hawks Plan To Be Aggressive In Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Despite having a focus on their long-term future, the Hawks plan to be aggressive with top-tier free agents during the 2019 offseason, Sam Amick of The Athletic writes. Atlanta currently sports a young core headlined by Trae Young and John Collins, a..." March 01

  • Trae Young Becomes Third Rookie To Have 35 Points, 5 Assists In Consecutive Games

    Real GM Basketball "Trae Young became the first rookie since Allen Iverson to finish with at least 35 points and 5 assists in back-to-back games.  Young had 36 points and 8 assists against the Rockets, and 36 points and 10 assists against the Timberwolves. " February 28

  • Hawks To Sign B.J. Johnson To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will sign B.J. Johnson to a 10-day contract. The Hawks have a roster spot available. They signed Jordan Sibert to a 10-day contract last week and converted the two-way contract of Jaylen Adams earlier this month. " February 27

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Hawks To Sign B.J. Johnson To 10-Day Contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks plan to sign shooting guard B.J. Johnson to a 10-day contract this week, according to several people familiar with the situation. The Hawks have a roster spot available. They signed Jordan Sibert to a 10-day contract last week and converted the two-way contract of Jaylen..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Hawks Announce Details Of New G League Affiliate

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks‘ new NBA G League affiliate will begin play during the 2019/20 season, and the team announced today that the club will change its nickname in addition to relocating to Georgia. According to the Hawks, the new NBAGL squad will be known as the College Park..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Hawks to sign Jordan Sibert to 10-day contract, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks will sign Jordan Sibert to a 10-day contract, per a report from The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner. The Atlanta Hawks are signing guard Jordan Sibert from their G-League..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Travis Schlenk: Hawks Would Have Drafted Luka Doncic If They Kept 3rd Pick

    Real GM Basketball "Travis Schlenk said that the Atlanta Hawks were going to draft Luka Doncic had they kept the 3rd pick in last year's draft.  "Not a lot of people know this...if we stayed at 3, we would have taken Luka. We had worked with his agent, he did a physical with us that morning..." February 18

  • Carter recalls relinquishing starting spot to MJ at 2003 All-Star Game

    The Score "Leading up to the 2003 NBA All-Star Game, Vince Carter faced mounting pressure from fans, the media, and his peers to give up his starting spot on the Eastern Conference team to Michael Jordan. Carter, then a member of the Toronto Raptors, was reluctant at first, but ultimately..." February 16

  • Hawks' Jaylen Adams could play Thursday

    CBS St. Louis "Adams (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Knicks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. A right ankle injury has kept Adams out of the past three games. " February 13

  • Hawks to convert Jaylen Adams from Two-Way contract, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "After Jeremy Lin was officially waived by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, there was much speculation about the future of the backup point guard position. Lin had served in a particularly important role as a veteran presence off the bench behind rookie sensation Trae Young, but it was unclear..." February 13

  • Raptors Sign Jeremy Lin

    NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday the signing of guard Jeremy Lin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lin, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, has appeared in 457 career NBA games, averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and shooting .348 (438-for-1258) from three-point range..." February 13

  • Jeremy Lin poised to sign with Toronto following buyout with Atlanta

    Sportsnaut "Let Linsanity reign once again! According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Jeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, which clears the way for him to sign with the Toronto Raptors. Appearing in 51 games for Atlanta this season, the 30-year-old point guard has been a solid bench..." February 11

  • Hornets Claim Shelvin Mack Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "While the Hornets didn’t make a move at the trade deadline, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium is reporting (via Twitter) that they will be adding more depth by claiming Shelvin Mack off of waivers after the veteran point guard was released by the Hawks. Before being..." February 10

  • Hawks’ Jeremy Lin hasn’t requested a buyout yet

    Clutch Points "NBA Hawks’ Jeremy Lin hasn’t requested a buyout yet by  Paolo Songco February 10, 2019 Despite the Atlanta Hawks reportedly shopping veteran point guard Jeremy Lin prior to the trade deadline, there were no..." February 10

  • Hawks Waive Shelvin Mack

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have officially requested waivers on Shelvin Mack, the team announced today in a press release. He’ll become a free agent on Sunday, assuming he goes unclaimed. Mack, 28, had been Memphis’ backup point guard for the 2018/19 season, averaging..." February 08

  • Celtics To Trade Jabari Bird To Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics are trading Jabari Bird and cash to the Hawks in exchange for a heavily protected second-round pick, tweets Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. Chris Haynes of Yahoofirst reported that Boston would trade Bird to Atlanta today. " February 07

  • Hawks To Waive Daniel Hamilton

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will waive guard Daniel Hamilton after agreeing to a trade with Memphis, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta traded Tyler Dorsey to the Grizzlies for Shelvin Mack today, with NBA rules requiring that they clear a roster spot to make the deal..." February 07

  • Hawks reportedly trade Tyler Dorsey to Grizzlies

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks have been linked to a number of trade discussions in advance of Thursday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline and, before 3:00 pm ET arrived, the team reportedly agreed to a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. While it does not include any of the more prominent figures discussed..." February 07

  • Markelle Fultz Trade Rumors: Hawks, Magic Talking with 76ers Before Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz hasn't played since November, but teams around the NBA remain interested in him heading into Thursday's trade deadline. On Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the Atlanta Hawksand Orlando..." February 06

  • 76ers, Blazers interested in Hawks’ forward Taurean Prince

    Clutch Points "Taurean Prince has found himself in a very interesting position: he’s now an in-demand player just ahead of the NBA trade deadline. According to The Ringer, Prince has garnered interest from the Thunder, 76ers, and the Blazers. It was reported on the outlet,..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Kyle Kuzma, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic headline 2019 Skills Challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "If the 3-Point Contest is the most consistently entertaining part of the NBA All-Star Weekend — and if the Slam Dunk is the one with the highest variance — then the Skills Challenge is perhaps somewhere in the middle. The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly upon us, and..." February 06

  • Dennis Smith Jr., John Collins top 2019 NBA Slam Dunk lineup

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA Slam Dunk — yes, that’s its official name — now has its roster set. The All-Star Weekend event that fans love to hate every year will feature some of the league’s at best leapers and young players as they try to vie for the title. In an effort to..." February 06