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  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • Justin Anderson reportedly not cleared for start of training camp after surgery

    Peachtree Hoops "On June 29, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that Justin Anderson “underwent successful surgery on his left leg to address recurring tibial stress syndrome.” At the time, the injury was said to be re-evaluated by a doctor after two weeks, which would be followed by an..." September 21

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Hawks Sign Cole Aldrich

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have signed center Cole Aldrich. Aldrich has played eight NBA seasons with Oklahoma City, Houston, Sacramento, New York, the LA Clippers and Minnesota, averaging 3.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 10.0 minutes (.527 FG%, .738 FG%) in 339 career games (23 starts). " September 19

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Hawks Sign R.J. Hunter

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks will announce the signing of free agent shooting guard R.J. Hunter today, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link). Once Atlanta officially signs both Hunter and Cole Aldrich, whose deal with the Hawks was reported..." September 07

  • Hawks To Sign Cole Aldrich

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have reached an agreement with free agent center Cole Aldrich on a contract, reports Charley Walters of The St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter link). According to Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN (via Twitter), Aldrich will sign a non-guaranteed camp deal with Atlanta. Aldrich, who..." September 06

  • Boris Diaw reportedly close to retirement

    EuroHoops.net "It’s the first time in years (ten, to be exact) that Boris Diaw is not included in the French NT squad for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and the rumors of his retirement have circled the press. As reported by L’Equipe, Diaw hasn’t played or been to practice..." September 06

  • Hawks’ center Dewayne Dedmon suffers ankle avulsion fracture

    Pro Basketball Talk "At the time most players are going hard in the gym to get their bodies and game in shape for the start of training camp, Hawks’ big man Dewayne Dedmon has suffered a setback. Atlanta announced Dedmon suffered an avulsion fracture to his left..." September 04

  • Hawks reach arena naming rights agreement with State Farm

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks and State Farm have reached an agreement on new naming rights for Philips Arena. The deal will be for 20 years for the facility, which will be named State Farm Arena. That term was the same that Philips held with the franchise which was set to expire next year. The deal is..." August 29

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • Vince Carter: DeRozan ‘deserves to finish his career’ as a Raptor

    Sportsnet "Vince Carter knows a thing or two about being a Toronto Raptors icon and getting traded. So, he can sympathize with the hurt feelings DeMar DeRozan experienced after getting dealt from the only NBA team he’d ever known in a swap with the San Antonio Spurs that landed Toronto..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Hawks To Sign Thomas Robinson

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have reached an agreement to sign former lottery pick Thomas Robinson, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, Robinson will receive a non-guaranteed deal. The fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, Robinson didn’t..." August 27

  • Vince Carter leaves door open to playing past this season

    The Score "Back in April, Vince Carter said he was "almost 90 percent sure" that this coming NBA season would be his last. However, when he was introduced as the newest member of the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, he left the door open to playing past 2018-19. "Every year, I gauge it at..." August 25

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • With Dennis Schroder trade, Trae Young knows Hawks have bet big on him

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Trae Young got the message. Loudly and clearly. Consider what the Hawks did in 28 days this summer at the point guard position: June 21: Acquired Young, the No. 5 overall pick, in the NBA draft. July 13: Agreed to a trade with the Nets for veteran Jeremy..." August 21

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Hawks’ John Collins working on laundry list of improvements, including 3-point shooting

    Clutch Points "Though he had a solid rookie season, Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins is still looking to improve his game in several areas, including defensive reads and perimeter shooting. The former Wake Forest Demon Decon said as much in a recent interview with Chris..." August 17

  • Hawks progressing nicely in rebuild

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems as if the Hawks have been rebuilding for ages. Really, they’re only one season removed from a decade-long playoff streak, the NBA’s second-longest at the time. General manager Travis Schlenk has swiftly done what his predecessors didn’t –..." August 16

  • Hawks' Young not concerned over whether he or Lin starts

    The Score "Trae Young sounds willing to run with any role that's presented to him with the Atlanta Hawks, even if that means coming off the bench. Jeremy Lin is also in the mix to be the starting point guard, but even if that were the road first-year head coach Lloyd Pierce elected to go..." August 16

  • Lakers, Nets, Timberwolves, Hawks franchises join 2K League

    The Score "The NBA 2K League continues to expand. Teams owned by the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Atlanta Hawks have joined the eSports outfit, the league announced. The backers of the four new squads will each pay a $750,000 expansion fee to gain entrance to..." August 15

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Carmelo Anthony to come off bench with Rockets?

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is in the process of finalizing a contract with the Rockets, and many have wondered how there will be enough shots to go around for him, James Harden and Chris Paul. As it turns out, Houston may have a surprising plan for Carmelo. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski..." August 13

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony to sign with Rockets on Monday

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony has verbally committed to signing with the Houston Rockets, and it sounds like he will finally be putting pen to paper on Monday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowki, Anthony has traveled to Houston for a physical and will sign his veteran’s minimum..." August 13

  • Nets owner sides with Jeremy Lin fans over team in odd Twitter beef

    New York Post "Just hours after new Nets co-owner Joseph Tsai had agreed with Jeremy Lin fans that the team’s Twitter account had seemingly dissed the recently traded point guard, Brooklyn hastily apologized. Lin — who is Tsai’s favorite player — was dealt to Atlanta last..." August 13

  • Rockets assistant coach says Carmelo Anthony will ‘operate easier’

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets have their sights set on their first NBA Finals appearance since 1995. After falling just short of the NBA’s biggest dance last campaign in controversial and unfortunate circumstances, the Rockets have tinkered with their roster this off-season in the hopes..." August 13

  • Trae Young on Jeremy Lin: 'I Think We'll Work Really Well Together'

    Bleacher Report "Trae Young is not at all worried about Jeremy Lin potentially stealing his shine in the Atlanta Hawks backcourt. Young told Michael Scotto of The Athletic he thinks the pair will "work really well together" and that he hopes to turn the..." August 12

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Hawks Announce Front Office Changes

    Hoops Rumors "As they enter their second year under the leadership of general manager Travis Schlenk, the Hawks have made some changes to their front office, announcing a series of additions and promotions in a press release. Here are some of the notable announcements from the..." August 09

  • LeBron James Couldn’t Help But Honor Carmelo Anthony’s Memorable Run On The Hawks

    Uproxx "Basketball is generally broken down by eras. The ’80s were defined by the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, the ’90s were all about Michael Jordan establishing himself as an all-time great, the ’00s are remembered for ghastly and unwatchable..." August 09

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • The Hawks Made Carmelo Anthony A Jersey To Commemorate His Time In Atlanta

    Dime Magazine "Carmelo Anthony’s tenure with the Atlanta Hawks was an exhilarating few days, as the star forward was dealt by the Thunder to the Hawks in exchange for Dennis Schröder in what ultimately became a three-team trade to shuffle around other minor pieces. Anthony,..." August 09

  • Hawks rookie Trae Young feels slighted by ‘NBA 2K19’ rating

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s become routine for professional athletes to complain about their video game ratings. Whether it’s NFL players feeling slighted by Madden or NBA players feeling slighted by the 2K series, every year someone gets a bit hot under the collar. Here in 2018, that..." August 09

  • Report: Hawks’ Kent Bazemore’s list of suitors include Bucks, Rockets

    Clutch Points "Kent Bazemore’s name has been dripping into the trading block well for some time now. The 29-year-old Atlanta Hawks swingman has reportedly been involved in trade talks as the team is looking to rebuild the roster with Trae Young at the helm. Rumors have..." August 08

  • Carmelo Has Finally Come To An Agreement On A Deal With The Rockets

    Uproxx "The final major piece of the offseason puzzle appears to have been put into place in Houston, as Carmelo Anthony will (eventually) make his signing there official. For weeks we’ve known of Anthony’s intent to join his good friend Chris Paul in Houston, and..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Here’s Why Carmelo Anthony Hasn’t Signed With Rockets Yet

    NESN "It’s a near-guarantee that Carmelo Anthony is going to sign with the Houston Rockets. Most every credible NBA insider has indicated such, noting that Melo’s buyout from the Atlanta Hawks following his trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder was with the intent of him joining..." August 07

  • Hawks first-rounder Kevin Huerter cleared after pre-draft hand injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kevin Huerter has been 100 percent cleared for all basketball activities after the Hawks’ first-round draft pick had the start of his rookie offseason interrupted by hand surgery. The Hawks selected Huerter with the 19th pick in the 2018 NBA draft – one of three..." August 07

  • Alex Len excited to suit up for Hawks

    Yardbarker "After growing up as a Hawks fan, Alex Len hopes to revive his NBA career with his favorite team, writes Kevin L. Chouinard of NBA.com. A Ukrainian native, Len was attracted to the Hawks because of their connection to countryman Alexander Volkov and was happy when Atlanta expressed interest in..." August 06

  • Hawks’ Kevin Huerter Cleared For On-Court Work

    Hoops Rumors "Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter, who continues to recover from surgery on his right hand, is no longer wearing a cast and has been 100% cleared to participate in on-court activities, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s an important step for Huerter, who..." August 05

  • Hawks' Vince Carter says he's not chasing rings

    ESPN "Vince Carter doesn't judge his peers for chasing rings. But it's not something that he plans to do. "I come from an era where that's not how it was. So that's still instilled in me. And I don't have any problem with how it's done now. (It's) just not..." August 02

  • Vince Carter Likely To Retire After 2018/19 Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s oldest player recently reached a deal to continue his career for at least one more year, but Vince Carter says he’s “90-something per cent” sure that the 2018/19 season with the Hawks will be his last in the NBA, as ESPN’s Ian Begley..." August 02

  • Carmelo Anthony Clears Waivers After Release from Hawks, Can Sign with Rockets

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony is now free to join whatever team he chooses. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that, as of 5 p.m. ET, Anthony officially became a free agent after clearing waivers following a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks. He is expected to sign a one-year, $2.4..." August 02