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  • Execs Expect Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, Nets To Shop Draft Picks

    Hoops Rumors "Several executives around the NBA who spoke to Michael Scotto of The Athletic identified the Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, and Nets as teams that will be looking to trade at least one of their 2019 draft picks. As we noted in our breakdown of draft picks by team earlier this week, there are..." May 18

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton Named 2018-19 NBA ROY Finalists

    Bleacher Report "The NBA unveiled the finalists for the 2019 Rookie of the Year award Friday: Dallas Mavericks swingman Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton. Doncic is the favorite after averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 72..." May 17

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Hawks Officially Rebrand NBAGL Affiliate; 2 Chainz Has Ownership Stake

    Hoops Rumors "After controlling the Erie BayHawks for the last two seasons, the Hawks have officially relocated their G League franchise to College Park, Georgia. The new NBAGL team, the College Park Skyhawks, now has an official website and unveiled its primary and secondary logos..." May 10

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Four potential Nikola Vucevic landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "One of the most productive big men of 2018-19 is set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason, and, without a doubt, he’ll have a bevy of suitors. Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a terrific regular season, averaging 20.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.8..." May 06

  • Teams that should consider trading for Myles Turner this summer

    Clutch Points "The Indiana Pacers are in a rather awkward position as a franchise at the moment. Two members of their core play the same position and their lone All-Star is coming off a season-ending injury that will likely neutralize his impact next season when he eventually returns to the..." May 05

  • Atlanta GM would welcome a possible Vince Carter return

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Vince Carter surprised Travis Schlenk. Not just because of the way the 42-year old played in his NBA-record tying 21st season. Carter averaged 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.5 minutes in 76 games in his first season with the Hawks last year. The Hawks brought Carter on..." May 04

  • Hawks await potentially franchise altering NBA draft lottery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Travis Schlenk eagerly awaits the NBA draft lottery. Not that the Hawks general manager has any control over the potentially franchise-altering results. The annual event, where the fortunes of franchises rest on the unpredictable bounces of ping pong balls with a complicated..." May 03

  • Gilbert Arenas shades Vince Carter for decision to return for 22nd season

    Clutch Points "Vince Carter’s announcement of his decision to return for a 22nd NBA season didn’t fall well for some in NBA circles, something which is hard to believe, given his rapport among the community. Gilbert Arenas, the former NBA superstar, did not welcome Vinsanity’s decisions to..." May 02

  • Vince Carter announces he will return for record 22nd NBA season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Vince Carter left nothing to uncertainty this time when asked about playing a record 22nd NBA season. “I’m coming back,” Carter said on the Winging It podcast he does with Hawks teammate Kent Bazemore that posted Tuesday morning. When asked if he would play..." April 30

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Jeff Teague, Kent Bazemore, Marvin Williams, C.J. Miles opting in

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kent Bazemore signed with the Hawks in 2016, when the salary jumped more than $24 million – more than triple the next-largest increase in NBA history. That same year, with Charlotte coming off its best season since reemerging as the Bobcats, Marvin Williams re-signed with the Hornets. In..." April 15

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Report: Hawks’ Kent Bazemore to exercise $19.2 million option for 2019-20 season

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore will opt into the last year of his contract, exercising a $19.2 million player-option for the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Baze will play out the last year of his four-year, $70 million..." April 12

  • Hawks To Sign Deyonta Davis To Multiyear Deal

    SLAM Online "The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign Deyonta Davis to a multiyear deal, Michael Scotto of The Athletic tweets. The big man has already served a pair of 10-day deals with the franchise. In 14.3 minutes per game for the Hawks this season, Davis has averaged 4.3 points and 4.4..." April 08

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Vince Carter Confirms He Wants To Play A Record-Setting 22nd Season

    Uproxx "Vince Carter has made the rare transition from superstar in the NBA to one of the most beloved role players and veteran leaders in the latter stages of his career. Carter, in his 21st season in the league, has embraced becoming a glue guy on the bench — who can also..." April 04

  • Vince Carter To Join Fox Sports Southeast's Broadcast Team For Hawks vs. 76ers

    Dime Magazine "Vince Carter is taking load management to a whole new level. The 21-year veteran is sitting out Wednesday’s Atlanta Hawks game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the second night of a back-to-back for Atlanta after he started and played 28 minutes in Tuesday’s loss to San..." April 03

  • Hawks Sign Isaac Humphries

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have signed G League center Isaac Humphries for the remainder of the season, the team announced today in a press release. Based on Atlanta’s announcement, it sounds as if Humphries’ new deal will expire at season’s end rather than including an..." April 01

  • Dewayne Dedmon sidelined for remainder of season with ankle injury

    Peachtree Hoops "Dewayne Dedmon has enjoyed arguably the best performance of his NBA career during the 2018-19 season but the veteran center will not return to the floor until the 2019-20 campaign begins. The Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday morning that Dedmon “will undergo a non-surgical procedure..." March 31

  • Hawks’ Vince Carter passes Karl Malone for 5th place on all-time games played list

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Hawks veteran Vince Carter just passed Utah Jazz great Karl Malone for fifth place on the all-time games played list. The 42-year-old Carter is playing in his 1,477th game Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The veteran has played a key mentorship role with the Hawks this..." March 31

  • Hawks Agree To Second 10-Day Contract With Deyonta Davis

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have agreed to a second 10-day contract with forward Deyonta Davis,according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link). Davis appeared in two games with Atlanta during his first 10-day contract, scoring once in seven minutes. The Hawks have games..." March 29

  • Trae Young is the next coming of Steve Nash

    SB Nation "It’s March 3, and Trae Young is going for the kill. The Chicago Bulls trail Young’s Atlanta Hawks by 13 early in the third quarter. They miss another shot, and Young takes the outlet pass. He dribbles three times, finding himself on the horns..." March 27

  • Miles Plumlee To Have Surgery, Miss The Rest Of The Season

    Hoops Rumors "Hawks center Miles Plumlee has opted to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and won’t be available for the rest of the season, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Plumlee will have the procedure April 2 and the team expects him to be..." March 26

  • Everyone Thought Luka Doncic Was NBA's Best Rookie, Then Trae Young Went Wild

    Bleacher Report "Luka Doncic has spent the entire 2018-19 season leading the NBA's Rookie of the Year race by a hilarious margin. Even now, as he trudges through more down-to-earth performances amid the Dallas Mavericks' not-involuntary tank, his case has long since muted those from his first-year..." March 26

  • Hawks' Trae Young on game-winner vs. 76ers: Those are the plays you live for

    Sporting News "Hawks guard Trae Young pulled off an incredible game-winning shot Saturday with less than a second remaining, giving his team a 129-127 win over the 76ers. Young grabbed an inbound pass from Kevin Huerter with less than four seconds to go and dribbled past..." March 24

  • B.J. Johnson Returns To G League

    Hoops Rumors "B.J. Johnson, whose second 10-day contract with the Hawks expired on Friday, has rejoined the Magic’s G League affiliate, tweets Adam Johnson of 2 Ways and 10 Days. The Lakeland Magic added Johnson to take the place of Anthony Brown, who suffered a season-ending injury. Johnson..." March 24

  • Mitchell, Kuzma endorse Trae Young for ROTY

    The Score "Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young is garnering support from around the Association in his bid to take home NBA Rookie of the Year honors. Young dropped 32 points and 11 dimes on Saturday night, including a floater with 0.1 seconds remaining to down the Philadelphia 76ers at..." March 24

  • Hawks’ Trae Young has 2nd most 20-point, 10-assist games for a rookie over the last 50 years

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is developing into one of the best young ball handlers in today’s NBA, and his latest achievement is a testament to that fact. According to a report from Justin Kubatko of StatMuse, Young now has the second-most 20-point,..." March 20

  • Why the Hawks need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

    USA Today "The Atlanta Hawks deserve Zion Williamson – namely because they have gone about their rebuild with credibility. They have a commitment to their young players on and off the court, giving them great player development instruction and veterans (we see you Vince Carter) to guide..." March 20

  • Atlanta adding Deyonta Davis on 10-day contract

    Clutch Points "According to a new news report, the Atlanta Hawks have added Deytona Davis to a 10-day contract, which is nothing if not interesting. SB Nation says that this is something that the team is trying to see if Davis will be a wise investment for their future, as the former..." March 19

  • 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