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  • The evolution of Trae Young at Summer League

    Pro Basketball Talk "Trae Young looked overmatched in his first two Summer League games. No question. In Salt Lake City, the No. 5 pick and newest face of the Atlanta franchise shot 9-of-36 overall and 2-of-16 from three through two games. The Stephen Curry comparisons, which were always overheated,..." July 14

  • Report: Jeremy Lin acquisition expedites Hawks trading Dennis Schroder

    Pro Basketball Talk "After drafting point guard Trae Young, the Hawks said they’d keep incumbent starting point guard Dennis Schroder. But Atlanta trading for another point guard, Jeremy Lin, has blown the lid off that obvious ruse. Adrian Wojnarowski of..." July 13

  • Nets trade guard Jeremy Lin to Hawks, sources say

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks acquired Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin in a trade Thursday night, league sources told ESPN. Atlanta is sending Brooklyn a 2020 second-round pick via Portland and the rights to Isaia Cordinier, league sources said. Cordinier is..." July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Cavs could have ended with Luka Doncic if not rejecting trade with Hawks

    EuroHoops.net "The Atlanta Hawks offered the Cleveland Cavaliers the opportunity to trade up to No. 3 in a deal that would have involved Kent Bazemore in this year’s NBA draft, as reported by Bleacher Report. Hawks swapped spots with the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5, and a trade between Luka..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Schlenk: Hawks’ ‘free agency is going to be trades’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk sat down with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution while at the Las Vegas Summer League this week. He spoke on a number of issues, including the struggles of No. 5 overall pick Trae Young and the team’s plans (or lack thereof) to build the roster in free..." July 11

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Hawks 'content' having Schroder, Young on roster

    Yardbarker "The Hawks would like to find a trade involving point guard Dennis Schroder, but so far the packages available to them haven’t been strong enough to warrant a deal, tweets Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. According to Schultz, Atlanta is “content” with the idea of..." July 05

  • Pelicans have had discussions about acquiring the Hawks’ Dennis Schroder

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans have “had discussions” about acquiring Atlanta Hawkspoint guard Dennis Schroder in a trade, according to NBC Sports anchor Fletcher Mackel. The Pelicans reportedly like his talent but have major concerns about his pending..." July 05

  • Three Teams Still Have Significant 2018 Cap Room

    Hoops Rumors "We knew coming into the 2018 NBA free agent period that there may not be enough cap room to go around for all the players who hoped to sign lucrative new deals. Now, on the fourth day of the new league year, that’s more true than ever. Teams like..." July 04

  • Trae Young's Summer League Debut Didn't Go Too Well

    Complex "Atlanta Hawks rookie guard Trae Young is the exact type of player you would expect to shine in NBA Summer League, where defensive efforts tends to be minimal and scoring ability traditionally shines. Young, however, struggled in his debut on Monday, shooting 4 for 20 from the field (1 for..." July 03

  • Hawks Among Those Interested In Zach LaVine

    Hoops Rumors "Count the Hawks among those interested in Bulls guard Zach LaVine, Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago tweets. They’ll join a handful of suitors that also includes the Kings, as we wrote about earlier this week. Atlanta, like..." July 01

  • Hawks sign draft picks Young, Huerter, Spellman

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman signed their Hawks contracts on Sunday. As first-round picks the players’ contract terms and salaries are dictated by the rookie scale. They received two-year guaranteed contracts with team options for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons...." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Lee, Chandler, Bazemore available for trade

    The Score "A trio of veteran wings are available for trade on the eve of free agency. New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee, Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler, and Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore are on the trading block, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Lee..." June 30

  • Hawks Waive Guard Isaiah Taylor

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have waived guard Isaiah Taylor, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. The move saves Atlanta $300K, which Taylor would have received if he had remained on the roster through Saturday. His $1,544,951 salary for next season would have been fully..." June 30

  • Hawks’ Delaney, Lee, Magette To Become UFAs

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks won’t tender qualifying offers to Malcolm Delaney, Damion Lee, or Josh Magette, meaning all three players will become unrestricted free agents, tweets Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Michael Scotto of The Athletic first..." June 27

  • Mike Muscala opting in for $5 million with Hawks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks, who can easily clear about $24 million in cap space, have positioned themselves as a dumping ground as they rebuild. Atlanta will take bad contracts – with sweeteners (draft picks and/or young players) attached. If the Hawks use all that cap room, they can still..." June 26

  • Hawks’ GM, coach say Dennis Schroder to stay with team, split time with Trae Young

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Trae Young comes to the Hawks with the expectation that he will develop into a star NBA point guard. The Hawks already have an established point guard, Dennis Schroder, and the incumbent expressed a desire for a trade even before the team acquired Young in the draft last..." June 26

  • Mike Muscala Exercises $5M Player Option With Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Muscala has exercised his $5 million player option with the Atlanta Hawks. " June 25

  • Trae Young impressed Hawks by shooting from ‘4-point line’

    Larry Brown Sports "Plenty of players can drain shots from the NBA 3-point line, so it usually takes more than that to impress a team in a pre-draft workout. But if you prove that you can make baskets from the 4-point line, that has to command attention. The Atlanta Hawks introduced their rookie class on..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Hawks Agree To Sign Jaylen Adams To Two-Way Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign Jaylen Adams to a two-way contract. " June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Hawks GM: Didn't trade up from 19th pick because of media projections

    ESPN "When Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk found out whom other teams were planning on drafting and that he'd be able to select Kevin Huerterwith the 19th overall pick, there was no need to trade up to get the Maryland guard. Schlenk told 95.7 The Game in San..." June 22

  • Hawks Trade No. 3 Pick to Mavericks

    Basketball Insiders "The Hawks are going to be drafting for Dallas at No. 3, league sources say Dallas will send a future first-round pick with various protections over the next five seasons to Atlanta along with No. 5 to acquire the third overall pick from Atlanta, league sources say " June 21

  • Hawks take Villanova forward Omari Spellman with 30th pick

    Penn Live "The Atlanta Hawks selected Villanova forward Omari Spellman in the first round of Thursday's 2018 NBA Draft at Barclays Center with the 30th overall pick, culminating the 6-foot-9 post player's path to the professional ranks. A former five-star recruit, Spellman..." June 21

  • Hawks Draft Kevin Huerter No. 19 Overall

    247 Sports "Maryland's Kevin Huerter is headed to the Atlanta Hawks. Huerter was picked by the Hawks with the No. 19 pick in tonight's NBA Draft, becoming Maryland's first first-round pick since Alex Len in 2013. Huerter was one of the fastest-rising prospects in the months leading up..." June 21

  • Mavericks acquire Luka Doncic from Hawks for Trae Young, pick

    Larry Brown Sports "All the talk about the Atlanta Hawks looking to trade down in the draft apparently was true. The Hawks and Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade that will send Luka Doncic to Dallas, while Atlanta will receive Trae Young, whom Dallas will take at No. 5. The Hawks will also receive a..." June 21

  • Clippers could trade for Dennis Schroder

    Sportsnaut "As rumors swirl around the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers may have found an answer to their point guard woes. According to Zach Klein of WSB in Atlanta, the Clippers are in talks with the Atlanta Hawks for a deal that would send the No.13 pick to Atlanta for a package involving..." June 21

  • Hawks, Mavs discussing swap involving No. 3 and 5 picks

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks are discussing a deal to swap the Hawks' No. 3 pick for the Mavericks' No. 5 pick, but Dallas is unwilling to round out the trade by parting with Wesley Matthews to receive Kent Bazemore, league sources told The New York Times' Marc..." June 21

  • A Number Of Teams Are Reportedly Trying To Trade With The Hawks For The Third Pick

    Dime Magazine "After the Suns at No. 1, who are a near mortal lock to take Deandre Ayton, the consensus about the rest of the top 5 is that no one has any idea what will happen. The Kings are torn between Marvin Bagley III and Luka Doncic (and maybe Michael Porter Jr., but also maybe not). The Hawks..." June 21

  • Hawks unlikely to find taker for Dennis Schroder

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks could be looking to rid themselves of two unwanted cap-space-hogging assets in point guard Dennis Schroder and small forward Kent Bazemore. Schroder is owed $46.5 million until 2021 and Bazemore upward of $37 million through 2020, which could prove rather difficult..." June 21

  • Hawks’ Dewayne Dedmon Exercises Player Option

    NBA.com "Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has picked up his $7.2 million player option for the 2018-19 season, according to Yahoo's Shams Charania. Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has exercised his $7.2 million player option for next season, league sources told Yahoo..." June 21

  • Report: Atlanta Hawks leaning toward Luka Doncic with third pick

    NBA.com "The Hawks are leaning toward Slovenian teen sensation Luka Doncic with the third pick in Thursday's draft, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony.  Via Twitter, Wojnarowski reports ... Luka..." June 20

  • Hawks Exploring Trade Up From No. 19

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks enter the 2018 NBA draft armed with three first-round picks at Nos. 3, 19, and 30. And while the team seems unlikely to move its top selection, the club has been dangling the 19th and 30th overall picks in an effort to move up in the draft, league sources tell Michael Scotto..." June 20

  • Hawks’ Dennis Schroder On Trade Block?

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have made Dennis Schroder available in trades, league sources tell Jeremy Woo of SI.com. However, according to Woo, the point guard has been difficult to move due to concerns about his attitude, along with the $46.5MM remaining on his..." June 19

  • Hawks are reportedly interested in taking Trae Young, trading down in the draft

    The Sports Daily "The Hawks are one of may top teams to consider trading down in the NBA Draft. The Kings have been exploring options as well as Grizzlies in an attempt to drop the Parsons contract and even the Suns in an attempt to get Kawhi Leonard. Now, the Atlanta Hawks, who own..." June 16

  • Three teams in the top half of lottery that might consider trading down

    CBS Sports "The top of the 2018 NBA Draft has a strong boom-or-bust mentality. There are some incredible talents such as Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley III that could turn into franchise cornerstones. At the same time, many of these players projected for the top don't have the feeling of..." June 16

  • Hawks contemplate trades as NBA draft approaches

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Nuggets are aggressively seeking to shed salary by trading forward Kenneth Faried, and the Hawks are willing to accommodate them for the right price, according to a person with knowledge of the NBA trade market.  The Hawks would seek draft picks, young players or both as part..." June 15

  • Hawks Working Out Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks are hosting a pair of pre-draft workouts today, and one of those two sessions will be an individual workout for top prospect Jaren Jackson Jr., the team announced in a press release. A potential top-five pick in this year’s draft, Jackson also auditioned..." June 13

  • Apparently former Spur Boris Diaw joined the French Marines

    NBC San Antonio "He is the most interesting man alive. Former San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw turned in his sneakers and picked up a rifle for the French Marines. According to French site Varmatin, Diaw joined the Toulon French Marines Reserve unit (the citizen unit that is) and..." June 13

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Five Hawks assistants join Budenholzer with Bucks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Mike Budenholzer got the band back together – most of it anyway. The former Hawks and new Bucks head coach will bring five of his six assistant coaches with him from Atlanta to Milwaukee.  Darvin Ham, Taylor Jenkins, Ben Sullivan, Patrick St. Andrews and, as..." June 07

  • Hawks Narrow Options At No. 3 To 3-4 Players

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks are confident they know who the Phoenix Suns will select at No. 1, but are uncertain on what the Sacramento Kings will do at No. 2 before their pick at No. 3. “We’re down to three or four guys with the third pick," said Travis..." June 06

  • Hawks add Greg Foster, Matt Hill to coaching staff

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have added assistants Greg Foster and Matt Hill to new coach Lloyd Pierce’s coaching staff.  Foster joins the Hawks after four seasons as a Bucks assistant. He was a player development coach with the 76ers in 2013-14. Foster played for 13 seasons in the NBA,..." June 04

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