Hawks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Report: Hawks guard Tyler Dorsey charged with driving under the influence

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks guard Tyler Dorsey was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants last weekend in Eugene, Ore., according to a report by KVAL.com.  KVAL reported that Eugene police allege that Dorsey was driving with his lights off early Saturday..." May 30

  • Hawks, Suns have interest in Michael Beasley

    Pro Basketball Talk "Not a lot of people noticed — if you didn’t watch a lot of Knicks games after Kristaps Porzingis went down, nobody can blame you — but Michael Beasley had a strong season for the Knicks, primarily off the bench. He averaged 13.2 points per game, shooting 50.7 percent overall..." May 29

  • Chris Jent To Remain With Hawks As Assistant Coach

    Hoops Rumors "Hawks assistant coach Chris Jent will remain with the team in that capacity as part of new head coach Lloyd Pierce‘s staff, tweets Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Jent joined Atlanta’s coaching staff last season after spending the previous season as an assistant at Ohio..." May 26

  • 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

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