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  • Kings Among Teams Interested In Jeremy Lin

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are among the teams that have expressed “exploratory” trade interest in Hawks point guard Jeremy Lin, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). As Stein notes (via Twitter), Lin is one of a handful of Atlanta veterans..." January 15

  • How Taurean Prince will fit in with the Hawks when he returns

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks are now 13-29 for the season and currently No. 12 in the Eastern Conference. As compared to the rest of the league, the Hawks are still firmly in the basement, but this year isn’t about the wins and losses that can be shown in the standings. Rookies Trae Young..." January 14

  • Despite report, Sixers have not inquired about Hawks guard Jeremy Lin, per team source

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With the trade deadline fast approaching and the Sixers in desperate need of bench help, the rumors are bound to start flying. On Saturday, a report surfaced that the Sixers have “inquired” about Hawks guard Jeremy Lin. While Lin makes sense as a player that can..." January 14

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Jeremy Lin reportedly drawing trade interest from Blazers, Pelicans, Sixers

    Peachtree Hoops "The NBA trade deadline is less than one month away and the Atlanta Hawks are expected to be active. That, of course, doesn’t mean that Travis Schlenk and company will pull the trigger on a deal of any kind but, over the next few weeks, it is safe to assume that the Hawks..." January 11

  • Report: Interest around NBA in Jeremy Lin picking up

    Yardbarker "It sounds like interest around the NBA in Hawks point guard Jeremy Lin is picking up, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). After missing most of the last two seasons in Brooklyn due to injuries, Lin is averaging 10.9 PPG and 3.6 APG with an efficient .502/.380/.821 in the..." January 09

  • Raptors fans gave Vince Carter standing ovation in potential final game in Toronto

    Pro Basketball Talk "Vince Carter turns 42 years old on January 26th. He is the definition of a veteran, a man who has changed his game so much from his younger days in order to stay in the NBA. Carter has played for eight teams during his career, but many remember him primarily as a member of the Toronto..." January 09

  • What type of future big man should the Atlanta Hawks look to pair with John Collins?

    Peachtree Hoops "A team in a rebuilding phase is heavily focused on evaluations, whether it is players, lineups, schemes, or anything else related to the organization’s long-term outlook. A club should be careful to not overreact to the play of a rookie, especially if that player comes in with some..." January 08

  • Phenom on phenom: Vince Carter praises Zion Williamson

    ABC 11 "Atlanta Hawks veteran Vince Carter knows what it's like to be defined by a highlight reel and says he can relate toDukefreshman Zion Williamson. Once nicknamed "Vinsanity," the 41-year-old Carter starred at North Carolina in the mid-1990s and is a former NBA slam..." January 08

  • Vince Carter 'can't imagine' retiring at end of season

    The Score "Standing in the city where his NBA career began, Vince Carter said Tuesday he doesn't expect to retire upon the conclusion of the 2018-19 campaign. "We'll see what happens at the end of the year," Carter told reporters prior to the Atlanta Hawks'..." January 08

  • How Vince Carter became the NBA's go-to mentor for young players

    Sportsnet "As you’d expect from a story about Vince Carter, this begins with a dunk. Well, actually, a failed dunk. It’s late in the fourth quarter of a November contest between Carter’s Atlanta Hawks and the visiting Miami Heat. The home side is nursing a four-point lead when Kent..." January 06

  • Atlanta’s core trio is operating at a high level when playing together

    Peachtree Hoops "With Taurean Prince already on the shelf and Kent Bazemore set to miss extended time with injury, the Atlanta Hawks are operating in a short-handed capacity at the moment. While the team played at an improved level to close 2018, expectations (at least when it comes to wins and losses)..." January 04

  • Vince Carter’s on-court play cements his off-court message

    Peachtree Hoops "Nearly every conversation surrounding Vince Carter’s tenure with the Atlanta Hawks centers on his leadership of the young roster. Veterans hang around the NBA long after their on-court usefulness has left them because teams value their immense experience and essentially treat them as a..." January 02

  • Report: Kent Bazemore likely to opt in with Hawks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kent Bazemore is having a reasonably nice year for the Hawks. He’s still not going to near his $19,269,662 player-option salary for next season on the open market next offseason. So, he probably won’t enter free agency. Michael Scotto of The..." January 02

  • Dewayne Dedmon playing some of his best basketball as trade deadline looms

    Peachtree Hoops "Dewayne Dedmon is living his best life in an Atlanta Hawks uniform. The veteran center is currently on the best run of his career with the Hawks after signing a one-year contract with a player option in the summer of 2017. Dedmon is enjoying as much playing time as he could..." December 31

  • Bazemore sidelined at least 2 weeks with ankle sprain

    The Score "The Atlanta Hawks announced Kent Bazemore will be unavailable for at least two weeks. An MRI on Sunday confirmed the 29-year-old suffered a right ankle sprain in Saturday's 111-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. " December 30

  • Kent Bazemore reportedly generating trade interest from contenders looking for a ‘difference-maker’

    Peachtree Hoops "Until the calendar flips to 2019, the NBA trade market might be fairly tepid. As usual, there have been trade winds in the early going of the season, with players like George Hill and Trevor Ariza changing teams in interesting maneuvers. However, the real action doesn’t usually arrive..." December 19

  • 76ers, Hawks Among Teams Practicing with 4-Point Line in Latest NBA Trend

    Bleacher Report "It's not uncommon for Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to pull up from the logo, but he's not the only one around the league trying to stretch the court. According to ESPN's Malika Andrews, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Brooklyn Nets, the..." December 18

  • Hawks' Bazemore fined $10K for throwing ball into stands

    NBA.com "Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore has been fined $10,000 for throwing the ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, for which Bazemore was assessed a technical foul, occurred with 9:09..." December 18

  • You may not know John Collins’ name now, but you will soon

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks are not a good basketball team. This is by design. They are one of the youngest teams in the league, and their young players have a position of prominence. This is the difference between tanking and rebuilding, and the Hawks are very much in the early stages of the..." December 18

  • Hawks’ Jeremy Lin could become trade target if he keeps performing

    Clutch Points "Coming off a season-long injury, Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeremy Lin finds himself in a familiar situation as he did with the Brooklyn Nets. Despite of it, he could find himself benefiting from a rather arid trade market, arising as one of the top targets for teams looking to..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Improved finishing at the rim will be critical to DeAndre’ Bembry increasing his offensive value

    Peachtree Hoops "DeAndre’ Bembry entered this season having logged just 826 minutes in his NBA career after being selected with the No. 21 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2016 NBA Draft. His lack of playing time during his rookie season was mostly the result of him not being in the rotation on a..." December 11

  • Why Hawks feel rookie Trae Young is ahead of schedule, and how he's measuring up to Luka Doncic

    CBS Sports "Trae Young is shooting 23.9 percent from 3-point range. ESPN's recently released Real Plus-Minus metric put him as the second-least impactful player in the league. Yet Young was just named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month to start his career. So plenty of people like..." December 07

  • Why Trae Young Thinks It's 'Crazy' How Opponents Defend Him

    Complex "Trae Young came into the NBA as Steph Curry lite. The young Hawks point guard had fans agog when he first started pulling up from deep at Oklahoma during his lone freshman season in the NCAA, and the comparisons to the sharpshooting Warriors MVP were inevitable. However,..." December 06

  • Carter won't enter dunk contest again: 'I don't ever want to tarnish' 2000 classic

    The Score "With Vince Carter in the midst of his 21st NBA season, there's been a movement among some to recruit him to compete in February's dunk contest at All-Star weekend. But Carter says it's not going to happen, and that's because he knows he can't come close to..." December 05

  • Ankle injury to sideline Hawks' Taurean Prince at least 3 weeks

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks say forward Taurean Prince will miss at least three weeks with a left ankle injury. Prince was hurt Monday when he came down on Golden State's Shaun Livingston while shooting during Atlanta's 128-111 loss to the..." December 04

  • Warriors star Stephen Curry is tired of being compared to Trae Young

    Sporting News "Hawks rookie Trae Young has drawn many comparisons to Stephen Curry and the Warriors star isn't thrilled about it. The pair of guards both have the ability to get hot from deep, but Curry made sure to make a few points about what really matters after Golden State beat Atlanta 128-111..." December 04

  • Vince Carter Happy As Part Of Rebuilding Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Unlike many veterans who prioritize winning a championship above all else as they approach retirement, Vince Carter has signed with rebuilding teams in each of the last two summers, joining the Hawks in 2018 after playing for Sacramento in 2017/18. Atlanta is off to a 5-18..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Trae Young could be the natural evolution of Steph Curry, but they're taking vastly different paths

    CBS Sports "Because of his size and appearance, combined with an ability and confidence to shoot from anywhere inside half-court, Hawks rookie Trae Young, a simmering maelstrom of unique skill packed into a 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame, drew immediate comparisons to Warriors superstar Stephen..." November 17

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Trae Young’s Passing Is Allowing Him To Flourish Until His Shot Comes Around

    Dime Magazine "Confetti fell, Randy Newman blared, and Trae Young was an inch or two away from a game-winner. The rookie wisely did not force a shot from deep while the Atlanta Hawks were down by one in the waning moments of their game against the Los Angeles Lakers, choosing instead to split the defense and..." November 15

  • Hawks teammates trash Trae Young’s $138K Audi R8

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young was thrilled to show off his first car, a new matte black $138,000 Audi R8, in July. Young’s teammates let his newness wear off a bit for bursting his proverbial bubble, and stuffed the new custom car with loads of popcorn..." November 09

  • New York Knicks' Enes Kanter upset with 'childish' Atlanta Hawks tweet

    ESPN "Enes Kanter took issue with a Hawks tweet that highlighted a potentially dangerous fall he took in the New York Knicks' win over Atlanta on Wednesday. "I don't know who's running their social media -- a high schooler? I have no idea," Kanter said. "I know..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Hawks become latest team to embrace neurological technology

    Sportsnaut "The Atlanta Hawks have recently become the second NBA team to enter a partnership with SyncThink. SyncThink works in neurotechnology with foundational IP in eye tracking analytics. The Hawks will use it to track the fatigue of the players throughout the year. This will help cut..." November 06

  • John Collins to travel on upcoming road trip, return timetable uncertain

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks have operated without John Collins for most of the preseason and the first nine regular season games. While the club managed to escape with three victories in those contests, the absence of the second-year big man is felt each time Lloyd Pierce’s team takes the..." November 05

  • J.R. Smith endorses Trae Young, who isn’t Collin Sexton and doesn’t play for Cavaliers, for Rookie of the Year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cavaliers veterans reportedly aren’t impressed with rookie teammate Collin Sexton‘s grasp of NBA basketball. Cleveland offered J.R. Smith a chance to leave the team, clearly holding some concern about his influence while out of the..." November 05

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Hawks owner Tony Ressler: 'For two years, I was a deer in the headlights'

    ESPN "Billionaire Tony Ressler bought the Atlanta Hawks in 2015. In the time since, he's learned as he's gone along -- and it hasn't been easy. "Let's cut the bulls---," Ressler told The Athletic. "I didn't know what I was doing. I can blame someone else,..." October 26

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Hawks’ John Collins to miss several more weeks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will be without John Collins for Wednesday’s home opener and beyond as the power forward deals with an ankle injury. Collins will miss several more weeks with a return date that is likely in early November, according to a person familiar with the situation. He would miss nine..." October 23

  • Why Taurean Prince Could Be In Line For A Breakout Year

    Dime Magazine "A good rule of thumb if you follow the NBA is to be careful how much you buy into players succeeding on tanking teams down the stretch of the season. Too often, these mini-leaps can come crashing down to earth the following year when everyone begins trying to win basketball games yet..." October 19

  • 11 NBA rookies younger than careers of Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter

    Sportsnaut "As the 2018-19 NBA season begins, the fascinating careers of Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter have reached drinking age. Yes, their 21-year tenures in the league is longer than several players have occupied this planet. Plenty of the NBA’s youngest well-known talents..." October 16