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  • 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

  • Hawks Pick Up 2019/20 Options For Three Players

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks, as expected, have picked up their 2019/20 team options for three players on rookie scale contracts, per Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link). Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry have had their fourth-year options exercised,..." October 15

  • Hawks Cut Thomas Robinson, R.J. Hunter, C.J. Anderson

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have trimmed their preseason roster by three, waiving Thomas Robinson, R.J. Hunter, and C.J. Anderson, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link). Atlanta’s roster is now at the regular season limit of 17 players, including two on two-way..." October 13

  • Hawks’ John Collins to miss start of season due to ankle soreness, procedure

    Pro Basketball Talk "John Collins is poised to break out. While fans were focused on the Hawks’ Trae Young during Summer League, John Collins looked every bit Atlanta’s future All-Star. Collins averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds a game shooting 57.6 percent last NBA season, then unleashed in..." October 12

  • Atlanta Hawks sign Isaac Humphries

    247 Sports "The Atlanta Hawks have signed former Kentucky center Isaac Humphries, the club announcedMonday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but according to Olgun Uluc of Fox Sports AU, the deal is non-guaranteed and that Humphries is expected to spend time with the Erie Bay..." October 09

  • Hawks Sign C.J. Anderson, Waive Isaac Humphries

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks made a minor change to their roster today, announcing in a pair of press releases that they’ve signed former UMass guard C.J. Anderson, waiving recently-added big man Isaac Humphries in a corresponding move. Humphries, a native of Australia who went undrafted out of..." October 09

  • Will adidas ever give Trae Young his own signature sneaker?

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks traded the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young and a future first round selection. Young was arguably the most well known name going into the draft, and continues to be a high profile rookie today. Currently, Young is..." October 04

  • Cole Aldrich reportedly expected to spend 2018-2019 season in China

    Peachtree Hoops "Even with four players unavailable due to injury, the Atlanta Hawks had 16 players in uniform for the team’s preseason opener on Monday evening and 15 of those players were featured on the floor. The one that did not see action was veteran big man Cole Aldrich and, on..." October 02

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • Omari Spellman, Daniel Hamilton will miss start of training camp

    Peachtree Hoops "Training camp begins on Tuesday, Sept. 25 but, when the Atlanta Hawks formally assemble on the floor for the first time, at least four players will be unavailable for full-time duty. Previously, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reported that both Dewayne Dedmon and Justin Anderson would be..." September 25

  • 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