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Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: Day 31, featuring Jason Terry

In this 2016-17 Hawks Season Countdown, we will be counting down the days leading up to the Hawks’ first regular season game.   Here at Soaring Down South, we are counting down the days until the Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 season begins. We’ll continue at 31 days until the regular season starts for the Hawks, highlighting […] Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: Day 31, featuring...
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1 hour ago

Mike Budenholzer addresses Dwight Howard, Paul Millsap and more in Media Day statements

The head coach kicked off Media Day and we were there. Mike Budenholzer took to the podium to present the semi-annual “State of the Union” address for the Atlanta Hawks and the head coach was the first to speak with reporters on Media Day. As you may expect, he tackled a number of subjects, and we will get to them in some detail in this space. First, Budenholzer offered this...
Via Peachtree Hoops
6 hours ago

Mike Budenholzer offers support for potential national anthem protests

At Media Day, Budenholzer was asked about potential protests and he responded as such. The lion’s share of the focus on Monday was on the basketball court, but as Mike Budenholzer addressed the masses during the Atlanta Hawks Media Day, he was asked about the organization’s role when it comes to potential national anthem protests. Here is his answer: “I think, just like a...
Via Peachtree Hoops
7 hours ago

Are The Hawks Really Just A Sixth Seed Team?

It’s well known that the Atlanta Hawks have made moves in the offseason to help the team turn the corner. Whether they will turn the corner or not, remains to be seen. But, the only option to see what the future holds for the Hawks are for journalists to make hypothetical predictions. Speaking of journalist, […] Are The Hawks Really Just A Sixth Seed Team? - Soaring Down South...
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10 hours ago

The Battle for the 15th Roster Spot

Annie Finberg/Atlanta Hawks Training camp is only a few days away. That’s it. And on October 6th the Hawks’ preseason schedule kicks off in Memphis — that’s how close we’re getting to the start of the season. And while the Hawks have their most important summer affairs with regards their roster in order — the signing of Dwight Howard, trading Jeff Teague etc — there’s...
Via Hawks Hoop
3 days ago

Hawks' Paul Millsap has procedure to reduce swelling in knee

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will be rested for three weeks and will miss the first two preseason games following a procedure to reduce swelling in his right knee. The Hawks say Millsap recently had ''a preventative procedure'' and will have ''phases of rest and recovery'' for the next three weeks before returning to full basketball activities. Hawks coach...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks introduce fully digital ticket package aimed at millennials

Few groups of people have the power to control the sporting world like that of the millennial generation thanks to its purchasing power. The Atlanta Hawks are perhaps the NBA’s best at attracting this group to its games, and now the organization is going all-in with a new strategy aimed directly at this group. On Wednesday, the club announced a plan they are calling the “Season...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap is the 22nd Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: Paul Millsap just keeps...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard taken to hospital after long plane flight

Dwight Howard was taken to the hospital after a long plane flight on Sunday, according to reports. WSB’s Zach Klein reported the news about Howard and says indications are the Atlanta Hawks center is “fine.” Per sourceHawks Dwight Howard taken to hospital tonight after long plane flight. Every indication is that he's fine.. Dehydration believed — Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round pick by the Atlanta Hawks since 1982

In 1982, the Atlanta Hawks made a trade with the Utah Jazz for Dominique Wilkins - after Wilkins was drafted 3rd overall and refused to play for the the Jazz. Wilkins is arguably the best player in the history of the Atlanta Hawks franchise. But who was the Hawks' actual pick in 1982, and can you name every first-round pick since? Clue: Year - Pick number
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard trying new way to improve free throw shooting

Dwight Howard has committed to improving his free throw shooting, and he has an interesting way of going about it. Howard’s tactic is to shoot 19-footers, with the aim of gaining the muscle memory to help him at the free throw line when attempting shorter shots. He’s even working with a shooting coach, and as the video depicts, he’s actually not bad at it at all. Dwight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thabo Sefolosha Motivates Local Youth at Latest Court Unveil

Sefolosha discusses his experience at the latest court unveil at Cliftondale Park, and Fulton County PD's new plan to give back.
Via YouTube
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Why Be A Hawks Member

Current Members talk about why they love Membership.
Via YouTube
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Demolition Begins At Hawks Practice Facility Site

Demolition is underway to clear space for what will be the new Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Executive Park.
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries beat Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte in swimming at age 10

Somewhere in another universe, perhaps Kris Humphries is right up there with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte as America’s finest swimmers. What could I possibly be talking about? Well, KL Chouinard of NBA.com dug up the results of a series of races in 1995, in which 10-year-old Humphries mopped the floor with both future Olympians. Here’s a sampling: Childhood @KrisHumphries was a better
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries beat Phelps, Lochte in swimming as a kid

In an alternate reality, Kris Humphries might have been an incredible Olympics swimmer. The Atlanta Hawks detailed Humphries’ impressive swimming career as a 10-year-old. The Hawks forward was so good, he posted the year’s fastest 100m butterfly time for his age group over the likes of multiple-time Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. For real. Humphries...
Via The Comeback
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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