HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kent Bazemore to delay free agent meetings until after July 4, per report

It will be a long weekend for those awaiting a Kent Bazemore contract decision. Atlanta Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore is one of the more interesting free agents on the market this summer, but it appears that NBA teams must wait a bit longer for information on his next contract. Early indications are that increasingly coveted Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore will start holding...
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HAWKS THUNDER JEEZY

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Atlanta Hawks Free Agency Preview

Feature Image: Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) There’s one thing I love about the NBA: when the action on the court finally ends, the NBA keeps going. And it comes thick and fast too. Game 7 of The Finals took place on June 19th, the NBA Draft just took place last Thursday (June 23rd) and now we’re about to head into the free agency period, beginning July...
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6 hours ago

Report: Hawks ‘Reluctant’ On Offering Al Horford Five Year Deal

A five year deal may appear unlikely for Al Horford in Atlanta, who is a free agent this summer.   Possible bad news for Atlanta Hawks fans. According to Zach Lowe for ESPN, the Hawks front office are apparently reluctant to offer center Al Horford a five year deal. Now, it can mean one or […] Report: Hawks ‘Reluctant’ On Offering Al Horford Five Year Deal - Soaring Down South...
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8 hours ago

Report: Thunder trying to sign Al Horford

The Oklahoma City Thunder are interested in signing another top free agent to potentially pair with Kevin Durant next season, as they are reportedly looking to make a run at Al Horford. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Thunder have been calling teams around the league in an attempt to clear enough salary cap space with the goal being to sign both Durant and Horford. That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Atlanta Hawks "reluctant" to offer Al Horford five-year contract, per report

The Hawks may be unwilling to use the team's best leverage in order to keep Al Horford. Al Horford will hit the free agent market officially at 12:01 am ET on July 1, and for months, it has been well known that suitors will be lining up for his services. The Atlanta Hawks have long held the inside track according to most rumblings, though, largely because the team could offer more...
Via Peachtree Hoops
18 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks Swinging for the Free Agency Fences

In a refreshing change of pace, the Atlanta Hawks are vigorously pursuing big name free agents in this off-season. Led by a new ownership group, the organization is looking to take the daunting step from good team to championship contender. The Atlanta Hawks have been criticized by their fans, and even around the league, for […] Atlanta Hawks Swinging for the Free Agency Fences...
Via Soaring Down South
21 hours ago

Hawks exercise option on Mike Muscala's contract for 2016-17

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have exercised forward-center Mike Muscala's contract option for the 2016-17 season. Muscala played in a career-high 60 games last season, his third in the NBA, though he averaged only 3.3 points in 9.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-11 Muscala, who played for Bucknell, recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds...
Via Associated Press
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Hawks Draft Two New Wings with Wild Potential in Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry

Atlanta traded Jeff Teague the day before the NBA Draft, acquiring the No. 12 pick in a three-team trade with Indiana and Utah. Then they took two wings with experience, toughness, and tons of upside. The Hawks have been excellent in recent history at developing wings, with DeMarre Carroll and Kent Bazemore serving as evidence. However, Carroll is long gone to Toronto, and Bazemore...
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Atlanta Hawks exercise 2016-2017 team option on Mike Muscala, per report

The Mike Muscala era continues. The Atlanta Hawks have several roster decisions to make in the coming days, but the team reportedly moved swiftly on such a choice for Mike Muscala. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Hawks picked up a 2016-2017 team option for Muscala on Wednesday, keeping him under team control for next season. It should be noted...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

Why Would Kevin Durant Choose Atlanta?

The Atlanta Hawks will try and secure a meeting with Kevin Durant. What could Atlanta offer him during their pitch? Kevin Durant is the obvious top free agent that will be on the market July 1. Even though every team in the league would love to have a chance to pursue Durant, he has been […] Why Would Kevin Durant Choose Atlanta? - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
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1 day ago

Report: Atlanta Hawks want to join the Kevin Durant chase

The Atlanta Hawks want to be included in the chase for Kevin Durant. Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports sources told him the Atlanta Hawks are trying to persuade Durant to meet with the team face-to-face when free agency begins. Stein reports the chances of meeting with Durant “appear dim” but that Atlanta will try to use Grant Hill to get Durant to meet with the club. Atlanta...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer not guilty in DUI case

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been found not guilty of DUI charges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2938xhW) reports that the jury deliberated for less than three hours on Monday before returning the verdict around 5:20 p.m. He was cleared on a DUI-driving less safe charge. Budenholzer was found guilty of driving with a broken tail light...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks Break Ground On Emory Sports Medicine Complex

The Atlanta Hawks and Emory Healthcare officially broke ground on the Club's new training facility Friday. Take a look at the press conference.
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WATCH: Hawks Partner With Boingo for Arena WiFi

The Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena have partnered with Boingo for a second-to-none WiFi experience.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Upcoming challenges for the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have a solid roster and can take on any team. However, there will be challenges that they will inevitably face. The Hawks are a changing team, but so is the league. If they can adjust their sails in order to win games the possibilities are endless. The Hawks have chosen to keep 23 year-old Dennis Schroder and trade Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers. The adjustment...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks fans react to drafting DeAndre' Bembry

We asked some True Believers what they thought of us picking DeAndre' Bembry in the first round.
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Deion Sanders says he almost played for Atlanta Hawks

Deion Sanders famously played in both the NFL and MLB, but apparently he also came somewhat close to donning an NBA jersey. Sanders revealed Thursday on SI Now that he almost played for the Atlanta Hawks, as part of a publicity stunt orchestrated by Stan Kasten, who was a top executive for both the Hawks and the Atlanta Braves, the ball club Sanders was playing with at the time...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks select St. Joseph's wing player DeAndre Bembry

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have selected St. Joseph's shooting guard DeAndre Bembry with the No. 21 overall pick of the NBA draft. The 6-foot-5, 206-pound Bembry also can play small forward. He averaged 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds last season and gives the Hawks an alternative to Kyle Korver or free agent Kent Bazemore at the wing positions. Bembry was Atlanta's first official...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks draft Taurean Prince

Faced with the possibility of losing another wing, the Atlanta Hawks draft Taurean Prince to slide in at the wing. The Player: Taurean Prince was the leader for a Baylor squad that competed with the best teams in the Big XII. He brings high levels of energy and emotion to every play, and few players have more defensive ability than Prince in this draft. He can score, but hasn...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Schroder excited to start for Hawks

Dennis Schroder is the new starting point guard for the Atlanta Hawks after the team traded Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. The 22-year-old tweeted his thanks to the organization and coach Mike Budenholzer a day after the trade. CAN'T DESCRIBE THIS FEELING !! I EARNED COACH TRUST & I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT OPPURTUNITY !!! ATL HAWKS❤️#CoachBud pic.twitter...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst of Atlanta Hawks' draft picks of last 10 years

Who is the best and who is the worst first-round draft pick the Atlanta Hawks have made the past 10 years?
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague says he played all of 2015-16 season with torn patellar tendon

Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague wants everyone to know he played hurt this season and still put up good numbers. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Teague said he played all of the 2015-16 season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee and “could barely jump or stop.” Mike Mazzeo of ESPN: A source described the nature of Teague’s injury to ESPN as a partial tear. Teague...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks extended their playoff appearance streak to a ninth straight in 2015-16. They fell off by 12 wins from the previous year that saw them unexpectedly land at the top of the Eastern Conference. The drop off had the Hawks questioning the long-term core of the roster for the first time. The Hawks considered trades for Jeff Teague, Al Horford, Kyle Korver and Dennis Schroder...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks, Sixers reportedly talking Jeff Teague, Nerlens Noel swap

Are we on the verge of a mini-shakeup to the Eastern Conference terrain? According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Thursday, the Hawks and the Sixers are discussing a deal centered around a Jeff Teague-for-Nerlens Noel swap. Charania does add, however, that no trade is imminent at the moment. Atlanta and Philadelphia are discussing a deal centered on a Jeff Teague...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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