HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Kent Bazemore to return to Hawks on 4 year $70 million deal

Kent Bazemore has turned down an offer from the LA Lakers (his former team) and from the Houston Rockets to return to the Atlanta Hawks….. Free agent guard Kent Bazemore has agreed to a four-year, $70M deal to re-sign with Atlanta, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2016 Bazemore will have a player option on the fourth season of his...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Hawks Keep Kent Bazemore On $70M Contract

The Atlanta Hawks only owned Kent Bazemore's Early Bird rights, which prohibited them from offering a fifth season but they were still able to re-sign him amid competitive offers on a four-year, $70 million deal. Bazemore seemed destined for a longish career as an end of the bench energy guy until he was traded by the Warriors to the Lakers at the deadline in 2014 and was finally...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson, Jazz agree on two-year, $22 million deal

It’s about to get real for the fans in Salt Lake City, because Joe Johnson is heading to Utah. Johnson and the Jazz have agreed on a two-year, $22 million deal, according to TNT’s David Aldridge. Once a 20-point per game scorer during his time with the Atlanta Hawks, Johnson has settled into more of a complementary role these days, but he’s still an effective player. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns engaging in trade discussions involving Paul Millsap, per report

In order to maintain the flexibility needed for the pursuit of Al Horford, the Atlanta Hawks might have to get very creative. Of course, this salary cap situation was self-inflicted by the organization in the wake of free agent agreements with both Kent Bazemore and Dwight Howard, but the Hawks may be exploring a very interesting path to keeping Horford. Moving on from Paul Millsap...
Via Peachtree Hoops
5 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks discussing trade possibilities to open salary cap space for Al Horford, per report

After agreeing to terms on lucrative, long-term contracts with both Kent Bazemore and Dwight Howard, the Atlanta Hawks looked to potentially be out of the running for Al Horford. However, multiple reports now indicate that the Hawks have been working in the trade market in an attempt to open the salary cap space needed to sign Horford, should the All-Star center want to stay. ...
Via Peachtree Hoops
5 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks Reach Deal With Kent Bazemore

The Atlanta Hawks re-sign Kent Bazemore after a wild first day of free agency. As the first day of NBA free agency comes to a close, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with wingman Kent Bazemore. The deal is reportedly worth $70 million over four years, with a player option […] Atlanta Hawks Reach Deal With Kent Bazemore - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
6 hours ago

Dwight Howard goes home to Atlanta, but was it a good deal?

In a surprisingly swift free agency process, Dwight Howard agreed to sign a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Howard returns to his hometown as a humbled former superstar who just turned 30. If you squint hard enough and it's his right day physically, you can sometimes see the dominant force Howard was during his peak with the Orlando Magic carrying a bad defensive...
Via RealGM - NBA
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back Up Point Guard The Hawks Should Target

The Atlanta Hawks are in desperate need at the back up point guard position. Here are four players they should target to fill that void. With the departure of Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks, Dennis Schröder will take over a blue-chip role as a starting point guard in the NBA. This leaves a significant hole on the […] Back Up Point Guard The Hawks Should Target - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
12 hours ago

Report: Howard made ‘strong connection’ in Hawks meeting

Dwight Howard’s meeting with the Atlanta Hawks reportedly went very well, and there is “traction” for the two sides toward a deal. Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reported that there was a “strong connection” between Howard and the Hawks. Atlanta Hawks and free agent Dwight Howard made a strong connection in meeting today, sources tell @TheVertical. There's traction...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horford reportedly meeting with Rockets

With some Durant-sized fish stealing all the thunder (no pun intended), Al Horford’s free agency has found itself somewhat overshadowed. But the Houston Rockets certainly haven’t forgotten about him. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on Thursday, Horford will be having a meeting with the Rockets on Friday. Source: Al Horford will meet with the Houston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hawks Hoop
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 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...
Via Associated Press
4 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.
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via YouTube
4 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...
Via isportsweb.com
6 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.
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
7 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...
Via The Sports Daily
8 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?
Via FOX Sports South
10 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
22 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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