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HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hawks Decline John Jenkins' Fourth-Year Rookie Option

The Atlanta Hawks have decided to allow John Jenkins to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, declining his fourth-year rookie option, league sources told RealGM.Jenkins, Atlanta’s 23rd overall draft pick in 2012, has averaged 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in two seasons with the franchise. After contributing as a reserve in his rookie year, Jenkins missed most of last...
Via RealGM
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors claw past the Atlanta Hawks in season opener; 109-102

After a confidence & team building 2013-14 season, featuring a tough First Round, Game 7, playoff exit at the hands of their Atlantic Division rival, Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors were eager to get back on the court to tip off of the regular season. The Air Canada Centre crowd inside and outside, in Maple Leaf Square aka ‘Jurassic Park’, was electric and ready to show...
Via Hoops Heads North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Pregame Bullets Podcast – Vs Hawks 10-29-2014

The Atlanta Hawks visit Toronto to open the Raptors 20th NBA season on Wednesday night. The Hawks owing the long consecutive streak in the postseason among Eastern Conference teams at 7 years and the Atlantic Division winning Raptors hoping to build on last season's unexpected success. Check out the Pro Bball Report pregame video podcast here.
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Blaylock Sentenced To Three Years

Former Atlanta Hawks guard Mookie Blaylock was sentenced to three years in prison following a guilty plea. According to ESPN, on Monday Mookie Blaylock pleaded guilty to his role in the death of Monica Murphy stemming from a car crash in Atlanta. The former New Jersey Nets player took a guilty plea in exchange for a reduced prison sentence. He was originally sentenced to 15 years...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star Blaylock sentenced in fatal Ga. crash

ATLANTA (AP) Former NBA All-Star Daron ''Mookie'' Blaylock has been sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in car crash that killed a woman in Georgia. His attorney Amanda Palmer tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitutution that Blaylock agreed Monday to a plea deal on a vehicular homicide charge Monday. It included seven years in prison, with four suspended...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Preseason Predicitons: Eastern Conference – Southeast

Frontrunner - Atlanta Hawks For years, it has been the Atlanta Hawks finishing 2nd in the Southeast division, right behind LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Last season proved to be much of the same as they were 16-13 to start the year, but then former All-Star Al Horford suffered a torn pectoral that ended his season, and it was almost season-ending for the Hawks as they went 22...

Former NBAer Josh Childress destroys opponent with violent flying elbow (video)

Josh Childress never really developed into the player most experts believed he would be during his seven-plus seasons in the NBA after being taken with the sixth-overall pick in 2004 by the Atlanta Hawks. Childress bounced around the league after four modest seasons with the Hawks, but for all intents and purposes, his NBA career...Read More The post Former NBAer Josh Childress destroys...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Mike Scott will win NBA’s Sixth Man award

In 2009-2010, Atlanta Hawks sixth man Jamal Crawford won the Sixth Man of the Year award for the first time in franchise history. After this season Mike Scott will make that two times in franchise history. Mike Scott entered last season as a player who would have to fight and earn his playing time. Once guard Lou Williams struggled in Coach Mike Budenholzer’s system, Scott emerged...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta has an unfortunate off-season with insensitive remarks from General Manager Danny Ferry, but I hope this won’t dissuade people from the team, which is subtly unconventional and the highest paid player, Horford, is only getting 12 million dollars a year. Atlanta has had trouble finding relevancy for years, but there’s an opportunity here to build something special. 2014...
Via Analytics Game
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Jarell Eddie and center Dexter Pittman. The moves on Tuesday were expected. The offseason signings of wing players Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore, combined with the addition of rookie center Adreian Payne, left no openings on the roster. Eddie and Pittman didn't play in the Hawks'...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

T.I. and Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin do awkward Opening Night promo

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and rapper (and Atlanta native) T.I. do a promo together encouraging fans to go to the Hawks home opener on November 1st. What you’ll see is an awkward 21-second promo… but amusing, nonetheless. Check out the Hawks CEO and T.I. breaking it down together in this video: Yes, Hawks fans. You should be there. Fo’ shizzle. Even I feel awkward typing...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Webber is part of a group that wants to buy the Hawks

Chris Webber wants to follow in the footsteps of former ESPN broadcaster Magic Johnson and buy a chunk of a sports team. But unlike Johnson, Webber is sticking to basketball, and is reportedly targeting the Atlanta Hawks. He posted a note on Twitter Thursday morning about his ownership interests. pic.twitter.com/gQDnrpdngf — Chris Webber (@realchriswebber) October 16, 2014 The...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Webber part of group interested in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks haven’t been in the news for many good things lately, but a former NBA star is hoping to change that. Five-time All-Star Chris Webber is part a potential ownership group — dubbed “The Webber Group” — that is interested in buying the Hawks. Webber announced the news via his Twitter account Thursday morning. http://t.co/gQDnrpdngf— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Quietly Explored Al Horford Trade Last Season

The Atlanta Hawks quietly reached out to a select group of teams last season making Al Horford available, according to sources. The Hawks were seeking "the right price - including an unprotected 2014 first round pick." Horford was injured last season, but is healthy again and remains one of the NBA's most productive big men when healthy.
Via RealGM
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks season preview: Player projections

You’ve finally reached part three of my three part series previewing the Atlanta Hawks’ upcoming season. If you missed part one-Roster Analysis or part two-Team Projections, check them out! Last week I gave team projections, and this week I will be giving you player projections. We will focus on the five starters and a few key reserve players. Hawks starting five: Jeff Teague...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Mike Scott Explains His Emoji Tattoos (Photo)

The Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Scott has nabbed headlines in the past for his interesting emoji inspired tattoos, and Scott finally set down with an interview with Mashable to explain the story behind the tattoos. Read below for an excerpt from his interview on why Scott has the interesting tattoos, when he got them, and people’s reactions to him about them. “What was the first emoji...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks unveil their new court

Loading View on Instagram Trends go in cycles and what was old becomes new again. Reaching back to the days before the Human Highlight, Kevin Willis’ thin mustache and the unreal Spudd Webb. The Atlanta Hawks have turned back time on their new court design for the 2014-15 season which features the classic Pac logo at center court first seen in the 1970’s. Cool stuff ATL!...
Via Hooped Up
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Why Paul Millsap will get traded

With the 15th pick in this year’s NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Adreian Payne, power forward from Michigan State. This pick shocked many people across the NBA. The Hawks weakest position was small forward and the draft provided an ideal way to upgrade. They could have drafted the centerpiece (Rodney Hood and Kyle Anderson were still available) to play alongside star big men...
Via isportsweb.com
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks giving Dominique Wilkins statue outside of arena

The Atlanta Hawks held a press conference concerning the sale of the team. But it was also revealed that a Hawks legend will be getting his own statue very soon. It’s long overdue, in fact. Via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dominque Wilkins will get a statue on March 6, 2015. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 16, 2014 Dominique Wilkins played...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dominique Wilkins interested in purchasing Hawks

With all the controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks and owner Bruce Levenson on his way out due to a racist e-mail he sent in 2012, a former Hawks legend may be the next owner. According to TMZ Sports, Dominique Wilkins is interested in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks, and he’s already been pre-approved for ownership by […]
Via Full Scale Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Deng scouting report triggered Hawks investigation

It was a background report on Luol Deng that reportedly set the investigation of Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson into motion, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The Hawks were among the teams that pursued Deng in free agency this offseason, and although he ultimately signed with the Miami Heat, it was a meeting about the small forward which ultimately led to Levenson...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks owner selling team after revelation of racist email

TweetPer a report from Y! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks are becoming the next NBA franchise to be sold because of a racist owner: Owner Bruce Levenson will sell the Atlanta Hawks after revelation of a 2012 racist email, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 7, 2014 There was meeting in NYC including NBA...
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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