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Positive Day One Takeaways Of Atlanta Hawks Training Camp

Training camp for the Atlanta Hawks is underway. There were plenty positive takeaways from their opening practice. The Atlanta Hawks officially opened their training camp yesterday at the University of Georgia. The roster underwent plenty of changes, but none were bigger than the signing of free agent Dwight Howard. Howard is heading into his 13th […] Positive Day One Takeaways...
Via Soaring Down South
6 hours ago

Malcolm Delaney is looking to make an impact with the Atlanta Hawks

Malcolm Delaney is ready to finally make his NBA debut. Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney took an interesting path to the NBA. A four-year player out of Virginia Tech, Delaney went undrafted and headed overseas in hopes of further developing his game. He found a home in Europe and quickly became one of the best international players in the game. Delaney finally made his return...
Via Peachtree Hoops
7 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: 29 Days

In this 2016-17 Atlanta Hawks Season Countdown, we will be counting down the days leading up to the Atlanta 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 29 days until the regular season starts for the Hawks, […] Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 Season Countdown: 29 Days - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
9 hours ago

Locked on Hawks Podcast: Training camp update and Malcolm Delaney

Episode 40 is here. Greetings! Episode 40 of the Locked on Hawks podcast is upon us and the Atlanta Hawks have been quite busy. Topics for Wednesday’s program include the following: Training Camp! Who is running with the starting five in Paul Millsap’s place? What about injury updates? Malcolm Delaney spoke to the media about his path to the NBA and what kind of player he...
Via Peachtree Hoops
9 hours ago

WATCH: Summer Effort Shows In First Day of Training Camp

Both Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore were excited about the first practice of the season, saying that everyone's hard work in the summer is showing in Training Camp.
Via YouTube
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Not Shying Away From Social Issues on Media Day

The recent police killings of Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher have rocked this nation once again giving credence to the actions of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s intentions are to challenge the sacred American flag that is supposed to represent equality and liberty. As an athlete he’s chosen not to take the easy route by counting his millions and staying...
Via Hawks Hoop
1 day ago

Atlanta Hawks Social Media Rundown

Here’s where to follow your favorite Hawks players heading into training camp. Anyone who follows the Atlanta Hawks knows how fantastic the team’s Twitter account can be. That page, along with the Hawks’ Facebook and Instagram accounts, is a great starting point for anyone looking to interact with the team more. For those looking to dive a little deeper, here’s a full...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

Howard calls Atlanta homecoming 'a blessing and an honor'

ATLANTA (AP) Dwight Howard beamed Monday as he posed for photos, finally wearing his hometown ''ATLANTA'' in big letters across his broad chest. Howard said his homecoming is ''a blessing and an honor'' which wipes away frustrations of up-and-down seasons with the Lakers and Rockets the last four years. ''I was placed in situations that weren't really the right situations for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
4 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
5 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
13 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
14 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
16 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
29 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
August 29, 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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