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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
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Kris Humphries is Key in Atlanta Frontcourt Rotation

The Atlanta Hawks have made big moves in reference to their frontcourt rotation. Kris Humphries plays a key role in making it work. Atlanta made some flashy moves this off-season regarding their big men. Al Horford was let go, Dwight Howard was brought in to replace him. Many question this move because of Dwight’s lack of versatility […] Kris Humphries is Key in Atlanta Frontcourt...
Via Soaring Down South
17 hours ago

Is DeAndre Bembry A Potential Fan Favorite For The Hawks?

Fan favorites for any professional sports team are what could be considered the heart of a franchise. They have a style of play about them that makes them unheralded; fans identify with them through their play which makes them, to some degree, untouchable. Who are exactly fan favorites? Athletes such as Andre Iguodala of the […] Is DeAndre Bembry A Potential Fan Favorite For The...
Via Soaring Down South
19 hours ago

Bigger Impact In 2016-17: Taurean Prince Or DeAndre Bembry?

The Atlanta Hawks utilized their two first-round picks to select two wing players in Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry. Who will have the bigger impact? The Atlanta Hawks entered the 2016 NBA Draft with obvious depth issues at the small forward and point guard positions. Most even assumed that they would use one of their two […] Bigger Impact In 2016-17: Taurean Prince Or DeAndre...
Via Soaring Down South
22 hours ago

Dwight Howard hoping offseason perimeter work improves free throw shooting

The big guy is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to become a better free throw shooter. There has been no shortage this summer of videos that show new Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard working on a perimeter jump shot. While Howard isn’t necessarily looking to take his offensive game away from the basket, he is hoping that an improved shooting stroke will lead to improvement...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked on Hawks Podcast: Kyle Korver and Offense vs. Defense

Bo Churney joins the show for Episode 23. Happy Monday! Episode 23 of the Locked on Hawks podcast is here, and today’s show features a visit from Bo Churney of HawksHoop and FanBuzz. Topics include the following: What can we expect from Kyle Korver in 2016-2017 after a “down” year the previous season? Kent Bazemore was great a year ago. Can he repeat it? How will Atlanta’s...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

Paul Millsap, Dennis Schröder highlighted on list of top 2017 free agents

Two members of the Atlanta Hawks rank higher on this 2017 free agent list than you might think. The 2016 off-season was a busy one for the Atlanta Hawks, with Al Horford and Jeff Teague fleeing the scene, Kent Bazemore re-signing in a high-profile manner and Dwight Howard returning home. That does not, however, mean that the 2017 off-season will be a quiet one for Mike Budenholzer...
Via Peachtree Hoops
4 days ago

Watch: Hawks GM Wes Wilcox Talk About Team's New Look

The Atlanta Hawks made a lot of power moves this offseason and it was the result of Hawks brainchild Wes Wilcox (General Manager). Above, he speaks with The Vertical of Yahoo! Sports, about the new look of the Atlanta Hawks. Check it out above! More from Soaring Down South Report: Hawks Assured Millsap He Won’t Be Traded2h ago Position Rankings: Top 10 Shooting Guards in the...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

WATCH: Why Be A Hawks Member

Current Members talk about why they love Membership.
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6 days ago  |  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.
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Dwight Howard working with shooting coach during off-season

Dwight Howard’s run in Houston was disappointing. Now that he has signed with his hometown team in Atlanta, many are wondering if he can get back on track. Here’s a couple of videos that show him working on his shooting this off-season….. New form, New focus, New placement with hands, follow through getting better. Dwight Howard new mindset.
Via Crossover Chronicles
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Point Guard Goes Undercover At 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Dunks All Over Civilians

With the departure of Jeff Teague via a trade, former backup point guard Dennis Schröder is now the man for the Atlanta Hawks. Known for the single blond streak in his hair and his speed and length on the court, the German-born Schröder is preparing for the 2016-2017 season, which promises to be his most challenging yet. RELATED: Jeff Teague Left Behind By Team Bus in Detroit...
Via Stack
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

It looks like the newly minted starting point guard of the Atlanta Hawks is having some fun this summer….. Was great to play 3on3 in Berlin ... This reminds me on the Spurs situation.. who remember that? #SummerSixteenGrind #SchrodersSwagTeam #DS17 #FG #FlexGanG #TeamBros #TheGoldenPatch A video posted by Dennis Schröder (@dennismike93) on Jul 25, 2016 at 8:56am...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Silver is the new standard-bearer for league commisioners

On July 21st the NBA released a statement regarding its plans to move the All-Star game out of Charlotte due to North Carolina’s approval of the HB2 act which limits the rights of the LGBT community. This move, while controversial, promotes the NBA’s support of human equality and shouldn’t come as a shock for NBA fans or the Charlotte locals. Since Adam Silver has taken...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard used to sing Beyoncé songs at free-throw line

Some NBA players have the weirdest free throw routines. Before every attempt, Jeff Hornacek would stroke his cheek three times, Jason Kidd would blow a kiss and Karl Malone would talk to himself. Newly-acquired Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard used to sing songs in his head at the free-throw line to help calm himself down. But not just any songs, Howard sang the musical stylings...
Via The Sports Daily
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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