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Locked on Hawks Podcast: Dealing with the roster crunch

How will the Hawks cut the roster to 15? The Atlanta Hawks currently have 17 players under contract. That is a problem. The NBA mandates that teams can only keep 15 players on the roster when the season begins and, well, the Hawks have to make a move before the 2016-2017 campaign starts. That is the backdrop of today's episode of the Locked on Hawks podcast and we outline all of...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 hour ago

Taurean Prince is More Than the Next Demarre Carroll

Many NBA fans and experts have compared new Atlanta Hawks forward, Taurean Prince to former Hawk, Demarre Carroll. Here’s why Prince could be so much more than that. When the Atlanta Hawks traded point guard Jeff Teague for the 12th overall pick in the NBA Draft, many fans were intrigued about what new name the team […] Taurean Prince is More Than the Next Demarre Carroll -...
Via Soaring Down South
2 hours ago

Predicting How Kyle Korver Will Play in 2016-17

Despite his age and recent injuries, Kyle Korver should still be a very good player this year. While the Hawks have made some significant changes to their roster this offseason, Kyle Korver has mostly stayed away from the spotlight, quietly preparing for another year with Atlanta. He hasn't completely escaped public scrutiny though, as some observers have questioned how much the...
Via Peachtree Hoops
3 hours ago

Dennis Schroder Won’t Play For German National Team

Dennis Schroder has elected not to play for the German team for national team duties for the rest of the summer, reports John Chick at The Score.com. Schroder will take a pass on that, the German Basketball Federation announced Wednesday. “All this does not change my commitment to the German national team. The 2020 Olympics […] Dennis Schroder Won’t Play For German National...
Via Soaring Down South
16 hours ago

Assistant GM Michael Blackstone leaving Hawks, per report

Atlanta Hawks assistant general manager Michael Blackstone is leaving the organization according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore. Blackstone spent just one season with the Hawks and had the working title of executive vice president/sports practice director. Per the report, Blackstone was responsible for managing player contract and trade negotiations...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How can the Atlanta Hawks win an NBA championship?

The Atlanta Hawks have never won a championship in Georgia. What can they do to finally take that next step to the top? It is the end of an era for the Atlanta Hawks. Al Horford and Jeff Teague, two players who had led the team to some of its highest peaks, are gone and, after […] How can the Atlanta Hawks win an NBA championship? - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An...
Via Soaring Down South
1 day ago

Hawks sign former Michigan State center Matt Costello

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have signed undrafted rookie free agent center Matt Costello of Michigan State. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Costello averaged 5.7 points and 5 rebounds on the Hawks' summer league team in Las Vegas. Costello averaged 10.7 points and 8.2 rebounds as a senior at Michigan State. He holds the school's career record with 146 blocked shots. Terms of the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 1617 Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders Final

Introducing our 2016-17 Cheerleaders. Congrats ladies!
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The 5 Plays You Absolutely Have To See From Hawks' Summer League

Check out the top five plays from our 2016 Summer League.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard explains why he's switching to No. 8

After wearing No. 12 throughout his entire NBA career, Dwight Howard has chosen a different jersey number as he begins a new chapter with the Atlanta Hawks. He said after signing with the Hawks that his new number would be deeply significant, and the No. 8 he chose is clearly just that. In an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday, Howard opened up about why he decided...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What To Expect From Dennis Schroder This Season

The Atlanta Hawks made a big move this offseason when they decided to trade away their starting point guard, Jeff Teague, after a seven year stint with the team. This decision made it clear that the Hawks were ready to make 22 year old Dennis Schroder their guy as the team's starting point guard. During Schroder's three seasons in the NBA, he never averaged more than roughly 20...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard thanks Houston, Rockets fans with full-page ad

Dwight Howard on Wednesday was officially introduced as a member of the Atlanta Hawks organization during an emotional news conference. On the same day — as players moving on to another town are wont to do — the veteran center took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle to thank Rockets fans for their support during his three seasons with the team. In case you missed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 days 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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