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Horford is fine remaining at center

There was an interesting tidbit from my interview with Al Horford Tuesday after the Hawks opened training camp on the campus of the University of Georgia. As a final question, Horford was asked – one more time – about playing center another season as he returns from a torn pectoral muscle. The 6-foot-10 Horford has played the position all seven seasons in the NBA although many...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bazemore starting over after foot injury

Kent Bazemore is learning how to run, jump and shoot all over again. The Hawks free-agent signee is recovering from April surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right foot. He, like center Al Horford, will be brought along slowly during training camp with the plan to be ready by opening night. Bazemore said spending several years of his youth running track on concrete and asphalt...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

via NBALast season was the beginning of an era for the Atlanta Hawks as they let a high level player (I refuse to call him All Star caliber) in Josh Smith walk.  They opted to sign Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver for respectable money.   Being Danny Ferry’s second season, he had to make some splashes.  With new coach, Mike Budenholzer, and a new roster the Hawks went into the...
Via TheProBasketballTalk
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horford back but playing it safe in training camp

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill. The Atlanta Hawks center can't wait to mix it up again. Not yet. The Hawks are playing it safe with Horford, trying to cut down on the risk of another injury like the ones that kept him...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Budenholzer more than ready, able to function as Hawks' GM and coach

Most people dread going back to work. For head coach Mike Budenholzer, the return to the basketball court will be refreshing. In reality though, Budenholzer's been hard at work for some time. Wearing two hats within the organization has left little time for rest. When general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence from the team, Budenholzer added the GM role...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks season preview: Roster Analysis

The Atlanta Hawks open training camp today on the University of Georgia’s campus. In total they have 17 players reporting to camp. Most of those players are familiar faces. The only new additions are shooting guards Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha and rookie power forward Adreian Payne. The Hawks only lost three players that logged significant minutes last year in Lou Williams...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Injury Update: Kent Bazemore will be limited in training camp

Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will be limited in training camp as he continues to recover from right foot surgery. Bazemore, who the Hawks signed to a two year, four million dollar deal this offseason, suffered the injury in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers last season while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hawks will bring him "slowly through camp"...
Via NBA Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Injury Update: Al Horford not yet cleared for contact

After tearing his right pectoral muscle last season, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has not yet been cleared for contact as they begin training camp. Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told Chris Vivlamore on Thursday that the former All-Star has made good progress but will still be limited and "held out of contact" as camp begins.Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsCoach...
Via NBA Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: What an NBA title would mean to the city

Few things are harder than being an Atlanta fan in any sport. Die hard “Atlantians” consistently have their hearts broken every year by their favorite local sports team. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves or even the Atlanta Hawks, because they all have a history of losing. The city of Atlanta is spoiled. We take for granted the regular season...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Danny Ferry ‘Deserves Second Chance’ After Apologizing

Danny Ferry isn’t too popular in the court of public opinion these days, but he managed to mend fences with a prominent member of the NBA’s African-American community Tuesday. The Atlanta Hawks’ general manager, who currently is on an indefinite leave of absence after audio was released of him making racist remarks about Luol Deng, sat down with Magic Johnson and apologized...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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