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Atlanta Hawks Rookie John Jenkins Shines in NBDL Debut
December 5th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
The Atlanta Hawks sent down rookies, John Jenkins and Mike Scott, to the NBA Development League.  In their first game with the Bakersfield Jam, they helped defeat the Santa Cruz Warriors to the tune of 102-95.  John Jenkins scored 22 points going 8 for 13 from the field, he also had...

This Week’s News, Notes and Rumors in the NBA
September 9th, 2012 at 2:28 AM
Hawks News, Notes and Rumors: Former Atlanta Hawks' coach Bob Weiss has been added to Larry Drew's staff as a consultant and assistant coach.  It is being reported that Weiss will specialize in player development.  Bob Weiss coached the Hawks in the 1990-91 to '91-92 seasons.  Former Atlanta GM Rick Sund still...

The Top Big Men of the NBA
August 21st, 2012 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** A good center can take a team to the next level and in the NBA, a big man is the starting point for most teams.  The spotlight was placed on the center position this offseason with all the trades and movements of rosters going on.  Andrew Bynum goes to...

Anthony Davis Benefits in a Major Way by Playing for Team USA
August 7th, 2012 at 1:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the talent that New Orleans rookie Anthony Davis has, he may be getting a leg up on other rookies by playing in the Olympics with Team USA.  He is getting the experience of playing on a large scale against quality competition and he is also learning tricks of...

Top Five NBA Teams Who Had the Best Offseason
August 5th, 2012 at 12:14 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** This is not a ranking and is in no certain order. Los Angeles Lakers- The addition of Steve Nash should provide Kobe Bryant some relief in the ball handling and distribution duties.  Assuming that the Lakers keep both Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, this is one of the strongest starting...

Ten Rookies to Watch This NBA Season (2012 Draft Class)
July 30th, 2012 at 6:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Anthony Davis/Austin Rivers (New Orleans Hornets):  Since they are on the same team, we'll lump them together.  The Hornets have put the future on the backs of these two and they will have every opportunity to step up and show what they can do. John Henson (Milwaukee Bucks):  Henson may be...

Do the Atlanta Hawks Have a Realistic Chance of Making the Playoffs Next Season
July 27th, 2012 at 1:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** If you have been following the Atlanta Hawks, you know all about the roster moves that new GM Danny Ferry has made.  Joe Johnson is gone to Brooklyn, Marvin Williams is in Utah and Kirk Hinrich is back in Chicago.  Fans appear to be excited about the team going into...

News, Notes and Rumors from Around the NBA (Latest Edition)
July 25th, 2012 at 12:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New Orleans Hornets have signed both of their first round draft choices.  The first pick in the draft Anthony Davis gets a three year guaranteed contract worth over $16 million.  Davis is set to be paid a little more than $5 million in his first year.  Austin Rivers, who...

News, Notes and Rumors Around Atlanta and the NBA
July 19th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
The Atlanta Hawks faced the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas Summer League.  The Hawks defeated the young Mavs squad 67- 61.  Atlanta's young shooter John Jenkins led the Hawks with 21 points; he scored 16 of Atlanta's 32 in the first half.  Second round pick Mike Scott added 11...

News Around the Atlanta Hawks Homefront
July 9th, 2012 at 12:01 AM
The Atlanta Hawks are interested in Anthony Randolph, a four year forward who is set to turn 23 years old next week.  Yahoo! Sports reported that the free agent was in town this weekend meeting with Hawks officials.  Randolph played 34 games last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, started five...

Joe Johnson Traded to the Brooklyn Nets and Marvin Williams Goes to the Utah Jazz
July 2nd, 2012 at 10:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed on a deal that will send All Star guard Joe Johnson to the Nets.  In return the Atlanta Hawks receive the expiring contracts of Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow and Jordan Williams added in is DeShawn Stevenson (through a sign and trade) along with a future first round pick (from the Houston Rockets,...

Atlanta Hawks Draft Player Profile: Mike Scott
July 2nd, 2012 at 4:46 PM
In the second round of the NBA Draft the Atlanta Hawks selected Mike Scott from the University of Virginia.  Scott is described as a versatile power forward, who was awarded a fifth year in school due to injury.  His age (24) may be a bonus to help him fit in with the core group and his stock was one that was rising before the draft.  By fans, this is viewed as the...

Atlanta Hawks Draft Profile: John Jenkins
June 30th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
With the 23rd pick in the first round of the NBA Draft the Atlanta Hawks select...John Jenkins!  Many Hawks fans were disappointed by the pick, but the Atlanta front office staff seem to be pretty optimistic.  Let's take a look at Jenkins to see if the Hawks have a right to be discouraged like most fans or feel good like the Atlanta suits.    John Jenkins is a 6-4 shooting guard from Vanderbilt who was projected before the draft to go early...

A Look Back at the Atlanta Hawks Draft Choices (Since 2000)
June 28th, 2012 at 5:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** In honor of Draft Day, we decided to take a look back at the past draft choices of the Atlanta Hawks since 2000.   2000: Round 1- Pk 6  DerMarr Johnson  University of Cincinnati Round 2- Pk 40 Hanna Mottola University of Utah Round 2- Pk 57 Scoonie Penn Ohio State University 2001: Round 1- Pk 3 Pau Gasol Round 2- Pk 33 Terrence Morris University of Maryland 2002: Round 2- Pk 36 David Andersen 2003: Round 1- Pk 21 Boris Diaw Round 2- Pk 37 Travis Hansen Brigham Young University 2004: Round 1- Pk 6...

News, Notes and Rumors: a Look Around the NBA
June 26th, 2012 at 10:49 PM
***PHOTO1***  It is being reported that Indiana Pacers' President Larry Bird is stepping down after being named NBA Executive of the Year.  The report comes from an unidentified source close to the situation.  As those reports come across the board the Pacers' GM David Mowry resigned from his position as well. Chase Budinger of the Houston Rockets has been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the number 18 pick in the draft. ...

Atlanta Hawks Hire Danny Ferry as Their New General Manger
June 26th, 2012 at 12:16 AM
So less than 10 hours from the time that it took to doubt that the Atlanta Hawks would move swiftly in hiring a new general manager, they go ahead and put ink to paper with Danny Ferry.  Ferry was also being courted by the Philadelphia 76ers for their open GM position, but he picked Atlanta.  It is an easy assumption to say that Danny...

Atlanta Hawks Looking to Make Moves in the Front Office and the Front Court
June 24th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** The rumor had been out there and now it has been confirmed (sorta!) by the Atlanta Hawks that they were reaching out to Danny Ferry about the soon to be vacancy of General Manager.  Ferry was GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers when LeBron James and company went to the NBA Finals.  He has also been involved with the San Antonio Spurs' front office twice and that is the...

Atlanta Hawks Prepare for NBA Draft with Scheduled Workouts
June 22nd, 2012 at 2:59 PM
The Atlanta Hawks are preparing for the draft and looking at talent that may be available at the number 23 spot.  They have already called in a number of players that could be there to solidify the team.  Working out for the Atlanta Hawks today will be: Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F Sr. 6-8 260 Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure, F Sr. 6-9 240 Mike Scott, Virginia,  F Sr. 6-8 240 Royce White, Iowa State, F So. 6-8 270  ***PHOTO1***  June 23: Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt, C Sr. 6-11 255 Fab...

Hawks 101: News, Notes and Rumors Around the NBA
June 18th, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Hawks 101: News, Notes and Rumors (Draft Edition)
June 8th, 2012 at 8:54 AM