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Around the NBA: News, Notes and Injury Updates
September 29th, 2012 at 2:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA is looking to cut down on the amount of flopping going on in the league.  They are looking to penalize players through a review by the league office that will take place during post game. Dwyane Wade had surgery on his left knee on July 9 and is expected...

The NBA’s Top Five Shooting Guards
August 24th, 2012 at 1:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA preseason begins in less than 40 days and the league's buzz has not had a chance to die from the Finals, to the Olympics and now there are debates going around about player's deserving the salaries that they earn.  That debate goes hand in hand with the rankings...

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: 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. ...

Hawks 101: Top 20 NBA Players of the NBA Playoffs (Top Five)
June 21st, 2012 at 9:18 AM
So, here we are looking at the Top Five NBA players from this year's postseason.  We know that the season is still not officially over but we feel safe with the way these players have been ranked.  If you disagree, feel free to visit the comment section in hawks101.com and express your opinion (you may even add your own Top Five list).  We would like to thank all of the...

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

Hawks 101: NBA News, Notes and Rumors
June 15th, 2012 at 5:28 PM
***PHOTO1***  The NBA announced that the sale of the New Orleans Hornets to Tom Benson (also owns the New Orleans Saints) has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors. The NBA has fined Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics $25,000 for not being available to the media following the loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Herald is reporting...

Hawks 101: Top 20 Players of the NBA Playoffs (Top Ten)
June 14th, 2012 at 3:30 PM
We now enter the Top Ten of the best NBA players of the 2012 Playoffs.  There will be much to debate as we go through the list and we look forward to comments that will come our way.  Now, let's take a look at numbers 10-6. 10.  Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers- Paul averaged 20.4 points, 7.1 assists and 5.7 rebounds as the Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies.  The next round CP3 would see double teams...

Hawks 101: Top 20 Players of the NBA (Part 2)
June 11th, 2012 at 12:50 PM
We continue our countdown of the top 20 NBA players of the postseason.  Continue to comment on numbers 16-20 and feel free to make suggestions on who you feel should be in the Top 10.  Now we present to you numbers 11-15.   ***PHOTO1*** 15.  Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers- Granger averaged 21.4 points and seven rebounds against the Orlando Magic, which they were able to put away in  five games.  He also led the charge as the Pacers attempted to play "Big Boy Basketball" against the Miami...

Hawks 101: Top 20 Players of the NBA Playoffs
June 9th, 2012 at 2:37 PM
In the honor of sparking a debate, we present to you the Top 20 players of this year's NBA Playoffs.  You may not agree with the order, we may have left off someone that you thought deserved to on the list or you may agree 100 percent, regardless of your opinion we would appreciate it if you left your comments and keep the debate...

Hawks 101: News, Notes and Rumors from Around the NBA
June 7th, 2012 at 12:20 PM
***PHOTO1***  Congratulations to the Oklahoma City Thunder for winning the Western Conference Finals over the San Antonio Spurs.  Good luck to Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and the rest of the team going into the NBA Finals. Congratulations to former NBA guard Kevin Johnson for getting re-elected as the mayor of Sacramento.  Johnson is a native of Sacramento, he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and is most known for his time (1988-2000) with the Phoenix...

Atlanta Hawks GM Rick Sund not Interested in Portland Job
May 23rd, 2012 at 3:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** It had already been reported that the Portland Trail Blazers have expressed an interest in the Atlanta Hawks GM Rick Sund and according to Blazer insider,  Chris Haynes, for CSNNW.com Portland has requested permission to speak with Sund.  The Hawks have reportedly denied their request and are more interested in Sund's intentions on remaining in Atlanta.   Sund's current deal with the Hawks expires June 30 and after four season with Atlanta, Sund is...

Grades for Atlanta Hawks Starters According to Hawks 101
May 21st, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Jeff Teague:  Teague made some strides as the starting point guard for the Atlanta Hawks.  He got his confidence up and seems to be learning to control the game.  He needs to work on making his jump shot more consistent and understanding how to use his speed to control the game and take advantage of mismatches.   Grade: B Joe Johnson:  Joe had a strong regular...

Fans and Players Both Disappointed in the Outcome of the Atlanta Hawks Season End
May 15th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Josh Smith said it best (quote reported by Michael Cunningham of AJC.com), "I felt like we had the best opportunity to be able to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, this year more so than other years. That's always disappointing but we've got to take this into the offseason,...

Atlanta Hawks Receive Fines After Game Six and Playoff Exit
May 14th, 2012 at 3:40 PM
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Mike Gearon Jr. may have charged up Kevin Garnett in Game Six by stating that Garnett is "the dirtiest player in the league" while speaking at a charity event. After the game, Garnett acknowledged that the comments made way to his ears and that they did in...

Atlanta Hawks Should Have Gotten a Late Game Free Throw in Game Six Against Boston Celtics
May 12th, 2012 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** According to the NBA, the call against the Boston Celtics' Marquis Daniels when he held Al Horford on the inbound pass with 3.1 seconds left should have been called sooner. The official, Eric Lewis, called the foul as the pass was getting to Al and as a result the...

Atlanta Hawks Fall in Game Six to the Boston Celtics
May 11th, 2012 at 1:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks were eliminated in Game Six of the first round in the Eastern Conference Playoffs by the Boston Celtics by a score of 83-80.  The Hawks believed the fresh legs of Al Horford would give them an advantage, while part owner of the Hawks Michael Gearon Jr. was giving the Celtics fuel by calling Kevin Garnett "the dirtiest player in the league."  Garnett would respond by hitting the Hawks...

The Old Band is Back Together Again for the Atlanta Hawks
May 8th, 2012 at 3:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** It appears that Atlanta Hawks Coach Larry Drew will take a page from an old book; he is going to start Game Five against the Boston Celtics with Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Josh Smith and (wait for it...) Al Horford.  This could be looked at as a desperation move by Coach Drew, but if it works he'll get all the praise.  Marvin has not started for the Hawks in a...

Five Points for the Atlanta Hawks to Win Game Five
May 7th, 2012 at 11:07 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Tempo and Aggressiveness.  The Hawks have to push the ball against the Boston Celtics.  Jeff Teague and the other ball handlers have to up the tempo on makes as well as misses.  Hopefully, it will wear the Celtics down so they won't have the legs to make some of those late baskets and allow the Hawks get a win.  Atlanta has to at least match the Celtics'...

Atlanta Hawks Go Down 2-1 to the Boston Celtics After OT in Game 3
May 5th, 2012 at 12:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks went into Game Three against the Boston Celtics shorthanded as Josh Smith missed the contest with a knee injury.  The Celtics on the other hand got two of their stars back with Rajon Rondo coming back after serving a one game suspension and Ray Allen returning with an ankle injury after not playing since April 10.  Despite Atlanta seemingly out gunned, they showed all the fight that most of the media thought they did not have.   Joe...