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Atlanta Hawks News, Notes and Injury Updates
January 29th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Coach Larry Drew has discussed allowing rookie Mike Scott to see some time at the small forward spot to get more minutes.  He said that he would use him when the match up is right, but does not want to put too much on his plate too soon.  When asked...

Should the Atlanta Hawks Really Trade Josh Smith?
January 18th, 2013 at 12:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** Before the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 109-95, Josh Smith was kicked out of practice and suspended for a game.  After witnessing the Hawks victory against Brooklyn, many fans and "analysts" had a knee-jerk reaction in thinking that Atlanta might be better off without J-Smoove.  Smith has been...

Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry is Fined by the NBA
January 7th, 2013 at 11:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry was fined $15,000 by the NBA for inappropriate interaction with a game official after Saturday nights loss to the Boston Celtics.  Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations announced the fine.  Sources have stated that Ferry gave the officials a DVD recording...

A Look at the Third Game Between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards
December 17th, 2012 at 11:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks are coming off their worst loss of the season.  They have a record of 3-2 in their last five games, the Washington Wizards are 1-4 in their last five games and are coming off of three game losing streak (Miami, L.A. Lakers and Houston Rockets). Atlanta has the...

Injury Updates (and Other News) from Around the League
December 11th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** Kyle Korver is set to meet the rest of the Atlanta Hawks in Orlando as the Hawks take on the Magic.  Korver has been absent for the past five games for Atlanta with back spasms.  He has also stayed back to be with his family for the birth of his...

Atlanta Hawks Send Rookies to the NBA Development League
December 1st, 2012 at 9:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks have sent their two rookies to the NBA Development League.  Both, John Jenkins and Mike Scott, are going to play for the Hawks' affiliate (the Bakersfield Jam).  It has not been determined how long they will play there but they can see some productive minutes in...

Today in Atlanta Hawks Talk: Rumors and News
November 17th, 2012 at 10:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** If you are sick of the Josh Smith for Pau Gasol rumor, raise your hand!  I know I am.  Danny Ferry has done a good job as the Atlanta Hawks GM, he's built a small but scrappy team that is fun to watch and frankly never appear to be...

A Look at Friday’s Preseason Scores in the NBA
October 20th, 2012 at 12:04 PM
The Lakers fall to 0-5 in the preseason as they lose to the Sacramento Kings, 103-98.  Marcus Thornton led the Kings with 19 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points and 10 rebounds, both Tyreke Evans and Jimmer Fredette scored 14 points.  Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 22 points, Pau Gasol...

A Look Around the NBA Preseason Scores
October 14th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Brooklyn Nets played their first exhibition game as they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-105.  Nick Young led the Sixers with 21 points and four assists.  The Nets were led by C.J. Watson and Brook Lopez with 19 points, Gerald Wallace scored 18 and former Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson finished...

Atlanta Hawks Shake up the Coaching Staff, Add Kenny Atkinson to Staff
August 9th, 2012 at 5:17 PM
Michael Cunningham of AJC.com has reported that the Atlanta Hawks have added Kenny Atkinson to the staff.  Atkinson worked as player development coach last season with the New York Knicks, but Nick Van Exel has been over the team's player development for the past couple of seasons (Does that mean...

Hawks 101: News and Notes Around the NBA
June 1st, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Orlando Woolridge passed away at the age of 52.  Woolridge was picked sixth in the 1981 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, he also played for  the Lakers, Nets, 76ers, Nuggets, Bucks and Pistons.  He played for over 13 seasons and had a reputation for being a high flyer.  After playing, Woolridge  also coached the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.  Woolridge had been suffering from a chronic heart condition and according to his mother had suffered two heart attacks within the...

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...

Hawks 101: More Playoff News and Notes
May 4th, 2012 at 10:27 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks received the Joe Dumars Trophy. which is presented to the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner.  Kidd is one of six divisional winners and the NBA will make a donation of $10,000.00 to the Jason Kidd Foundation. John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers have been invited to join the USA select team this summer.  The select team scrimmages the Olympic team and also serves as...

Hawks101: News and Notes Around the NBA- Playoff Edition
May 3rd, 2012 at 6:19 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin may not be able to return to the playoffs by Game 4.  Lin said that he experienced some soreness after a scrimmage and noted that he does not have his full explosiveness. Amar'e Stoudemire is also out for the New York Knicks and is listed as doubtful for Game 4. Miami forward Chris Bosh is expected to play against the Knicks in Game 3 after traveling...

The Atlanta Hawks/Boston Celtics Series Schedule
April 28th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  Game One:  Sunday, April 29, Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks, 7 p.m., TNT Game Two:  Tuesday, May 1,  Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m., NBATV Game Three:  Friday, May 4, Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics, 7:30p.m., ESPN2 Game Four:  Sunday, May 6, Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics, 7 p.m., TNT Game Five*:  Tuesday, May 8, Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks, TBD Game Six*:  Thursday, May 10, Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics, TBD Game Seven*:  Saturday, May 12, Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks, TBD *-if games are necessary Injury Report Boston Celtics:  Ray...

Hawks101: News and Notes from Around the NBA
April 14th, 2012 at 9:02 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** News around the NBA Since the Sacramento Kings' new arena appears unlikely, the Maloof family has turned to Plan B and that appears to be the possibility of moving to Anaheim.  New Orleans Saints' owner Tom Benson has purchased the New Orleans Hornets for around $340 million.  Benson has since said that he is interested in changing the team name to better fit the city and culture of New Orleans. On April 30 the New...

Al Horford on Pace to Return to Atlanta Hawks
March 31st, 2012 at 2:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** According to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Al Horford is still on pace to return in time for the NBA Playoffs from his torn pectoral injury.  He recently lifted weights for the first time and he said, "I felt okay, didn't feel too great, but it was the first time.  Now we can start getting after it.  In the meanwhile I'm going to keep shooting and do...

Atlanta Hawks Signs Erick Dampier for the Duration
March 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Hawks signed Erick Dampier for the remainder of the season.  Previously, Dampier had signed two ten day contracts on February 9 and 19 with the Hawks.  Atlanta picked up Dampier after All Star big man Al Horford and back up Jason Collins went down with injuries.  Erick Dampier has seen limited minutes since joining the Hawks and is averaging 1.8 rebounds per game. Erick Dampier is a 15 year...

Atlanta Hawks Mid Season Grades and Notes
February 25th, 2012 at 12:47 PM
***PHOTO1***  Since we are at the All Star break we decided to give some mid-season grades to the Atlanta Hawks and Coach Drew.  The Hawks are 20-14 and currently sit third in the southeast.  Realistically they are not in bad position, but if you break the season down game by game they should have a better record.  Atlanta has had some bad breaks with the injuries but they are still capable of being a high seed in the playoffs and competing if...

Atlanta Hawks’ Joe Johnson to Be Replaced by Willie Green and Rajon Rondo
February 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson was selected to the All Star Game as a reserve, but he will not be able to participate due to the soreness in his left knee.  The tendonitis is also forcing Johnson to miss the Hawks next two games against the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic.  Joe will not be participating in any All Star Weekend related activities either, to allow some...