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Isaia Cordinier To Play For Antibes Instead Of Hawks For 16-17

Jul 18, 2016 12:51 PM

Isaia Cordinier will return to France to play in the French Pro A League for the 16-17 season with Antibes.

Cordinier was picked 40th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.

A team picking in the top half of the second round reneged on a promise to select Cordinier. Cordinier had wanted to come to the NBA immediately but he'll now likely join the Hawks for the 17-18 season.

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Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers

Jul 14, 2016 5:25 PM

The Sacramento Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers.

Patterson was waived by the Atlanta Hawks this week to create an available roster spot.

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Hawks' Interest Made Dwight Howard Feel 'Really Good About Himself Again'

Jul 13, 2016 11:17 AM

Dwight Howard is looking forward to his new opportunity with the Atlanta Hawks.

"Grant Hill was a big part of the process," Howard said of the former All-Star and current minority owner of the franchise.

"For somebody like [Hill] to believe in me, [Hawks general] Wes Wilcox and Bud (Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer) -- for all of these guys to have that belief in me just gave me more confidence.

"After the season, I was a little bit down for a couple days," Howard admitted. He credits the Hawks' interest when free agency began July 1 to help him start feeling "really good about myself again."

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Hawks Waive Lamar Patterson

Jul 12, 2016 6:16 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Lamar Patterson.

Patterson had a non-guaranteed contract and the roster move allows the Hawks to complete the signings of Dwight Howard and Kris Humphries. 

Patterson has been playing for the Hawks in Summer League.

There is a good chance that another NBA team claims Patterson, who had an $874,636 contract for next season. 

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Al Horford Had No Issue With Dwight Howard, Atlanta's Fans

Jul 12, 2016 10:19 AM

Al Horford said he had no plans with the fans in Atlanta and was unhappy with his father suggesting that was a possible reason for him signing with the Boston Celtics.

"That made me really upset," he said. "I was angry when I heard about that because I never felt that way. I've been here a long time. I've actually gotten to know a lot of our fans, a lot of our season-ticket holders with the Hawks. They've always been great to me. I've always been very content and happy with the way they've treated me and my family.

"Parents are sometimes a little more passionate about their sons and daughters. I can relate because I have a son now. So my dad, with him, sometimes he would come to the games and get frustration. His frustrations don't reflect on me with the fan base."

The other issue Horford cleared up was the possibility of playing with Dwight Howard as members of the Atlanta Hawks.

"No, no, no. Not at all. I don't have a problem with Dwight at all," Horford told the Journal-Constitution. "I think that he is a great player and he has a lot of ability and a lot of potential. It has nothing to do with not wanting to play with Dwight. I don't know if you remember but there was a time when I wanted to play power forward. With a guy like him, that would have been easier. It had nothing to do with Dwight. He's a good guy."

Horford's first option as free agency began was to re-sign with Atlanta.

"I started to see that when the team stepped up and did what they had to do, I didn't think we were on the same page," he told the newspaper. "That's when I was forced to start looking at other options."

 

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Kris Humphries, Hawks Agree Upon One-Year, $4M Deal

Jul 12, 2016 10:16 AM

Kris Humphries has agreed to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks on a one-year, $4 million deal.

Humphries had interest on the open market as a stretch power forward.

Humphries split last season between Atlanta, Phoenix and Washington and became a long-distance shooting threat.

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Jarrett Jack, Hawks Agree To One-Year Deal For Vet's Minimum

Jul 10, 2016 8:21 PM

Jarrett Jack and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed upon a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.

Jack is coming back from a torn ACL.

After trading away Jeff Teague this offseason, Jack gives the Hawks depth at point guard behind Dennis Schroder. 

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Hawks Preferred Horford Over Millsap In Part Due To $9M Difference In 17-18 Salary

Jul 7, 2016 12:02 PM

The Atlanta Hawks' preferred plan in the offseason was to sign Dwight Howard, re-sign Al Horford and trade away Paul Millsap.

The Hawks would retain a quality frontcourt in signing Howard and Horford while collecting assets by trading away Millsap.

Atlanta preferred Horford on his contract as it will be approximately $9 million per year less than what Millsap figures to make next offseason. Horford's starting salary with Boston will be about $26.5 million, while Millsap could start at around $35 million since he is a player with 10 or more years of experience.

Atlanta discussed Millsap trades with Phoenix, Denver, Toronto and Houston.

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Al Horford Had 'Major Reservations' About Playing With Dwight Howard

Jul 7, 2016 10:44 AM

The Atlanta Hawks agreed to sign Dwight Howard as free agency opened, but Al Horford had "major reservations" about playing with him.

Horford was seeking a five-year, $153 million contract with the Hawks at his full max but the team never budged and he instead agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics.

The Hawks were planning on trading away Paul Millsap in order to accommodate Howard and the re-signed Horford. 

Horford had spent his entire career since being drafted in 2007 with the Hawks.

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Thunder Were Confident Of Signing Al Horford If Durant Committed

Jul 4, 2016 11:27 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder were confident they could sign Al Horford in free agency had they received a verbal commitment from Kevin Durant.

Durant and Horford had discussed playing together. Horford also would have had the opportunity to reunite with Billy Donovan. 

Horford instead signed with the Boston Celtics.

The Thunder were in trade talks regarding Enes Kanter to clear cap space.

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Malcolm Delaney, Hawks Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
Malcolm Delaney spent several seasons with Lokomotiv Kuban and was an All-Euroleague First Team selection this past season.

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Al Horford Agrees To Four-Year, $113M Deal With Celtics
Al Horford has agreed to sign with the Celtics on a four-year, $113 million deal.

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Hawks Becoming More Optimistic About Odds Of Re-Signing Al Horford
Atlanta has been weighing trade offers involving Paul Millsap in order to re-sign Al Horford and have enough space to also sign Dwight Howard.

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Hawks Continue To Work Paul Millsap Trade Scenarios While Waiting On Horford
The Hawks would likely need to increase their contract offer to Al Horford to get him to re-sign.

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Pistons Identified As 'Mystery Team' That Met With Al Horford
Al Horford has since zeroed in on the Celtics, Wizards and Hawks.

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Celtics, Wizards Emerge As Frontrunners For Al Horford
Al Horford is expected to make a final decision Saturday evening.

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Al Horford Meets With Hawks, Rockets, Wizards, Celtics, Mystery Team
Wit the Hawks re-signing Kent Bazemore and also signing Dwight Howard, the odds of Al Horford re-signing have become slim.

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Kent Bazemore Agrees To Four-Year, $70M Deal With Hawks
Kent Bazemore received considerable interest from rival teams in free agency.

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Dwight Howard Agrees To Three-Year, $70.5M Deal With Hawks
Dwight Howard has agreed upon a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks.

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Dwight Howard, Hawks Make 'Strong Connection' In Meeting
Dwight Howard is a native of Atlanta and will be joining his third team since leaving the Magic in 2012.

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Kent Bazemore Meeting With Rockets
Kent Bazemore had planned on waiting until July 5th to meet with any teams.

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Dwight Howard Seeking Starting Salary Of $24M On Open Market
Dwight Howard declined his $23.2 million player option for 16-17 with the Rockets to become a free agent.

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Al Horford Wants To See Hawks Improve Roster Before Committing
Atlanta has been swept in each of the past two playoffs by the Cavaliers.

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Thunder Will Pursue Al Horford
The Thunder are pursuing Al Horford and have been making calls around the NBA looking to clear a massive amount of cap space.

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Nets Interested In Kent Bazemore
The Hawks would like to re-sign Kent Bazemore but he'll receive significant interest in free agency.

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Dwight Howard To Meet With Hawks, Celtics
Dwight Howard is a free agent three seasons after signing with the Rockets in 2013.

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Lakers Interested In Harrison Barnes, Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford
The Lakers have enough cap space to sign multiple max contract players.

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Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets
The Hawks can offer Al Horford a fifth season and more lucrative raises than any rival team.

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Hawks Interested In Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard is a native of Atlanta and he'll be a free agent after declining his $23 million player option with the Rockets.

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Warriors Interested In Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Hassan Whiteside
The Warriors believe they can't thrive without a center who attacks the rim and scores inside.

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