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Hawks Release Edgar Sosa, Arsalan Kazemi

Oct 11, 2015 12:36 PM

Edgar Sosa and Arsalan Kazemi have been waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

Both Sosa and Kazemi received limited playing time in the preseason.

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Thabo Sefolosha Found Not Guilty Of All Charges

Oct 9, 2015 11:49 AM

Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty of all charges stemming from a confrontation with officers outside a Manhattan nightclub in April.

Sefolosha's leg was broken in the incident.

A Manhattan jury found Sefolosha not guilty of misdemeanor charges of obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, all of them arising from a disturbance outside the 1 Oak nightclub on April 8 at 4:30 a.m. as the police were trying to disperse a crowd.

Sefolosha has accused the police of brutality and wrongful arrest, testified that he was trying to give some money to a panhandler when a police officer pushed him without warning. 

Benjamin Mueller, James C McKinley Jr./New York Times

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Other GMs Called Danny Ferry's Hawks' Contract 'Golden Ticket'

Oct 6, 2015 11:14 AM

The Atlanta Hawks hired Danny Ferry in 2012 with a six-year deal paying him $2 million annually.

The Hawks also gave Ferry guarantees they would invest into a D-League team and a new practice facility, plus he only had to report to Bruce Levenson.

Ferry's contract was one of the best ever secured by an NBA general manager with a six-year deal being almost unheard of outside of someone like Pat Riley or Gregg Popovich.

Other general managers started referring to Ferry's arrangement as the "Golden Ticket."


After Ferry was on leave following the release of insensitive remarks made from a scouting report on Luol Deng, he tried to be reinstated by the Hawks with the success the team was having on the court.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Hawks Sign Arsalan Kazemi To Camp Deal

Sep 29, 2015 11:26 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Arsalan Kazemi.

Kazemi became the first Iranian national to be drafted by an NBA franchise when he was selected in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft by Washington (his draft rights were subsequently traded to Philadelphia).

A 6-7 forward, Kazemi played his first three seasons of college basketball at Rice (2009-12) before transferring to Oregon for his senior year (2012-13) and helping the Ducks to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament. He played in 130 career games as a collegian recording 11.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.5 in assists in 29.0 minutes (.559 FG%, .678 FT%), including averaging a double-double during his sophomore (15.2 points/11.0 rebounds) and junior seasons (12.1 points/10.3 rebounds).

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Edgar Sosa Signs Camp Deal With Hawks

Sep 19, 2015 11:02 AM

Edgar Sosa has signed a camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

Sosa went undrafted out of Louisville in 2010 and was most recently playing in Italy.

Sosa only played in Summer League in 2010 with the Detroit Pistons.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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DeQuan Jones Signs Camp Deal With Hawks

Sep 16, 2015 6:33 PM

DeQuan Jones has agreed on a training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

Jones played for the Orlando Magic during the 12-13 season, appearing in 63 games.

Jones played for the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans during the 2014 Summer League.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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NBA Prohibits 'Legacy Marks' To Become Primary Logo

Sep 8, 2015 12:33 PM

The Atlanta Hawks were unable to bring back their iconic "Pac-Man" logo in full due to the NBA's rules prohibiting "legacy marks" as primary logos, so the franchise had to be creative in bringing it back. The NBA believes bringing back logos would cannibalize the separate revenue stream for vintage goods.

The Hawks sharpened the beak, tilted its head downward and added a little cleft around its chin.

“We did this thinking about Bud’s [Mike Budenholzer’s] style of play, and he’s all about attack, attack, attack,” Hawks' chief creative officer Peter Sorckoff said.

Budenholzer had some degree of input on adding “Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club” around the logo. Budenholzer liked the idea that the franchise was larger than any particular group of players. 

Zach Lowe/Grantland

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Al Horford 'Very Happy In Atlanta'

Aug 21, 2015 12:25 PM

Al Horford is entering the final season of his current contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016 when the cap increases.

Horford was recently asked what made him decide to wait until free agency to address his contract with the Atlanta Hawks.

"For me, I'm very happy in Atlanta," said Horford. "It's one of those things where I don't want any contract talks to be a distraction for my team and me. I feel like my focus this year is for us to build and be better. Since we can't do anything right now, we'll wait until the season's over and then we can start talking about all that."

Jeremy Woo/Sports Illustrated

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Hawks Sign Jason Richardson

Aug 18, 2015 8:14 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard/forward Jason Richardson.

A 13-year NBA veteran, Richardson has played in 857 career regular season games (842 starts) with Golden State, Phoenix, Orlando, Charlotte and Philadelphia, averaging 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 34.1 minutes.

In 37 postseason games, he has put in 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.1 minutes.

In 19 games last season with the 76ers, Richardson averaged 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.9 minutes.

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Jason Richardson To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Hawks

Aug 15, 2015 7:21 PM

Jason Richardson will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the Atlanta Hawks.

Richardson, 34, averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in a little less than 22 minutes per game in 19 contests last season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Hawks To Hire Malik Rose As Manager Of Basketball Operations
Malik Rose has worked in television since the end of his playing career.

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Hawks Hire Michael Blackstone, John Treloar To Front Office
Wes Wilcox has worked with both Michael Blackstone and John Treloar in the past when he was with the Cavaliers organization.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mike Scott Charged With Drug Possession
Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday after he was a passenger in a car in a high speed chase.

Thabo Sefolosha Making Progress In Return From Broken Fibula
With DeMarre Carroll leaving the Hawks this offseason, Thabo Sefolosha figures to replace him at small forward in the starting lineup.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson, Terran Petteway To Camp Deals
Lamar Patterson averaged 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 25.9 minutes in Summer League.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pero Antic Signs Two-Year Deal With Fenerbahce Ulker
Petro Antic spent the past two seasons with the Hawks.


Justin Holiday Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hawks
Justin Holiday averaged 4.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.1 minutes with the Warriors last season.

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Hawks Waive Austin Daye
Austin Daye signed consecutive 10-day contracts with Atlanta last season before signing a multi-year contract on April 4.

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Walter Tavares Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hawks
Walter Tavares was a 2014 second round pick by the Hawks.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Paul Millsap Agrees Upon Three-Year, $58M Deal With Hawks
Paul Millsap has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Hawks worth more than $58 million, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Draymond Green Breaks Off Contract Talks With Warriors
Draymond Green is now open to meetings with other franchises immediately.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

DeMarre Carroll Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Raptors
DeMarre Carroll has agreed to sign with the Raptors.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Spurs Trade Tiago Splitter To Hawks
The Spurs needed to clear cap space to operate in free agency.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Paul Millsap Receives Four-Year, $80M Offers From Magic, Hawks
Paul Millsap and the Magic met immediately when free agency began.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Draymond Green Open To Face-To-Face Visits; Pistons, Rockets, Hawks Expected To Show Interest
Draymond Green said he would do his due diligence with all suitors when free agency arrives Wednesday.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks Trade Tim Hardaway Jr. To Hawks For Jerian Grant
Jerian Grant will join the Knicks with the 19th pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Mavericks Targeting Danny Green As Monta Ellis Pursues Deal On East Coast
The Maveicks are targeting Spurs free agent Danny Green, league sources told RealGM

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Hawks' New Uniforms Leaked (Photos)
On social media, the Hawks' uniforms drew comparisons to Oak Hill Academy and the McDonald's High School All-American Game editions.

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Dunc'd On Basketball Pod: Dan Feldman On Cavs, Hawks' Offseasons
Dan Feldman joins Nate Duncan to break down the offseason ahead for the Cavaliers and Hawks while digesting the latest NBA news.

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Law Firm Finds No Evidence Of Bias In Ferry's Comments About Deng
Danny Ferry has maintained he was reading from a scouting report prepared by a third party.

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