Dec 07, 2013 2:36 AM EST
Kyle Korver set the NBA record for most three-pointers made consecutively at 90 straight games on Friday.
Korver surpassed Dana Barros, who hit at least one three-pointer in 89 consecutive contests.
Korver scored 10 points and knocked down two three-pointers in the Atlanta Hawks' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.
Dec 06, 2013 1:06 PM EST
The Atlanta Hawks have recalled guard Jared Cunningham from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League and assigned guard John Jenkins to Bakersfield.
Cunningham appeared in five games for the Jam, all starts, and averaged 15.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 34.4 minutes. Cunningham has appeared in one game for the Hawks this season, logging four minutes at Denver (11/7).
Jenkins has seen action in 10 games for the Hawks, averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 13.5 minutes. In two games with the Jam last season, Jenkins averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.0 minutes (.529 FG%, .400 3FG%, 1.000 FT%).
Dec 04, 2013 2:17 PM EST
The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard Dennis Schröder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Schröder, Atlanta’s first round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft (17th overall), is averaging 3.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 13.9 minutes in 11 games this season.
Schröder ranks tied for fourth among all NBA rookies in assists and tied for 16th in scoring.
Dec 02, 2013 3:38 PM EST
Lou Williams tore his right ACL last season and returned on Nov. 18. The Atlanta Hawks' guard is still regaining confidence in his right knee and ability to drive to the basket when he plants it.
"My first step. Having the confidence to go left," Williams said of the final hurdles in his return. "Because when you go left, you're planting on that right leg, the one that I tore. Those are the things that I had relied on in my game. And being able to split [double teams] quick. Always just getting past guys, and creating contact.
"Those were the small details that I was trying to work through early on, and I feel like that's coming back now."
Williams is averaging 8.4 points and 3.8 assists in five games this season.
Dec 01, 2013 1:53 AM EST
Wesley Johnson revealed he declined more lucrative contract offers from the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks during the offseason.
Johnson said he chose signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in large part because of the team's system.
Johnson is averaging 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds this season -- including a 27-point effort on nine of 11 shooting in the Lakers' last game.
Nov 18, 2013 11:13 PM EST
Josh Smith confirmed on Monday that the Atlanta Hawks did not meet with him in free agency and did not offer contract to re-sign him.
“No, there wasn’t,” Smith told 92.9 FM Atlanta, when asked if there was a contract offer. “During free agency, during that period, there were a lot of guys out in L.A. that were meeting with various teams. I was one of those guys. That’s where I work out in the summertime as well. The only time I saw the Hawks during free agency was when they came to one of my workouts just to say hello. I think they were meeting with Dwight Howard that day. They never came in or sat down with me during the free agency period to offer me anything.”
Smith, the long-time Hawks player and local product, ended up signing a four-year, $54 million contract with the Pistons in July. The forward returns to Atlanta Wednesday for his first game at Philips Arena as a visitor.
Smith, who is top 10 in most of the Hawks’ all-time statistical categories after nine years with the organization, said he has no hard feelings.
“Once you take your personal feelings out of the situation you understand that it is a business, more so than anything,” Smith said. “You kind of are going to set yourself up for failure. It’s probably an organization that probably wanted to go in a different direction and I understand that. I moved on for the better of my situation and I’m pretty sure they felt the same way.”
Nov 12, 2013 1:55 PM EST
Lou Williams participated in some contact drills Tuesday for the first time in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his right knee.
The next step in Williams' rehab will be to receive clearance for five-on-five contact drills. Williams has played three-on-three and four-on-four recently.
“He’s getting closer,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.
It could take a month once Williams returns to full contact practices to be ready to play in a game.
Nov 11, 2013 8:02 PM EST
The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard Jared Cunningham to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Cunningham has appeared in one game for the Hawks this season, logging four minutes at Denver (11/7).
While with the Dallas Mavericks last season, Cunningham played in 15 D-League games for the Texas Legends, and averaged 15.3 points, 3.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 34.5 minutes (.335 FG%, .721 FT%).
Nov 07, 2013 1:02 PM EST
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder has been suspended for one game without pay for striking DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings in the groin.
The incident occurred with 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's 105-100 win over Sacramento on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Sleep Train Arena.
Schroder will serve his suspension Thursday when the Hawks visit the Denver Nuggets.
Nov 05, 2013 2:33 PM EST
The Atlanta Hawks will use rotating captains for the team this season.
According to the Hawks, the details of the new system will be kept "in house."
Al Horford is entering his seventh season with the Hawks, while Jeff Teague is in his fifth year with the organization.
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