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Hawks Willing To Engage With Teams On Al Horford Trade

Feb 1, 2016 7:25 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to listen to offers for Al Horford before the Feb. 18th deadline.

Horford has enjoyed playing for the Hawks but he's expected to explore free agency.

“Obviously, my focus right now is on the season, the team and the things I need to do," Horford told Yahoo Sports. "That’s kind of where I am going to leave it.”

As a Spanish speaker, Horford could have more opportunities in another market.

“Atlanta has the potential for a guy like myself to maximize [the business] part of it,” Horford told Yahoo Sports. “But obviously there are other cities, bigger cities that are more appealing probably [business- and marketing-wise]. The impact would be bigger if that is what you are looking for.”


Horford was the third overall pick by the Hawks in 2007 out of Florida.

“The city itself is a great city,” Horford told Yahoo Sports. “People are great. This Hawks’ organization is moving in the right direction. With the new ownership, with the coach, I really feel good about the future of the Hawks.”

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Paul Millsap Day-To-Day With Sprained Ankle

Jan 30, 2016 4:57 PM

Paul Millsap suffered a left ankle sprain with 2:50 remaining in the second quarter of Thursday's. Millsap left the contest and did not return.

X-rays were negative and he's listed as probable for Sunday's game at Miami.

Millsap was voted onto the All-Star team this week.

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Celtics Have Inquired On Al Horford, Jeff Teague

Jan 30, 2016 4:50 PM

The Boston Celtics have inquired about the availability of Al Horford and Jeff Teague.

The Celtics have a considerable number of trade assets to facilitate a trade.

"Atlanta, I've been told, is ready to turn the page, to give the team to Dennis Schroeder, their young point guard,who is ready to step up and be a starter," Mannix said. "Teague is available because Teague has some value. He has another year left on his contract, about $8 million per year, and teams across the league are looking to get him.

"I've heard that Boston's inquired about several players with Atlanta, Teague and Al Horford. Teague might seem like a weird fit with this team because they already have point guards but he is an asset, he's someone the Celtics could be interested in. Horford, a little more difficult. It would be a gamble going after Al Horford because Al Horford is in the last year of his deal and he's going to command a salary north of $20 million next year. But as we know and as I just said, Danny Ainge is a gambling GM. He could make a move like that too."

Chris Mannix/Comcast

Tags: Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Discuss Jeff Teague Trade With Hawks

Jan 28, 2016 12:33 PM

The New York Knicks have spoken with the Atlanta Hawks about a trade for Jeff Teague.

The casual discussions have been ongoing for several days.

The Knicks have a limited number of tradeable assets to offer.

New York could build an offer centered around Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway or Jerian Grant, while also unloading a big man such as Kevin Seraphin or Kyle O'Quinn.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hawks Asking For Trade Offers For Either Jeff Teague, Dennis Schroder

Jan 27, 2016 10:11 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have been reportedly soliciting offers from other teams on Jeff Teague or Dennis Schroder. 

The Hawks have more recently been focusing upon Teague as the deadline nears.

Schroder will be a restricted free agent in 2017, while Teague's deal comes up that year.

Chris Mannix/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Jeff Teague, Dennis Schroeder, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hawks Assign Tim Hardaway Jr. To Austin Spurs

Dec 28, 2015 5:09 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.

Hardaway Jr. has played in two D-League games this season with the Canton Charge, averaging 17.0 points in 32.7 minutes.

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Al Horford Returns To Wasserman After Briefly Leaving For BDA

Dec 18, 2015 12:24 PM

Al Horford has returned to the Wasserman Media Group as his agency.

Horford joined with Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management earlier this year.

Horford had been represented by Arn Tellem at Wasserman for much of his career. He briefly left the agency when Tellem joined the front office of the Detroit Pistons.

Horford will be a free agent this offseason.

“It’s just a personal decision,” Horford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I just felt more comfortable being with Wasserman.”

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Hawks Assign Lamar Patterson To Austin

Dec 5, 2015 5:49 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard/forward Lamar Patterson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.

Patterson has appeared in 16 games this season for the Hawks. He played in two contests earlier this season with Austin (Nov. 13 and 14), averaging 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 34.5 minutes (.455 FG%).

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Tim Hardaway Jr., Walter Tavares Assigned By Hawks To D-League

Dec 3, 2015 5:53 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and center Edy Tavares to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.

Hardaway Jr. has appeared in four games this season for the Hawks, and Tavares has played in three contests.

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NBRA Believes Mike Budenholzer Should Have Been Suspended

Nov 23, 2015 5:15 PM

Mike Budenholzer has received a $25,000 fine for making contact with referee Ben Taylor.

But the National Basketball Referees Association believes Budenholzer should have received a suspension.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

"Referees operate in environment in which an influential NBA team owner has repeatedly mocked the efficacy of fines as means to change bad behavior. Coaches should compete by creating better teams, not by physically intimidating officials."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Hawks Assign Lamar Patterson To Austin
Lamar Patterson has appeared in seven games for Atlanta this season.

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Hawks Exercise 16-17 Options On Tim Hardaway Jr., Dennis Schroder
Tim Hardaway Jr. was acquired on draft night from the Knicks, while Dennis Schroder is vying for minutes at point guard along with Jeff Teague.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Atlanta Hawks Season Preview With KL Chouinard
What improvements Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, and Jeff Teague can make to their games, how new additions Tiago Splitter and Tim Hardaway fit in, how the Hawks will adjust to the loss of DeMarre Carroll, and season predictions.

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Hawks Waive Earl Barron, DeQuan Jones
Earl Barron and DeQuan Jones both players appeared in four preseason contests.

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Hawks Waive Terran Petteway
Terran Petteway appeared in three preseason contests for the Hawks.

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Thabo Sefolosha Files $50M Suit Against New York City, NYPD Cops
Thabo Sefolosha says in a legal notice that the broken leg he suffered when cops pushed him to the ground caused him to "become substantially disabled."

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Hawks Likely To Exercise 16-17 Options On Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardaway Jr.
The Hawks will wait until the Nov. 2nd deadline to exercise the option formally.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michele Roberts: NBPA Supports Thabo Sefolosha If He Sues NYPD
Michele Roberts believes Thabo Sefolosha "wants to do more" now that he's been exonerated.

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Tiago Splitter: Atlanta Was Best Option For Trade
With the Spurs pursuing major free agents, Tiago Splitter was an obvious candidate to be dealt to open up cap space.

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Hawks Release Edgar Sosa, Arsalan Kazemi
Both Edgar Sosa and Arsalan Kazemi received limited playing time in the preseason.

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Thabo Sefolosha Found Not Guilty Of All Charges
Thabo Sefolosha's leg was broken in the incident.

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

Other GMs Called Danny Ferry's Hawks' Contract 'Golden Ticket'
The Hawks hired Danny Ferry in 2012 with a six-year deal paying him $2 million annually.

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Hawks Sign Arsalan Kazemi To Camp Deal
Arsalan Kazemi became the first Iranian national to be drafted by an NBA franchise when he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by Washington.

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Edgar Sosa Signs Camp Deal With Hawks
Edgar Sosa went undrafted out of Louisville in 2010 and was most recently playing in Italy.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeQuan Jones Signs Camp Deal With Hawks
DeQuan Jones played for the Magic during the 12-13 season, appearing in 63 games.

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NBA Prohibits 'Legacy Marks' To Become Primary Logo
The Hawks sharpened the beak, tilted its head downward and added a little cleft around its chin of its Pac-Man logo.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

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

Jeremy Woo/Sports Illustrated

Hawks Sign Jason Richardson
In 19 games last season with the 76ers, Jason 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
Jason Richardson averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds last season.

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