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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."

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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

Aug 12, 2015 8:30 PM

Malik Rose has been hired by the Atlanta Hawks as manager of basketball operations.

Rose has worked in television since the end of his playing career.

Rose spent most of his career with the San Antonio Spurs when Mike Budenholzer was also with the organization.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Hawks Hire Michael Blackstone, John Treloar To Front Office

Aug 1, 2015 2:04 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have hired Michael Blackstone as assistant general manager and John Treloar as director of player personnel.

Jeff Peterson has also been promoted to director of scouting, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Blackstone previously served as the executive director of basketball operations for the Cavaliers. He most recently worked at SNI (Shapiro Negotiation Institute), a consulting firm that specializes in professional training and coaching located in Baltimore.

Treloar has served as director of player personnel for the Suns. Prior to joining the Suns, the basketball veteran was coach of the Cavaliers’ NBA Development League affiliate in Erie. He aslo has collegiate experience after serving on staffs at Indiana and LSU.

New Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox has worked with both Blackstone and Treloar in the past when he was with the Cavaliers organization. 

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Mike Scott Charged With Drug Possession

Jul 30, 2015 8:42 PM

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

Police say they tried to pull over a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe for a routine traffic stop but the truck drove off reaching speeds up to 98 miles per hour.

The car was stopped after a two-mile chase and they found more than an ounce of weed and 10 grams of MDMA.

The driver was charged with fleeing from cops, attempting to elude officers, following too closely and drug possession. 

Scott was charged with felony marijuana possession and possession of a schedule 1 drug.

Tags: Mike Scott, Atlanta Hawks, NBA

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Thabo Sefolosha Making Progress In Return From Broken Fibula

Jul 30, 2015 11:40 AM

With DeMarre Carroll leaving the Atlanta Hawks this offseason, Thabo Sefolosha figures to replace him at small forward in the starting lineup if he can recover from his broken right fibula.

Sefolosha was injured while being arrested by New York City Police in April 8th. Sefolosha had surgery for the broken leg and ligament damage on April 16 with an estimated time of recovery of six months. That timeframe should allow him back in the middle of training camp.

“I am doing better every day,” Sefolosha told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The leg and ankle are feeling good but it is too early to say exactly when I’ll be back on the court.”

Sefolosha appeared in 52 games for the Hawks before the season-ending injury and averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.8 minutes a game. 

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson, Terran Petteway To Camp Deals

Jul 23, 2015 12:07 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Lamar Patterson and Terran Petteway to partially guaranteed two-year minimum contracts.

Patterson averaged 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 25.9 minutes in Summer League.

“That’s the plan, that’s the goal,” Patterson said recently of a potential roster spot. “That’s why you play sports. You want there to be a battle. Whoever works the hardest usually comes out on top. Right now, I just want to show them how much I improved overseas.” 

Petteway appeared in all seven summer league games, including six starts. He averaged 10.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.0 minutes. 

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Pero Antic Signs Two-Year Deal With Fenerbahce Ulker

Jul 15, 2015 3:07 PM

Pero Antic has signed with Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey on a two-year deal.

Antic spent the past two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks.

Antic previously played several seasons in Europe, including helping Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece win consecutive Euroleague titles in 2012 and '13.


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Justin Holiday Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hawks

Jul 9, 2015 7:39 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Justin Holiday to a multi-year contract.

“Justin's abilities on both ends of the court excited us as we looked to add depth on the wing,” Mike Budenholzer said. “His combination of length and versatility with a great work ethic give him a chance to be a solid contributor on the court, and his experience on a championship team this past season and his high-character will be great positives for our locker room.”

A two-year NBA veteran, Holiday played in 59 games (four starting assignments) last season for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, averaging 4.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.1 minutes. He also saw action in five postseason contests.

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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.

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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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Hawks, DeAndre Kane Commit To Summer League, Plan To Discuss Possible Deal In July
The Hawks and DeAndre Kane have reached a summer league agreement and plan to discuss further on a possible deal in July, league sources told RealGM.

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Hawks Part Ways With Danny Ferry, Promote Budenholzer
The Hawks have agreed to a buyout with Danny Ferry with Mike Budenholzer assuming the role of head of basketball operations.

Kevin Arnovitz/ESPN

DeMarre Carroll Could Get Four-Year, $50M Deal In Free Agency
DeMarre Carroll emerged from defensive specialist to also become a strong player on offense with his three-point shooting and playmaking at small forward.

Kevin Arnovitz/ESPN

Hawks Not Expected To Bring Back Danny Ferry
Mike Budenholzer is expected to receive a new contract with increased responsibility and Wes Wilcox likely will be at the top of the basketball operations department.

Jeff Schultz/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thabo Sefolosha: Police Injured Me, Damaged My Reputation
Thabo Sefolosha discussed the physical and mental toll that his leg fracture had, stemming from the incident with the NYPD.

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Korver Believes In Hawks' Vision, Has More Fun Than Experience On Teams 'All About One Guy'
Kyle Korver was on the Chicago Bulls when Derrick Rose won MVP and prefers playing in the Hawks' team-oriented system.

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Hawks Offered Paul Millsap, DeMarre Carroll Longer Deals In 2013
The Hawks signed Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll on cheap two-year contracts in 2013, but the length of those deals are problematic as they are now free agents after outperforming those deals.

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