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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph

Oct 25, 2016 1:51 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Mike Prada of SB Nation (@MikePradaSBN) and Adi Joseph of the Sporting News (@AdiJoseph) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:45) and choose the Southeast’s best newcomer (32:44).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (53:35), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division (55:07), choose breakout players (1:01:21) and much more.



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Hawks Waive Jarrett Jack

Oct 20, 2016 5:23 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Jarrett Jack.

Jack was signed by the Hawks on a veteran-minimum deal worth $980,431.

Jack has been unable to practice as he returns from torn right knee ligaments.

The Hawks have only Will Bynum and Josh Magette as point guards on the training camp roster behind starter Dennis Schroder and backup Malcolm Delaney.

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Hawks Waive Matt Costello

Oct 17, 2016 11:33 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on Matt Costello.

Costello did not appear in any preseason games for the Hawks after averaging 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in Summer League.

The roster stands at 19.

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Paul Millsap Undecided On Opting For Free Agency In 2017

Oct 12, 2016 11:03 AM

Paul Millsap remains undecided on whether he will opt out of the final season of his contract with the Atlanta Hawks to become a free agent in 2017.

Millsap's player option for 17-18 is worth $21,472,407.

With the salary cap increasing, Millsap could likely command a higher average salary on a multi-year deal.

“I haven’t decided anything, no,” Millsap said.

Millsap re-signed with the Hawks in 2015 on a three-year, $59 million deal.

“I think the plan is to see how this season goes and go from there,” Millsap said. “I can’t predict what is going to happen. For me, it’s focus on basketball. Get through this year, try to get a championship for this team first of all. We’ll deal with all that during the summer time when we have all our options on the table.”

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Tiago Splitter Out At Least Four Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Oct 11, 2016 7:03 PM

Tiago Splitter will miss at least four weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

Splitter missed the first three exhibition games this preseason due to the hamstring, which was injured in a practice.

Splitter is returning from hip surgery that limited him to 36 regular-season games in his first year with the Hawks. 

If Splitter returns in four weeks, he'll have missed at least seven regular season games.

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Hawks Sign Josh Magette

Oct 3, 2016 1:33 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Josh Magette.

The roster stands at 20.

Magette played in 45 games (all starts) in 2015-16 with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, averaging 11.5 points, 9.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 38.0 minutes, leading the D-League in assists per game and steals per game.

He’s also played for Koroivos (Greece) and Landstede (Netherlands).

A native of Hoover, Alabama (Spain Park HS), Magette played four years at Alabama-Huntsville, where he was Gulf South Conference co-Player of the Year as a senior in 2012. He will wear uniform No. 7.

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Hawks Waive Richard Solomon

Oct 1, 2016 2:43 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on Richard Solomon.

Solomon went undrafted in 2014 and played for the Suns and Thunder in Summer league this past year. Solomon averaged 11.3 points and 8.9 rebounds in Japan last season.

The roster stands at 19.

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Paul Millsap Undergoes Procedure For Swelling In Knee

Sep 22, 2016 6:20 PM

Paul Millsap recently underwent a preventative procedure to reduce mild swelling in his right knee.

“After reviewing the options with Paul to treat his knee and provide him the best long-term care, we agreed, largely due to the time of year, that this was the best method and time to ensure his complete readiness for the start of the regular season,” President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said.

In an effort to maximize the benefit of the procedure, Millsap will progress through phases of rest and recovery before returning to full basketball activities over the next three weeks.

He will miss the first two preseason games and his status will be updated as appropriate.

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Hawks Sign Will Bynum, Ryan Kelly To Camp Deals

Sep 17, 2016 3:07 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Will Bynum and Ryan Kelly to non-guaranteed camp contracts.

The Hawks will bring the maximum of 20 players to training camp on Sept. 26.


Bynum and Kelly each worked out recently for the Hawks.

Bynum was part of Tech’s 2004 run to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four. Kelly was a second-round pick by the Lakers in 2013 out of Duke.

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Hawks Sign Richard Solomon To Camp Deal

Sep 16, 2016 12:06 PM

The Hawks will sign Richard Solomon to a non-guaranteed contract and the forward will join the team for training camp.

Solomon went undrafted out of the University of California in 2014 and signed to go to training camp with the Thunder. He was waived and spent the entire 2014-15 season with the Oklahoma City’s NBA Development League affiliate Blue. In 28 games, he averaged 8.5 points and 6.9 rebounds in 18 minutes.


Solomon played in Japan last season.

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Dwight Howard Released From Hospital Following Treatment For Dehydration
Dwight Howard had been on a 10-day promotional tour in China with shoe manufacturer Peak.

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Tiago Splitter Plans On Being Ready For Start Of Camp
Tiago Splitter plans on being ready for the start of training camp with the Hawks after undergoing hip surgery.

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Hawks Interested In Adding Point Guard, Big To Camp Roster
Bryce Cotton is a point guard that interests Atlanta.

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Hawks Sign Matt Costello To Camp Deal
Matt Costello was a member of the Hawks' entry in the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing in all six games.

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Isaia Cordinier To Play For Antibes Instead Of Hawks For 16-17
Isaia 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
Lamar Patterson was waived by the Hawks this week to create an available roster spot.

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Hawks' Interest Made Dwight Howard Feel 'Really Good About Himself Again'
Dwight Howard is looking forward to his new opportunity with the Hawks.

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

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Al Horford Had No Issue With Dwight Howard, Atlanta's Fans
Al Horford's first option as free agency began was to re-sign with Atlanta.


Kris Humphries, Hawks Agree Upon One-Year, $4M Deal
Kris Humphries had interest on the open market as a stretch power forward.

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Jarrett Jack, Hawks Agree To One-Year Deal For Vet's Minimum
After trading away Jeff Teague this offseason, Jarrett 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
The Hawks could have retained a quality frontcourt in signing Dwight Howard and Al Horford while collecting assets by trading away Paul Millsap.

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Al Horford Had 'Major Reservations' About Playing With Dwight Howard
The Hawks were planning on trading away Paul Millsap in order to accommodate Dwight Howard and the re-signed Al Horford.

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Thunder Were Confident Of Signing Al Horford If Durant Committed
The Thunder were confident they could sign Al Horford in free agency had they received a verbal commitment from Kevin Durant.

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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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