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Teams Believe Hawks Will Revisit Paul Millsap Trade Talks

Jan 20, 2017 12:29 PM

Front office executives believe Paul Millsap has not been permanently removed from the trade market by the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks aggressively entertained trade offers for Millsap before publicly taking him off the market.

Millsap will be a free agent in 2017 and the Hawks are reticent to let him leave without compensation.

The Hawks have nearly traded Millsap multiple times since he signed a new deal in 2015.

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Pelicans, Hawks Held Exploratory Dwight Howard Trade Talks

Jan 18, 2017 9:59 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have found success playing Anthony Davis at center, but there are concerns about the physical toll it would take. Davis has frequently been hampered by minor injuries throughout his career that would likely get accentuated by playing against bigger and stronger opponents.

The Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks recently held exploratory talks about possible Dwight Howard trades. Atlanta ultimately decided to pull everyone off the market.

The level of interest from New Orleans is unclear and there was not unanimous support within the organization in trading for Howard.

Howard signed a three-year, $70 million deal in the offseason with the Hawks.

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Hawks Trade Mo Williams To Nuggets

Jan 18, 2017 2:04 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have traded Mo Williams and cash to the Denver Nuggets for the rights to Cenk Akyol.

The move gets the Nuggets closer to the salary floor with Williams' $2.2 million salary.

Denver will waive Williams, who was traded to the Hawks by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Kyle Korver trade.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Mo Williams, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Hawks Expected To Sign Gary Neal To 10-Day Contract

Jan 14, 2017 9:11 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract.

Neal worked out this week for the Hawks.

The Hawks would have to create a roster spot to make room for Neal, who is currently playing for the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League.

Neal played under Mike Budenholzer ‎when both were with the Spurs and is a career 38-percent shooter from 3-point range.

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RealGM Radio: Hawks With KL Chouinard

Jan 13, 2017 5:22 AM

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The two discuss Atlanta’s decision to trade Kyle Korver to the Cavs, Paul Millsap’s impending free agency, Dwight Howard’s impact on the team and a progress report on their many young players.

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Wes Wilcox Disciplined By Hawks For Racial Remark At Season Ticket Event

Jan 11, 2017 1:04 AM

Wes Wilcox has received an undisclosed discipline from the organization for a racially charged joke he made during a season-ticket holder event last month.

Wilcox, who is white, fielded questions from about 200 season-ticket holders and club members at a "Chalk Talk" event on Dec. 7. After some challenging questions from attendees, Deadspin reported that Wilcox responded by saying he had "a black wife and three mixed kids, so I'm used to people being angry and argumentative."

Wilcox declined comment to The Undefeated but previously apologized in a statement to Deadspin: "At an early December chalk talk, I made a self-deprecating comment at my own expense regarding my family, which is multi-racial. This joke offended Mr. Crawford and his wife and for that, I apologize."

"After hearing multiple sides of the story and getting multiple eyewitness accounts of what took place, I am not convinced that what we heard and read in Deadspin is a direct quote that was used," Nzinga Shaw, Hawks and Philips Arena chief diversity and inclusion officer, told The Undefeated on Tuesday. "Wes, however, certainly did make his off-color statement, which included elements of describing his wife's race. People that were in the room could make the assumption that he was using her race for the reason of the comments that followed. We certainly do not approve of this behavior and we are going to handle this manner internally."

Shaw said Wilcox's incident was taken "very seriously," and was optimistic that it wouldn't derail the positive things the Hawks have done of late.

"We don't take matters like this lightly. We have a full understanding of what took place. We as an organization will get past it and hope to regain the trust of the community. This work will not stop," Shaw said.

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Hawks Tell Paul Millsap He Won't Be Traded

Jan 10, 2017 6:22 PM

Paul Millsap has been told by the Atlanta Hawks he will not be traded before the NBA's Feb. 23rd trade deadline.

"Now everybody can stop talking about it," Millsap said after the Hawks' shootaround in Basketball City before playing the Nets. "I can stop thinking about it and just focus on basketball."

The Hawks, according to league sources, began informing teams Monday that Millsap was no longer available in the wake of Atlanta's trade that sent Korver to Cleveland in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a 2019 first-round pick.

Millsap was asked if remaining with the Hawks is the outcome he wanted.

"Oh yeah, absolutely. For me and my team, for us to really do something, I think that all the rumors (have) got to stop. I think we are at a good place right now during the season and our main focus is basketball and winning and winning big."

Millsap is widely expected to become a free agent in July by opting out of the final year of his current contract, which pays him $21.5 million this season.

"We'll see what happens during the summertime," said Millsap, who is averaging 17.7 points and 8.2 rebounds this season. "I actually haven't thought about anything about that -- the summer -- right now. It has been about this season, trying to win big."

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Hawks Pull Paul Millsap From Trade Market

Jan 9, 2017 7:48 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have pulled Paul Millsap from the trade market.

Wes Wilcox started informing teams Monday afternoon that the Hawks were no longer working to unload Millsap.

The Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers were amongst the teams interested in trading for Millsap.

The Hawks had set signals around the NBA they were preparing to dismantle their veteran core but for now the Hawks are hedging.

Atlanta had planned to move Mike Dunleavy Jr. to a third team as part of a bigger Millsap trade.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Mike Dunleavy Ready To Join Hawks

Jan 9, 2017 3:35 PM

Mike Dunleavy has made peace with joining the Atlanta Hawks after speaking with Mike Budenholzer about his role with the club.

Dunleavy was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Hawks as part of the Kyle Korver deal.

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets had interest in Dunleavy if he would have become a free agent after a buyout.

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Tags: Mike Dunleavy, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors, Rockets Have Interest In Mike Dunleavy Jr. If Bought Out

Jan 9, 2017 2:37 PM

The Golden State Warriors would consider signing Mike Dunleavy Jr. if he secures a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks.

Dunleavy was included in the Cleveland Cavaliers' trade for Kyle Korver.

Dunleavy is trying to negotiate a buyout from the Hawks.

The Warriors drafted Dunleavy with the third overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft and spent several seasons with the franchise before he was traded to the Indiana Pacers during the 06-07 season.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN, the Rockets also have interest in Dunleavy and even tried to trade for him within the past few weeks.

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Magic Tried To Trade For Paul Millsap Before Doing Serge Ibaka Deal
The Magic have tried to acquire Paul Millsap in 2012, 2015 and 2016.

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Mike Dunleavy Jr. Has Yet To Report To Hawks, Seeks Buyout
The Hawks would like to keep Mike Dunleavy after they were unable to find a third team to take him as part of the Kyle Korver deal.

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Hawks Seek At Least One Quality First Rounder For Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, which gives teams pause considering he will either be a rental or incredibly expensive to re-sign.

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Mike Budenholzer: No Assumptions Should Be Made About Hawks Rebuilding
Mike Budenholzer dismissed the notion that the Hawks' trade of Kyle Korver to a Cavaliers' team that has eliminated them from the playoffs in each of the past two seasons necessarily signals a change in the direction of the franchise.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cavs Acquire Kyle Korver From Hawks For Dunleavy, Mo Williams, 1st Round Pick
The Cavaliers sent Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams, cash considerations and a protected first round draft pick (first possible pick is Cleveland's 2019 first round pick for Kyle Korver.

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Hawks Waive Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly has appeared in nine games this season with the Hawks.

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Hawks Trying To Trade Tim Hardaway Jr. For 2nd Round Picks
Tim Hardaway is averaging 11.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 21.9 minutes per game this season for the Hawks.

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Kings, Raptors, Nuggets, 76ers Interested In Paul Millsap
The Kings are "very interested" in Paul Millsap as are a number of other teams.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Consitution

Wes Wilcox Made Racial Joke During Hawks' Fan Event
Wes Wilcox's predecessor, Danny Ferry, read disparaging remarks from a scouting report on Luol Deng on a conference call.

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Hawks Active In Paul Millsap Trade Talks With Multiple Teams
Paul Millsap will be a free agent this offseason and the Hawks have been reticent to let him leave without compensation.

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Cavs Trading 2017 First Rounder To Get 2018 Returned From Blazers
The Cavaliers will then trade their 2019 first round pick to the Hawks as part of the Kyle Korver deal.

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Cavaliers Agree To Trade With Hawks For Kyle Korver
Kyle Korver will be a free agent in the offseason.

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Hawks To Retire Pete Maravich's No. 44
Pete Maravich played for the Hawks from 1970-74.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hawks Were Set To Trade Paul Millsap To Raptors If Al Horford Re-Signed
The Hawks have held trade talks involving Paul Millsap at last year's deadline and in the offseason.

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Paul Millsap Wants To Remain With Hawks
Paul Millsap signed a two-year deal in 2013 with the Hawks and then re-signed in 2015 as a free agent.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hawks Listening To Trade Offers For Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap has already‎‎ decided to opt out of the final year of his current Atlanta contract, valued at $21.5 million in 2017-18.

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Hawks Assign Taurean Prince To D-League
Taurean Prince has appeared in 20 games for the Hawks in his rookie season, recording averages of 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per contest.

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Rockets Were Al Horford's Second Choice In Free Agency
Al Horford met with four teams at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta during free agency.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tiago Splitter Out Six Weeks With Strained Calf
Tiago Splitter suffered the injury while rehabbing from offseason hip surgery and related hamstring strain.

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Dwight Howard Happy With How He's Progressed, Optimistic About Later Stages Of Career
Dwight Howard believes he is in a better place back in his hometown with the Hawks, finally mature enough to handle his responsibilities, find the right work/life balance and cut off any unnecessary distractions.

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