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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

Sep 12, 2016 11:28 AM

Dwight Howard was hospitalized after falling ill on a plane flight to Atlanta.

Howard had been on a 10-day promotional tour in China with shoe manufacturer Peak.

It is believed Howard was suffering from dehydration. Howard was released Monday morning.

Howard signed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks this summer. 

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Tiago Splitter Plans On Being Ready For Start Of Camp

Aug 15, 2016 10:42 AM

Tiago Splitter plans on being ready for the start of training camp with the Atlanta Hawks after undergoing hip surgery.

Splitter was acquired by the Hawks during the 2015 offseason but missed almost the entire season.

Splitter will enter 16-17 backing up Dwight Howard at center.

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Hawks Interested In Adding Point Guard, Big To Camp Roster

Aug 12, 2016 10:26 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have 17 players under contract for the start of training camp and would like to add another point guard and perhaps another big.

Bryce Cotton is a point guard that interests Atlanta. Cotton played on the Hawks' Summer League team.

Cotton appeared in five games and averaged 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.6 minutes.

Cotton has played with the Spurs and Jazz, two franchises with ties to the Hawks.


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Hawks Sign Matt Costello To Camp Deal

Jul 26, 2016 11:56 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed free agent Matt Costello.

Costello, a four-year letterman at Michigan State, was an All-Big Ten selection (Second Team by the media and Third Team by the league’s coaches) as a senior after averaging 10.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks in 22.9 minutes in 35 games (.561 FG%, .752 FT%).  He saw action in 138 career games for the Spartans (2012-16) and is the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots with 146. 

The 6’9 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

Jul 18, 2016 12:51 PM

Isaia Cordinier will return to France to play in the French Pro A League for the 16-17 season with Antibes.

Cordinier was picked 40th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.

A team picking in the top half of the second round reneged on a promise to select Cordinier. 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

Jul 14, 2016 5:25 PM

The Sacramento Kings have claimed Lamar Patterson off waivers.

Patterson was waived by the Atlanta Hawks this week to create an available roster spot.

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Hawks' Interest Made Dwight Howard Feel 'Really Good About Himself Again'

Jul 13, 2016 11:17 AM

Dwight Howard is looking forward to his new opportunity with the Atlanta Hawks.

"Grant Hill was a big part of the process," Howard said of the former All-Star and current minority owner of the franchise.

"For somebody like [Hill] to believe in me, [Hawks general] Wes Wilcox and Bud (Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer) -- for all of these guys to have that belief in me just gave me more confidence.

"After the season, I was a little bit down for a couple days," Howard admitted. He credits the Hawks' interest when free agency began July 1 to help him start feeling "really good about myself again."

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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.

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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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Al Horford Meets With Hawks, Rockets, Wizards, Celtics, Mystery Team
Wit the Hawks re-signing Kent Bazemore and also signing Dwight Howard, the odds of Al Horford re-signing have become slim.

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Kent Bazemore Agrees To Four-Year, $70M Deal With Hawks
Kent Bazemore received considerable interest from rival teams in free agency.

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Dwight Howard Agrees To Three-Year, $70.5M Deal With Hawks
Dwight Howard has agreed upon a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks.

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Dwight Howard, Hawks Make 'Strong Connection' In Meeting
Dwight Howard is a native of Atlanta and will be joining his third team since leaving the Magic in 2012.

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Kent Bazemore Meeting With Rockets
Kent Bazemore had planned on waiting until July 5th to meet with any teams.

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Dwight Howard Seeking Starting Salary Of $24M On Open Market
Dwight Howard declined his $23.2 million player option for 16-17 with the Rockets to become a free agent.

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Al Horford Wants To See Hawks Improve Roster Before Committing
Atlanta has been swept in each of the past two playoffs by the Cavaliers.

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