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Warriors Interested In Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Hassan Whiteside

Jun 24, 2016 5:24 PM

While the Golden State Warriors will pursue Kevin Durant as their first option in free agency, they have alternate plans in place and that includes going after a big.

The Warriors believe they can't thrive without a center who attacks the rim and scores inside.

Golden State is considering pursuing Al Horford, Joakim Noah and Hassan Whiteside.

Opposing defenses began to abandon Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli, which made stopping the Warriors' primary options simpler.

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Tags: Al Horford, Hassan Whiteside, Joakim Noah, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Team Reneged On Promise To Draft Isaia Cordinier Early In 2nd Round

Jun 24, 2016 11:43 AM

Isaia Cordinier had a promise to be picked by a team selecting in the late 30s or early 40s of the second round.

Cordinier asked teams not to pick him because he was guaranteed to be brought to the NBA immediately but the team reneged on the promise at the last minute.

Cordinier ended up being picked at 40th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.

Cordinier will likely sign a one-year deal in France and join the Hawks in 2017.

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Taurean Prince Thought He'd Go 20-25, Felt Like Atlanta Liked Him

Jun 24, 2016 1:06 AM

Taurean Prince was taken 12th overall by the Atlanta Hawks, who acquired the pick from the Utah Jazz in the three-team deal that shipped George Hill to Utah and Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers.

Prince was seen as a late-lottery pick, but was rumored to be slipping down draft boards. 

“I thought I was 20-25 range, so I mean, this is — like I said, it’s all overwhelming for me, humbling,” he said. "I’ve just got to work more to show people why I deserve this spot, and I’m going to do what I have to do in order to be somebody in the league.”

Atlanta’s slotted pick was 21st, right in the range Prince felt he’d go. The Hawks brought him in for their first workout.

“Man, those guys are great, straightforward, which I love,” he said. “No gray, it’s black and white-type of guys, and those are the type of guys you need to be behind you, that’s going to tell you when you’re wrong and let you know when you’re right. I love those guys up there, man. They brought me up for a second workout so I knew they were really interested and we were vibing the entire time, and I enjoyed every single minute in Atlanta."

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Tags: Taurean Prince, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Cavs Pay $2.4M For 54th Overall Pick, Select Kay Felder

Jun 24, 2016 12:17 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers bought the 54th overall pick from the Atlanta Hawks to select Kay Felder.

LeBron James was reportedly a proponent of selecting Felder.

Cleveland paid $2.4 million to the Hawks to buy their way into the draft to select Felder.

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Pacers Acquire Jeff Teague In Three-Team Trade

Jun 22, 2016 2:13 PM

The Indiana Pacers have acquired Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks as part of a three-team trade.

The Utah Jazz will acquire George Hill from Indiana as part of the deal. The Jazz will send the 12th overall pick to the Hawks as part of the deal.

Teague will be a free agent in 2017 and the Hawks will go forward with Dennis Schroder at the point guard position.

Teague grew up in the Indianapolis area.

Like Teague, Hill will also be a free agent in 2017. The Jazz had a need at point guard last season after Dante Exum was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Lakers, Magic, Pistons To Pursue Al Horford In Free Agency

Jun 22, 2016 11:29 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons are amongst the teams who intend to pursue Al Horford this offseason.

Horford has become even more valuable over the past few seasons with his improved three-point shooting and versatility on defense.

Horford can sign with the Atlanta Hawks for five years and 7.5 percent raises whereas any rival team can only offer him four seasons guaranteed.

Horford is coming off an extension he signed with the Hawks in 2010.

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Jeff Teague Reveals He Played Season With Tear In Patella Tendon

Jun 9, 2016 11:25 AM

Jeff Teague said on Instagram that he played with a tear in his patella tendon during the entire 15-16 season.

Teague took a step backwards in 15-16 and has been the subject of trade rumors as he is about to enter the final season of his current contract.

The Atlanta Hawks did not disclose an injury involving Teague.

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Tags: Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Dunc'd On: Bulls, Hawks Offseasons

Jun 7, 2016 5:46 PM

News, including Steph Curry out of the Olympics and the NBA refs decrying the L2M report. At 15:30, what the Chicago Bulls can do with their $22 million or so in cap space to fill holes at center and backup point guard, and how would that affect their projected $64 million in 2017 space? At 38:00, the Hawks will have about $15 million in space if they keep Al Horford. Can and should they retain Kent Bazemore or look to replace him? Plus, what are the odds Bazemore and Horford remain on the team?

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Mike Scott Being Charged With Two Counts Of Felony Drug Possession

Jun 3, 2016 1:33 PM

Prosecutors have filed a notice of accusation against Mike Scott after police found marijuana and MDMA in his car during a traffic stop last July.

Scott is being charged with two counts of felony drug possession.

According to a Banks County Sheriff’s Office report that was reviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, deputies attempted to stop a Chevy Tahoe driven by Scott’s brother Antonn for following too closely to other vehicles on the morning of July 30, 2015. Antonn Scott failed to pull over and eventually reached 98 mph, traveling two miles on Interstate 85 before finally pulling to the side of the road. Mike Scott, a passenger, told police there was marijuana in the car and that any drugs found belonged to him.

Scott played in 75 games off the bench for the Hawks last season, averaging 6.2 points and one assist per game in his fourth NBA season out of Virginia. He made $3.3 million last season, and Atlanta has a team option for next season that would pay him the same amount. 

 

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76ers, Hawks Discussing Nerlens Noel For Jeff Teague Deal

Jun 2, 2016 6:00 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks are discussing a deal centered around Jeff Teague for Nerlens Noel.

The 76ers are considering trading away either Noel or Jahlil Okafor this offseason while the Hawks have been interested in parting with Teague to make room for Dennis Schroeder. 

Teague will become an unrestricted free agent in 2017 while Noel is eligible for restricted free agency in the same offseason.

The Hawks are bracing for the possibility of Al Horford leaving in free agency this offseason.

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Rockets Identify Al Horford As Top Free Agent Target
Al Horford will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career since being drafted by the Hawks in 2007.

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Kent Bazemore Would 'Love' To Re-sign With Hawks
The Hawks signed Kent Bazemore to a $4 million contract in 2014 and he figures to receive a substantial pay raise this offseason in free agency.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Al Horford: I Really Love Atlanta
Al Horford will be one of the NBA's most highly coveted free agents but the Hawks can pay him the most money and also give him one more season than any rival team.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nets Hire Kenny Atkinson As Head Coach
Kenny Atkinson is currently assistant coach of the Hawks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Karl-Anthony Towns, Paul Millsap Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Karl-Anthony Towns averaged 21.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

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Hawks Held Up Dennis Schroder To 76ers Trade Due To Ish Smith
The 76ers offered Ish Smith, Nik Stauskas and a protected first round pick to the Hawks for Dennis Schroder at the trade deadline.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Hawks Devoted 90 Percent Of Practice Time To Defense
The Hawks spent 90 percent of practice time to defense and they now rank second in the NBA in points allowed per possession.

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Jazz Had Exploratory Talks At Deadline For Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague
The Jazz remain confident in Dante Exum, who has missed the entire 15-16 season with a torn ACL.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Wolves Agree To Buyout With Kevin Martin
The Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks and Hawks are expected to pursue Kevin Martin.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kris Humphries To Sign With Hawks
Kris Humphries has cleared waivers and will sign with the Hawks.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Joe Johnson Commits To Sign With Heat
Joe Johnson also strongly considered the Hawks and Cavaliers.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Mavs, Cavs, Heat, Hawks Thunder Interested In Kevin Martin If Bought Out
Kevin Martin's destination could hinge on where Joe Johnson signs.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Joe Johnson Waived By Nets, Gives Up $3M Of Remaining Salary
The Cavaliers are confident of their chances of signing Joe Johnson, though the Hawks are also expected to be a factor.

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Kent Bazemore Credits 2014 Showcase With Lakers For Current Success
Kent Bazemore's two-and-a-half months in early 2014 playing for Mike D'Antoni led to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Hawks.

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76ers Offered Ish Smith, Stauskas, First Rounder To Hawks For Dennis Schroder
The 76ers offered Ish Smith, Nik Stauskas, an expiring contract and a 2016 first round pick to the Hawks for Dennis Schroder.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Bucks Turned Down Jeff Teague For Khris Middleton Offer From Hawks
The Hawks had interest in moving Jeff Teague to the Bucks for Khris Middleton.

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Jeff Teague Remained Available By Hawks Until Deadline
The Hawks were prepared to deal Jeff Teague and go forward with Dennis Schroder as their point guard.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Kirk Hinrich Traded By Bulls To Hawks For 2nd Round Pick
The Bulls have traded Kirk Hinrich to the Hawks for a second round pick.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Shelvin Mack Traded By Hawks To Jazz
The Jazz have been looking for more depth at point guard.

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Hawks Intend To Keep Al Horford, Jeff Teague, Dennis Schroder
The Hawks intend to stand pat at the deadline after exploring a major move involving Al Horford and either Jeff Teague or Dennis Schroeder.

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