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NBRA Believes Mike Budenholzer Should Have Been Suspended

Nov 23, 2015 5:15 PM

Mike Budenholzer has received a $25,000 fine for making contact with referee Ben Taylor.

But the National Basketball Referees Association believes Budenholzer should have received a suspension.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

"Referees operate in environment in which an influential NBA team owner has repeatedly mocked the efficacy of fines as means to change bad behavior. Coaches should compete by creating better teams, not by physically intimidating officials."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Hawks Assign Lamar Patterson To Austin

Nov 14, 2015 6:59 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie guard/forward Lamar Patterson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.

Patterson has appeared in seven games for Atlanta this season.

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Hawks Exercise 16-17 Options On Tim Hardaway Jr., Dennis Schroder

Oct 27, 2015 8:02 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have exercised the fourth-year (2016-17) options on the contracts of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dennis Schröder.

Hardaway was acquired on draft night from the New York Knicks, while Schroder is vying for minutes at point guard along with Jeff Teague.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Dunc'd On Pod: Atlanta Hawks Season Preview With KL Chouinard

Oct 25, 2015 10:47 AM

KL Chouinard (@KLChouinard) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to preview the Atlanta Hawks.  

Topics include:  What improvements stalwarts Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, and Jeff Teague can make to their games, how new additions Tiago Splitter and Tim Hardaway fit in, how the Hawks will adjust to the loss of DeMarre Carroll, and season predictions.

Subscribe to the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on iTunes or via the XML feed.

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Hawks Waive Earl Barron, DeQuan Jones

Oct 25, 2015 10:27 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on Earl Barron and DeQuan Jones.

Both players appeared in four preseason contests.

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Hawks Waive Terran Petteway

Oct 22, 2015 4:09 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on Terran Petteway.

Petteway appeared in three preseason contests for the Hawks.

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Thabo Sefolosha Files $50M Suit Against New York City, NYPD Cops

Oct 21, 2015 1:03 PM

Thabo Sefolosha is suing New York City and eight police officers for up to $50 million over "permanent" injuries.

Sefolosha says in a legal notice that the broken leg he suffered when cops pushed him to the ground outside 1Oak last April caused him to “become substantially disabled.”

The physical “damages are permanent in nature and continuing into the future,” according to the notice of claim filed with the city’s comptroller.

Sefolosha has returned to the Atlanta Hawks this preseason.

Rebecca Rosenberg, Julia Marsh/New York Post

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Hawks Likely To Exercise 16-17 Options On Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Oct 19, 2015 11:58 AM

The Atlanta Hawks will wait until the Nov. 2nd deadline to decide whether to pick up their team options on Dennis Schroder and Tim Hardaway Jr.

The team is likely to exercise the options but typically waits until the deadline as a matter of procedure.


Atlanta has 2016-17 options on Schroder for $2.7 million and Hardaway for $2.3 million.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Michele Roberts: NBPA Supports Thabo Sefolosha If He Sues NYPD

Oct 15, 2015 2:47 PM

Michele Roberts said the National Basketball Players Association will support Thabo Sefolosha if he chooses to pursue civil litigation against the New York City Police Department.

Sefolosha had his leg broken during an altercation with NYPD officers.

Sefolosha was found not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 

"He had a criminal case and we had to respect that," Roberts said during a question-and-answer session at the espnW: Women + Sports Summit in Dana Point, California. "He now has a civil litigation if he wants to pursue it. I take my lead from him ... but all he has to do is turn me on and I'm gone. I can't even tell you how horrific the experience he had was. It was just dreadful."

Roberts said the union remained relatively quiet while Sefolosha dealt with criminal charges, but believes he "wants to do more" now that he's been exonerated.

"I was outraged when [the incident] happened. We were all outraged when that happened," Roberts said. "We needed to obviously defer to Thabo. We've always taken a backseat and respected what he wants to do and we'll do that going forward. The good news is he does want to do more. And we will do as much as he will allow us to do for him."

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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Tiago Splitter: Atlanta Was Best Option For Trade
With the Spurs pursuing major free agents, Tiago Splitter was an obvious candidate to be dealt to open up cap space.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Hawks Release Edgar Sosa, Arsalan Kazemi
Both Edgar Sosa and Arsalan Kazemi received limited playing time in the preseason.

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Thabo Sefolosha Found Not Guilty Of All Charges
Thabo Sefolosha's leg was broken in the incident.

Benjamin Mueller, James C McKinley Jr./New York Times

Other GMs Called Danny Ferry's Hawks' Contract 'Golden Ticket'
The Hawks hired Danny Ferry in 2012 with a six-year deal paying him $2 million annually.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Hawks Sign Arsalan Kazemi To Camp Deal
Arsalan Kazemi became the first Iranian national to be drafted by an NBA franchise when he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by Washington.

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Edgar Sosa Signs Camp Deal With Hawks
Edgar Sosa went undrafted out of Louisville in 2010 and was most recently playing in Italy.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeQuan Jones Signs Camp Deal With Hawks
DeQuan Jones played for the Magic during the 12-13 season, appearing in 63 games.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

NBA Prohibits 'Legacy Marks' To Become Primary Logo
The Hawks sharpened the beak, tilted its head downward and added a little cleft around its chin of its Pac-Man logo.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Al Horford 'Very Happy In Atlanta'
Al Horford is entering the final season of his current contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2016 when the cap increases.

Jeremy Woo/Sports Illustrated

Hawks Sign Jason Richardson
In 19 games last season with the 76ers, Jason 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
Jason Richardson averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds last season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Hawks To Hire Malik Rose As Manager Of Basketball Operations
Malik Rose has worked in television since the end of his playing career.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Hawks Hire Michael Blackstone, John Treloar To Front Office
Wes Wilcox has worked with both Michael Blackstone and John Treloar in the past when he was with the Cavaliers organization.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

Thabo Sefolosha Making Progress In Return From Broken Fibula
With DeMarre Carroll leaving the Hawks this offseason, Thabo Sefolosha figures to replace him at small forward in the starting lineup.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson, Terran Petteway To Camp Deals
Lamar Patterson averaged 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 25.9 minutes in Summer League.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pero Antic Signs Two-Year Deal With Fenerbahce Ulker
Petro Antic spent the past two seasons with the Hawks.


Justin Holiday Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hawks
Justin Holiday averaged 4.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 11.1 minutes with the Warriors last season.

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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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