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Hawks On Record That Paul Millsap Won't Be Traded

Feb 13, 2017 5:08 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have reiterated that Paul Millsap won't be traded before the deadline.

Millsap can become a free agent this offseason.

“He’s not going anywhere,” said Mike Budenholzer. “You can write that.”

The Hawks solicited potential offers for Millsap early last month as the team had a 16-16 record and appeared to be headed to a rebuild mode. A seven-game win streak brought trade talks to an end.

The Hawks informed teams that Millsap was no longer available. Millsap said he was informed by team management, including Budenholzer, that he would not be traded.

Millsap said Monday that he was relieved to know his immediate future with the latest acknowledgement.

“Bud has been a man of his word,” Millsap said. “He has always shot it straight with me, always been honest with me. I take his word for what it is. It’s refreshing to know I’m not going anywhere and I’ll be on this team until the end of the year.

“Now, I’ve got to make it work. Stick to basketball and try to get wins.”

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Hawks Uninterested In Making Major Deadline Move

Feb 9, 2017 12:54 PM

The Atlanta Hawks do not appear interested in making a major roster move before the trade deadline, according to a source.

The Hawks appeared close to dealing Paul Millsap shortly after New Year's before pulling him from the market.

Atlanta has lost Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver via free agency and trade over the past two offseasons.

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Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 8, 2017 11:33 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard/forward Lamar Patterson to a second 10-day contract.

Patterson was signed to his first 10-day contract on January 29, 2017.

Patterson has appeared in three games for the Hawks, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.8 minutes.

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Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson To 10-Day Contract

Jan 29, 2017 2:24 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard/forward Lamar Patterson to a 10-day contract.

Patterson was with the Sacramento Kings in training camp this season and most recently played in 28 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 24.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 35.8 minutes.

He ranked fourth in the D-League in scoring, 12th in assists and tied for 12th in steals.

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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.

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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

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and KL Chouinard of (@KLChouinard) go in depth on the Atlanta Hawks.

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
Paul Millsap said he's looking forward to focusing on basketball the rest of the season.

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Hawks Pull Paul Millsap From Trade Market
Wes Wilcox started informing teams Monday afternoon that the Hawks were no longer working to unload Paul Millsap.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Warriors, Rockets Have Interest In Mike Dunleavy Jr. If Bought Out
The Warriors drafted Mike Dunleavy with the third overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.

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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.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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