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Trent Forrest, Hawks Sign Two-Way Contract

Aug 8, 2022 3:46 PM

The Atlanta Hawks signed free agent guard Trent Forrest to a two-way contract.

Forrest saw action in 60 games (six starts) for the Utah Jazz as a two-way player during the 2021-22 campaign, averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 12.8 minutes (.490 FG%, .792 FT%). In his six starts, the 6-4 guard notched 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 28.4 minutes of action (.611 FG%, .429 3FG%, .889 FT%). Utah compiled a 4-2 record when inserting Forrest into the starting lineup. In a win against Denver on Feb. 2, 2022, Forrest poured in a career-high 18 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor, in addition to two rebounds, a career-high tying eight assists and one steal in 39 minutes as a starter.

After going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, Forrest signed a two-way contract with the Jazz prior to the start of the 2020-21 season, and then again before the 2021-22 campaign. He signed a standard NBA contract on April 10, 2022. Over his two-year career, Forrest has seen action in 90 games (six starts), owning career averages of 3.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 11.9 minutes (.478 FG%, .851 FT%). He has also appeared in four postseason contests.

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Heat Discussed John Collins Trade With Hawks

Jul 29, 2022 8:12 AM

The Atlanta Hawks aggressively shopped John Collins this offseason and he was a linked to a number of teams including the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers.

The Miami Heat, who have a need at power forward, may have also explored a trade for Collins. The Heat lost PJ Tucker in free agency to the Philadelphia 76ers.

"There has been some Miami, John Collins chatter," said Zach Lowe. "It's old. It might be months old. I don't think it was ever really serious at al. They might revisit that."

The Heat have appeared to be more focused on their attempts to trade for Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell this offseason.

Collins re-signed with the Hawks last offseason on a five-year, $125 million contract in restricted free agency. 

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Hawks Waive Sharife Cooper

Jul 25, 2022 9:27 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on guard Sharife Cooper.

He appeared in 13 games for the Hawks last season after signing a two-way contract on August 5, 2021. In 34 games (31 starts) with the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League, he averaged 17.4 points, 6.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 29.9 minutes (.436 FG%, .353 3FG%, .852 FT%).

Cooper was selected by the Hawks in the second round (48th overall) of the 2021 NBA Draft.

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Heat, Raptors, Hornets, Kings, Hawks, Wizards Join Knicks In Pursuit Of Donovan Mitchell

Jul 25, 2022 8:27 AM

The New York Knicks are known to be a suitor for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. As many as six other teams have joined the Knicks in pursuit of Mitchell.

The Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards have all talked Mitchell trades with Utah.

The Jazz are expected to move Mitchell after trading Rudy Gobert began a rebuilding process. New York has been most connected to Utah, as the Knicks can offer a package of young players and up to eight first-round picks in a trade for the All-Star guard.

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Hawks Close To Hiring Kyle Korver For Front Office Role

Jul 20, 2022 1:39 AM

The Atlanta Hawks are close to hiring Kyle Korver in their front office, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Korver was a player development coach with the Nets last season. 

Korver played for the Hawks from 2012-2017 and made the All-Star team in 2015. 

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Tyrese Martin, Hawks Sign Two-Year Deal

Jul 16, 2022 11:06 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed second-round pick Tyrese Martin to a multi-year contract. Martin was selected with the 21st pick in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft. His rights were then swapped from the Golden State Warriors to the Hawks in a draft night trade.

Martin was a four-year starter at Connecticut. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior for the Huskies. He also shot 43% on 3.5 three-point attempts per game.

In Summer League, Martin performed well for Atlanta. The 6-foot-6 wing defended well and averaged 12 points in 24.2 minutes per game.

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Hawks 'Still Value' John Collins, 'He Gets Called On A Lot' For Trades

Jul 12, 2022 12:55 PM

The Atlanta Hawks were reportedly very close to a trade of John Collins before the draft, but a deal was never consummated and could remain with the franchise when training camp begins in the fall.

Landry Fields was asked about how Collins fits with the Hawks long-term in light of a possible trade.

"I always get asked that question one way or the other," said Fields. "John is a valuable player. If you’re building a roster with any team and you’re looking at how you can get better, teams often think this way: ‘Well, the Hawks have a really good player that makes a certain amount of dollars that works for what we’re trying to do.’ So, there are a bunch of concepts they’re going to throw our way and say, ‘What do you think of John?’ The truth of the matter is that John Collins is still on the Hawks. We still have value in him, too. This isn’t one of those, ‘We have to get off of John.’ That’s absurd. There’s a misinterpretation of that. You always think of the player from that standpoint because he is constantly in talks. You try to make sure with him that we check in and make sure he’s doing all right. It’s something where it’s less about wondering if he’s the long-term fit and it’s more about the fact that he gets called on a lot. The moment those calls come up, people talk. Then all of a sudden, here we are in the media with this thought that John Collins is not wanted by the Hawks."

Fields was also asked how Collins reacted to the trade rumors.

"He’s the ultimate professional. He always has been. That’s one of his great values. For a guy to hear his name constantly in this, he’s able to maintain a level of professionalism and focus and will to work. You have to give the guy credit for that. A lot of players in this league don’t get enough credit for that."

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Frank Kaminsky, Hawks Agree To One-Year Deal

Jul 8, 2022 2:33 PM

Frank Kaminsky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

Kaminsky appeared in nine games last season with the Phoenix Suns, averaging 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.1 minutes.

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Hawks Promote Joe Prunty To Top Assistant, Hire Mike Longabardi To Replace Chris Jent

Jul 5, 2022 12:20 AM

The Atlanta Hawks promoted Joe Prunty as the team's top assistant, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Nate McMillan also hired Mike Longabardi on his staff, replacing Chris Jent. Jent left earlier in the offseason to be the top assistant on Darvin Ham's staff with the Lakers. 

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Kings Acquire Kevin Huerter From Hawks For Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless, First Round Pick

Jul 1, 2022 1:11 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future first round pick. The pick is lottery protected in 2024, top-12 in 2025, top-10 in 2026, and two seconds if not conveyed by then.

The Hawks signed Huerter to a four-year, $65 million extension last October. 

Huerter averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29.6 minutes over 74 games last season with the Hawks. 

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Aaron Holiday, Hawks Agree To One-Year Deal

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Delon Wright, Wizards Agree To Two-Year, $16M Deal

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Dejounte Murray Would Not Sign Extension Off Current Salary

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Hawks Were Preparing Offer To Nets For Kevin Durant Before Dejounte Murray Trade

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Hawks Acquire Dejounte Murray From Spurs For Danilo Gallinari, Three First Round Picks

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John Collins 'Done In Atlanta' As Hawks Look For Trade

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Hawks Hope To Trade John Collins Before Start Of Draft

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Wolves Interested In Trading For Clint Capela

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Kings Have Talked Trading For John Collins

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Landry Fields Promoted To General Manager Of Hawks

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