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Hawks Waive Antonius Cleveland

Jul 21, 2018 6:13 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on guard Antonius Cleveland.

Cleveland saw action in four games with the Hawks last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.4 minutes (.571 FG%, 3-3 3FGs, 2-2 FTs). He was signed to a multi-year contract on Mar. 14 after signing consecutive 10-day contracts on Feb. 22 and Mar. 4.

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Hawks Trade Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala To Thunder For Carmelo Anthony, 2022 FRP

Jul 19, 2018 4:45 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Dennis Schroder. Atlanta will also send Mike Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers with Justin Anderson going to the Hawks. The 76ers will also send Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to Oklahoma City.

The pick is protected 1-14 in 2022 and will become two second rounders if it doesn't convey.

Anthony will be waived and the Houston Rockets will be the frontrunner.

Sam Presti and Billy Donovan were given permission to talk with Schrroder and they're enthusiastic about a partnership.

Muscala is likely to be moved to a third team.

The Thunder's projected luxury tax bill, meanwhile, will drop from $150 million to $88.8 million, saving them $62 million. The Thunder will save an additional $11 million with Schroder's $15.5 million contract and the $1.5 million cap hit of Luwawu-Cabarrot. If the Thunder used the stretch provision on Anthony, they would have $9 million remaining over the next three years. Schroder makes $15.5 million per year compared to Anthony's $28 million for 18-19.

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Tags: Mike Muscala, Dennis Schroder, Carmelo Anthony, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Hawks Waive Jaylen Morris

Jul 19, 2018 4:17 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Morris.

Morris played in six games last season with the Hawks, averaging 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.4 minutes. He was signed to a multi-year contract on March 21 after signing consecutive 10-day contracts on February 28 and March 11.

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Trae Young: I Try To Be Steve Nash More Than Steph Curry

Jul 19, 2018 10:40 AM

Trae Young revealed he patterns his game after Steve Nash more than Stephen Curry.

“I try to be Steve Nash more than Steph,” Young told Yahoo Sports. “I do blend Nash and Steph a lot, but my favorite player growing up was Steve Nash. I get a lot of Steph comparisons, and I agree I do have a few attributes that are similar to Steph. But Steve Nash is a Hall of Famer, though, and Steph will be one day, too. I know I always have to show and prove my passing ability. I have to get better on that aspect, and I definitely work on that a lot.

“I shoot my shots, and sometimes they’re going to go in, sometimes they’re not. I live with that. Everyone on the outside might come down on me, but I put in the reps so I’m confident every time I shoot.

“This Summer League has been a good test for me to stay focused, a good test to make sure that I keep a good mindset. It’s a test and I have to continue to handle it well. I want to be the face of us continuing to grow as a team and rise as a franchise.”

Young knows his body will have to hold up to the rigors of the NBA. Young gained around 12 pounds of muscle during the pre-draft process while working with strength and conditioning trainer Travelle Gaines.

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Hawks Have Been Trying To Trade Dennis Schroder Throughout Offseason

Jul 17, 2018 9:50 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have been attempting to trade Dennis Schroder for several weeks but haven't gained much traction.

According to sources with knowledge of the situation, other teams view Schroder's contract, poor three-point shooting and defensive issues as part of his low trade value. Schroder's legal troubles could be an even bigger issue.

Brookhaven Police arrested Schroder and three other men on misdemeanor battery charges in September. 

Internally, Hawks officials have expressed confidence that Schroder won’t end up in jail. The Hawks may have difficulty trading Schroder until his legal issues are resolved.

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Hawks Acquire Jeremy Lin, Nuggets Unload Kenneth Faried, Darrel Arthur, 2019 FRP To Nets

Jul 13, 2018 12:13 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have traded Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Nets will acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first round pick and a future second round pick from the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets will receive Isaiah Whitehead in the deal. Denver's 2019 first round pick to the Nets is protected 1-12.

For Denver, they were looking to clear salary to stay under the luxury tax.

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Cavaliers Rejected Offer From Hawks To Trade Up To No. 3

Jul 11, 2018 11:41 PM

The Atlanta Hawks offered the Cleveland Cavaliers the opportunity to trade up to No. 3 in a deal that would have involved Kent Bazemore.

The Hawks instead swapped spots with the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5. Dallas selected Luka Doncic and the Hawks picked Trae Young.

The Cavaliers wanted Collin Sexton and held firm at No. 8.

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Hawks Waive Isaiah Taylor

Jun 30, 2018 10:55 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Isaiah Taylor.

Taylor appeared in 67 games last season for the Hawks, starting nine, and averaged 6.6 points, 3.1 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 17.4 minutes (.418 FG%, .702 FT%). He was signed by Atlanta on October 17, 2017.

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Wilson Chandler, Courtney Lee, Kent Bazemore Available In Trade Talks

Jun 30, 2018 10:43 AM

Wilson Chandler, Courtney Lee and Kent Bazemore are three players who are available in trade talks this offseason.

The Denver Nuggets are attempting to cut salary to reduce their tax bill and Chandler is on an expiring contract.

Lee is a trade candidate as the New York Knicks also have Tim Hardaway Jr. at shooting guard and drafted Kevin Knox at small forward.

The Atlanta Hawks are on a multi-year rebuild and they've been trying to unload Bazemore.

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Hawks, Bulls, Kings Preparing To Use Cap Space For Trades Of Bad Contracts

Jun 28, 2018 8:27 PM

The Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings have signaled they plan on using their prized cap space to take on bad salary and extra draft picks. Teams could be looking to decrease their luxury tax bill or to create cap space.

The decision from the Kings is interesting considering they don't own their first round draft pick this season as part of their trade with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Hawks and Bulls are embarking on multi-year rebuilds.

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Hawks Won't Tender Qualifying Offer To Josh Magette
Josh Magette played in 18 games last season with the Hawks.

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Pistons Hire Malik Rose As Assistant GM
Malik Rose had been part of the Atlanta Hawks' front office since 2015.

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Mike Muscala Exercises $5M Player Option With Hawks
Mike Muscala signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Hawks in the 2017 offseason.

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Mavericks Chose Sending FRP To Hawks Over Taking On Kent Bazemore's Contract
The Mavericks didn't want to take on an extra year of Kent Bazemore's contract.

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Hawks Pulled Out Of Trade With Bucks After Donte DiVincenzo Pick Leaked
The Hawks had a deal in place to acquire the No. 17 pick from the Bucks in exchange for a draft pick.


Hawks Agree To Sign Jaylen Adams To Two-Way Contract
Jaylen Adams went undrafted out of St. Bonaventure.

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Mavericks Agree To Trade With Hawks For No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic
The Mavericks have been targeting Luka Doncic.

Marc Stein/New York Times

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Mavericks Trying To Move Up To No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic
If the Hawks move down with a Luka Doncic trade, they will target Trae Young.

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Dewayne Dedmon Exercises $7.2M Player Option With Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Hawks in 2017.

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Mavs, Magic, Nuggets Trying To Move Up To No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic
The Hawks very well could control the direction of the draft at No. 3.

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Hawks Considering Luka Doncic At No. 3
The Hawks had previously been zeroed in on Marvin Bagley and Jaren Jackson Jr.

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Hawks Interested In Trae Young If They Trade Down
Trae Young has one of the widest potential draft ranges.

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Nuggets Aggressively Trying To Unload Kenneth Faried
The Nuggets are trying to unload the $13.8 million salary of Kenneth Faried.

Michael Cunningham/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hawks Narrow Options At No. 3 To 3-4 Players
The Hawks are confident they know who the Suns will select at No. 1.

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Tyler Dorsey Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
Tyler Dorsey recently completed his first season playing for the Hawks.

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Hawks, Suns Interested In Michael Beasley
Michael Beasley played for the veteran's minimum of $2.3 million last season.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Hawks Retain Chris Jent As Assistant Coach
Chris Jent was hired by the Hawks in 2017.

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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team
Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

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Hawks In Advanced Talks To Hire Melvin Hunt As Assistant Coach
Melvin Hunt will likely join the coaching staff of Lloyd Pierce.

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