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NBA Postpones Hawks-Suns Scheduled For Wednesday

Jan 13, 2021 11:20 AM

The NBA has postponed Wednesday's game between the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns.

The Suns do not have eight available players due to contact tracing.

The league has postponed seven games due to COVID-19 contract tracing.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Diagnosed With Fractured Knee, No Timetable For Return

Jan 10, 2021 9:04 PM

Bogdan Bodganovic has been diagnosed with a fractured right knee.

The Hawks described the injury as "an avulsion fracture in his right knee with associated soft tissue inflammation and a bone bruise."

There is no timetable for Bogdanovic's return, with a treatment plan expected later this week. 

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Hawks Offered John Collins Four-Year, $90M+ Extension

Jan 8, 2021 11:42 AM

The Atlanta Hawks offered John Collins a contract extension worth more than $90 million, according to sources that spoke with The Athletic.

Collins sees himself as a maximum salary player. Collins will be a restricted free agent this offseason in a market where there are more teams with max cap space than there will be suitable players to spend it on.

Collins was one of only four players who averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds last season. 

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John Collins Challenges How Trae Young Runs Atlanta's Offense During Film Session

Jan 8, 2021 11:16 AM

During a film session this week after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half to the New York Knicks, John Collins raised several issues about how the Atlanta Hawks are functioning with Trae Young running the offense, three sources tell The Athletic.

Collins discussed how the Hawks need to get into offensive sets more quickly and to limit Young's early shot clock attempts that leave his teammates uninvolved. Collins also shared his desire for more ball movement and flow on offense.

While there was no back-and-forth between the two, Young made it clear he strongly disagreed with the assessment of Collins.

“Trae is my brother regardless,” Collins, who chose not to elaborate further, told The Athletic via text message.

The Hawks currently rank fifth in the NBA in offensive efficiency at 114.0 points per 100 possessions. 

Sources within the Hawks pointed to the recent contract extension negotations Collins when through for a possible explanation for his frustration. Collins turned down adeal worth more than $90 million over four years, according to sources.

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Rajon Rondo To Miss At Least Three More Games With Knee Injury

Jan 6, 2021 1:05 AM

Rajon Rondo is set to miss at least the next three games due to a sore right knee.

Rondo has missed the previous three games with the injury.

Rondo, who has only played in two out of Hawks' first seven games, will be re-evaluated before the team leaves for a West Coast trip starting January 13th.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Didn't Actively Recruit Bogdan Bogdanovic To Bucks

Jan 5, 2021 1:17 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic denied a previous report from The Athletic indicated Giannis Antetokounmpo was active in recruiting Bogdanovic to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bogdanovic indicated he is actually closer to Thanasis Antetokounmpo than to Giannis.

"We (Thanasis and Bogdanovic) are friends. We are friends, you know? I talked with him once monthly, once every two months. So we talk about it — we talked maybe in the bubble, not about me coming there, nothing like that. But we were like, ‘Ah, you guys are good,’ — bla, bla, bla, you know? Normal things. How is your family? Basketball things, we didn’t even talk about it because I know that they are professionals and they respect my professionalism and we never talked about it. We really never talked about it. When the news came out, we were like, ‘What the [expletive]?’ I didn’t know what was going on. I wasn’t sure. I wasn’t sure what was going on."

Bogdanovic was asked if he reached out to Giannis to indicate he wouldn't join the Bucks.

"No, we didn’t (laughs), we couldn’t even — so I don’t talk with him like that. I’m not — I’m friends with Thanasis more. I didn’t even have to talk with him about it. He found it out probably the same way I did."

Antetokounmpo's involvement may have been more internally with the Bucks.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Explains His Side Of Botched Sign-And-Trade With Bucks

Jan 5, 2021 11:43 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic explained his side of his controversial restricted free agency in an interview with Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Reports surfaced before the start of free agency that the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings had a sign-and-trade deal in place involving Bogdanovic. 

The confusion over how that happened remains to this day for Bogdanovic. 

The sign-and-trade was reported while Bogdanovic was asleep in Serbia.

"Everyone was congratulating me like it was done, and I didn’t know what was going on, really," said Bogdanovic. "And then, the NBA investigation — again, I’m reading it off the Twitter again, what was going on. My agent was obviously telling me, but what was unprofessional out of everything was not letting the player know, not letting him know what was going on. It was 1 a.m., 2 a.m. in (Belgrade) and I was sleeping. And I was sleeping the whole night. I wake up in the morning, I’m getting ready for my workout, and I see that on the Twitter. That was my experience of my free agency. After that, I was scared."

The sign-and-trade couldn't actually be agreed upon without the approval of Bogdanovic. 

"Yeah, but they couldn’t do that before free agency starts, so the next day the NBA investigation got in. My agent called me, and he told me, ‘This cannot be done. They screwed up. They cannot trade a restricted free agent before free agency starts.’ I really don’t know. I really don’t know what happened. But that was, at the end, what I heard from my agent. The NBA investigation is on this deal, so even if we agree, they can say this doesn’t count, that this is tampering."

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Danilo Gallinari To Be Re-Evaluated In Two Weeks Following Ankle Sprain

Jan 2, 2021 10:25 PM

Danilo Gallinari will miss at least two weeks due to an ankle sprain suffered on Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Hawks confirmed that an MRI confirmed a sprain along "with associated swelling and inflammation."

Gallinari averaged 9 points over 2 games with the Hawks. 

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Kris Dunn Out Multiple Weeks After Surgery On Right Ankle

Dec 31, 2020 8:31 PM

Kris Dunn underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right ankle on Tuesday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York.

Dunn will be placed in a walking boot, and following a two-week period of rest, he will be reviewed and an update will be provided.

Dunn signed with the Atlanta Hawks this past offseason.

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Kris Dunn To Undergo Ankle Surgery On Wednesday

Dec 27, 2020 3:50 PM

Kris Dunn will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to remove loose cartilage in his right ankle.

The Hawks provided no timetable for Dunn's recovery. 

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Rajon Rondo To Miss Opener Due To COVID-19 Protocols

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John Collins, Hawks Unable To Agree To Extension

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Onyeka Okongwu To Be Re-Evaluated On December 28th

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Kris Dunn To Miss At Least Opening Three Regular Season Games With Knee Injury

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Hawks Offered 2022 First Round Pick From Thunder To Kings For Bogdan Bogdanovic

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Hawks Had Biggest Jump In Ticket Interest During NBA Free Agency

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Danilo Gallinari's Contract With Hawks Only $5M Guaranteed In 22-23

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Kings Decline To Match Bogdan Bogdanovic's Four-Year, $72M Deal With Hawks

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Kings Have Until Midnight To Match Bogdan Bogdanovic's Offer Sheet With Hawks

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Solomon Hill Agrees To One-Year Deal With Hawks

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Signs Four-Year, $72M Offer Sheet With Hawks

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Hawks Submit Four-Year, $72M Offer Sheet For Bogdan Bogdanovic

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Kris Dunn Agrees To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal With Hawks

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Danilo Gallinari Agrees To Three-Year, $61.5M Deal With Hawks

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Pistons Agree To Acquire Dewyane Dedmon From Hawks For Khyri Thomas, Tony Snell

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Nathan Knight Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Hawks

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Hawks Considered Favorites To Sign Danilo Gallinari, Rajon Rondo

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Cavs, Hawks Receiving Significant Trade Interest At No. 5, No. 6

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Hawks Interested In Gordon Hayward

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