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Hawks Take Trade Calls On Cam Reddish

Jul 28, 2021 2:07 PM

The Atlanta Hawks listened to trade offers for Cam Reddish at the trade deadline and are again listening now, sources tell The Athletic. The Hawks will enter the draft with the 20th pick and could use Reddish and that selection to move up.

Reddish is currently considered fourth in Atlanta's wing rotation behind De'Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter. Reddish played well when he returned from his Achilles injury during the playoffs.

If the Hawks were to trade Reddish for a lottery pick, it would reset the second contract clock by two years.

"I think Reddish would likely be the best candidate to be dealt because someone likely would want to take a chance at his potential," added Chris Kirshner.

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Kris Dunn Picks Up $5M Option With Hawks For 21-22

Jul 27, 2021 4:01 PM

Kris Dunn will pick up his $5 million player option for the 21-22 season with the Atlanta Hawks. 

Dunn underwent surgery in late December on his right ankle and also dealt with a back injury. Dunn appeared in just four games with the Hawks during the 20-21 season.

The Hawks signed Dunn to a two-year, $10 million deal last offseason. 

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Hawks Hire Joe Prunty, Jamelle McMillan As Assistant Coaches

Jul 23, 2021 5:10 PM

The Atlanta Hawks today announced multiple hirings and promotions within the Basketball Operations group, including the additions of Joe Prunty and Jamelle McMillan to Nate McMillan’s coaching staff. Prunty and Jamelle McMillan join Chris Jent, Matt Hill and Marlon Garnett to finalize the coaching staff.

Prunty brings 23 years of experience as an NBA assistant coach, having served as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns (2018-19), Milwaukee Bucks (2014-18, including serving as interim head coach over the final 37 games of the 2017-18 campaign and 17 games in 2015-16), Brooklyn Nets (2013-14), Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-13), Portland Trail Blazers (2008-2010), Dallas Mavericks (2005-2008) and San Antonio Spurs (2000-2005) after starting his career as an assistant video coordinator in San Antonio. In addition to his NBA experience, Prunty has extensive coaching experience both overseas and with USA Basketball, spending five summers as head coach of Great Britain’s national team from 2013-2017, qualifying for EuroBasket in 2013 and 2017, before serving as an assistant for the November 2020 USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team and acting as head coach of the USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team for two games (2-0) in the third window - February 2021.

Jamelle McMillan started his career with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013 in player development as part of Monty Williams’ staff. In 2016, McMillan was elevated to assistant coach under Alvin Gentry and in 2017, he served as head coach of the Pelicans’ summer league team. After spending the ’18-19 season in Phoenix, he rejoined the Pelicans as an assistant for two seasons. McMillan played collegiately at Arizona State University (2007 - 2011) where he was teammates with Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden.

To support the coaching staff, the Hawks have promoted Dipesh Mistry from video coordinator to coaching assistant and Paul Jesperson from assistant video coordinator to player development coach. 

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Hawks Extend Qualifying Offer To John Collins

Jul 22, 2021 1:16 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have extended the qualifying offer to John Collins, which will make him a restricted free agent.

Collins will be one of the top free agents on the market after he was unable to agree to an extension with the Hawks before the start of the 20-21 season.

Collins' qualifying offer will be worth approximately $7.7 million. 

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Onyeka Okongwu Out Six Months With Surgery On Shoulder

Jul 22, 2021 8:11 AM

Onyeka Okongwu underwent surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic performed the surgery.

Okongwu will now enter a period of rest and rehabilitation and is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six months.

Okongwu was the sixth overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 2020.

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Mavs, Heat, Spurs, Wolves Interested In John Collins

Jul 13, 2021 11:22 AM

The Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are among the teams expected to show interest in John Collins in restricted free agency.

Collins averaged 13.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 35.7 percent 3-point shooting over 18 games in the playoffs.

The common perception around the league is that Collins increased his value during the Atlanta Hawks' playoff run. The Hawks are interested in keeping Collins. Tony Ressler said after the season that he hoped the team reached a “fair agreement” with Collins.

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Hawks Officially Hire Nate McMillan As Head Coach

Jul 8, 2021 4:59 PM

The Atlanta Hawks today announced the hiring of Nate McMillan as the franchise’s 14th full-time head coach. 

“The incredible job Nate did after taking over this season made this an easy decision,” said Hawks President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Travis Schlenk. “We were able to see how gifted a tactician, motivator and leader he is first-hand and the high level of respect and trust he earned from our players made securing him as our head coach our top priority.” 

“I would like to thank Tony, Jami and Travis for putting their faith in me and giving me the opportunity to serve as head coach. I am truly blessed to be able to lead this special group into the future,” McMillan said. “I believe what we accomplished this season is just the beginning of what we can achieve if we stay connected and committed to each other.”

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Celtics Interested In Landry Fields, Allison Feaster For GM Job

Jul 8, 2021 10:41 AM

The Boston Celtics are interested in hiring Justin Fields as general manager under Brad Stevens.

Fields is currently working for the Atlanta Hawks after beginning his front office career with the San Antonio Spurs. Bleacher Report indicates Fields "very much remains a top choice" of Brad Stevens for the general manager job.

If the Celtics are unable to hire Fields away from the Hawks, vice president of player development and former WNBA veteran Allison Feaster would be the leading candidate for the job. Feaster participated in Ime Udoka's final interview. 

“It seems like she's getting some serious traction,”  said one assistant general manager. 

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Hawks Will Try To Keep John Collins In Restricted Free Agency

Jul 5, 2021 2:58 PM

The restricted free agency of John Collins will be one of the most interesting aspects of the 2021 offseason after the Atlanta Hawks went on a run to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Collins and the Hawks were unable to agree upon an extension before the start of the 20-21 season, which led to trade rumors involving multiple teams.

Travis Schlenk indicated the Hawks will try to keep Collins this offseason.

"I told John yesterday that I was extremely proud of the way he played this year," said Schlenk. "He made a decision to go to restricted free agency last fall. A lot of times, that can impact a player. I think what you saw from John, he wasn't playing for his numbers. He was out there playing for the team to win. A lot of cases when guys are going into free agency, you can see the opposite. We didn't that all in John this year. I think that speaks very highly of his character and what he's about. He's about being on a winning basketball team. I don't have anything negative to say about John Collins."

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Nate McMillan Signs Four-Year Deal To Remain Head Coach Of Hawks

Jul 5, 2021 2:15 PM

Nate McMillan and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a four-year deal for him to remain as head coach. 

The Hawks finished the regular season 27-11 after McMillan replaced Lloyd Pierce in March. The Hawks went on to the Eastern Conference Finals, taking the Milwaukee Bucks to six games.

McMillan had previously been a head coach with the Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers.

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Trae Young Following Game 6 Loss: 'We'll Be Back'

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Trae Young To Play In Game 6

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Play In Potential Game 7

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Trae Young Out For Game 5 With Foot Injury

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Clint Capela To Be Re-Evaluated On Wednesday, Trae Young Likely Game Time Decision For Game 5

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Trae Young Out For Game 4 With Bone Bruise In Left Foot

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Trae Young Questionable For Game 4 With Bone Bruise In Left Foot

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Trae Young Says Game 2 Loss Is 'All On Me'

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Trae Young After Game 7 Win: 'We Still Got Some Games Left'

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Bogdan Bogdanovic Available For Game 7

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Joel Embiid Fined $35K For Game 6 Altercation, Bruno Fernando Suspended One Game

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Nate McMillan: Bogdan Bogdanovic Receiving Treatment On Knee, No Update For Game 7

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Nate McMillan Following Hawks Comeback: 'We Always Talk About Playing A 48-Minute Game'

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Trae Young Says Shoulder 'Wasn't Bothering Me' Following Game 4 Win

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De'Andre Hunter Out For Season With Torn Meniscus

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Cam Reddish Participates In Full Practice, Including Live Play

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Nate McMillan After Game 4 Win: Game 5 'Will Be The Hardest Game Of The Series'

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Bogdan Bogdanovic After Trae Young's 14-Assist Game: 'He's Like A Ferrari'

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Trae Young Following Game 1: 'As I Hit The Floater, It Just Felt Like Everybody Got Quiet'

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Hawks To Have Near-Full Capacity Attendance For Playoffs

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