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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

Jayson Tatum nearly was a unanimous selection as well, earning 99 out of 100 First Team Votes.

Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen round out the First Team.

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Donovan Mitchell
Ben Simmons
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Lauri Markkanen

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Dennis Smith Jr.
Lonzo Ball
John Collins
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Josh Jackson

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Hawks In Advanced Talks To Hire Melvin Hunt As Assistant Coach

May 21, 2018 6:35 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are in advanced talks with Melvin Hunt to hire him as an assistant coach.

Hunt has been on the coaching staff of the Dallas Mavericks since 2015.

The Hawks hired Lloyd Pierce this offseason.

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Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

May 20, 2018 7:07 PM

There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1. 

Another team could conceivably trade up with the Kings or Hawks to select Doncic, but he could also slide to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 or even the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5.

Doncic struggled at times in the Euroleague Final Four, which was attended by a host of scouts and NBA decision-makers.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Luka Doncic Could Be Drafted Anywhere From First To Fifth

May 18, 2018 6:36 PM

Luka Doncic had 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Real Madrid's 92-83 win in the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four.

Amongst the NBA decision-makers in attendance to watch Doncic were Vlade Divac of the Kings, Robert Sarver and James Jones of the Kings, as well as Donnie Nelson and Tony Ronzone of the Mavericks.

More NBA executives are expected to arrive in Belgrade for the final on Sunday.

Executives said Doncic has a fairly wide potential draft range from No. 1 to as far as No. 5. The Suns will draft first, followed by the Kings at No. 2 and Hawks at No. 3. The Grizzlies will select No. 4 while the Mavericks own the fifth pick.

Because Doncic could remain with Real Madrid, he has an unique amount of leverage to potentially influence which team drafts him.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Marvin Bagley Would Be 'An Easy Choice' For Hawks At No. 3

May 16, 2018 3:17 PM

The Atlanta Hawks won the No. 3 overall pick in the draft and may target Marvin Bagley if he's available at that draft slot.

"With Atlanta, you heard all along that Marvin Bagley was really their guy," said Jonathan Givony on The Woj Pod. "Potentially at two also, maybe even at one, I think they would have looked very hard at him. If he's there at three, it's an easy choice for them.

"If Luka Doncic is there at three, that's a fairly easy choice for them, I would think just looking at their roster and what they're trying to do.

"Travis Schlenk is a guy that isn't going to shy away from a European player also. I think in many ways he could be really attracted to Luka Doncic. I mean he came from Golden State. You could easily see Luka Doncic playing for the Warriors."

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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Dennis Schroder Can Envision Being Traded To Pacers, Bucks

May 15, 2018 12:23 PM

Dennis Schroder revealed he could see himself being traded to the Indiana Pacers or Milwaukee Bucks.

"I will talk to the general manager and owner of the (Hawks) and we will talk about the organization and what they want to do in the future," said Schroder. "My agent will also be there and he will talk to them tomorrow and Wednesday to see how it continues on."

The Hawks began to rebuild this past offseason.

Schroder said he "cannot be second to last in the Eastern Conference" during the prime of his playing career.

Schroder is owed $46.5 million over the next three seasons.

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Raptors Had Deal With Thunder To Select Giannis If Steven Adams Was Off Board

May 12, 2018 11:13 AM

The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks were two teams that wanted to select Giannis Antetokounmpo on draft night in 2013.

"Atlanta was really determined to get him," said Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod. 

"I will submit the Danny Ferry sob story about this one," replied Brian Windhorst.

"Danny Ferry, Wes Wilcox were really focused on him," said Wojnarowski. "And Masai (Ujiri) had a deal in Toronto. Masai was working with Oklahoma City on a possible trade. I think Oklahoma City was at ten that year and they took Steven Adams. Ten or 11, or 12. Somewhere in there. Once (Steven) Adams made it to the Thunder, there was no trade. But I think if Adams would have been taken ahead of them, Oklahoma City may have traded out of there and Toronto would have gotten him. 

"The mythology of Giannis' draft year, because it was a horrendous draft. Especially at the top."

The pick owned by the Thunder that year coincidentally was Toronto's, which they dealt to the Rockets for Kyle Lowry and was then moved to Oklahoma City in 2012 for James Harden.

Ujiri had just been hired by the Raptors and they were widely expected to embark on a rebuild, but they instead pivoted to becoming an Eastern Conference contender around Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.

The Hawks owned the 17th pick, two slots behind the Bucks at No. 15, which they ultimately used on Dennis Schroder. 

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Lloyd Pierce Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Hawks

May 11, 2018 7:00 PM

The Atlanta Hawks and Lloyd Pierce have agreed upon a four-year deal for him to become head coach.

The Hawks will have a team option for the fourth year.

The Hawks parted ways with Mike Budenholzer earlier this offseason.

Pierce has been an assistant for 11 years with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis and Philadelphia.

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Hawks To Offer Head Coaching Job To Lloyd Pierce

May 11, 2018 3:21 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to offer their head coaching position to Lloyd Pierce.

Pierce, currently an assistant coach with the 76ers, traveled to Atlanta on Friday to meet with team officials.

Pierce first met with Travis Schlenk a week ago, and he met with Atlanta majority owner Tony Ressler earlier this week.

The Hawks parted ways with Mike Budenholzer earlier this offseason.

Pierce has been an assistant for 11 years with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis and Philadelphia.

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Hawks Waive Tyler Cavanaugh
Tyler Cavanaugh appeared in 39 games for the Hawks.

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Lloyd Pierce Emerges As Frontrunner For Hawks' Job
Pierce has been an assistant for 11 years in the NBA, including with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis and the Sixers.

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Hawks Interview Jay Larranaga
The Hawks are searching for a replacement for Mike Budenholzer.

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Hawks To Interview Jarron Collins
Travis Schlenk is familiar with Jarron Collins from his time with the Warriors.

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Hawks Interview David Fizdale For Head Coaching Job
David Fizdale is also a candidate with the Knicks and Suns.

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Hawks Targeting Several Current Assistants For Head Coaching Vacancy
The Hawks have already assembled a list of potential candidates.

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Mike Budenholzer, Hawks Agree To Part Ways
Mike Budenholzer has had interest in other jobs this offseason.

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Knicks To Meet With Mike Budenholzer
The Hawks have told teams that they will require compensation to allow Mike Budenholzer out of his contract.

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Mike Budenholzer Withdraws From Suns' Coaching Search
Mike Budenholzer met with the Suns over several days this week.

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Mike Budenholzer Meets With Suns
The Hawks and Mike Budenholzer are both open to ending their partnership.

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Suns Granted Permission From Hawks To Interview Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer is a native of Arizona.

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Hawks Lead NBA In Dead Cap Space At $32M
Ersan Ilyasova, Jamal Crawford and Marco Belinelli represent the majority of dead cap space for the Hawks.

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Hawks To Sign Damion Lee For Remainder Of Season
Damion Lee has averaged 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 26.0 minutes over 10 games with the Hawks.

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Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans To 10-Day Contract
Jeremy Evans averaged 15.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game in the G League.

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Dennis Schröder Out For Season With Left Ankle Sprain
Dennis Schröder's expected recovery time is 2-4 weeks.

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Hawks Sign Damion Lee To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Damion Lee has appeared in five games with the Hawks, averaging 10.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 23.7 minutes.

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Hawks Sign Jaylen Morris To Multi-Year Contract
Jaylen Morris is averaging 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.4 minutes in six games.

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Hawks To Sign Antonius Cleveland For Remainder Of Season
Antonius Cleveland played 13 games for the Mavericks earlier this season.

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Kent Bazemore Out For Season With Bone Bruise In Right Knee
Kent Bazemore finishes his fourth season with the Hawks averaging 12.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

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Hawks To Sign Damion Lee To 10-Day Contract
Damion Lee has been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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