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Kent Bazemore Exercises $19.2M Contract For 19-20 With Hawks

Apr 12, 2019 1:48 PM

Kent Bazemore will exercise his 19-20 contract with the Atlanta Hawks worth $19.2 million.

Bazemore signed a four-year, $70 million deal with the Hawks in 2016.

Bazemore has been mentioned in trade rumors over the past few months.

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Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis To Multiyear Deal

Apr 8, 2019 3:31 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Deyonta Davis to a multiyear deal.

Davis was previously on a pair of 10-day contracts.

Davis has averaged 4.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game with the Hawks.

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Clippers, Hawks, Knicks, Mavs Using Blood Testing On Players

Apr 4, 2019 11:51 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks perform blood tests.

Blood tests are used to keep a gauge on the body, revealing levels of stress and fatigue. The test can also tell when a player isn't getting enough sleep, what food is needed and what vitamins and minerals are lacking.

“One of the big upsides is blood don’t lie,” said Shawn Arent, a kinesiology professor at Rutgers University and the director of its Center for Health & Human Performance. “You can ask an athlete how they’re feeling and all that’s important but athletes will lie too because they want to play. Blood gives you a very objective measure of a number of different things.”

The tests conducted by these teams are voluntary.

The players’ union is currently in discussions with the NBA about blood testing, according to a source. 

“At the end of the day they’re here to help you and you’re signing it,” Tim Hardaway Jr. said, before the Knicks traded him to another team that uses Orreco. “If you feel like you’re putting yourself at risk then don’t do it. You’re the one that’s signing your name on it and your information is going to be out there at the end of the day if you do it. We know at the end of the day they’re not here to hurt us, they’re here to help us and help us try to get better each and every day as an athlete and help us be healthy.”

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Hawks Sign Isaac Humphries For Remainder Of Season

Apr 1, 2019 12:12 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Isaac Humphries for the remainder of the season.

Humphries played in 46 games (34 starts) this season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League, averaging 11.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 assists in 21.8 minutes (.538 FG%, .341 3FG%, .662 FT%). 

In 26 games (six starts) last season with the Sydney Kings of the NBL, the native of Australia averaged 6.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 16.5 minutes (.583 FG%, .653 FT%) en route to NBL Rookie of the Year honors. He also appeared in 12 contests last year with FMP Beograd in Serbia, averaging 4.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.0 minutes (.650 FG%).

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Dewayne Dedmon Out For Season With Ankle Injury

Mar 31, 2019 12:31 PM

Dewayne Dedmon will miss the rest of the Atlanta Hawks' season after suffering a left ankle injury.

Dedmon is scheduled to undergo a non-surgical procedure to alleviate soreness in his left ankle.

Dedmon is averging 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.

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Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 29, 2019 12:46 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Deyonta Davis to a second 10-day contract.

Davis was signed to his first 10-day contract on March 19, 2019. He has appeared in two games with the Hawks.

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Miles Plumlee Out For Season With Left Knee Surgery

Mar 26, 2019 11:36 AM

Miles Plumlee suffered a left knee injury during practice on March 11, as he was working his way back following a non-surgical procedure on January 7. 

Plumlee underwent a medical examination and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) on March 25, which revealed a cartilage injury in his left knee. 

Plumlee is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on April 2. Plumlee is expected to be available for training camp.

Plumlee will be a free agent in 2020.

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Trae Young, James Harden Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Mar 25, 2019 4:12 PM

Trae Young and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Young averaged 25.3 points, 11.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds as the Hawks went 2-1.

Harden averaged 44.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists as the Rockets went 3-1.

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Hawks 'Pretty Much Told' Chris Paul He'd Be Picked No. 2 At 2005 Draft

Mar 20, 2019 7:56 AM

Chris Paul fell to No. 4 in the 2005 NBA Draft as the Atlanta Hawks picked Marvin Williams Jr. at No. 2. Paul had expected to go to the Hawks.

"I got up at the draft," Paul said of when the second pick was about to be announced. "They pretty much told me they were picking me. I found a house (in Gwinnett County) and everything."

The Utah Jazz then picked Deron Williams at No. 3 and Paul was selected by the then-New Orleans Hornets at No. 4.

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Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis To 10-Day Contract

Mar 19, 2019 10:08 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign Deyonta Davis to a 10-day contract.

Davis has been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League.

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Vince Carter Says He's Sharing His Wisdom With Trae Young On And Off Court
Carter and Bazemore are credited for mentoring the young Hawks core.

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Travis Schlenk: Teams Make Biggest Mistakes When Trying To Fill Cap Space
Schlenk added that big contracts can destroy teams.

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Hawks Sign B.J. Johnson To 2nd 10-Day Contract
B.J. Johnson has appeared in four games, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.7 minutes.

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Vince Carter Plans To Play One More Season In NBA
Carter would set a record with 22 seasons played in the NBA.

Hawks Agree To Sign Tyler Zeller To 10-Day Contract
Tyler Zeller last played in the NBA during the 17-18 season with the Nets and Bucks.

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Trae Young Taking On Luka Doncic Narratives As A Challenge
Trae Young averaged 23.3 points, 9.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in February while shooting 43.7 percent from the 3-point line.

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Dwyane Wade On Jersey Swap With Kevin Huerter: 'Us Number 3's Got To Stick Together'
Huerter grew up wearing Wade's Converse sneaker and chose the number 3 jersey partly out of respect for Wade.


Trae Young Makes NBA Rookie History With 49 Point, 16 Assist Game
Young scored or assisted on 86 of the Hawks' 168 points in the game.

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Trae Young, Luka Doncic Named Rookies Of The Month For February
Trae Young averaged 23.3 points, 9.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest on .410 FG%, .437 3FG% and .840 FT%.

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Hawks Will Pursue Superstar Free Agents In Offseason
The Hawks will have approximately $41 million in salary cap space this offseason.

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Trae Young Becomes Third Rookie To Have 35 Points, 5 Assists In Consecutive Games
Young joins Allen Iverson and Michael Jordan as the third rookie to have at least 35 points and 5 assists in back-to-back games since 1976-77.

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Hawks To Sign B.J. Johnson To 10-Day Contract
B.J. Johnson went to Summer League with the Hornets and training camp with the Magic.

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Hawks Sign Jordan Sibert To 10-Day Contract
The Hawks now have 14 players on their roster.

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Travis Schlenk: Hawks Would Have Drafted Luka Doncic If They Kept 3rd Pick
The decision to move back two spots and receive a protected pick from the Mavs was influenced by their analytics department.

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Hawks To Convert Jaylen Adams' Two-Way Contract
The Hawks will need to sign one more player before February 21st.

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Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors
Jeremy Lin was on an expiring contract.

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Celtics Trade Jabari Bird To Hawks
The deal will save the Celtics on the luxury tax.

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Grizzlies Trade Shelvin Mack To Hawks For Tyler Dorsey
The Grizzlies have been active at the deadline.

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Hawks, Magic Have Expressed Interest In Markelle Fultz
Markelle Fultz is owed $9.75 million for the 19-20 season.

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Taurean Prince Available In Trade, Hawks Want Young Player And Pick In Return
The 25-year-old Prince is up for an extension this summer.

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