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Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans, Jordan Mathews

Sep 21, 2017 12:17 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Jeremy Evans and Jordan Mathews.

A six-year NBA veteran, Evans spent 2010-15 with the Utah Jazz, the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Mavericks and last year with Khimki (Russia). The 2012 NBA slam dunk contest champion, Evans has appeared in 249 career regular season games (nine starts), averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.5 minutes (.568 FG%). He’s also spent time with Utah and Texas in the NBA G League.

Evans, a 6’9 forward, was originally selected in the second round (55th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by Utah after a four-year career at Western Kentucky. Evans will wear jersey No. 22.

Mathews, who played three years at California before transferring to Gonzaga for his senior season, averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.0 minutes (39 games, all starts) in 2016-17, helping lead the Zags to the National Championship game. His 85 three-pointers made last year tied for the seventh-highest single-season total in school history.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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DeAndre' Bembry Out 4-6 Weeks With Strained Right Triceps

Sep 13, 2017 3:33 PM

DeAndre’ Bembry has sustained a strained right tricep.

An MRI performed at the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center on Friday, Sept. 8 confirmed the injury.

Bembry is expected to be out of basketball activity for four-to-six weeks, and his status will be updated as appropriate.

Bembry was the Atlanta Hawks' 21st overall pick in 2016 out of Saint Joseph's.

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Ryan Kelly Signs With Real Betis

Sep 7, 2017 1:04 PM

Ryan Kelly has agreed to sign with Real Betis of Spain.

Kelly played 16 games last season with the Atlanta Hawks. Kelly also played for the Hawks in Summer League.

Kelly previously played three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Hawks Hire Rod Higgins As College Scout

Sep 7, 2017 10:11 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have announced a number of front office hires and promotions.

Rod Higgins has been named as a College Scout, Brady Howe as Assistant Athletic Trainer, Adam Loiacono as Performance Therapist, Dan Martinez as Senior Director of Team Operations and Derek Pierce as Pro Player Personnel Scout; Daniel Bove has been promoted to Sports Scientist/Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Scottie Parker to Head Athletic Trainer, Zach Peterson to Video Coordinator, Patrick St. Andrews to Assistant Coach and Daniel Starkman to Manager of Basketball Information and Scouting Coordinator.

Higgins, a longtime NBA player, executive, coach and scout, played 13 seasons with Chicago, Seattle, San Antonio, New Jersey, Golden State, Sacramento and Cleveland, before retiring in 1994. Higgins was an Assistant Coach with the Warriors from 1994-2000 before joining the Washington Wizards as Assistant General Manager. He returned to Golden State as General Manager, then spent 2007-14 with the Charlotte Bobcats, finishing as President of Basketball Operations.

Howe comes to the Hawks from the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League, where he served as Director of Athletic Performance.

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Hawks Sign Josh Magette, Tyler Cavanaugh

Sep 6, 2017 3:54 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Josh Magette to a two-way contract, and has also signed Tyler Cavanaugh.

A 6’1 guard, Magette spent time during the 2016 preseason with the Hawks and was part of the team’s NBA Summer League roster in 2017.

Last season, Magette started 50 games for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA G League, averaging 15.8 points, 9.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.3 minutes. He led the G League in assists per game for the second straight season, and was named Second Team All-G League.

Cavanaugh was also a member of the Hawks’ Summer League team, competing in Las Vegas this past July. 

He spent his first two college seasons at Wake Forest before transferring to George Washington. As a graduate student at GW last season, he appeared in 35 games (all starts), leading the team in points (18.3), rebounds (8.4), free throws made (173) and attempted (204) in 32.2 minutes (.448 FG%, .409 3FG%, .848 FT%). He was named to the A-10 All-Conference Second Team and the All-Academic Team.

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Miles Plumlee Charged With Marijuana Possession

Sep 5, 2017 4:40 PM

Miles Plumlee was charged with possession of marijuana in possession.

Plumlee was released on $100 bail.

Plumlee was traded by the Charlotte Hornets to the Atlanta Hawks this offseason.

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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph

Sep 1, 2017 2:13 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Mike Prada of SB Nation (@MikePradaSBN) and Adi Joseph of For The Win (@AdiJoseph) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves and choose the Southeast’s best newcomer.

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5, predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division, choose breakout players and much more.

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Quinn Cook Agrees Upon Partially Guaranteed Two-Year Deal With Hawks

Aug 20, 2017 3:06 PM

Quinn Cook has agreed upon a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

Cook spent parts of last season with the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans.

Cook went undrafted in 2015 out of Duke.

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Luke Babbitt Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.9M Deal With Hawks

Aug 4, 2017 1:39 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed upon a one-year, $1.9 million deal with Luke Babbitt.

Babbitt averaged 4.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting on three-pointers in 15.7 minutes per game last season with the Miami Heat.

Babbitt spent the previous three seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans before joining the Heat.

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Hawks Waive Diamond Stone
Diamond Stone appeared in seven games last season with the Clippers.

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Hawks Hire Josh Longstaff As Head Coach Of G-League Affiliate
Josh Longstaff spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Knicks.

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Hawks Claim Nicolas Brussino Off Waivers
Nicolas Brussino appeared in 54 games as a rookie last season with the Mavericks, averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.6 minutes.

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John Collins Used Summer League To Prove He Should Have Been Picked Higher
John Collins ranks second in Summer League in PER at 32.5.

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Hawks Pull Offer To Mo Speights
Mo Speights and the Hawks had been in talks over the past week.

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Ersan Ilyasova, Hawks Agree Upon One-Year, $6M Deal
Ersan Ilyasova finished the 17-18 season with the Hawks following a deadline deal from the 76ers.

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Dewayne Dedmon Agrees To Two-Year, $14M Deal With Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon will also receive a player option for Year 2 of the deal.

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Hawks Won't Match Tim Hardaway Jr.'s Offer Sheet With Knicks
The Hawks will not match the four-year, $71 million offer sheet Tim Hardaway Jr. signed with the Knicks.

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Jamal Crawford Bought Out By Hawks, Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards, Wolves
Jamal Crawford has been bought out by the Hawks.

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Hawks Agree Upon Two-Year, $10M Deal With Mike Muscala
Mike Muscala will have a player option for Year 2 of the deal.

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Hawks Hire Chris Jent As Assistant Coach
Chris Jent spent last season as an assistant coach at Ohio State.

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Jamal Crawford Unlikely To Join Lakers, Expected Interest From Wolves, Cavs, Wizards
The Lakers and Jamal Crawford have cooled their mutual interest.

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Nerlens Noel Receives Interest From Hawks
Nerlens Noel is a restricted free agent, which will allow the Mavericks to match any offer sheet.

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Clippers Agree To Danilo Gallinari Sign-And-Trade On Three-Year, $65M Deal
The Clippers have agreed to trade Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and Houston's 2018 first round pick to Atlanta in sign-and-trade for Danilo Gallinari.

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Jamal Crawford Prefers To Sign With Lakers
The Lakers have interest in signing Jamal Crawford on a one-year deal at a significant salary.

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Warriors Likely To Sign Either Jamal Crawford Or Nick Young

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Danilo Gallinari Likely To Join Clippers In Sign-And-Trade With Nuggets, Hawks
The Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford and likely Houston's 2018 first round pick from the Clippers.

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Nuggets Considered Favorites To Sign Paul Millsap
The Suns and Wolves are considered unlikely to sign Paul Millsap.

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Hawks Request Waivers On Mike Dunleavy
Mike Dunleavy played in 30 games with the Hawks, averaging 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes.

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Adam Silver Suggested Bucks Consider Hiring Danny Ferry
Danny Ferry is currently a consultant for the Pelicans and was open to discussing the job but never formally interviewed.

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