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  1. Etan Thomas lays out the players’ case in labor strife

    Jun 28, 2011, 2:08 PM EST

    Gondobay Manga Foundation Inaugural Gala

    Etan Thomas can flat out write. Which makes the Atlanta forward’s explanation of where the players are coming from in the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement must reading over at Hoopshype. You don’t have to agree with it — if you want to side with the ultra rich owners over the wealthy players go ahead, personally…

  2. Hawks hosting pre-lockout mini-camp for draftees, free agents

    Jun 28, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

    Keith Benson, Alexis Wangmene

    Summer is usually the time teams get a long up close look at the guys they drafted and some free agents they may want to fill out the roster. There is Summer League and team workouts and some time to really evaluate guys. Not this summer. This summer is all about the lockout. So the…

  3. Former Hawks player Lorenzo Charles dies in bus crash

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:35 PM EST

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    Lorenzo Charles, who played one season for the Atlanta Hawks but is best remembered as a basketball hero of North Carolina State’s second national championship, has died in a bus crash. Charles, 47, was driving the bus, which had no passengers when the accident occurred, on Interstate 40 near Durham, N.C. No other vehicles were…

  4. Another report that Hawks are close to being sold

    Jun 27, 2011, 4:11 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks Logo

    First came the report the Hawks were very close to being sold again. Then the expected denial. Again. Now comes a second report from a trusted place — David Aldridge of NBA.com — that the sale is indeed close. The sale is close to being completed, though it won’t be finalized in time for an approval…

  5. Report: Hawks close to being sold. Again. Owners deny. Again

    Jun 23, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

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    UPDATE June 24, 3:39 am: The Atlanta Spirit, the ownership group for the Hawks, denied the report that a deal is close, according to the Associated Press: The Atlanta Spirit issued a statement saying “we have spoken with a number of parties, but at this time, there is no deal in place, nor is there…

  6. Report: Josh Smith to Orlando Magic trade rumors “legit”

    Jun 22, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith is being shopped around, and while Boston may not be interested Orlando is. That according to Ken Berger at CBS Sports. A source also said discussions between Atlanta and Orlando with Josh Smith going to the Magic are “totally legit.” Executives say the Hawks have expressed an eagerness to move Smith and would…

  7. Celtics say they have had no talks about Josh Smith trade

    Jun 22, 2011, 8:40 AM EST

    Josh Smith of the Atlanta  Hawks walks off the court against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    We told you about the rumors the Atlanta Hawks are going to be shopping Josh Smith around, and that Smith is good with that. In fact, like everyone, Smith has a list of teams he’d like to play for. One was the Boston Celtics. But there have been no such talks with the Celtics, according…

  8. Report: Atlanta Hawks considering trading Josh Smith

    Jun 21, 2011, 10:21 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Atlanta needs to do something to shake up this team, because it is clear the current roster is a step or two behind the elite in the East. And while you can expect that Chicago and Miami will be better next season, Atlanta isn’t going to get better without some bold moves. Like trading Josh…

  9. Report: Cleveland shopping for Rudy Gay?

    Jun 19, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Rudy Gay

    From Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico: A couple insiders have said the Cavs again are exploring some sort of deal for Memphis forward Rudy Gay. Perhaps their best selling point would be to mention how well the Grizzlies fared in the playoffs without him. via NBA notes: Rumors heat up as draft nears. Gay continues to…

  10. Marvin Williams to miss 6-8 weeks after back surgery

    Jun 8, 2011, 4:52 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Cunningham, Hawks forward Marvin Williams recently had surgery to “alleviate” a bulging disk in his back. He is expected to return to basketball-related activities in 6-8 weeks. The former #2 pick averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season, but managed only 4.8 points on 39.3% shooting in the…

  11. Hawks ownership not selling team… for now

    May 23, 2011, 5:56 PM EST

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    Negotiations between the Atlanta Spirit — the ownership group that owns the Atlanta Hawks — and John Moores to sell the Hawks have ended. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the exclusive negotiating period between the Spirit and Moores (the owner of the San Diego Padres who is in the process of selling that team)…

  12. Report: Talks underway to sell Atlanta Hawks

    May 18, 2011, 1:38 PM EST

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    It looks like the Atlanta Spirit — a consortium of owners for the Atlanta Hawks and NHL’s Thrashers — are getting out of the sports ownership business. The Spirit is in talks to sell the Hawks and Phillips Arena to John Moores, the former San Diego Padres owner, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. These…

  13. Video: Hawks Josh Smith with best ally-oop of playoffs

    May 13, 2011, 8:49 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    This was the one Hawks highlight from Thursday night. There wasn’t much to smile about in Atlanta as the Hawks were thumped and knocked out of the playoffs by the Bulls. But there was one highlight in the Highlight Factory. Josh Smith can just flat out get up there. Enjoy. And when you think of…

  14. NBA Playoffs: Bulls bounce Hawks, will need more from Boozer vs. Heat

    May 13, 2011, 12:01 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Chicago’s Game 6 dominance was in no way a surprise. Though Atlanta has played effective basketball at various points during this series, games like this one fall in line with the initial assessments of the Bulls’ superiority. The Hawks exceeded most projections of their playoff performance, but their postseason success didn’t change the fact that…

  15. NBA Playoffs: Bulls have questions to answer to avoid Game 7

    May 12, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose drives to the net on Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    For a Bulls team one win away from going to the conference finals, there seems to be a lot of questions. Not about their defense — we know they can lock it down on that end. But about their ability to score on a good defense. About how far Derrick Rose can carry their offense…

  16. NBA Playoffs: It wasn’t just Rose, Chicago has a bench

    May 11, 2011, 2:04 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson celebrates after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    With the game on the line in the fourth quarter, Carlos Boozer was sitting on the bench. Joakim Noah was right next to him. Keith Bogans was right there with them. Taj Gibson was in, with Omer Asik and Ronnie Brewer. And they were key to the 95-83 win that leaves the Bulls just one…

  17. NBA Playoffs: Bulls shut down Hawks in the fourth

    May 10, 2011, 11:34 PM EST

    Al Horford, Derrick Rose, Marvin Williams

    The Atlanta Hawks gave the Bulls all they could handle for the first three quarters of Game 5. They had a surprising amount of success moving the ball against Chicago’s top-ranked defense, penetrating at will and scoring tough baskets under the rim. They continued to make the league MVP work for everything he got —…

  18. NBA Playoffs: Bulls and Hawks gettin’ serious now

    May 10, 2011, 3:36 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    No secrets, no surprise adjustments at this point. We know how Game 5 in Chicago Tuesday night is going to go down. Kind of. Derrick Rose is going to take at least 27 shots (he has taken at least that many in every game this series) despite the Hawks trapping him and doing everything they…

  19. Hawks’ Smith defends his jump shooting ways (he’s wrong)

    May 10, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Josh Smith hears your complaints Atlanta. He hears the groans in Phillips Arena every time he goes up for a jumpshot outside of five feet. And he wants you to know he things you’re wrong, he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I’ve been a pretty good perimeter shooter this whole season. If people have been…

  20. Hinrich says hamstring improving, Teague hears footsteps

    May 9, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague has been one of the best revelations of the second round. He would have been one of the revelations of the regular season and the first round if Larry Drew trusted him like he should have, but that’s another issue. But now he may be hearing footsteps — Kirk Hinrich…

  21. Referee Bennett Salvatore admits he blew call against Bulls

    May 9, 2011, 8:12 AM EST

    NBA Finals Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    It was one of the key moments at the end of game, another nail in the Bulls coffin in Game 4. The Bulls were down 6 and there was 2:30 left when Derrick Rose was behind the three-point line, got defender Jamal Crawford up in the air then leapt into him as he shot to…

  22. NBA Playoffs: Hawks big men show up and tie series

    May 9, 2011, 12:43 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    When you watch the Atlanta Hawks move the ball like that, get the ball in the paint like that, see their big men take over like that and you wonder why you don’t see this version of the Hawks every night. It has to frustrate the Hawks fans. But Hawks fans will take their arrival.…

  23. NBA Playoffs: Hawks Horford needs to outplay his college teammate

    May 8, 2011, 4:33 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    When they came out of Florida, Al Horford was considered a better prospect than Joakim Noah. And with good reason, Horford has been the better all-around player as a pro — an All-Star with offensive game inside and out plus he is a quality defender (one of the better help rotating bigs around). But this…

  24. What are the Atlanta Hawks doing right?

    May 6, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Among the bouquet of surprises in this most unpredictable of NBA playoffs, the one that gets me: The Atlanta Hawks are good. I mean playoff good. They’ve been regular season good for a few years now, but when the lights got brighter, the teams better and the defenses more focused the Hawks were not a…

  25. Hawks Drew has issue with Smith’s shot selection. Now?

    May 6, 2011, 10:07 AM EST

    Josh Smith of the Atlanta  Hawks walks off the court against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    In the first half and the start of the third quarter, Atlanta’s Josh Smith was firing away jump shots — and he was 0-for-6 from beyond 16 feet. He made up for that with four turnovers. All that frustrated coach Larry Drew, who saw that as playing into the hands of the Bulls defense, he…

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