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  1. Hawks moves mean pick Pape Sy will be at camp, will Jamal Crawford be?

    Aug 31, 2010, 9:54 AM EDT

    This could be a dull, standard little NBA transaction. But in the context of everything else going on with the Hawks, it could have bigger implications. Although it’s hard to say because we know little about Pape Sy. He apparently has been in the witness relocation program for prospects. The facts are that the Hawks…

  2. The Hawks other question: Is Al Horford a max player?

    Aug 30, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

    The Atlanta Hawks don’t really treat Al Horford like an All-Star, like a guy who deserves a big-money contract. But he is. And it looks like the Hawks are realizing that, according to the Sekou Smith at the Hang Time blog at NBA.com. The Hawks have until Oct. 31 to reach an extension deal with…

  3. Hawks, Jamal Crawford to sit down and talk. Isn't that nice?

    Aug 30, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford wants a new deal. As Ira Winderman explained, he sees what is coming and want to get his now before the clouds of uncertainty over future contracts get any darker. The Hawks and general manager Rick Sund will sit down with him and his agent Aaron Goodwin in the coming week, according to…

  4. Winderman: Jamal Crawford. 'Melo smart to try and get their money now

    Aug 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford is not a malcontent, just prescient. He knows what’s coming next. Or, more to the point, he knows what is not coming next. Even if Crawford wasn’t named winner of last season’s Sixth Man Award, a push for an extension would nonetheless make sense on many levels. Foremost is the expiration of the…

  5. Report: Jamal Crawford to demand extension or trade from Hawks

    Aug 28, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford has his best year in the NBA last season — scoring 18 poins a game he won the Sixth Man of the Year award, which was fueled by an improved shooting percentage as he was a little more selective with his shots (fewer long twos than with the Knicks). His game matured. Now…

  6. Atlanta Hawks have no interest Earl Boykins

    Aug 17, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:05 pm: Few teams carry three pure point guards on their roster. The Hawks will not be one of them. The much trusted Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution shoots down the idea of Hawks interest in Boykins. For one, from everything I’ve heard the Hawks aren’t really interested in adding another guard.…

  7. Mike Bibby is the starting point guard in Atlanta. For now.

    Aug 13, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    When the Atlanta Hawks open the season Oct. 27 in Memphis, Mike Bibby is going to be the starting point guard. That is not shocking news, but rather a situation to monitor. Bibby’s game is in decline, while Jeff Teague will enter the season with backup quarterback syndrome — every fan loves the backup quarterback…

  8. Atlanta Hawks adding novel concepts of motion, passing to offense

    Aug 12, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT

    Despite a team of great athletes and shooters, the Atlanta Hawks are not all that hard to defend. It was a lot of isolation basketball for Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford. Even when Mike Woodson was calling plays, the team was blowing him off to run more isolation. Larry Drew may have been Woodson’s assistant,…

  9. There's a logjam in Atlanta and something's got to give

    Aug 8, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

    Al Horford is often talked about as undersized at center. He’s 6-10, but built like a power-forward, with long arms, great athleticism, and not so wide of a base like so many 5’s. The Hawks have made a ton of noise about adding a legit center this offseason, or at least aiming for some depth…

  10. Atlanta is apparently very, very desperate for another center

    Aug 6, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    The Hawks were long linked to Shaquille O’Neal, but despite the Hawk’s need for a big, strong post defender (to tackle the challenges Al Horford is ill-suited for) and some interior scoring (ATL was 21st in the league in field goal attempts at the rim last season), it wasn’t meant to be. O’Neal is now…

  11. Why Shaq didn't go to Atlanta: money and minutes

    Aug 6, 2010, 10:04 AM EDT

    Shaquille O’Neal and his people tried hard. They pushed the idea that he as a bargain at the mid-level exception of $5.8 million, that he was a guy who should start and get big minutes still. That is what got in the way of him coming to Atlanta, and saving face was why he chose…

  12. What does Shaq in Boston say about Atlanta? Well, it's not good.

    Aug 4, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT

    Atlanta’s management felt the Hawks got pushed around by the Orlando Magic when they were swept out of the playoffs last year. Because they were. So what did they do about it? Nothing, really. I like Josh Powell, he is a better player than he gets credit for (he’s solid as a role player off…

  13. Mo Evans has minor knee surgery

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    Summer, ’tis the season for knee surgery. Add Atlanta’s Mo Evans to the long list of players getting some knee work done this summer. He had arthroscopic surgery to repair knee cartilage damage last week, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It was minor surgery, one that should have the Hawks guard back in plenty…

  14. All of a sudden, Dwight Howard is the voice of reason

    Jul 31, 2010, 2:25 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has never been accused of being the coolest cucumber in the refrigerator. He’s generally considered a silly young buck. But in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he showed a tremendous amount of perspective regarding how teams build themselves for the playoffs, and the treacherous nature of building…

  15. Hawks re-sign Jason Collins

    Jul 29, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    Atlanta wanted to bring in some size this summer, someone to beef up the middle of what can be an undersized lineup. Re-signing Jason Collins is not what they had in mind, but he is what they got. He does give them some depth at the center position. Collins was with the Hawks last year…

  16. Jamal Crawford looking to re-up with the Hawks

    Jul 26, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

    Now that Jamal Crawford has seen Joe Johnson swimming in an Olympic-sized swimming pool full of money courtesy of the Atlanta Hawks, he wouldn’t mind getting some for himself. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, Crawford is looking to secure a contract extension from the Hawks under the current CBA in order to avoid becoming…

  17. Where will Shaq land? Not where he wants to.

    Jul 21, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    Shaquille O’Neal made $20 million last season. He’s actually made at least that since 2001. Right now, he can’t get an offer for more than $2 million, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. There were reports of Atlanta offering him the mid-level exception of two years at $5.8 million, but we learned during Summer League…

  18. Atlanta Hawks are poised to win the Jason Collins sweepstakes

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Jason and Jarron Collins are truly perplexing NBA players. They dig up roster spots, year after year, despite being essentially useless on a basketball court. They have no post game (they seem to have enough trouble just catching and finishing). They’re very poor rebounders. They don’t stand out defensively. They’re just two seven-footers and high-character…

  19. NBA Summer League: Notes on Hawks-Bucks

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    Quick thoughts on Hawks-Bucks at Las Vegas Summer League Thursday night… Larry Sanders looks like another first-round steal for John Hammond and the Bucks organization. With head coach Scott Skiles dressed in cargo shorts looking on from the comfortable courtside seats next to Hammond across from the Bucks bench, Sanders brought incredible defensive energy, tallying…

  20. Jeff Teague knows he has a opportunity, but will he grab it?

    Jul 16, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Summer League is all about opportunity. The chance for players to be seen, to make a name for themselves, to find a place to get paid to play basketball. For some, it’s about a chance to step up and find their place in the NBA. Maybe nobody in Las Vegas right now has a bigger…

  21. Report: Atlanta not interested in Shaquille O'Neal

    Jul 16, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

    There was a time Thursday night when radio stations in Atlanta were reporting that radio stations in Cleveland were saying a deal to sign-and-trade Shaquille O’Neal to the Hawks had been agreed to, according to Eric Knappenberger. Meanwhile, up in Cleveland, radio stations were reporting that radio stations in Atlanta were reporting the deal was…

  22. Report: Suns close to acquiring Turkoglu, Childress in trades

    Jul 11, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    Well, this is certainly… something.  Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Phoenix Suns are close to two separate deals to acquire two small forwards at opposite ends of their careers, both with sizable contracts.  First up, hailing from Turkey and loving pizza, Hedo Turkoglu and your $43 million in remaining contract, head…

  23. Shaquille O'Neal wants to join the Spurs, talks have taken place

    Jul 7, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

    Shaquille O’Neal a Spur? That may be in the Book of Revelations as one of the signs of the Apocalypse. We’ll check and get back to you. But it may be a reality, not just a sign of the end times. According to FanHouse, Shaq had had interest from the Spurs and that is his…

  24. Could the Hawks really look to trade Josh Smith?

    Jul 6, 2010, 11:56 AM EDT

    I won’t for a second claim to know what any of the decision-makers in Atlanta are thinking, but some rumors make you wonder if they are at all. Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse posted a story linking the Hawks to Shaquille O’Neal (not crazy about it the idea, but why not?), and as something of…

  25. Report: Atlanta Hawks make two year offer to Shaquille O'Neal

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:49 AM EDT

    UPDATE July 6, 9:49 am: Perry Rogers, Shaq’s agent, denies that any offer has been made. He said they are still listening to Boston, Dallas and Atlanta. This is what agents do, keep options open for clients. However, frameworks are discussed before offers are made. So Atlanta wants to know Shaq’s reaction to two years…

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