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  1. Gilbert Arenas out first two Wizards games. At least.

    Oct 27, 2010, 2:44 PM EST

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    Gilbert Arenas’ sprained ankle is not getting better — he was walking around in a protective boot Wednesday — and he will miss the first two Wizards games. At least. That according to a tweet from Michael Lee of the Washington Post. Arenas is going to see a doctor to see if anything more serious…

  2. Al Horford contract talks at an impasse

    Oct 16, 2010, 3:30 PM EST

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    The Hawks just gave Joe Johnson a bajillion dollars. But several members of their team are also looking for payday, including Al Horford, who was the Hawks’ other All-Star last season. He’s due for an extension and there had been talks that the Hawks would get one done soon. Looks like that may not be…

  3. Larry Drew’s Hawks are off to an unfortunate start

    Oct 15, 2010, 12:17 PM EST

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    The Atlanta Hawks seem destined to repeat their successes and failures of a year ago, and that perception should persist until Larry Drew is able to show us something about the Hawks that Mike Woodson never could. Given how little we know about Drew as a head coach, I can’t give you a compelling reason…

  4. Hawks Josh Smith out for a week, cut hand on rim

    Oct 8, 2010, 4:07 PM EST

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    Josh Smith has scared a lot of rims in his time, it seems only fair that one of them fought back. The dynamic Atlanta Hawks forward will be out for a week after cutting his hand on a rim, tweeted Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He said it happened in the preseason game…

  5. Jeff Teague looks good, Mike Bibby looks like he could lose his starting job

    Oct 8, 2010, 7:20 AM EST

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    Jeff Teague may have found his dog. That means Mike Bibby job is in jeopardy. Through the summer it was coach Larry Drew and staff, at camp it has been Joe Johnson and everyone on the roster telling Teague to be more aggressive. Maybe it has sunk in. In the Hawks first preseason game Teague…

  6. No, you don't get it, Jamal Crawford REALLY wants to stay in Atlanta

    Oct 5, 2010, 9:30 AM EST

    It’s quite clear that Jamal Crawford much prefers an extension from Atlanta to the idea of becoming a free agent next summer. For a variety of reasons, the Hawks are (wisely) reluctant oblige. That hasn’t stopped Crawford from grandstanding to Hawks management at every opportunity, most recently with this enthusiastic play to the Associated Press:…

  7. Hawks working out extension with Al Horford. Jamal Crawford will be ticked.

    Oct 4, 2010, 11:02 AM EST

    Between now and Nov. 1, Al Horford is going to become a rich man. Well, he’s already pretty rich by most standards — he is set to make $5.4 million this season — but he is about to get richer, get rich by NBA standards. This year is the last year of his rookie deal…

  8. Jamal Crawford is not going quietly without an extension

    Oct 3, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

    If the Jamal Crawford extension saga were a pot of water over the stove, the first tiny bubbles have started rising to the surface. It’s not a full-on boil, but you might want to get the macaroni ready. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with Crawford, and he’s starting to mentally prepare himself to play elsewhere this…

  9. Trying to find “the dog” in Atlanta’s Jeff Teague

    Sep 30, 2010, 9:50 AM EST

    Nick Van Exel always played with a chip on his shoulder. Atlanta wants the same thing out of Jeff Teague, the backup point guard they hope will supplant Mike Bibby. From Summer League through camp, everyone has been in Teague’s ear about being more aggressive. Now it’s Van Exel’s turn, as he told the Journal-Constitution.…

  10. NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

    Sep 27, 2010, 12:43 PM EST

    Last season: 53-29, three seed in the East. The Bucks pushed them seven games in the first round, then Orlando swept them in the second. Head Coach: Larry Drew. Basically the Hawks decided to fire their coach and go for change by hiring the old coach’s right hand man. Interesting theory. Drew may have been…

  11. Erick Dampier down to Rockets, Heat, Hawks, Nuggets

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:58 AM EST

    Either the Rockets or the Heat are about to get a nice boost to their title hopes. That or the Hawks or Nuggets will get a nice boost to their front lines. Erick Dampier worked out for the Houston Rockets Monday and met with coach Rick Adelman, according to the Houston Chronicle. Dampier will do…

  12. Joe Johnson wants Jeff Teague to not give him the ball. Yes, you read that right.

    Sep 18, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

    Joe Johnson just received one of the biggest contracts in the NBA. (Quick side note, here’s a list of all the people who think that deal was fair and equitable: Joe Johnson, the Hawks organization, Joe Johnson’s mom. That’s it.) And he received that contract for shooting a whole lot (and not that efficiently). But…

  13. Today's Erick Dampier update: Heat, Rockets and Hawks (yes, it's the slow time of year)

    Sep 17, 2010, 4:55 PM EST

    You now it is the slowest time of year when we have daily updates on Erick Dampier. Nonetheless, here we go: Dampier is finalizing his list for meetings and it is expected to include the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and — the newcomer to the party — the Atlanta Hawks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of…

  14. Hawks sign, give chance to Pape Sy. Why remains to be seen.

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:17 PM EST

    The Hawks clearly like Pape Sy. Maybe we will all grow to like him and his game, too. But first we need to see it. The biggest surprise in the 2010 NBA draft (second round) as become the biggest surprise signing — the Hawks have reached a deal with Sy, the team announced. Here is…

  15. Hawks hire Nick Van Exel as Player Development Instructor

    Sep 8, 2010, 3:26 PM EST

    Nick the Quick is a coach. The Atlanta Hawks tweeted out the information Wednesday, that Nick Van Exel was being brought in as a Player Development Instructor. He’s got cred — no other Hawk had his name dropped in a Jay-Z song. He left an impression because he played with style and swagger. He had…

  16. Jamal Crawford still wants an extension or trade, still nothing happening

    Sep 7, 2010, 1:40 PM EST

    We said it before but it bears repeating, the Atlanta Hawks are in no rush to move or extend the contract of Jamal Crawford. Crawford has pushed for one of those options, but the Hawks have not made a move, and according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution the team has not decided…

  17. New Hawks head coach Larry Drew hints at a defense with less switching

    Sep 6, 2010, 8:31 PM EST

    The Atlanta Hawks defense has long been notable, even if it hasn’t been notably effective. Under Mike Woodson, the Hawks somewhat famously employed quick, versatile lineups of athletic players capable of switching on most every screen. It was a reasonable way to make sense of the Atlanta roster at the time, which was (and is)…

  18. Shaq has post-career life as a sheriff planned out, but first he wants a ring (and to be seen)

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:40 AM EST

    There are plenty of people that think Shaquille O’Neal is just play cops and robbers like a big kid, that he’s not serious. He’s actually very serious. The latest example: His interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune about his post-basketball plans: I’m either going to be the sheriff in Baton Rouge, Miami or Los Angeles.…

  19. Hawks Al Horford says he'll "go to war" with what he's got

    Sep 3, 2010, 3:31 AM EST

    It was Al Horford who sad that if the Atlanta Hawks were really serious about contending, they would go big and get him some help in the paint. Didn’t happen. So now what did Horford tell the Atlanta Journal Constitution about his situation? “I am going to war with who I’ve got,” Al said Well,…

  20. Report: Etan Thomas near deal with Hawks

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:35 PM EST

    The Atlanta Hawks locker room could use a little poetry. It looks like it’s about to get some, because the Hawks are about to sign Etan Thomas as their third string center, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Michael Cunningham. Obviously Al Horford gets the lion’s share of minutes at the five, with Zaza Pachulia…

  21. Hawks apparently in no rush to trade Jamal Crawford. Nor should they be.

    Sep 1, 2010, 12:27 PM EST

    So we’ve heard that Jamal Crawford wants to be extended or traded. Or extended and traded. Whatever works. So long as he gets some money before the new CBA kicks in. Well, looks like the long-term money is going to Al Horford, but that doesn’t mean the Hawks are in any rush to trade Crawford,…

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

    Aug 31, 2010, 9:54 AM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 30, 2010, 1:32 PM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 30, 2010, 12:10 PM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

    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…

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