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  1. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Atlanta Hawks

    Oct 1, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Last season: It was the end of an era. Josh Smith‘s final season in Atlanta ended the only way it really could: with plenty of ill-advised shot attempts, tons of highlight-reel plays, and probably most importantly, another early playoff exit. After a first round loss to the Indiana Pacers in six games, it was fair to yet…

  2. Five things to know about the EuroBasket 2013 Championship Game

    Sep 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    Who: France vs Lithuania. The French squad features five current NBA players in Tony Parker (Spurs), Nicolas Batum (Blazers), Boris Diaw (Spurs), Nando De Colo (Spurs) and Joffrey Lauvergne (Nuggets). Former NBA players Johan Petro, Alexis Ajinca and Mickael Gelabale are on the roster as well. The Lithuanian squad features only two NBA players in Donatas…

  3. Pistons still looking for one more backup big man

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EST

    Joe Dumars

    Detroit has potentially one of the best front lines in the NBA — Andre Drummond at the five, Greg Monroe at the four and Josh Smith at the three. That’s a bunch of guys who can score at a high rate, once they get inside five feet from the rim. But the team could use…

  4. Report: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard text about teaming up. This will not happen.

    Jun 14, 2013, 12:43 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    For the owners, pretty much half the reason for the lockout last year was to put in place an economic system that prevents stars from doing what the Miami Heat did with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. (Technically they still could have done that because they stripped the roster all the way down…

  5. Pacers assert themselves (as do referees), take charge of series with easy win over Hawks

    May 1, 2013, 11:44 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Five

    The NBA’s conventional wisdom is that star players are good everywhere but role players tend to be better at home. In the case of the Pacers and Hawks, the entire team persona seems to flip depending on where the game is played. Game 5 was back in Indiana and after a couple dismal performances on…

  6. Critical Game 5 for Pacers, Hawks. If anybody cares to watch.

    May 1, 2013, 7:21 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    What is the standard perception of the Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers series? The NBA TV series (that’s where Game 5 will air Thursday)? I’m not just talking casual fans, I mean among basketball people? Check out this exchange with Tony Parker, via the San Antonio Express News. “I watch every game,” he said. “I’m…

  7. Hawks run past ice cold Pacers to even series 2-2

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:52 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks Smith reacts as the Indiana Pacers West walks across the court in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    Suddenly, the Indiana Pacers don’t look so in control of this series anymore. The Pacers defense that got them to the No. 3 seed in the East and helped them race out to a 2-0 series lead went missing for long stretches on Monday night — especially their transition defense. And that allowed the Hawks…

  8. Hawks have no answers for Pacers offense, now are down 2-0

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:31 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game Two

    The Atlanta Hawks have a problem. Well, right now they have a lot of problems, but one is bigger than the others — they cannot stop the Indiana Pacers offense. That would be the Pacers offense that was 19th in the NBA in points per possession this past season (or if you prefer the offense…

  9. Hawks, Suns trade buzzer-beaters to end the first quarter (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Johan Petro

    It’s always fun when one team gets an unlikely shot attempt to go down to beat the buzzer, but it’s not often when both teams do it to end a period in the same game. The Hawks and the Suns provided us with the unique highlight on Friday, as Johan Petro and Markieff Morris each…

  10. Hawks say Pachulia’s Achilles injury a “serious concern”

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

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    Zaza Pachulia has missed six straight games due to a sore right Achilles. Which isn’t good. But what is a bigger concern is that he just went and saw his third doctor about it, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. As a general rule, when you have to see three doctors about something it’s not a…

  11. Josh Smith suffers ankle sprain, ruled out for Hawks’ next game in Oklahoma City

    Nov 3, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith reacts during the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    It wasn’t a pretty start to the season for the Hawks on Friday, and things aren’t likely to get better when the team next takes the floor in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Josh Smith has been ruled out for the Hawks’ road game against the Thunder due to an ankle sprain. He won’t even make…

  12. NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

    Oct 4, 2012, 3:58 PM EST

    Josh Smith

    Last season: Just another Hawks season. That’s the best way to put it after a year where despite losing Al Horford for the vast majority of the season, Atlanta managed to land a top four seed in the East. They had this bizarro season underneath the headline of “Boring.” They would look awesome one night,…

  13. Anthony Tolliver to sign with Atlanta Hawks

    Sep 25, 2012, 1:53 PM EST

    Tolliver_wolves

    If you want confirmation of where Anthony Tolliver will play next season, ask Anthony Tolliver himself: I will be signing with the Atlanta Hawks for the upcoming season…thanks to all the Twolves for 2 great yrs! #thedecision #finally lol — Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) September 25, 2012 To be fair, Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida…

  14. NBA Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

    Sep 20, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Last Season: I want you to imagine the most you’ve ever vomited. Like, literally, the greatest single bout of nauseated vomiting you’ve ever gone through. I want you to think about what you ate, what it smelled like, that cold, hard porcelain  or unfeeling trash can that embraced you after the day-old shellfish or that…

  15. The Inbounds: It’s time for NBA teams to embrace the D-League future

    Aug 30, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

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    The 2012-2013 NBA D-League schedule will be announced Thursday to little fanfare and by little fanfare I mean no attention whatsoever. It will be a footnote passed along at the end of columns, random bits tweeted here and there. It will not drive traffic, move the needle, or sell tickets, outside of the occasionally rabid…

  16. Joe Johnson trade to Nets nearly complete, Brooklyn out of Dwight Howard chase

    Jul 2, 2012, 6:04 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The Nets seem to be thinking about having an interesting team to open the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn with next season, the years beyond that be damned. And Dwight Howard be damned. He has said Brooklyn is the place he wants to be but when this trade for Joe Johnson goes through they would be…

  17. Report: Deron Williams will only choose between Dallas and Brooklyn

    Jun 24, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    They are the obvious choices, and now, it would appear, they are the only choices. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports: When NBA free agency begins at midnight July 1, Brooklyn Nets star guard Deron Williams will be choosing from a two-team list that only features the Nets and the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources close to…

  18. The Nine Circles of Bobcats Hell

    Mar 31, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

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    The Bobcats are in Hell. Not literally. They’re still alive. They still get paid. They’re operational. They’re not tortured with fire. Other than that, though, yeah, pretty hell like. The team is on pace for historic levels of failure. It is literally just about as bad as it can get. There is nearly no reason…

  19. PBT’s constantly updated trade deadline tracker

    Mar 15, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Michael Beasley, Mike Dunleavy, Carlos Delfino

    Here it is — the one place where all the NBA’s trade deadline news and rumors will be. With our thoughts on everything. This post will be constantly updated throughout the day as the newest information becomes available. Just hit refresh and you will know the latest. The trade deadline is 3 p.m. Eastern (all…

  20. Report: Nets interested in Boris Diaw and his expiring contract

    Mar 14, 2012, 11:14 PM EST

    Boris Diaw

    If the New Jersey Nets are indeed at the top of Dwight Howard‘s list of preferred places to play next season, then they’re going to need as much salary cap space as possible — not only to pay Howard, but also to have some money left over to surround him with some decent pieces. It…

  21. Nets would rather get Howard now rather than wait until July

    Mar 14, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    It’s not that the Nets are impatient, but the organization would rather get Dwight Howard now rather than wait until this summer. Even if that’s not the goal of Dwight’s latest statements. There are a couple of good reasons for this. One, the longer they wait the more things that can go wrong. Call it…

  22. Pacers George Hill out indefinitely with chip fracture in ankle

    Feb 1, 2012, 12:58 AM EST

    George Hill, Darren Collison

    Pacers backup shooting guard George Hill will not travel with the team for an upcoming road trip and is out indefinitely with a chip fracture in his left ankle, the team announced after Tuesday’s game. The injury occurred in the third quarter against the Nets, when Hill went up for a jumper and Nets center…

  23. Baseline to baseline recaps: Dallas has some issues

    Dec 27, 2011, 7:48 AM EST

    Chris Andersen, Vince Carter,

    What you missed while out celebrating Boxing Day…. Kings 100, Lakers 91: We covered this one already in our game of the night. Nuggets 115, Mavericks 93: Mavericks forward Sean Williams threw up when subbed out in the fourth quarter of this game, which got a lot of laughs on the Mavs bench but pretty…

  24. UPDATED: Carmelo Anthony trade talks move closer as Nets zero in

    Jan 9, 2011, 6:26 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Sacramento Kings

    The New Jersey Nets have managed to move their efforts to obtain Carmelo Anthony in a trade with the Denver Nuggets “further along” according to a report from ESPN New York. Here’s where we stand at posting time: The teams are the same as last we left, with the Pistons pulled into the deal and…

  25. Avery Johnson has still got it, and the Nets defense still sucks

    Dec 30, 2010, 6:15 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Dallas Mavericks, Game 4

    Avery Johnson has provided the object lesson in just how porous the Nets defense has become. Thursday afternoon he jumped into the Nets practice scrimmage, promptly drove the lane and scored over Johan Petro, according to a tweet from Al Iannazzone of the Bergin Record. That would be 45-year-old, 5’11” (at best), out of the…

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