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Posts Tagged ‘ Atlanta Hawks ’

Evaluation: Hawks GM Danny Ferry

  Danny Ferry deserves ‘props’ for what he’s done since taking over in Atlanta. The Hawks were a middle of the pack team, good enough to make the playoffs but not good enough to contend for a title. As such, Danny went about the business of re-tooling this team.   Free Agency/Trades: B+ The team moved...
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The best landing spot for Greg Oden is…..

  According to Yahoo Sports, free agent center Greg Oden will pick the site of his comeback attempt next week. Of the six teams in the mix, let’s see which one is the best one for him right now…..   Miami Heat - I don’t like it. There’s too much media attention down in Miami,...
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NY News: Knicks add World Peace, Brand to Hawks

  Native New Yorkers  Ron Artest and Elton Brand started their NBA journeys together in Chicago over a decade ago. Today, they’re linked once again.   As was seemingly clandestine, Metta World Peace has signed with the New York Knicks. He’ll get a two-year deal worth $3.2 million, according to CBS Sports. Metta will...
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Hawks match offer sheet for PG Teague

  Another Hawk appears to be following Larry Drew to Milwaukee.   Frustrated with the lack of offers and movement towards a new deal. restricted free agent PG Jeff Teague has signed an offer sheet with the Milwaukee Bucks. According to Yahoo! Sports, his deal will pay him $32 million over four years. The Atlanta Hawks now...
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Monta to ATL? AI 2.0

  The moment Dwight Howard chose Houston, the Atlanta Hawks took their money elsewhere. They quickly agreed to a two-year deal with Paul Millsap. And they may not be done yet.   The Hawks are reportedly pursuing free agent guard Monta Ellis…hard. They see him as worth their precious salary cap space. The conversation...
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UTA to ATL: Hawks add Millsap, Carroll

  The Atlanta Hawks obviously watched a lot of Utah Jazz games last season on NBA League Pass.   Just hours after the ‘Dwight Race’ ended, the Hawks struck verbal agreements with two Jazz free agents.   The headliner is power forward Paul Millsap, who’s been in Utah his entire career. The rugged scorer...
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No Nets: Kyle Korver staying in Atlanta

  One of the first rumors to break just after midnight on July 1st was Kyle Korver possibly headed to the Nets to play with former teammate Deron Williams. One rival GM even said:”Brooklyn is in the bag.”   Well, obviously the money wasn’t to Kyle’s liking.   ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that Korver is staying with the Atlanta...
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Howard to meet w/ HOU, ATL, GSW, DAL, LAL

  The Houston Rockets are emerging as frontrunners to sign Dwight Howard and they’ll get first crack at him on Sunday night. Hakeem Olajuwon and James Harden will join members of the Rockets’ front office and Kevin McHale in their recruiting pitch to Howard shortly after midnight on Sunday. The recruiting whirlwind continues on Monday,...
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Atlanta & Charlotte hire rookie coaches

  The Atlanta Hawks have named Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer as their new head coach, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced. Ferry was GM in San Antonio for years, where he worked closely with Budenholzer. “We are thrilled to have Mike as the next coach of the Atlanta Hawks. He has an incredible basketball...
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Down 0-2, Hawks must make lineup change

  Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew settled in on a starting lineup a few weeks ago. Instead of picking a point guard, he decided to play them together in the backcourt. Jeff Teague and Devin Harris are the shortest guard combo this side of Milwaukee. Kyle Korver, a career shooter off the bench, is the starting...
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Kobe vs Dahntay: Jones is innocent

  After the Lakers beat the Hawks at Staples Center a couple of weeks ago, I expressed my shock that Larry Drew didn’t try defensive specialist Dahntay Jones on Kobe Bryant in the contest. He went with bigger defenders all night, resulting in a loss. Well, for those of you who decided to take a break from Vatican news on Wednesday,...
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Rockets will pursue Dwight, Bynum, Smith

  The Houston Rockets continue to plan for an offseason in which they will pursue a prominent free agent big man. Sources say the Rockets’ preference is to sign Dwight Howard, but will pursue Andrew Bynum and Josh Smith as alternatives. The Rockets have publicly acknowledged that they need a second star to pair...
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Mavs acquire Hawks’ Morrow

  The Dallas Mavericks have acquired shooting guard Anthony Morrow from the Atlanta Hawks for veteran guard Dahntay Jones. Morrow has been a disappointment since coming to Atlanta in the Joe Johnson trade. Jones, meanwhile, is your run-of-the-mill defensive veteran guard. Both players have expiring contracts. Do you like this swap?
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How Josh Smith stayed put

  The number one name at the NBA trade deadline, one which was holding up a lot of other teams’ moves, is not going anywhere after all. Josh Smith will be in Atlanta for the rest of the season, at which point he is almost certain to leave for ‘greener’ pastures. Whether it’ll be...
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Josh Smith to Rockets?

  The Josh Smith sweepstakes are picking up, and it’s a new team making chase….. The Houston Rockets are involved in “high level” talks with the Atlanta Hawks for Smith, according to CBS Sports. Atlanta would want Omer Asik and Chandler Parsons in exchange for Smith, according to Yahoo Sports. That level of trade package may...
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