Archive for June, 2011

Final Thoughts on Mini-Camp

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

That was quick… Three days, six practices, 19 players, countless jump shots and your June edition of Rookie/Free Agent Mini-Camp is in the books. Without the added benefit of being able to watch these guys in summer league action this offseason, this mini-camp became a priority for the Hawks coaching staff. “This mini-camp… I... »

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Playing with the Big Boys

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Don’t be fooled by the “mid-major” label. Keith Benson played a legit schedule while he was turning in a record setting career at Oakland University. Last season alone Keith played five games against Big 10 opponents, and one each against the SEC, Big 12 and Big East. Of those teams, six of them were... »

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Keith Benson: A Closer Look

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Last night the Hawks picked Keith Benson, a senior center from Oakland University (Mich), with the 48th overall pick of the 2011 Draft. Last night (really, early this morning) we spoke with Larry Drew, Rick Sund and Dave Pendergraft and you can watch those interviews at the Hawks Draft Central. Today, we want to... »

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Video of Benson from the Draft Combine

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

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On the Clock…

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The 2011 NBA Draft is underway… Stay tuned right here on the Official Hawks Blog for updates, analysis and commentary as we move closer and closer to our pick. See what Hawks GM Rick Sund had to say last week at the Atlanta Hawks 2011 Draft Central. »

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A Quick Update on Gladyr

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
A Quick Update on Gladyr

Two years ago the Hawks drafted Sergiy Gladyr with the 49th pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. Gladyr has played the last two seasons in Spain and also joined the Hawks Summer League team in Las Vegas a year ago. Last week the Hawks Assistant GM Dave Pendergraft filled us in about his recent... »

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Looking for a Keeper

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Hawks will have to be patient on Thursday night, waiting for 47 other picks to be made before they are, as they say, “on the clock.” With no first round pick the expectations for this draft are different for Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean the effort put into the player evaluation has been... »

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A Bigger Number of Concentration

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

With the draft less than a week away, Hawks GM Rick Sund and Assistant GM Dave Pendergraft met with the media on Friday to talk about their strategy as June 23 approaches. With no first round pick, and 47 prior selections that will effect the pool of available players, Atlanta had to take a... »

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Smoove Photo Gallery from Barcelona

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Smoove Photo Gallery from Barcelona

Photo courtesy of adidas Basketball Josh Smith was in Barcelona this past weekend as part of the NBA’s 5 United Tour presented by BBVA. (Click Here to read the official press release from BBVA.) Adidas is also a big sponsor of the event and their Facebook team was nice enough to put together a... »

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Catching Up with the Fellas…

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The Hawks season ended on May 12, and while the early part of the summer offers a great chance to rest and recover, many of the players haven’t strayed too far from the court. Here is a taste of what some of the guys have been up to in recent days and what they... »

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