Archive for July, 2013

Hawks Draw Portland In First Round of Summer League Tournament

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Word came in around 2 a.m. that the Hawks will play Portland in the first round of the 2013 NBA Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.  The game will be Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on NBA TV. Despite their 0-3 Summer League record, the Blazers have two of the most dynamic and electrifying stars... »

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Mike Scott Breaks Out vs. Spurs

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

A few thoughts after tonight’s 96-87 loss to the Spurs: - Happy birthday Mike Scott!  As we closed in on July 16 on the east coast, Scott was playing as though his birthday started two hours earlier.  He scored a Hawks Summer League-high 27 points on 7-17 shooting and went a perfect 13-13 from the free... »

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Brand Brings Depth To New-Look Frontcourt

Monday, July 15th, 2013
Brand Brings Depth To New-Look Frontcourt

The Hawks today announced the signing of Elton Brand, a 6’9″, 254-pound veteran who played his college ball at Danny Ferry’s alma mater – Duke. Brand gives the Hawks some frontcourt depth that they definitely need.  As of right now, Al Horford and Paul Millsap are the only guaranteed forwards Atlanta has on the... »

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Preview: Hawks vs. Spurs

Monday, July 15th, 2013

After getting their first Summer League win last night, the Hawks are right back at it tonight against the Spurs at 10 p.m. on NBA TV. While there was significant improvement between games one and two for Atlanta, there’s still plenty to work on for tonight’s third and final game of pool play before... »

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Hawks Tighten Up Defense In Win Over Heat

Monday, July 15th, 2013

A few thoughts on tonight’s 75-71 win over the Heat: - Quin Snyder was not happy with the defensive effort Friday against the Clippers.  Tonight, it looked as if the Hawks were a completely different team on that end of the floor.  They forced 30 Miami turnovers and limited the Heat to just 10... »

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Hawks Show Desire For Teague With Offer Match

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Twice this summer, the Hawks have shown how much they value Jeff Teague. Following his best season as a pro, Atlanta gave him a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent.  This allowed them the option to match any offer another team would throw at him.  On Saturday, the Hawks did just that,... »

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Preview: Hawks vs. Heat

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

After a day of practice today, the Hawks are eager to get back on the court for game 2 of the Summer League schedule against the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat. Of course, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh won’t be in uniform, but this is still a dangerous Heat team, particularly... »

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Summer League Practice – Nogueira Joins Team

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Lucas Nogueira finally has a practice under his belt. After missing all of training camp because he wasn’t cleared to play, he finally got the OK just minutes before tip-off yesterday.  Considering he had no practice time with the team, I thought he did great.  Today, he was able to practice with the guys... »

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Hawks’ Rookies Get First Taste of NBA Action

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

A few thoughts on tonight’s 90-83 loss to the Clippers: The end result was a loss, but there’s plenty to be excited about if you’re a Hawks fan.  The only logical place to start is with John Jenkins, who scored 24 points on 11-23 shooting and hit two threes.  Just about all 23 shots... »

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Kyle Korver Is Back, So What Does That Mean?

Friday, July 12th, 2013
Kyle Korver Is Back, So What Does That Mean?

The Hawks announced Friday that they will retain sharpshooting guard Kyle Korver for this upcoming season.  This is great news for the team and the fans, as most took a liking to the way Korver played in his first season as a Hawk last year. The move doesn’t really surprise me.  Korver said that... »

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