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Scouting Report: Brooklyn Nets

By Jaryd Wilson

The Atlanta Hawks continue their playoff chase by visiting the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Brooklyn got off to a slow start this season but has turned things around dramatically since the calendar turned to 2014.  New head coach Jason Kidd has the veteran group playing at a much higher level, and small ball has... »

Elton Brand Finding Success In An Ever-Changing Role

By Robby Kalland

When I first spoke with Elton Brand this summer after he signed with the Hawks, we spent a lot of time discussing his last season in Dallas and learning to adapt to a lesser role. This season, Brand expected to be in a similar role as he was with the Mavericks, coming off the... »

Happy Homecoming For Korver, Millsap and Carroll

By Jaryd Wilson

Kyle Korver had a game-high 26 points, Paul Millsap added 23 and DeMarre Carroll finished with 11 as the three former Jazz players led their current team, the Atlanta Hawks, to a much-needed 112-110 win in Utah Monday. Hawks vs. Jazz Photo Gallery Stats Highlights Jazz Players Return Former Players’ Tribute The win is... »

Healthy Hawks Poised To Make Run

By Jaryd Wilson

The Atlanta Hawks have been crippled with injuries in 2014.  The bug actually started late in 2013 with season-ending injuries to Al Horford and John Jenkins, but they really started to take their toll in late January.  Pero Antic’s injury was followed by injuries to DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Teague, Gustavo Ayon and Paul Millsap,... »

Scouting Report: Boston Celtics

By Jaryd Wilson

The Celtics return home for the first game at TD Garden since before the All-Star break.  They began post-break play with a four-game west coast road trip – a trip that saw them go 0-4.  Back home for the first time, I expect they’ll play with some newfound energy. Boston looks a little different... »

Comeback Falls Just Short vs. Indiana

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 89-85 loss to the Pacers: - Tonight showed why, in my mind, this Hawks team is one of the most fun teams to watch.  Many teams could have packed it in after falling behind by 16 in the fourth quarter, but not this team.  Led by an unlikely fourth... »

Scouting Report: San Antonio Spurs

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks will play the Spurs Monday night as Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer makes his return to the arena where he coached under Gregg Popovich for 19 years.  The Spurs have a 14-3 record and lead the West, though they’ve lost two of three. Popovich has used his bench heavily so far this... »

Scouting Report: Washington Wizards

By Jaryd Wilson

Though they lost to the Pacers last night (Who hasn’t?), the Wizards have been playing much better basketball as of late.  At 7-9, they currently occupy the seventh spot in the East, but they’re a very dangerous 4-2 in the nation’s capital, which is where Atlanta will be Saturday. The Hawks do catch a... »

Scouting Report: Miami Heat

By Jaryd Wilson

The two-time defending NBA champions enter Tuesday’s matchup against Atlanta with a 7-3 record, though they’re 6-1 since a sputtering 1-2 start. The Heat have been very efficient on both sides of the ball, but especially offensively in the early going.  They lead the Eastern Conference in field goal percentage, three point percentage and... »

Scouting Report: Philadelphia 76ers

By Jaryd Wilson

First-year head coach Brett Brown has the Philadelphia 76ers in first place in a division that includes both the Knicks and Nets.  Yes, it’s early, but at this point the Sixers probably qualify as the surprise team in the East.  On Friday, the former San Antonio assistant will lead is club into Atlanta to... »