Archive for January, 2012

Illustrious List has Plenty of Ties to Hawks

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon the McDonald’s All American Games released a list of its 35 greatest participants as part of celebrating the 35th anniversary. It was not surprising that Hawks’ Legend Dominique Wilkins was included on the list, but there were also five others named that have ties (some stronger than others) to Atlanta’s NBA... »

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Turning Skeptics Into Believers

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 released their weekly “Power Rankings” on Monday morning, and the Atlanta Hawks made the biggest jump up the ladder by moving from 10th to fourth. The league goes out of its way to clarify that the rankings featured on their website is courtesy of John Schuhmann, and “are just one man’s opinion.” This... »

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Rehab Updates

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

One Hawk nears the finish line, while another is mapping out his course to recovery. Kirk Hinrich has been rehabilitating his left shoulder after having a surgical procedure performed on it in early November. He was cleared for all non-contact drills after a January 3 check-up in Chicago, and hopes to be back in... »

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Back to the Beginning…

Friday, January 20th, 2012

On June 28, 1995, Jerry Stackhouse was selected with the third pick of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, over 16 years later, Stack returns to the “City of Brotherly Love” as a member of the Atlanta Hawks. Plenty has changed since Jerry first pulled on an NBA jersey. Here are his... »

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Jamal Returns to the Highlight Factory

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Jamal Crawford has played for a host of teams throughout his career, including two very productive years with the Hawks. Wherever he goes he quickly becomes a fan favorite for two main reasons. 1)  Jamal is most accurately described as a scorer, and the way he plays the game is pure entertainment. Take your... »

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Grinding Out the Victories

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

BOX SCORE | AP RECAP | PHOTOS | HIGHLIGHTS If you only enjoy “pretty” wins with little adversity and overwhelming teams on pure talent alone, then this might be a frustrating season for you. The Hawks won their third straight game on Monday, defeating the Toronto Raptors 93-84 at the Highlight Factory. It was... »

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Is This the Year for Smoove?

Friday, January 13th, 2012
Is This the Year for Smoove?

Josh Smith: Player Profile | Photo Gallery The early results of the 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting were released by the league earlier today, and Josh Smith was not among the top-10 forwards in votes received. It is the latest example of how fan voting isn’t always accurate. Don’t give up hope yet that this... »

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Injuries Pile Up

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Hawks’ injury reported is suddenly crowded. – Marvin Williams (ankle) did not travel with the team for their two-game trip – Tracy McGrady (back spasms) did not dress for the game at Indiana – Al Horford (sprained shoulder) left Wednesday’s game and will be re-evaluated on Thursday in Atlanta The good news… None... »

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Blowout Win Boosts Morale, Energy

Monday, January 9th, 2012

From the start of training camp the Hawks have appeared to have solid chemistry in the locker room and on the court. Unlike a lot of teams around the league, the Hawks nucleus remained intact from a season ago, providing a stable atmosphere to start a season that promises to provide a roller coaster... »

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A Great Win Caps a Tough Week

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

The Hawks erupted for 63 first-half points and then coasted to a 109-94 win over the Chicago Bulls at the Highlight Factory on Saturday night. Atlanta’s offensive outburst came against the team that entered the night leading the league by holding opponents to just 86.1 points per contest. The win improved the Hawks record... »

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