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The Bright Future of Development: Understanding the NBA D-League, Its Usefulness, and Its Future (Part 1)

By Robby Kalland

Since its inception in 2001, the NBA Development League has gone from a fledgling league of eight teams to more than doubling in size to become a 17 team league with 14 teams with single NBA affiliates and three with multi-team affiliates that divide up the other 16 NBA teams. The Hawks are among... »

50 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

By Jaryd Wilson

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year.  With 50 days left, today’s is… New Faces What better way to kick-start the countdown than by talking about the positive buzz surrounding a revamped roster.  Seven of Atlanta’s 14 currently-signed... »

Lucas Nogueira To Play In Spain This Season

By Jaryd Wilson

Hawks first round draft pick Lucas Nogueira will play another season with Asefa Estudiantes Madrid to continue his development. Atlanta has acknowledged the move with this statement from President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry: “We are very encouraged by what we’ve seen from Lucas this summer. Going back to Estudiantes will allow him to... »

Hawks Summer League Recap

By Jaryd Wilson

After taking a few days to step back and look at what the Hawks accomplished this summer, here’s my breakdown of each player: John Jenkins Jenkins had perhaps the most attention on him before the summer began.  Last season’s first-round pick was expected to be a leader of the group, and for the most... »

Hawks Limp Away From Summer League With Loss

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 93-87 loss to the Kings: – The Hawks have certainly seen better days.  Lucas Nogueira and Mike Muscala were out before halftime with precautionary injuries, and the team allowed 90+ for the third time this week.  It certainly wasn’t the way Atlanta wanted to end its 11-day stay in... »

Hawks Play Best Game of Summer, Lose Thriller in OT

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 70-69 overtime loss to the Blazers: – It may not have been the result the Hawks wanted, but this was by far Atlanta’s best game so far this week.  The defense, which had been a major concern after two games allowing 90+ points, was there from start to finish.... »

Hawks Draw Portland In First Round of Summer League Tournament

By Jaryd Wilson

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... »

Preview: Hawks vs. Spurs

By Jaryd Wilson

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... »

Preview: Hawks vs. Heat

By Jaryd Wilson

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... »

Summer League Practice – Nogueira Joins Team

By Jaryd Wilson

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... »