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Statistical Analysis of the Atlanta Hawks’ Most-Used Lineups

In an age where lineup decisions are judged by all and lineup data is available to all, let’s take a look at which lineups were the most and least effective for the Atlanta Hawks this past season. As I have written before, the task of measuring the value of an NBA coach is difficult and […] Statistical Analysis of the Atlanta Hawks’ Most-Used Lineups - Soaring Down South -...
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9 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks: Schlenk’s Hire Indicates A Will To Build Through The Draft

Travis Schlenk is the new general manager of the Atlanta Hawks. How will he try to build the team? The Atlanta Hawks have their new general manager. The team has secured former Golden State assistant GM Travis Schlenk to be its GM and if how the Golden State monster is any indication, there is a […] Atlanta Hawks: Schlenk’s Hire Indicates A Will To Build Through The Draft - Soaring...
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11 hours ago

Locked on Hawks podcast: Travis Schlenk, fandom and more

Episode 207 arrives on a Sunday. Happy Sunday! The Atlanta Hawks have a complete front office and it’s time to celebrate in the form of a weekend podcast. Mind you, nothing has “happened” since the official hire but there is still plenty to discuss on Episode 207 of the show. Let’s roll. Since the last podcast arrived, the Hawks made it official that Travis Schlenk will...
Via Peachtree Hoops
11 hours ago

Rockets' Dekker engaged to sideline reporter Harlan

Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan are officially engaged.Harlan, a TV reporter, announced on social media Saturday that Dekker proposed to her on Friday night. Dekker just completed his second season with the Houston Rockets after being drafted by them out of Wisconsin in the first round in 2015.Harlan is a former teen beauty queen who serves as a sideline reporter for Atlanta Hawks game...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks hire Travis Schlenk from Golden State Warriors as new GM

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Atlanta Hawks officially name Travis Schlenk GM and Head of Basketball Operations

Hawks make it official. The Atlanta Hawks made it official on Wednesday formerly announcing Travis Schlenk as the team’s new general manager and head of basketball operations. The team will hold a press conference on Friday, June 2 to formerly introduce Schlenk. “After meeting with Travis, our search committee and I knew that he was the right choice to become the new general...
Via Peachtree Hoops
3 days ago

Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap officially opts for free agency

As expected, Paul Millsap will test the free agency market after opting out of his $21.4 million player option for next season. This creates many options for both Millsap and the Hawks. While Millsap will entertain options in free agency, Atlanta will be conducting interviews for its vacant general manager position. Once the front office selects a candidate, the new general manager...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Schlenk will reportedly be named Hawks’ new GM

The Atlanta Hawks have concluded their search for a new general manager. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Travis Schlenk has verbally agreed to take over as the team’s general manager and that an announcement will be made on Thursday. Schlenk is currently in his fifth season as assistant general manager of the Golden State Warriors, who earned a spot in the NBA Finals earlier this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sefolosha Steals: Thabo's Top Plays of the Season

Check out our favorite photos of Thabo Sefolosha from this season.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks likely to hire Warriors assistant to be new GM

The Atlanta Hawks are looking to make a rather big move even before free agency starts this summer. After moving on from general manager Wes Wilcox earlier in the spring, it looks like Atlanta will be bringing in Golden State Warriors executive Travis Schlenk to the same role.According to Yahoo Sports! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Atlanta has decided on hiring the current Warriors...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilyasova Scores Hawks Career-High 23 Points vs. Blazers

Check out the night that Ersan Ilyasova scored his career-high as a Hawk vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum clearly interested in having Paul Millsap join Blazers

All-Star forward Paul Millsap will opt out of his contract with the Atlanta Hawks and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Are the Portland Trail Blazers interested?CJ McCollum is, apparently. The Trail Blazers guard responded to the news of Millsap heading to free agency with an emoji of a pair of eyes: The Trail Blazers could use Millsap’s help after missing out on...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Millsap opts out of contract to become free agent

All-Star power forward Paul Millsap has opted out of his contract with the Atlanta Hawks to become a free agent heading into the 2017-18 NBA season, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.This doesn’t mean Millsap won’t be back with the Hawks, however: “Atlanta has publicly stated that Millsap will be a top priority in July free agency, and Millsap has expressed interest in re...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks will interview ESPN’s Chauncey Billups for their general manager position

ESPN NBA analyst Chauncey Billups might be the latest figure to go from sports commentary to a front-office or coaching role. Previous figures making moves along those lines have found mixed success, including the good (Steve Kerr), the bad (Mark Jackson, Matt Millen) and the unknown-as-of-yet (John Lynch), but that hasn’t stopped professional teams from pursuing broadcasters....
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chauncey Billups to interview for Hawks GM job

The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly set to interview former NBA star Chauncey Billups next week about their vacant general manager spot. Billups, who currently serves as an NBA analyst for ESPN, last played in 2014 with the Detroit Pistons — the team he’s most remembered for playing with. As a member of Detroit’s last championship-winning squad, Billups earned MVP honors in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard says he was told by Lakers to stay away from Kareem

Dwight Howard isn’t too happy about being bad-mouthed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and has defended himself.On Thursday, Lakers Nation’s Ryan Ward posted a quote on Instagram that came from an interview he did with Kareem. The quote showed Abdul-Jabbar being critical of Howard’s work ethic. Here’s the full quote.“Well, Dwight Howard didn’t want to do any work,” Kareem told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks reportedly offered four first-round picks for Paul George

Pacers small forward Paul George has been the subject of many trade rumors ever since the trade deadline. One of the teams that made a hard run for George in February was the Atlanta Hawks. Back then, all we knew was the Hawks proposed an “aggressive” package revolving around draft picks, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Now we know just how aggressive the offer was. According...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible destinations for Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap has a player option for the 2017-18 season, but he has said he will likely decline that player option. While he plans to decline the player option and enter free agency this summer, he has also stated he would prefer to re-sign with Atlanta. Millsap’s decision to re-sign with Atlanta or agreeing to a contract with another franchise this summer will impact Atlanta...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Tonight is a make-or-break night for the Lakers' quiz

The annual NBA Draft lottery will take place on Tuesday night. It's a crucial night for every team in the lottery, but tonight's outcome is of the utmost importance to the Los Angeles Lakers and their new president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson. You see, depending on how things shake out, the Lakers will either be lined up to stockpile on talent over the next three seasons...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/2: Waiting for the Spurs to show up for the second round

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Spurs to show up for last night's game. (We're hoping we hear from them by at least noon or so.)Happy birthday today to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Sarah Hughes, Kyle Busch, Thabo Sefolosha and David Beckham...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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