HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Hawk Watch: December 5th, 2016

What did your favorite former Hawk do last night?  Look no further than Ex-Hawk Watch, where all your stat-watching needs are fulfilled. On any given night, there will be a number of players, formerly of the Atlanta Hawks, that now play for other teams. Keeping up with all of the familiar faces can be a […] Ex-Hawk Watch: December 5th, 2016 - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down...
Via Soaring Down South
1 hour ago

NBA Power Rankings: Hawks are free falling

After this stretch, there is only one way to go from here The Atlanta Hawks are free falling on the court and in this week’s Power Rankings roundup. The Hawks fall seven spots this week in Marc Stein’s power rankings over at ESPN.com. Looking at the "Last 10" category in the standings is somewhat remedial in this era of advanced stats, but it's worth a glance on this Rankings...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 hour ago

Hawks come up short again in loss to Thunder

Better effort but the same result Mike Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks elected to shake things up Monday night and while the result was another loss, a better effort at both ends of the floor at least gives them something to build on. The Hawks dropped their seventh straight game with a 102-99 loss to Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. “There were some things that we did on...
Via Peachtree Hoops
3 hours ago

Russell Westbrook crafting 1 of NBA's greatest seasons

ATLANTA (AP) Russell Westbrook floated off the man he was covering, anticipated the pass into the lane and slipped back to pick it off. Then he sped off the other way, with only a single defender able to get back and Victor Oladipo serving as wingman. At about the 3-point line, Westbrook whipped a bounce pass toward his teammate, who took it from there for a layup. With that...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Postgame: Eric Yeboah talks following Hawks Seventh Consecutive Loss

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Via Hawks Hoop
8 hours ago

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks, 102-99

ATLANTA (AP) -- At first, Russell Westbrook couldn't get the shots to fall. No problem. He crashed the boards and kept looking for his teammates.Then, he found his shooting touch.The result: another triple-double for the Oklahoma City star.Westbrook scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, extending his streak of triple-doubles to six games as the Thunder...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Suffocating Thabo Sefolosha Defense

Thabo Sefolosha was everywhere on defense, recording 2 blocks and 4 steals while being inserted into the starting lineup.
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Victor Oladipo posterizes Dwight Howard on amazing dunk

Dwight Howard isn’t the low-post defender he was in his prime, but that doesn’t make what Victor Oladipo did to him Monday night any less embarrassing. During the second quarter as the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oladipo posterized Howard with a vicious double-pump dunk we’ll not soon forget. Dwight Howard is going to get a lot of crap for this one....
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Victor Oladipo throw down a gargantuan poster dunk on Dwight Howard

During the second quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, Thunder guard Victor Oladipo met Hawks big man Dwight Howard at the rim.The result? Utter annihilation.Remember that time Dwight Howard was the most terrifying defensive player in the NBA? Yeah, if those days weren't in the past already -- they are now.
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

Slumping Hawks bench Kyle Korver; Thabo Sefolosha to start

ATLANTA (AP) The slumping Atlanta Hawks have benched guard Kyle Korver. Coach Mike Budenholzer announced before Monday night's game against Oklahoma City that Thabo Sefolosha will take Korver's place in the starting lineup. The move was not unexpected with the Hawks having lost nine of 10 games, including the last six in a row, to fall under to 10-11. Atlanta hasn't even been...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Making the case for starting Taurean Prince

You don’t need to be an expert to figure out that the Atlanta Hawks are flat out struggling; struggling being the nicest way of putting it. After the team’s exceptional 9-2 start that included a victory in Cleveland against the Cavaliers, the Hawks have gone on to lose nine of their last 10 games. These […] Atlanta Hawks: Making the case for starting Taurean Prince - Soaring...
Via Soaring Down South
21 hours ago

Hawks expect to have hands full with Westbrook, Thunder

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have a tough task as they try to end a swoon that has seen them lose nine of 10 games and six in a row, the last two in blowout fashion. Next up Monday night in Atlanta for the Hawks is the Oklahoma Thunder and the amazing Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had his fifth straight triple-double as the Thunder (13-8) defeated New Orleans 101-92 on Sunday night...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: Hawks Debut "High Voltage" Court Projection

Check out our new court projection, which we debuted on our first High Voltage Friday of the season.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Whisper Game Featuring Ryan Cameron & Hawks Players

Watch Hawks players try to guess what Ryan Cameron is saying, while wearing noise cancelling headphones.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard angrily calls out Lakers fan who heckled him

Dwight Howard should fully expect to hear all kinds of four-letter words and nasty insults thrown his way when he plays games at the Staples Center, but that doesn’t mean he is just going to stand there and take it. As Howard was returning to the locker room following the Atlanta Hawks’ 109-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, a fan shouted something at Howard that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks have fun after Kris Humphries shatters backboard

Via FOX Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Kris Humphries breaks backboard during Hawks practice

The Atlanta Hawks ended practice early on Saturday after Kris Humphries broke a backboard. Practice ended early today…because @KrisHumphries broke a backboard!!! pic.twitter.com/W9iGs4UpkI — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 26, 2016 The 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward broke the backboard with a dunk during a workout session at Santa Monica High School, according to...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer after Hawks' loss to Jazz

"They beat us in a lot of different ways. Collectively, we need to play better." -- Mike Budenholzer after Hawks have 11 assists -- fewest under his watch -- in loss to Jazz.
Via FOX Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer on challenge of playing in Utah, and spending Thanksgiving as a team

Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer on challenge of playing in Utah, and spending Thanksgiving as a team.
Via FOX Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard makes the Hawks a legitimate contender

Dwight Howard was signed by the Atlanta Hawks in free agency this past offseason. It was a move that many questioned, especially given the attitude issues that he had with the Houston Rockets. Atlanta’s offseason didn’t go nearly according to plan. The Hawks were hoping to re-sign star big man Al Horford, but seeing him sign with the Boston Celtics ended that hope. Signing Howard...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gucci Mane proposes to girlfriend at Atlanta Hawks game

It’s not strange to see an average Joe do an in-arena proposal during a sporting event. But for those at Tuesday’s Atlanta Hawks game, they got a preview of what it looks like for a successful person to do that. During Tuesday’s game between the Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans, the rapper Gucci Mane decided it was the perfect time to propose to his girlfriend Keyshia Ka...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gucci Mane proposes to girlfriend at Pelicans-Hawks game

Rap mogul Gucci Mane picked an interesting place to break the news to his girlfriend that he was hoping to marry her. Love was in the air during Tuesday night’s Pelicans-Hawks game, where Gucci Mane proposed to Keyshia Ka’oir on the Kiss Cam. Things didn’t work out well for the Hawks and their fans, as the Pelicans beat up on them pretty badly, 112-94. But it was all good...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Plumlee paid cabbie $60 to run red light to make NBA debut

Marshall Plumlee wasn’t going to let a red light prevent him from making his NBA debut on Sunday. With Joakim Noah out sick, New York needed Plumlee. The New York Knicks rookie was called up from the D-League only a few hours before the team’s afternoon matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. With little time to spare, Plumlee paid a New York cabbie $60 to run through a red light...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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