TAG: Atlanta Hawks

Latest News / Sep 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Bruce Levenson’s Email & Sale Of Team Puts NBA Owners On Notice

Hawks fans Philips Arena

In the wake of Hawks owner Bruce Levenson announcing on Sunday he was putting the team’s majority ownership up for sale after racially insensitive remarks in an email to GM Danny Ferry were made public — purportedly by Levenson — other owners must now figure out whether they’ve made similar damaging comments, which could come to light in a post-Donald Sterling NBA. Read More »

NBA / Sep 7, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Hawks Owner Agrees To Sell Team After Self-Reporting Offensive E-Mail

Barry Levenson

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his stake in the franchise after self-reporting an offensive e-mail he scribed in 2012. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement this morning announcing the news. Read More »

NBA / Aug 22, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Danny Ferry And The Transformation Of The Atlanta Hawks

Mike Budenholzer, Danny Ferry

The Atlanta Hawks of the late 2000s and early 2010s were the laughing stock of the NBA. Entrenched in the dark confines of mediocrity, General Manager Rick Sund made one ill-timed move after another to maintain his big-name, slightly-above-average core for the sake of perennial playoff berths, (all of which ended in first- and second-round exits).

It wasn’t matching Memphis’ five-year, $58 million offer sheet to Josh Smith that killed them; that was an understandable move in principle, despite its repercussions: they wanted to keep a 23 year-old hybrid forward oozing potential on both sides of the floor and touting a PER above 19. What killed them in the long run, were the moves which followed, the ones that reeked of desperation in an attempt to keep a middling roster in a small market heading to the playoffs every year. Then came Danny Ferry and everything changed. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.

Drake

Last week, comedian Joe Mande decided to change the name of every NBA team based on the first thing he could think of for each city. He’s posted them all on his website. Here’s a sampling of what he came up with: Atlanta Stripclubs, Brooklyn Bloggers, Cleveland LeBrons, Dallas Grassy Knolls, Memphis Ribs and Utah Mormons. Mande sent out an open invite on Twitter for fans to create logos for these team names, and he’s gotten a lot of great responses. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Team USA Adds Paul Millsap To Training Camp Roster

Paul Millsap

Suddenly playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love, USA Basketball desperately needed a viable interior presence capable of stretching the floor. Enter Paul Millsap. 24 hours after saying Team USA had no plans to make any last minute additions to its roster despite a decided lack of frontcourt versatility, managing director Jerry Colangelo invited Millsap to training camp in Las Vegas. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 30, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Raptors Trade Salmons For Hawks’ Lou Williams & Lucas Nogueira

Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams

The Toronto Raptors have traded reserve guard, and Allen Iverson favorite, John Salmons to the Hawks in exchange for guard Louis Williams and Brazilian big man Lucas Nogueira, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 24, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Teams Clearing Cap Space To Sign Both LeBron And Carmelo

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have been making national headlines together since ESPN aired a matchup between St. Vincent St. Mary’s and Oak Hill Academy in February 2002. Carmelo’s team beat LeBron’s 72-66 in their first ever matchup, but James has held a slight advantage ever since: He’s compiled a 14-12 record against Anthony since they were drafted in 2003, including a 4-1 edge in the playoffs. But why continue competing against each other when LeBron and Carmelo could team up? According to ESPN, that’s the question multiple organizations will be asking the superstar friends this summer in hopes of pulling off a free agency coup similar to the Miami Heat’s in 2010. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

‘Melo Expected To Meet With Long List Of Teams

Carmelo Anthony

On Monday, Carmelo Anthony opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks. Teams cannot conduct official recruiting business until the clock turns midnight on July 1st, but that’s not stopping them from getting a head start. According to reports, there’s a long list of teams expected to meet with ‘Melo next week. Read More »

NBA / Jun 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: The Teague Brothers Shine A Light On The City They Love

Marquis Teague, Jeff Teague

The Teague brothers, Marquis and Jeff, provided a high level free basketball camp for boys grades 4-8 this past Saturday, June 7 at their Indianapolis Pike High School alma mater. Coming from the inner city, Jeff and Marquis Teague have banded together to provide an elite basketball instruction camp that will not only help the youngsters with their skills, but — perhaps more importantly — help kids grasp the concept of basketball as a tool to reach college and improve their future. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.

Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »