Player News - Hawks

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The Hawks have made Dennis Schroder "available for trades," according to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated.

Last month, Schroder made some controversial comments at a press conference. "I have to look individually what’s the best for me," Schroder said. "I will be 25 in September... I cannot be second to last in the Eastern Conference. That’s why I will have the talks with the Atlanta Hawks." The Hawks have two picks in the top-20 in the 2018 draft, so they may explore adding a young point guard to the roster.
Jun 19 - 1:26 PM

The Hawks are open to using their cap space to absorb a bad contract in return for either young assets or a first-round draft pick, according to Michael Scotto of the Athletic.

The Hawks hiring Lloyd Pierce made it even more clear that they were headed for a lengthy rebuild, so they could certainly benefit this offseason with so many teams over the cap. Expect a lot of youth in Atlanta for the rest of this decade.
Jun 14 - 5:49 PM

Tyler Dorsey was pulled over in Eugene, Oregon last weekend for driving under the influence.

According to KVAL.com, Dorsey will be "charged with DUII, Driving without Lights, and Open Container." The Hawks are aware of the arrest and he could be looking at additional discipline from his team and the NBA, but an official statement hasn't been made yet.
May 29 - 10:05 PM

Taurean Prince said he'll focus on his handles and on-ball defense this summer.

"Turning defense into offense—that seems to be a key," Prince said. "But most importantly, ball handling. If you tighten up your ball handling, everything else becomes easier." New coach Lloyd Pierce also said that the Hawks haven't played their best ball yet, and it sounds like he's going to ask Prince to do even more. Needless to say, Prince will be a hot fantasy target after a really strong offensive finish last season.
Source: Slam
May 26 - 4:28 PM

Dennis Schroder implied during a recent interview that he's not on the same page with Atlanta management.

"I don't know what the organization has in mind," said Schroder. "That's why I'm going back in a week [to meet with management]. Of course, Atlanta is my city... but I have to look individually what's best for me... I will be 25 in September and of course, I want to win a title sometime. In my prime, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, I want to compete. I cannot be the second to last team in the Eastern Conference." Schroder also said it "wouldn't be too bad" to play for the Pacers or Bucks, so it'll be interesting to see what comes out of his upcoming meeting with management.
May 14 - 4:47 PM

The Hawks will announce Lloyd Pierce as their head coach on Monday, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.

It's a three-year-deal with a team option for the fourth, per ESPN. This is a nice hire for the Hawks with their emphasis on player development, which Pierce knows very well with his time as a Summer League coach and going through The Process in Philly. Looking at the big picture, this could mean the Hawks sell off pieces this summer or next year.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 6:58 PM

According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, Lloyd Pierce has "all signs pointing" to him becoming the Hawks next coach.

It does make a lot of sense for the Hawks, who are likely going to be bad for a few years. Pierce has been a part of The Process with the 76ers, and he was vocal in player development as the 76ers Summer League coach. Coach Brett Brown has been raving about him and Pierce is constantly coaching up players during games with emphasis on defense.
May 11 - 3:52 PM

The Hawks will waive Tyler Cavanaugh on Friday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

Cavanaugh had a trigger date next week on part of his $1.4 million contract for the 2018-19 season. Cavanaugh appeared in 39 games for Atlanta last season, averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.3 minutes, while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 36.0 percent from 3-point territory. While he may not be able to secure a fully-guaranteed contract this summer, he'll certainly have plenty of NBA teams interested.
May 11 - 9:42 AM

The Hawks have reportedly narrowed their search for a head coach to four candidates, including Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts.

The other remaining candidates are Lloyd Pierce, Stephen Silas and Jay Larranaga, all of whom are current assistants for other teams -- the Sixers, Hornets and Celtics, respectively. Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler has interviewed Tibbetts and will reportedly meet with Pierce early this week, with ESPN reporting that a positive meeting "will likely catapult him into a job offer." It shouldn't take much longer for Atlanta to fill their vacant position.
May 6 - 7:56 PM

The Hawks interviewed Lloyd Pierce for their head coaching position on Saturday.

Pierce has been an assistant coach with the 76ers for a few years and has also had stints with the Cavs, Warriors and Grizzlies. Pierce joins a growing list of candidates that includes Jay Larranaga, Stephen Silas, Jarron Collins, James Borrego, Ime Udoka and Nate Tibbetts. The Hawks aren't exactly in win-now mode, so hiring a coach with an emphasis on player development will likely be a priority.
May 5 - 12:41 PM

Isaiah Taylor said his shooting will be his main focus this offseason.

Taylor showcased his playmaking and ability to get to the rim as Atlanta's backup point guard down the stretch, averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 assists, 1.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.3 triples after the All-Star break. However, his shooting left a lot to be desired, as he ranked in the 26th percentile or lower in accuracy from the short midrange, long midrange and 3-point line. Taylor is under contract for a mere $1.5 million next season and has a decent chance of opening the campaign as Dennis Schroder's backup.
Apr 26 - 9:51 AM

DeAndre Bembry suffered a right wrist fracture and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

What a brutal season for Bembry. Here's a rundown of his injuries before this wrist issue: abdomen issue in February, March and April, a groin injury in February and January, and another right wrist issue to cost him time in October, and a triceps strain that cost him most of camp. After his promising summer league in 2017, Bembry sure could use a change to his luck.
Apr 12 - 4:39 PM

Taurean Prince hit 9-of-25 shots and 6-of-18 3-pointers for 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Tuesday's 121-113 loss to Philly, which mercifully ended the Hawks season.

Atlanta didn't do a very good job of tanking by winning three of their previous five games coming into this one, along with two straight, but were handled by the Sixers and finished with a 24-58 record, which is currently the worst in the East. A Magic loss to the Wizards on Wednesday, which should be a no-brainer, will leave the two teams tied for the worst record in the East, while the Grizzlies and Suns will finish with a worse record than Atlanta. Prince and John Collins, along with Dennis Schroder, have serious fantasy star potential and the young Hawks should be ready to roll for a whole season next year. And regardless of how many ping pong balls the Hawks get on draft lottery night, they're almost assured a very good pick in the draft.
Apr 10 - 10:07 PM

Malcolm Delaney underwent ankle surgery on Monday and he will miss the rest of the season.

His timetable has been set at 6-8 weeks, so he has plenty of time to get himself ready for training camp next year. With both Delaney and Dennis Schroder (ankle) done for the year, Isaiah Taylor and Damion Lee will continue to log extended minutes in Atlanta's backcourt.
Apr 9 - 3:33 PM

John Collins scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

While Collins did miss both of his 3-point attempts, he was nice with the defensive stats and drained both of his free throws. DeAndre Bembry scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block through 20 minutes as a starter, but it could be tough for him to come through with a repeat performance with a tough matchup against Philly on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 5:19 PM


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