Player News - Hawks

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The Hawks have officially extended a qualifying offer to Tim Hardaway Jr.

The move makes THJ a restricted free agent, meaning the Hawks can match any offer he receives from other teams. Hardaway Jr. is coming off a breakout season with averages of 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.9 triples, and the Hawks made it clear that one of their top priorities is to bring him back. Entering his age-25 season, THJ will be one of the top free agent SGs on the market along with J.J. Redick, Dion Waiters and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Jun 26 - 8:40 PM

Alpha Kaba said that he'd like to suit up for the Hawks' summer league squad, and then decide after that where he'll play next season.

Kaba is likely going to spend the 2017-18 season playing overseas, but maybe we'll get a peek of him at summer league. There's not a league out there where Kaba should be considered a draft day target.
Jun 26 - 2:59 PM

Isaia Cordinier will join the Hawks for Summer League.

The No. 44 overall selection of the 2016 NBA draft spent last season overseas, but he will be looking to prove to the Hawks that he's ready to come over with a strong showing this summer. It sure seems like the Hawks are ready to rebuild, so Cordinier could be in the mix for minutes in his rookie season.
Jun 23 - 12:10 PM

The Atlanta Hawks concluded the 2017 NBA Draft by selecting France's Alpha Kaba with the No. 60 overall pick

Kaba is still very raw, and it would be surprising to see him arrive stateside for the 2017-18 season. He's got some intriguing physical tools, but it's likely Atlanta allows him to develop overseas while monitoring his progress from afar.
Jun 23 - 12:22 AM

The Hawks drafted Oregon shooting guard Tyler Dorsey at No. 41 in the NBA draft.

Heading into March, not many people were expecting Dorsey to come out after his sophomore season at Oregon. However, Dorsey stole the show in the NCAA tournament, averaging 23.8 points per game over those five games with 4.0 treys per game and a 78 true shooting percentage. Dorsey is a little undersized as a two at 6’5" with a 6’5" wingspan, but he sure can fill it up when he’s on cruise control. The Hawks are going to be in rebuilding mode once Paul Millsap moves on, so Dorsey will be a player to keep an eye on in training camp and Summer League, but the Hawks already have Tim Hardaway, Kent Bazemore and Marco Belinelli.
Jun 22 - 11:34 PM

The Hawks took power forward John Collins out of Wake Forest with the No. 19 pick in the NBA Draft.

With his 19.2 points per game, Collins dominated in the paint with his 62.2 percent from the field and 74.5 percent from the line for Wake Forest. Although, the 6’11" big man does have a shorter wingspan for his size, so he may struggle to protect the paint while also possibly having his hands full against the larger centers of the NBA. While he didn’t have much range, Collins did have some success as a jump shooter with his 44.8 percent on two-point jumpers. Paul Millsap sounds like he's not going to be in Atlanta next season so Collins could have a path to some fantasy success, with only ancient Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Muscala potentially standing in his way at this point. And ironically, he didn't even work out for the Hawks.
Jun 22 - 9:38 PM

The Kings, Nuggets and Suns will reportedly pursue Paul Millsap as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Millsap is fully expected to opt out of his contract in order to hit the open market this summer, and there's sure to be more than a few teams added to this list as we get deeper into free agency. The Hawks have reportedly begun to put out some feelers regarding potential sign-and-trade scenarios, which hints that the Atlanta franchise may be prepared to begin going through a rebuild. The Nuggets have long been interested in Millsap, and given they can afford to offer him a max deal, they look like one of the early frontrunners to potentially secure the All-Star forwards services.
Source: BSN Denver
Jun 21 - 11:44 AM

Miles Plumlee has been traded to the Hawks.

The Hornets will also send Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick to Atlanta in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick. Plumlee has one of the worst contracts in the NBA with three years and about $40 million left on his deal, but he had to be included to make the numbers work -- Howard is owed $57 million over the next two seasons. Plumlee had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee back in May, but he's expected to be a full go for camp. With career averages of 5.1 points and 4.7 rebounds, expectations for him in Atlanta should be very low.
Jun 20 - 9:31 PM

The Hornets have traded Marco Belinelli and Miles Plumlee to the Hawks.

The Hornets will also send the 41st pick in exchange for the 31st pick and Dwight Howard. Belinelli is 31 and has just one year left on his deal for $6.6 million. He averaged 10.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.4 triples in 24.0 minutes per game for the Hornets last season, but it's hard to see him having a significant role in Atlanta unless they move on from restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. this summer.
Jun 20 - 9:21 PM

John Collins will work out for the Kings on Monday.

Collins is more of an old school big man in that he prefers to post up and doesn't really have 3-point range, but he's ripe with potential and his shooting mechanics are sound, so he should be able to eventually expand his range to outside the arc. Collins will be within Sacramento's range on draft day, but he'd be best served elsewhere considering the Kings already have a glutton of bigs on the roster.
Jun 18 - 3:24 PM

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk hinted that he may not offer Paul Millsap a max contract this summer.

"We are going to make Paul our best offer," Schlenk said. "Will he have better offers? I don’t know. Do we want to keep Paul? Sure." Interesting. Schlenk recently said one of his top priorities is bringing back Millsap, but he admitted that he might get "better offers than we can make him." Millsap is entering his age-33 season, so it's understandable why the Hawks may not want to sign him to a max deal that could be as much as $205 million over five years. Opposing teams can offer Millsap four-year deals worth up to $152 million, so it will be interesting to see what the market looks like for the All-Star PF.
Jun 15 - 10:03 AM

Tyler Dorsey worked out for the Blazers on Friday.

That's the eighth team Dorsey has worked out for and he's scheduled to meet with at least four more. As a sophomore SG at Oregon, he averaged 14.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.3 triples, shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. He really caught the eye of NBA teams with his performance in the NCAA Tournament, hitting 20 of 33 treys and scoring 27 points in an upset win over the No. 1 seeded Kansas. The combo guard is currently projected to be a second round pick.
Source: Oregon Live
Jun 11 - 9:02 AM

General manager Travis Schlenk said one of his top priorities is bringing back Paul Millsap.

This is about as obvious as it gets. Millsap is going to become an unrestricted free agent and should have plenty of suitors. He is 32 years old, so the Hawks may not want to offer him a five-year deal because the back end of that likely will be a tough pill to swallow.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 2 - 11:10 PM

General manager Travis Schlenk said the Hawks could look to move up from the 19th pick in the draft.

He also said the team is looking at nine players to take at No. 19. While the Hawks only have one first-round pick this year, they do have two first-round picks for each of the next two drafts. Basically, this isn't really news and it's standard for any front office.
Jun 2 - 5:45 PM

Dennis Schroder said he will play for Germany at Eurobasket this summer.

"I will definitely play this summer. Listening to the German anthem is a great feeling. I did not hear it for a long time and it is time to listen to it again," Schroder said. Schroder had an up-and-down regular season as the Hawks starting point guard in 2016-17, but stepped up in the postseason, averaging 24.7 points, 7.7 assists and 2.8 treys, while shooting 45.5 percent from the floor and 42.5 percent from downtown.
May 30 - 11:05 AM


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