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Hawks finalizing contract with Payne

9:45 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

The Hawks are finalizing the details on a rookie contract with first-round draft pick Adreian Payne Friday morning. The deal could be signed and officially announced shortly thereafter. The Hawks selected Payne 15th overall in the NBA Draft in June. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward played four seasons at Michigan State. ...

Hawks end LVSL with quarterfinal loss

8:17 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Hawks entry in the Las Vegas Summer League came to an end with a 78-71 quarterfinal loss to the Rockets Saturday. The Hawks end the tournament with a 2-4 record. The Rockets (4-2) advance to a semifinal matchup with the Hornets Sunday. Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala each scored ...

A year later, Budenholzer has evidence of Hawks’ style
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer can no longer just talk about team’s style of play. With a year on the job, he can show it. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Updated: 12:18 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014

The one-year anniversary of the Hawks’ hire of Mike Budenholzer passed quietly.The date of May 28 came only 25 days after the Hawks were eliminated by the Pacers in a seven-game Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. It came as the preparations for next season were already well underway. There may ...

Ham likes player-development emphasis of Hawks

10:07 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014

OK, Darvin Ham, you can keep your summer job.The Hawks assistant joked earlier this week that his position as coach of the Las Vegas Summer League entry was in jeopardy after an 0-3 start. However, the Hawks have reeled off two consecutive wins since the start of the single-elimination portion ...

Williams more than just a name at his basketball camp

9:13 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014

Think Lou Williams merely lends his name to a basketball summer camp? Think again.The NBA player has returned to South Gwinnett each of the past 10 years and is a hands-on contributor in his camp. This is truly Lou Willville.Williams knows the campers by name. He rattles them off. There ...

Draft-night drama over, Patterson works for roster spot

Updated: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lamar Patterson had a feeling he would end up with the Hawks. It just took a little draft-night drama to get there.Patterson went through 19 workouts, including two separate sessions with the Hawks, before last month’s NBA draft. The guard, out of Pittsburgh, felt good about the Atlanta workouts and ...

Trade came as no surprise to Lou Williams
Although he will now work north of the border, 27-year-old Lou Williams will always call Atlanta home.

Updated: 5:09 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lou Williams’ tenure for his hometown Hawks did not have the “fairy tale ending.”The Hawks traded Williams to the Raptors last month, ending his two seasons in which a torn ACL robbed both player and team. The South Gwinnett High product signed as a free agent in 2012, but played ...

Hawks reach LVSL quarterfinals (updated)

8:25 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014

That's one way to avenge a loss. The Hawks drubbed the Trail Blazers 88-65 in a Las Vegas Summer League game Thursday. With the victory the Hawks advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament and will play the Rockets Saturday at 6 p.m. (ET) in a game to be televised ...

Hawks Fly By Warriors
Hawks Fly By Warriors

8:16 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hawks 68, Warriors 65 - Atlanta defeated last year's Summer League champs to advance to the 2nd round of this year's tournament. Atlanta's Dennis Schroder led all scorers with 17 points.

Hawks earn first summer league victory

8:06 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Hawks made it interesting. Still, they came away with their first victory in the Las Vegas Summer League with a a 68-65 win over the Warriors Wednesday. The Hawks (1-3) stay in the winner’s bracket of the tournament and will play the Trail Blazers Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The ...

Tavares on one remarkable basketball journey
Hawks draft pick Edy Tavares recently shared on his Instagram account (22edy22) a picture comparing his hand with that of a hand on a traffic signal.

2:50 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It started with a picture.That photograph of a 7-foot-3 Edy Tavares was the catalyst for a remarkable four-year journey. For in that short span, Tavares went from never having touched a basketball to the cusp of the NBA.The Hawks selected Tavares in the second round of last month’s NBA draft. ...

Should the Hawks make a claim for Boozer?
Carlos Boozer averaged 15.5 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists in 30.4 minutes in four years with the Bulls.

11:27 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Bulls used the NBA’s amnesty clause to release veteran Carlos Boozer Tuesday. Any team that is under the salary cap – and that includes the Hawks – can put in a bid for the veteran forward. Any team under the cap will surely be rumored to have interest. The ...

Hawks seeded 22nd in LVSL

11:53 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The No. 22 seeded Hawks will face the No. 11 seeded Warriors Wednesday at 6 p.m. (ET) in the tournament portion of the Las Vegas Summer League. The Hawks (0-3) will play at the Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Each team ...

Trail Blazers Burn Hawks
Trail Blazers Burn Hawks

10:39 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Trail Blazers 91, Hawks 76 - C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 28 points to lead Portland past Atlanta in Summer League action. Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 16 points.

Hawks complete Sefolosha acquisition
Thabo Sefolosha, 30, played and started in 61 games last season with the Thunder and averaged 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.0 minutes.

Updated: 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Hawks formally acquired Thabo Sefolosha on Tuesday, but the move came via a sign-and-trade with the Thunder. The deal, which did not involve any major players, will net the Thunder salary-cap flexibility The Hawks acquired Sefolosha and the draft rights to prospect Giorgos Printezis for a $4 million trade ...

Hawks’ acquisition of Sefolosha is sign-and-trade (updated)
Thabo Sefolosha, 30, played and started in 61 games last season with the Thunder and averaged 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.0 minutes.

7:12 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS — The Hawks formally acquired Thabo Sefolosha Tuesday but the move came via a sign-and-trade with the Thunder. The deal, which did not involve any major players, will net the Thunder salary cap flexibility The Hawks acquired Sefolosha and the draft rights to prospect Giorgos Printezis for a ...

LVSL: Trail Blazers 91, Hawks 76

6:49 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The Hawks ended preliminary round play in the Las Vegas Summer League with a 91-76 loss to the Trail Blazers at the Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Tuesday. The Hawks dropped games to the Wizards and D-League Select team earlier in ...

Payne begins on-the-job training
Adreian Payne of Michigan State scores on dunk betweetn Zak Irvin (left) and Jon Horford Michigan on Feb. 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Updated: 5:56 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Adreian Payne is out of college — but he is taking summer classes. The Hawks’ first-round draft pick has joined some 300 other players at the Las Vegas Summer League for his orientation into professional basketball. That’s what the tournament is all about. It is on-the-job training that offers a ...

Q&A with Kent Bazemore of the Hawks
Traded to Los Angeles from Golden State, swingman Kent Bazemore averaged 13.1 points over the season's final 23 games with the Lakers.

Updated: 12:43 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kent Bazemore, who agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Hawks last week, said he was most impressed with the direction of the franchise. In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the newest Hawk spoke about a number of subjects, including why he chose Atlanta, his recovery from ...

'Bazemoring' comes to Atlanta
Guard Kent Bazemore (left) agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Hawks.

10:21 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS -- Kent Bazemore, who agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Hawks Friday, is known for his sideline displays to celebrate teammates during his time with the Warriors and Lakers. I asked him about it as part of a full interview which is posted on myajc.com. ...

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