Latest Atlanta Hawks News

The Latest: Leonard tries to stay 'relevant' during rehab

Sep. 27, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times EDT) ___ 4:15 p.m. Kawhi Leonard is heading into his third season with the Los Angeles Clippers just trying to get healthy. He’s two months into rehab after...

Trae Young back at MSG — this time playing a wrestling heel

Sep. 11, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden. Once again, he played the heel. Atlanta's star guard made a surprise appearance at "WWE Friday Night SmackDown," returning to the arena where he led the Hawks to an NBA playoff victory...

Grizzlies waive Rajon Rondo less than 2 weeks after trade

Aug. 28, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived veteran guard Rajon Rondo. The Grizzlies announced the move Saturday after acquiring Rondo on Aug. 16 in a deal that sent guard Eric Bledsoe to the Los Angeles Clippers for Rondo, Patrick Beverly and center Daniel...

Van Exel returns to Atlanta Hawks as assistant coach

Aug. 25, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

ATlANTA (AP) — Nick Van Exel has returned to the Atlanta Hawks, joining Nate McMillan's staff as an assistant coach. Van Exel spent the last two years as a scout with the Dallas Mavericks. The Hawks announced his hiring Wednesday, bringing back a former NBA All-Star who...

NBA champion Bucks sign Budenholzer to contract extension

Aug. 24, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has received a contract extension after guiding the team to its first NBA title in a half-century. The Bucks announced Tuesday night they had signed Budenholzer to an extension. Details weren’t disclosed. ...

Bucks stay home for Christmas, Hawks return to holiday slate

Aug. 17, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

The Milwaukee Bucks are staying home for Christmas, which is becoming an annual perk for reigning NBA champions. The NBA released the schedule for the Dec. 25 quintupleheader on Tuesday, and the Bucks will play host to the Boston Celtics in the second of the day’s...

Big Max: Embiid signs $196 million extension with 76ers

Aug. 17, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has deep into the decade to try and win his first NBA championship with Philadelphia. Another big-money deal locked up, the All-Star nicknamed “The Process” wants to end his career a Sixers lifer. The 76ers kept their trust in Embiid...

Mays has 26 points, Hawks finish strong to beat Heat 94-90

Aug. 15, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Mays had 26 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks closed with a 13-2 run for a 94-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night in the NBA Summer League. Jalen Johnson, the Hawks’ first-round pick, had 25 points and seven rebounds....

Sharife Cooper's late 3 lifts Hawks to 84-83 win over Pacers

Aug. 11, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sharife Cooper made a go-ahead, 3-pointer just before the buzzer that lifted the Atlanta Hawks to an 84-83 win over the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League on Tuesday night. Cooper scored 21 points — making 5-of-8 3-pointers — and had nine...

Hawks add Dieng to bolster depth while Okongwu recovers

Aug. 09, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks suddenly had a hole in their frontcourt when young center Onyeka Okongwu underwent shoulder surgery. Enter Gorgui Dieng. Coming off a surprising run to the Eastern Conference finals and with strong hopes for next...