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Hawks sign wing Vit Krejci to 4-year deal after showing promise on 2-way contract

Jul. 12, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields took another step in reshaping the team's roster by signing wing Vit Krejci to a $10.2 million, four-year contract. The deal with Krejci, who started in 14 of his 22 games with Atlanta on a two-way contract last season, was...

Hawks GM Landry Fields braces for more tough decisions after trading Dejounte Murray to Pelicans

Jul. 10, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how difficult it was to conclude that trading Dejounte Murray was necessary, Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields knows he faces more challenges this offseason. The NBA draft brought Atlanta two players, including No. 1 overall pick Zaccharie...

Dejounte Murray, traded twice in 3 years, pledges to push Zion Williamson, Pelicans to higher level

Jul. 09, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dejounte Murray took no offense to being traded after each of his two best seasons in the NBA. Rather, the 27-year-old point guard says he's gratified by the opportunity to join a team that made the 2024 playoffs and is headlined by Zion Williamson — who...

Hawks complete deal to send Dejounte Murray to Pelicans for package including 2 first-round picks

Jul. 06, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks completed a trade Saturday that sends high-scoring guard Dejounte Murray to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package of two first-round draft picks and three veterans. The trade announced by the Hawks sends guard Dyson Daniels, forward-center Larry...

Hawks finalizing talks to trade high-scoring guard Dejounte Murray to Pelicans, AP sources say

Jun. 28, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are finalizing talks to trade high-scoring Dejounte Murray to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package expected to include two first-round draft picks, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The people spoke to The Associated Press on...

Hawks' Zaccharie Risacher focusing on 'good stuff' instead of pressure as NBA's No. 1 overall pick

Jun. 28, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Zaccharie Risacher says he's not worried about the expectations that accompany being the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft — even if that also includes the daunting task of following fellow French star Victor Wembanyama. “I feel like there is no pressure,”...

Hawks trade AJ Griffin to Rockets for 2nd round pick in 3-team deal including Heat

Jun. 27, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks moved back into the NBA draft on Thursday by trading forward AJ Griffin to the Houston Rockets for the No. 44 pick before trading that pick to Miami to obtain rights to guard/forward Nikola Djurisic of Serbia. Miami acquired the draft rights to...

NBA Draft Latest: French players, UConn stars and hometown standout among first-round picks

Jun. 26, 2024 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the first round Wednesday at the NBA draft: ___ AJ Johnson wasn't invited to the first-round, goes 23rd AJ Johnson wasn’t invited to the NBA draft green room. He showed up as a fan, sat in the crowd -- and made his way...

Hawks make French teen Zaccharie Risacher only the 2nd No. 1 overall pick in franchise history

Jun. 26, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are looking for French teen Zaccharie Risacher to help revive the franchise after making the forward the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night. The 19-year-old Risacher (pronounced Ree-zah-shay) impressed the Hawks as a catch-and-shoot...

Vive la France! Hawks make Zaccharie Risacher second straight Frenchman taken No. 1 in NBA draft

Jun. 26, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First, Victor Wembanyama, now Zaccharie Risacher. These days, American college players have to wait their turn in the NBA draft. It's someone else's time at the top. Vive la France! The Atlanta Hawks took Risacher with the No. 1 pick...