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Hawks center Mike Muscala underwent nose surgery on Wednesday, the player announced on social media. Muscala posted a picture of himself before the procedure on Twitter. He said in his post that doctors believe he suffered several broken noses in the past.
John Schuhmann: NBA says that Muscala should have been called for an illegal screen in last minute last night: on.nba.com/1KVzU7m No other missed calls.
The Atlanta Hawks have recalled forward/center Mike Muscala from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. In six contests with Fort Wayne this season (4-2 record), he is putting up 12.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 blocks in 29.8 minutes (.475 FG%, .857 FT%).
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks assign Mike Muscala to Fort Wayne. Will play today vs. Sioux Falls. #ATLHawks
The Atlanta Hawks have recalled forward/center Mike Muscala from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. He was assigned to Fort Wayne yesterday and in last night’s game against Austin, finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 32 minutes (7-12 FGs, 1-1 FTs). In three stints with the Mad Ants this season, he has averaged 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 blocks in 28.8 minutes (.512 FG%, .857 FT%) in four contests.
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks have recalled Mike Muscala from his D-League assignment. Will be available for Tuesday’s game with Cavs. #ATLHawks
Let’s talk about the All-Star hashtag skit. It was a tribute to the one Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake did, right? Kent Bazemore: Oh yeah, yeah, it was definitely a spinoff of that. The Hawks PR came up with the idea and myself and Mike Muscala did it. I hope they saw it, I hope they get to see it one day… And who came up with the nicknames? I loved ‘Better Call Paul’ Millsap and ‘Machine Gun’ Korver. KB: Thank you, man. Me and Mike spent a lot of time with the guys on the bench. Throughout the games we are always making hashtags, just fooling around, you know. Trying to stay in tune for the game, and the skit was like a synopsis of the foolery that can come up with.
The Hawks assigned center Mike Muscala to NBA Development League affiliate Fort Wayne Sunday. He will play for the Mad Ants when they host Austin at 5 p.m. This will be the third D-League assignment for Muscala as the Hawks continue to take advantage of the schedule to get their young players playing time. In his two previous assignments, Muscala played in three games and averaged 15.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1,0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 27.3 minutes.
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks have indeed recalled Mike Muscala from D-League. Will rejoin team in Houston for tonight’s game. #ATLHawks
The Atlanta Hawks have assigned forward/center Mike Muscala to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Muscala, in his second year with the Hawks, has appeared in five games this season, averaging 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 10.7 minutes (.474 FG%, .800 FT%).
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was asked following the morning shoot-around what he wanted to see rookie Adreian Payne work on in the game and overall “Defensively, his awareness is where we need him to improve,” Budenholzer said. “I think understanding how the ball can move and how he can be a facilitator and understanding spacing and where the shooters are.” It was noted that the Hawks have several big men with a similar skill set as Payne – Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Pero Antic and Mike Muscala – who could be used as mentors in his progression to the NBA game.
Q: How surprised were you when you first found out that the Hawks were interested in a buyout to bring you here? Mike Muscala: I was surprised. I was playing in Spain and my agent called me and told me about it last week. My whole thought process was to play the entire year (in Spain) so it was definitely a surprise.
The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward/center Mike Muscala to a contract, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry. Prior to signing with the Hawks, Muscala had played the 2013-14 season with Blusens Monbus Obradoiro of the ACB League in Spain. The 6-foot-11, 230-pounder had averages of 14.6 points (seventh in the ACB) on .546 shooting, a league-leading 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.3 minutes per game through 20 games. He shot .871 from the free throw line and ranked sixth in the league (17.0) in Performance Index Rating, a Euroleague basketball statistic similar to the NBA’s PER.
“We are really excited that Mike was available to join our team. We’ve closely monitored Mike and his progress throughout the ACB season. Coach Fernandez and his Obradoiro CAB club did an excellent job with his continued development,” Ferry said. “Due to our current injuries, Mike’s representatives presented the concept of Mike joining us for the remainder of the season. With our roster situation and his strong play, we felt now was a good time to add Mike to our program,” Ferry said.
The Hawks’ signing of Mike Muscala will likely come Thursday, according to a person familar with the situation.
Still nothing confirmed but this is a picture of Mike Muscala in an airport. The translation reads: “This is the time when Muscala begins its journey to the NBA # There is no turning back, the luggage is already on tape.”
Mike Muscala is en route to the United States to sign with the Hawks. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed a report of the pending roster addition first reported by Sportando Tuesday that cited Muscala’s European agent Misko Raznatovic. The Hawks and Muscala needed to complete a buyout of the center’s contract with his Spanish team.
Bucknell Athletics: We’re hearing that Mike Muscala is on a flight to the U.S., headed to Atlanta. More to follow as it becomes official.
The Hawks own the NBA rights of Muscala, center of Spanish club Rio Natura Obradoiro, and when the franchise contacted the player they wanted him to come right away, it was clear he wouldn’t refuse to go.
Jorge Sierra: The Atlanta Hawks called Spanish club Obradoiro last week about 2013 second-round pick Mike Muscala, source tells HoopsHype. There’s no offer on the table for Muscala, though. Obradoiro has rejected Euroleague clubs offers for him this season, source said.