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January 24, 2015 Updates

Korver will be at the All-Star game next month in February. He has agreed to take part in the 3-point shooting contest. However, there is a chance he could be in New York for more of the festivities. Several Eastern Conference coaches have said over the past two weeks that Korver will be among the Hawks they include on their All-Star reserve ballot. The notion is a surprise to Korver. “I stopped trying to prove everybody wrong a long time ago. It wasn’t good motivation for me. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster if you play that game. But I love basketball. I love team basketball. I love playing hard. I love all the aspects of the game, not just shooting but passing and defense. I feel like that’s what we do here. We do all of it and we do it as a team. I don’t feel like I’m a superstar by any means, but I feel like I’m a great piece. I feel like I’m in a really good situation.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Once again, Korver captured the attention of the fans and media with another dunk – the first time in his career he has done so in back-to-back games. He was looking to downplay the dunk after the game, saying he would “go glass” with a simple layup next time. Korver joked he hoped not to see the dunk on SportsCenter again, claiming it would be the two worst dunk highlights in history. The comment caused Millsap to burst into laughter two lockers down. Elton Brand, again, claimed he had no $100 bet with Korver on whether the guard would dunk before the center hit a 3-pointer. No payout. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michael Lee: Russell Westbrook didn't talk after OKC lost to #hawks. This exchange with Serge Ibaka was intense. vine.co/v/OIE77aLXpOg Twitter @MrMichaelLee

January 23, 2015 Updates
January 22, 2015 Updates

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford joined the show to talk about their success this season. Horford said that he isn’t sure who the All-Star on the Hawks is even though they’re playing so well. Horford said that there is a lot of momentum for the Hawks in Atlanta – the fans seems to be getting into it. Horford said he’d welcome back GM Danny Ferry. The Dan Patrick Show

Seems T.I. has taken himself out of the running to buy the Atlanta Hawks -- telling us NBA owners have no real power and the whole thing seems like a waste of money. T.I. was leaving Ricardo Steakhouse in NYC Wednesday night -- when he told us he's "excited" about how well the Hawks are doing this season ... but says he's flat out "not interested" in ownership. "The thing about me owning a NBA franchise ... you never get bigger than the NBA," T.I. says. "So, whatever it is that you do, it'll be controlled by a bunch of people who probably have more money than you. And who have been involved with the organization for longer than you. So you won't be able to do a lot of the things that you want to do. So, I'm not interested." TMZ.com

January 21, 2015 Updates

"Chicago, Toronto and Washington are all better built for the playoffs than Atlanta," said one Eastern Conference executive, "because they have size and at least one guy who can break you down." The disciples contend that the Spurs already laid waste to the need for all that by winning a championship—and nearly winning two—that relied as much on Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw and Danny Green as it did Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, who have been a Big Three in name more than reality for the last several years. Today's NBA, with its zone defenses, profusion of three-point shooting and diminished physicality is more akin to guerrilla warfare—flexibility and versatility at both ends of the floor being more important than a singular matchup or three. "I would definitely think the model now is a team that plays stronger together than just having a couple of superstars," said one Western Conference scout. Bleacher Report

January 20, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN HAWKS HISTORY

While arguably the most popular, Dominique Wilkins is not the best player in franchise history.

   

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