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December 6, 2014 Updates
December 5, 2014 Updates

Schröder is a headstrong type who got to dominate the ball for a mediocre team in Germany before bolting to the NBA, and he had trouble adapting to Budenholzer’s system of constant passing and motion. Just a few weeks ago, he was riding the bench — and pouting about it. “All players tend to pout a bit and get frustrated when they’re not playing,” Budenholzer says. “Young players maybe aren’t as good at hiding it. But this season, if someone told Dennis he was pouting, he was at least more open to hearing it and saying, ‘Hey, maybe I’ve got to change this.’” Grantland

December 3, 2014 Updates

They are back together this year. “I think it is so unique because Paul is a four but at times he plays like a three,” Horford said. “He can face-up. He can shoot the 3(-pointer) real well. He just knows how to play. He’s a really smart player. He’s efficient. The contrast really causes people problems. I’m starting to get more comfortable playing with him, finding my spots when he is making moves or vise versa. If I have the ball, I’m looking for him. It’s a process. We didn’t get to play much last season. We are still building that chemistry.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 2, 2014 Updates
December 1, 2014 Updates
November 30, 2014 Updates

The NBA has changed several numbers after a rough night for the stats crew at the game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. It turns out Wizards guard Bradley Beal didn't commit a career-high seven turnovers; He had only five. Teammate John Wall had seven instead of six. And the Wizards had 20 giveaways instead of 25. Inaccurate numbers were released throughout Tuesday night's game, a 106-102 win for the Hawks. "Final" stats also contained inaccuracies. USA Today Sports

November 28, 2014 Updates
November 27, 2014 Updates

The Hawks intend to send John Jenkins and Adreian Payne on an NBA Development League assignment Friday. The move will give the little-used players needed game action. Jenkins and Payne will be assigned to Fort Wayne, the Hawks’ D-League affiliate. The Mad Ants play six games in 10 days beginning Friday. Both are expected to travel Thursday evening. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 26, 2014 Updates
November 24, 2014 Updates

Q: How is your relationship with coach Mike Budenholzer? Al Horford: "I'm very happy with the coach, with Mike. His system is similar to the method used by San Antonio. I feel comfortable. I respect Mike and I know that we have to follow his method to improve. We will do special things sooner rather than later." Q: Do you try to play like San Antonio? Al Horford: "At the end of the day it's the old system. We have different players, but the system is similar. Sure, we want to create our own identity. We don't want to be the 'Spurs East'. There are other teams with the same offensive system. We want our own identity, but I recognize that it is the Spurs' system." HoopsHype

As for Ferry, the likelihood that he'd return to his old role for a new owner is something even he doesn't believe is possible, according to league sources. He has met with numerous individuals and groups to try and make amends for his words and seems, by all accounts, to be genuinely remorseful. NBA.com

"So, those things happened. And I don't believe Danny's a racist. I think he messed up. And like anyone else, when you mess up, you should get punished. What's that punishment? That's not for me to decide and I'm not even going to share my thoughts on that. But I was hopeful that the vision and the culture that he began to set was going to keep on going. That's why I'm here, you know?" NBA.com

Training camp was tough -- "It was at the front of everyone's minds," Korver said. "But then life keeps coming, and the games start coming. We've got plenty of other things to put our attention on. Bud's done a great job of really locking us into the games and what we're trying to accomplish as a team, and we'll talk about it if we need to, if something comes up." NBA.com

November 23, 2014 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have recalled rookie forward/center Adreian Payne from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Payne appeared in two games with the Mad Ants (at Erie on 11/21 and 11/22), averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 31.1 minutes. In last night’s contest, he totaled 17 points, 13 rebounds (five on the offensive glass), two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes (4-9 FGs, 9-11 FTs). NBA.com


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


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