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March 9, 2014 Updates
March 8, 2014 Updates

The question is whether Smith and his new team can get there after yet another bad loss by the Pistons, 114-101 Friday to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a game decided early. "I just want to make the playoffs. I'm not paying attention on me trying to get in over them," Smith said, referring to the Hawks, the hometown team with which he spent his first nine seasons. "I just want to be able to win games and be able to give ourselves the opportunity to make the postseason. "I've been there for six consecutive years and when you get into a position like that, you kind of get addicted to it. That's who I am; (I'm) at the point in my career where I want to be able to be successful and give myself a chance to win the title." Booth Newspapers

March 7, 2014 Updates
March 6, 2014 Updates

Korver, who passed Dana Barros' record of 89 straight (set from 1994-96) earlier this season, went 1 of 9 from the field and missed all five of his attempts from long range, sitting out the fourth quarter. Since Nov. 4, 2012, when his streak started, Korver had knocked down 337 three-pointers. "I’m a little bummed for sure," Korver said. "The streak was good, it was good while it lasted. Some day I’ll look on it and be proud, but obviously it was just a tough game all around for us and that was part of it." Oregonian

March 5, 2014 Updates
March 4, 2014 Updates

Finally, Lucas Nogueira returned to action in Spain. The Hawks’ first-round draft pick, returned to action for his Spanish League team Sunday. The center had eight points, of 4 of 4 shooting, and five rebounds in 14 minutes as Asefa Estudiantes Madrid defeated Bilboa Basket 86-80. Nogueira, who did not start, had not played since Dec. 7. He left the team and spent 10 weeks in the United States, in Los Angeles and Atlanta, rehabbing from a diagnosis of severe tendinitis in both knees. In Atlanta, he worked with Peachtree Orthopaedics Clinic, the same facility used by the Hawks. The Hawks selected Nogueira with the 16th overall pick in 2013. He signed to play another season in Spain’s ACB League to continue his development and add muscle to his 225-pound frame. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 2, 2014 Updates

So far, 29 10-day contracts have been signed this season, and seven were then signed to a second 10-day contract. Three players – Leandro Barbosa in Phoenix, Chris Johnson in Boston and Cartier Martin in Atlanta -- have been signed for the remainder of the season after first signing on with a 10-day contract. More than ever, however, teams must be judicious in which players they sign. If a player performs so well on a 10-day contract, it might be difficult to sign him to favorable long-term deal. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 1, 2014 Updates

The Hawks are on the verge of adding five minor investors to their ownership group, according to several people familiar with the situation. The completion of a deal is in the NBA approval process and likely will be completed by mid-March. The investors will not have a significant ownership in the team nor will their additions change the current structure. The additions were described as “a plus strategically, but not a big deal.” The Hawks could add additional investors in the future. The Hawks would not comment on the additions to the ownership group. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

February 28, 2014 Updates

Hawks forward/center Gustavo Ayon had surgery today to repair a right shoulder injury. The surgery was performed at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta by Dr. Xavier Duralde and accompanied by Hawks Team Physician Dr. Michael Bernot from the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic. Ayon will now undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. He will be out through the remainder of the season. At the time of his injury, Ayon had averages of 4.3 points on .510 shooting, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks in 16.5 minutes per game in 26 games (14 starts). NBA.com

February 27, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

“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. NBA.com

The Atlanta Hawks have released center Dexter Pittman, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry. Pittman, who was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 22, appeared in two games with the Hawks this year. NBA.com

February 26, 2014 Updates
February 25, 2014 Updates

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. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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