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October 7, 2014 Updates

Kyle Korver was back at Hawks practice Tuesday, three days after his wife delivered the couple’s second child and first son. Knox Elliot Korver was born Saturday afternoon. Korver reported that mother, Juliet, and child are home, healthy and doing well. The child was delivered nearly a week after its due date. Korver missed a practice Saturday and an exhibition game against the Pelicans Monday. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The return of Al Horford took another step forward this week when the Hawks center began doing two-on-two contact work. Horford said he has been doing the limited contact work for the past three days. Horford is returning from a torn right pectoral muscle that required surgery in December. The team expects him to be ready for opening night. However, they are bringing him along slowly since it’s the second time he has tore a pectoral muscle causing him to miss most of a season. He must next be cleared for three-one-three, four-on-four and finally five-on-five contact. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 6, 2014 Updates

The return of Al Horford took another step forward this week when the Hawks center began doing two-on-two contact work. Horford said he has been doing the limited contact work for the past three days. Horford is returning from a torn right pectoral muscle that required surgery in December. The team expects him to be ready for opening night. However, they are bringing him along slowly since it’s the second time he has tore a pectoral muscle causing him to miss most of a season. He must next be cleared for three-one-three, four-on-four and finally five-on-five contact. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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One could essentially drive him, while Smith would have to ignore the latter if he will indeed take on a positive leadership role this season. Smith doesn't know if the rumors were true that teammate Greg Monroe threatened to sign a qualifying offer this summer if Smith weren't traded, and from all accounts, it seems way out of character for Monroe. "You can't really concern yourself with it," Smith said. "But that was my first time dealing with it. Even in Atlanta, nothing like that ever came up in free agency from anybody's camp." Detroit News

Neither side knows from where surfaced the rumors, which can certainly get away from the business of becoming a better basketball team. It appears the two haven't spoken directly about the rumors, although Monroe said he had a conversation with Stan Van Gundy, insisting he was willing to reach out to clear the air. "I think if things aren't true, I think the other person who people are kinda throwing under the bus, as a teammate and a man, should come to that individual and let him know that had nothing to do with him," Smith said. Detroit News

October 4, 2014 Updates

Antic will not play in Monday’s exhibition season opener against the Pelicans. Budenholzer also ruled out Al Horford (pectoral) and Kent Bazemore (foot). The severity of Carroll’s ankle sprain was not immediately known. “We’ll know more later today or tomorrow,” Budenholzer said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 3, 2014 Updates

In a news briefing Friday morning, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the Atlanta Hawks will stay in the city. Reed provided an update on his meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. CBS 46

October 1, 2014 Updates

By signing just a two-year deal last year, Millsap is destined for free agency according to the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. He can still re-sign with the Hawks but there will definitely be competition. “We want to keep him,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He is someone who is really important to us. He fits us very well. We’ve communicated that with him on a regular basis.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Olajuwon said Ferry reached out to NBA Vice President for Development in Africa Amadou Gallo Fall and asked to speak with Olajuwon, but Olajuwon said Ferry need not apologize to him because he does not believe the comments reflected Ferry’s way of thinking. “He’s been calling all the players to apologize,” Olajuwon said. “As you know, it was a surprise that kind of comment is still in mind. Those were not his words. He did not mean it. He was repeating something. I did not know what he meant. I don’t know what someone was thinking to say that. But those are not his words. He called Amadou to get my number. I told him, ‘There’s no need.’ I thought about it. He’s trying to rebound, to recover.” Houston Chronicle

September 30, 2014 Updates
September 29, 2014 Updates

Hawks' forward Elton Brand, a good friend of Deng, said he was prepared to do whatever was necessary. "I was prepared to take a stand, Brand said. "I didn't know if I should be an activist or an advocate or what to do." Brand said Deng expressed his desire to move on, so Brand did the same. Now the Hawks will try and move forward and put a tumultuous offseason behind them. "I feel like we've moved forward already" center Al Horford said. "The situation came about, we met as a team, all our guys came together and we understood that whatever happened, happened." 11Alive.com WXIA TV

The likes of Horford and Brand did show support for Ferry. "When I met with Danny he was very remorseful," Horford said. "He had understood what he had done." "I think he deserves a second chance," Brand said. 11Alive.com WXIA TV

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