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November 3, 2014 Updates

The Hawks are a good team, but not a title contender because they do not have what the NBA covets most, a superstar, a singular talent, like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, or Carmelo Anthony, etc. It was the Knicks' Anthony who told ESPN that the Hawks would have a hard time getting a free agent star because of the Levenson-Ferry scandal. "I don't buy that," said Wilkins, a front office executive and part of the team's broadcasts. "Do they want to come in with the negativity, of course not. But this is a great town to live in. This franchise has been to the playoffs seven straight years. This is a healing process. If it's genuine, guys will come." USA Today Sports

November 2, 2014 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a new 3D court projection system as part of the team's home-opening festivities on Saturday. The team beat the Pacers 102-92, but it was the new technology that fans were really buzzing about: NBA.com

October 31, 2014 Updates

“I’m pretty upset about it but it’s part of the game,” Jenkins said. “I felt how I came back from injury, from August until now, I feel like I made leaps and bounds and shocked a lot of people in the way I came back. I feel like in the preseason, I might have earned my spot and had my option picked up. But it didn’t happen. I will continue to work hard, support the team and be positive.” Jenkins, who was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Vanderbilt, has been slowed by injury during his Hawks career. He averaged 6.1 points in 14.8 minutes as a rookie in 74 games. However, last season was an injury plagued year for the shooting guard. He missed substantial time that summer and training camp with a back injury. The 23-year old appeared in only 13 games last season when the injury re-occurred and eventually required season-ending surgery in February. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team exercised the third-year option on Dennis Schroder. The point guard will make $1,763,400 next season. Unlike most NBA teams, the Hawks do not announce their decision on team options. The deadline for the decisions is today. “I’m pretty upset about it but it’s part of the game,” Jenkins said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“I felt how I came back from injury, from August until now, I feel like I made leaps and bounds and shocked a lot of people in the way I came back. I feel like in the preseason, I might have earned my spot and had my option picked up. But it didn’t happen. I will continue to work hard, support the team and be positive.” Jenkins, who was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Vanderbilt, has been slowed by injury during his Hawks career. He averaged 6.1 points in 14.8 minutes as a rookie in 74 games. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Hawks declined to exercise the fourth-year team option on former first-round pick John Jenkins. The shooting guard would have been due $2,228,025 for the 2015-16 season but now becomes an unrestricted free agent following this season. The team exercised the third-year option on Dennis Schroder. The point guard will make $1,763,400 next season. Unlike most NBA teams, the Hawks do not announce their decision on team options. The deadline for the decisions is today. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 30, 2014 Updates

FOX Sports South and SportSouth senior vice president and general manager Jeff Genthner, and Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, today announced a new long-term television rights agreement. The new agreement goes into effect with the 2015-16 NBA season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the new agreement, SportSouth – a FOX Sports regional network – will remain the exclusive regional television partner of the Atlanta Hawks and will produce all locally-available regular season games not exclusively selected by a national network. The regional network will also televise three preseason games, select Hawks Playoff games and produce 10 hours of Hawks-themed original programming each season. NBA.com

FOX Sports South and SportSouth senior vice president and general manager Jeff Genthner, and Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, announced Thursday a new long-term television rights agreement. The new agreement goes into effect with the 2015-16 NBA season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the new agreement, SportSouth -- a FOX Sports regional network -- will remain the exclusive regional television partner of the Atlanta Hawks and will produce all locally-available regular season games not exclusively selected by a national network. The regional network will also televise three preseason games, select Hawks Playoff games and produce 10 hours of Hawks-themed original programming each season. FoxSports.com

October 29, 2014 Updates
October 27, 2014 Updates

As everyone in the NBA waits to see how much the Atlanta Hawks will sell for --with some suggesting the number could go as high at $1 billion-- Sports Business Journal reports on how the Nets negotiations with YES could be a factor, perhaps a big, factor in the Nets valuations. Daniel Kaplan reports... Part of the value of the Nets is that club’s ability to soon renegotiate its RSN (regional sports network) deal with YES Network. The Sacramento Kings, for example, secured an extension earlier this year with NBC Sports Group worth an average of $35 million a year over the next two decades, a lucrative sum for a team that plays in the country’s 20th-biggest designated market area. The Nets are currently at $25 million a year playing in the nation’s No. 1 market. NetsDaily

October 24, 2014 Updates
October 23, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM. Eddie was recently released by the Atlanta Hawks, and he drew multiple waiver bids before the Celtics were awarded his rights. Eddie could be being signed to be released as part of Boston’s allocated players to Maine in the NBA D-League. RealGM

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