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February 14, 2015 Updates

Potential candidates had better want to play in the Triangle Offense, because Fisher will continue to run it. And they will have to fully buy in on Anthony - believing that he’ll not just recover from his current knee troubles and probable upcoming surgery but that they'll also be able to win big with him as a teammate. "I’ll base my decision off what I see - where the team is, will I be able to grow with the team, how is the coach, and the community," Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks forward, told me during the Friday player media sessions. "There are a lot of things that factor into it, including who’s building the team and the owner. Yes, those are factors I will look at." NBC New York

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is in the midst of a historic shooting season. He has made 51.2 of his field goal attempts, 52.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, and 91.1 percent of his free throws. It was little surprise, then, to hear that former Celtics star Larry Bird was one of Korver’s idols as a child. But Korver said he admired Bird for much more than his shooting stroke. “Everyone talks about his shooting, but I just loved how he played,” Korver said. “Like, his IQ was so high. No one thinks of him as this big athlete, but he was getting steals and he made plays at the right time. And he’d get rebounds. “I loved how he played, not just how he shot. He’s just one of the best, like a savvy, get-it-done kind of player.” Boston Globe

February 13, 2015 Updates
February 12, 2015 Updates

Dennis Schroder will join teammate Jeff Teague in the Skills Challenge as part of NBA All-Star weekend. The Hawks second-year guard announced on social media Thursday that he will participate in the competition on All-Star Saturday night in New York City. “Excited to Compete in the Skills Challenge with My Speed Brother,” Schroder tweeted. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

That’s about the time Korver discovered Peak Performance Project in Santa Barbara, California. Marcus Elliott, P3’s founder, is a Harvard Medical School graduate who uses motion-capture cameras to build precise training programs and prevent injuries. Korver needed help. “It’s hard to have your shot be the exact same if every third jump you’ve got shooting pain,” Korver said. To rebuild his knee, Korver committed to the new training. He started seeing results, little by little. Better movement. Less pain. Omaha World-Herald

February 11, 2015 Updates

"What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher and a coach," Budenholzer, the Atlanta Hawks' coach, said. "It seemed liked something I would really enjoy. There wasn't a lot of wavering and doubt about what I wanted to do." USA Today Sports

"He's not afraid to say he made a mistake. We really respect that," Carroll said. "He calls you often and sends you text messages after games. Most coaches don't do that. The game is over, and they don't have communication until the next time they see you. But more than that, he's a great person. He cares about his players. That's hard to find in the NBA. He's got all the aspects of a great coach." USA Today Sports

"I've watched them more than I've watched us, I think, because I've enjoyed it so much," he said. "He's doing a fantastic job, and it has very little to do with O's and X's. It's about putting a program together. All coaches know O's and X's. We all know that. There's no secret plays. He's not running anything secret that nobody's seen before or anything like that. It's about the program, it's about the process, it's about putting a group together that believes in each other, plays for each other, feels responsible for each other and gotten over themselves. It's all those things he's instilled. They've bought in, and they walk the walk." USA Today Sports

Chris Vivlamore: Kyle Korver: "It was never my dream to be an All-Star. I just love the game and I love playing." #ATLHawks Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC

February 10, 2015 Updates

Chris Vivlamore: Coach Mike Budenholzer says roster flexibility and depth at bigs reason for Payne trade. Said nothing else is imminient. "This deal and this opportunity was done based on its own merits. There is nothing imminent." #ATLHawks Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC

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