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April 9, 2015 Updates

Shams Charania: Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a broken ankle from NYPD incident early Wednesday, out for season, sources tell RealGM. More specifically, Thabo Sefolosha has sustained a fractured tibia in his leg, league sources tell RealGM. MRIs ongoing on other damages. Twitter @ShamsCharania

In the wake of the title, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones have decisions to make on their futures. Okafor is a projected top-2 pick in June’s NBA Draft and when the topic comes up, yes, Brand is a bit of a homer there, too. “He’s definitely gonna be one of those top three picks for sure,” Brand told SNY.tv Wednesday evening after his Atlanta Hawks defeated the Nets, 114-111 at Barclays Center. “I follow it, I watch the other guys and I don’t want to go full nepotism, but I would take him No. 1.” ZagsBlog.com

A source said the Hawks players were not in Copeland's party at 1Oak Club. Antic and Sefolosha were released without bail after a brief court appearance in which they were charged with obstructing governmental authority and disorderly conduct. Their attorney, Alex Spiro, said they did not commit any crime. "They should not have been arrested. We fully expect the case to be dismissed," he said. ESPN.com

Sefolosha and Antic were released before the game but were not on the Hawks’ bench. The All-Star Paul Millsap was also inactive because of a shoulder injury. “We’re very supportive of our players,” Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer said before the game. “You never want to put yourself in a position where you can bring negativity to yourself or the organization or your teammates. But they’re great guys. I think right now what’s most important is to support them.” New York Times

The game ended at nearly 10 p.m. By the time the Hawks’ plane departed for New York, where they played the Nets on Wednesday, it was probably close to midnight. If everything went according to plan, the team probably arrived at its Manhattan hotel by 3 a.m., which gave Sefolosha and Antic one solid hour of nightlife. “They had just won their 58th game and they’re celebrating during their last trip to New York. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” said one NBA player, who has partied at 1OAK but did not want to be identified. “We’ve been going there for years. You’re just looking to have a nice time, hang out with a few celebrities and stay out of trouble. Believe me, they weren’t there for trouble. That’s the last thing we want.” New York Daily News

April 8, 2015 Updates

The following are the details contained in the police report on the arrest of Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha early Wednesday morning in New York City. Antic and Sefolosha were arraigned shortly before 3 p.m. and released on their own recognizance. The report was filed by Police Officer Johnpaul Giacona, Shield #9996 of the 10th Precinct. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the Hawk players who was arrested, Thabo Sefolosha, was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct after he refused to disperse and then “charged at an officer,” a police spokeswoman said. The other Hawk arrested, Pero Antic, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, menacing and disorderly conduct. While Mr. Sefolosha was being arrested, the police said, Mr. Antic “physically grabbed another police officer.” New York Times

April 7, 2015 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks (57-19) are on the verge of setting a franchise record for victories, but they're not done retooling their roster for the playoff run, as they landed a priceless free agent on Tuesday. Hours before shooting for win No. 58 against the Phoenix Suns, the Hawks signed 8-year-old Kennesaw, Ga., native Lake Bozman, who suffers from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, to a one-day deal. Yahoo! Sports

The Atlanta Hawks teamed with Trees Atlanta to participate in the "Threes For Trees" program presented by Arrow Exterminators for the third consecutive year. Hawks guards Shelvin Mack and John Jenkins helped staff members and Trees Atlanta representatives plant trees on a hillside along the Atlanta Beltline. They planted loblolly pine trees and native understory shrubs near the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark on the heels of NBA Green Week. NBA.com

The Grant Hill and Junior Bridgeman-led group that had interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks has dropped out of the bidding process for the team, two people familiar with the process told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations. USA Today Sports


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


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