Atlanta Hawks Rumors
FS: What do you remember most about that night? Wilkins: “It was hot. It was hot in that building. It was standing room only! It was standing room only. I knew it was going to be a show. I knew it was going to come down to me and Michael before the contest. It was just his weekend. It came down to being probably the most epic ever.” FS: A lot of people think you should have won. Wilkins: “Probably. [Laughs] You know, I hear that every day. Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about that dunk contest at least once. It’s amazing. You’re talking 25, 27 years later and we’re still talking about it. It was just a lot of fun for us.”
In addition, Tiago Splitter could be moved with his $8.5 million salary attractive to some teams. Splitter has been injured and has not played a game this season. Splitter is one of several players with expiring contracts including Thabo Sefolosha, Kris Humphries, Mike Scott and Mike Muscala. Tim Hardaway Jr. is a restricted free agent and Millsap can opt out of the final year of his contract. The Hawks have had discussions with teams about Sefolosha and Hardaway.
Chris Vivlamore: Although Paul Millsap is off market, I was told tonight the Hawks are being very active ahead of trade deadline.
Church’s Chicken® is introducing an Atlanta Hawks inspired meal deal to ring in the new year. The $5 Hawks Big Box will be sold at more than 40 Metro Atlanta area restaurants from now through June. The initial offering of the specially-priced meal comes with two pieces of hand-breaded chicken or three pieces of Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders, along with two small sides, a biscuit and a small drink. The second offer, beginning Feb. 27, features Church’s lemon-seasoned seafood and comes with a choice of two pieces of fish or eight pieces of shrimp, both served with a hush puppy, fries, cole slaw and a drink.
The Atlanta Hawks Foundation and Attorney Ken Nugent are collaborating to increase access to Jr. Hawks summer basketball camps, presented by Philips, via the “Score for Scholarships” program. Through the partnership, Nugent will donate $3 for every point the Hawks score during the 2016-17 regular season, up to $25,000, to the Atlanta Hawks Foundation’s basketball camp scholarship fund.