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July 30, 2014 Updates

Stephen Holt, who played for the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League, has signed to play professionally in Germany next season. The guard from St. Mary’s recently finalized the deal. Holt was invited to take part in Hawks training camp, which begins in October, but opted for a season overseas. “Stephen is very appreciative for the opportunity with the Hawks,” Holt’s agent Darrell Comer of ASM Sports said. “He is very, very excited to play in Germany. He is also very hopeful that he can play for the Hawks summer league team again next year.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 29, 2014 Updates

New Jersey thus became the first in a long line of teams that have underestimated Korver and live with regret as he continues to improve well into his thirties. Korver’s development into a borderline star has surprised everyone, even the 33-year-old swingman, and the journey will reach its latest peak this week when he competes for one of 12 precious roster spots on the U.S. team heading to the FIBA World Cup. “We gave away a good player for summer league,” says Rod Thorn, the Nets GM at the time. “It was just one of those things we had to do. At least, that’s how I rationalized it.” Grantland

July 28, 2014 Updates

Edy Tavares will “very likely” return to Spain for another ACB League season, according to a person familiar with situation. The Hawks’ second-round draft pick (No. 43 overall) will play under season for Gran Canaria to continue his development. The 7-foot-3, 260-pound Tavares averaged 6.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 20.7 minutes last season in Spain. Tavares played six games with the Hawks’ Las Vegas Summer League entry this month. He averaged 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 16.8 minutes. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 27, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Just got word: Hawks' Paul Millsap has been invited to Team USA camp in Vegas. Surprise but sensible addition after frontcourt withdrawals Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

July 25, 2014 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have signed rookie forward/center Adreian Payne, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Payne was selected 15th overall by Atlanta in the 2014 NBA Draft. NBA.com

The Hawks are finalizing the details on a rookie contract with first-round draft pick Adreian Payne Friday morning. The deal could be signed and officially announced shortly thereafter. The Hawks selected Payne 15th overall in the NBA Draft in June. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward played four seasons at Michigan State. According to the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, for his draft position, Payne’s salary will be $1,546,100 next season and $1,615,700 in 2015-16 as guaranteed deals. The Hawks would have team options for two more seasons. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 18, 2014 Updates

Not quite. Bazemore wasn’t checking Twitter -- he says he glances at it roughly once a day, usually in the afternoon. “You can’t control it,” was his succinct answer for why he doesn’t obsess over the transaction game. Also, he has people to do that for him. "We got a group chat, me and my roommate, my little brother, my agent, financial advisor, two of my other best friends,” Bazemore said. “They just rant on about that stuff all day. I just watch the Tour de France, I play 'FIFA' downstairs. I actually won the Scottish Premier Cup with my team just now right before you got here." ESPN.com

Bazemore had gotten back from Atlanta the night before, where he’d met with Danny Ferry, Darvin Ham and others in the Hawks organization. It was more like a classic job interview than anything we associate with the NBA, but he enjoyed what can be a nerve-wracking process for others. Unlike what happens on Twitter, there’s a degree of control in a face-to-face meeting. “A lot of guys can’t hold a conversation,” Bazemore said. He knows he can, and appreciates the chance to set himself apart. ESPN.com

July 17, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN HAWKS HISTORY

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

   

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