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As expected, Edy Tavares will play another season in Spain’s ACB League. The 2014 second-round draft pick spoke at a press conference for Herbalife Gran Canaria Tuesday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this summer that Tavares was “very likely” to continue his development overseas this season. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 25, 2014 Updates
August 24, 2014 Updates

Next year's starting five will likely be Rubio-Martin-Wiggins-Young-Pekovic. Can we say this is Rubio's moment? Darren Wolfson: Rubio is on notice. The Wolves are trying to sign him to an extension, and so far his agent, Dan Fegan, is balking at the idea of a 4-year, $43 million deal. That's plenty for a player of Rubio's caliber. It's a lot more than Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague makes -- maybe a better player -- and is what Golden State All-Star guard Stephen Curry makes. But Fegan is seeking the 5-year max. That's not happening. The situation is pointing toward Rubio being a restricted free agent next summer. In other words, the 2014-2015 season is huge for Rubio. He should improve his shooting under Flip and we know he has unbelievable athletes to cut to the hoop and catch alley-oop passes. Sportando

August 22, 2014 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed guard Shelvin Mack, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. "Shelvin has proven himself to be an excellent fit in our program,” Ferry said. “On the court, he plays well within our system and possesses a toughness and level of unselfishness that we truly value," Ferry said. "At 24, he is still a young player with the type of work ethic that can allow him to continue to keep getting better." NBA.com

August 21, 2014 Updates
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The Atlanta Hawks have added Charles Lee and Ben Sullivan to the coaching staff, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. "Charles and Ben bring unique skills and abilities to our staff. Both have strong backgrounds in player development that will complement our emphasis on internal team improvement,” Budenholzer said. “We feel very fortunate to add them and are excited to see how they positively impact our group." NBA.com

Additionally, Jim Thomas, a member of the coaching staff in 2013-14, has been moved into a front office role as a scout, a position he previously served in with Oklahoma City, New York and Toronto. NBA.com

August 15, 2014 Updates

DeMarre Carroll: When I was five years old, my older brother, DeLonte, passed away from a brain tumor. He was only nine years old. I still think about him all the time. I've got a lot of pictures of him and we recently decorated his grave. I have a tattoo on my left arm of his face, with the words "R.I.P. DeLonte." Every time I check into a game, when I walk up to the scorer's table, I draw a heart on the floor for him and then I kiss it before I go into the game. He's very big in my life. Bleacher Report

Another moment I think about all the time is when I got shot in 2007 while I was in college. It was the early morning after the Fourth of July. Back then, I had a girlfriend and I didn't go out every night. We had just gotten through having dinner when one of my Missouri teammates texted me, "Can you come get us?" They were really intoxicated and it was at the end of the night. They were at Club Tropicana in downtown Columbia, Mo. Bleacher Report

When I got there around 1:30 a.m., I saw a confrontation outside with some of my teammates and some other guys who had been in the club. In 2006, when my uncle Mike Anderson became our head coach, he brought in about three or four JUCO players to give them second chances, but they would get into confrontations. My uncle always told me, "You need to always try to help your teammates out because they don't understand the dangers they're putting themselves in." They were about to fight and I grabbed one of my teammates, Stefhon Hannah, and I was trying to get him away. Then all of a sudden, when I was pulling him away, there were shots. I took a step and I just fell. I looked at my ankle and I was like, "Wow." It was a hair away from my Achilles tendon. While they weren't shooting at me, they've never been caught to this day. Bleacher Report

Then one year after the shooting, in July 2008, I started having this scratching feeling all down my legs. My girlfriend thought it was allergies because we had just gotten a dog. But I was scratching my skin off. It was hanging off and I was bleeding. I'm like, "This is not normal itching." About a month later, I did a blood test and it came back that my liver enzymes were really high. After some more tests it was discovered that I had a rare liver disease. When the doctors first told me, I cried for like two weeks straight. I just felt it was the end of my career. But I prayed a lot, as I always do. My father and mother have their own church in Birmingham, Ala., and they always tell me to have faith no matter what. My uncle also really helped me out with great doctors and specialists. There is still the possibility that I'll need a liver transplant in 20 to 25 years, but the doctors have told me the disease is something that won't affect me in my basketball career. Bleacher Report


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


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