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November 22, 2014 Updates

Brand re-upped for another year with the Hawks this season. He again has been used sparingly to start the season. Through Thursday, he had appeared in two games — the season opener and in late duty while in a blowout loss to the Cavaliers. Brand said he does not regret his decision stay with the Hawks. “It’s kind of what I expected coming here,” Brand said this week. “I look at the teams that I could have been with. Some are doing well. Dallas said ‘What do you want to do? Do you want to come back?’ Some other teams I could have played a lot of minutes with are doing really bad. So, would I want to be there? Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 21, 2014 Updates
November 20, 2014 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie forward/center Adreian Payne to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. He was Atlanta’s first-round pick (15th overall) in 2014. The Mad Ants’ next two games are Friday and Saturday night at Erie. NBA.com

Adreian Payne will get a chance to play. The Hawks will send the first-round draft pick to the NBA Development League this weekend for pair of games with Fort Wayne. Payne has not played this season. He has been inactive in nine of the Hawks’ 10 games. He missed the first five games with plantar fasciitis in this left foot. “I’m looking forward to it,” Payne told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following practice Thursday. “It’s a great opportunity for me to go out and get some game reps and get ready to get back with my team. We’ve got a lot of players. We are deep. It’s just a process that you’ve got to go through. I’m willing to do it because I want to get better. I don’t see anything bad coming out of it.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 19, 2014 Updates

Chris Vivlamore: Saw DeMarre Carroll. Told me he was playing Friday. As we know, final word rests with CMB. #ATLHawks Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC

Am I in Los Angeles? I believe I drove to Philips Arena tonight but it felt a lot like the Staples Center. Kobe Bryant usually draws a crowd on the road but this one was chanting ‘M-V-P, M-V-P” every time he stepped to the free-throw line. When Bryant hit the opening basket of the game, Philips Arena erupted. As he, and his teammates, made big shots down the stretch, there was a considerable amount of cheering for the visitors. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 18, 2014 Updates
November 15, 2014 Updates

In 2010, the biggest prize was LeBron James, but the free-agent class that summer was crammed with stars of every sort — including Johnson, who eventually returned to Atlanta with a massive six-year, $123.7 million contract. But he did so only after a flirtation with the Knicks. “Almost. Almost,” Johnson recalled of the Knicks’ contention. “The Knicks were the first team I met with.” New York Post

Johnson met with then-coach Mike D’Antoni, assistant general manager Allan Houston and owner James Dolan. “We all met and talked and they had a great presentation. It was impressive. You know what threw me off more than anything?” Johnson asked. “Obviously there was the money difference, but they said, ‘You needed a place in Westchester and you needed a place in the city.’ They said you would roughly spend like $5 million. “I was like, ‘aw, no,’ as opposed to being in Atlanta where I was already established with a solid team that was getting better every year. New York Post

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November 11, 2014 Updates

The Knicks will have plenty of cap space and one edge in coach Derek Fisher being a former teammate of Millsap’s with the Jazz in 2006-07. ”There’s always some potential here [in Atlanta] for sure,’’ Millsap told The Post before the Hawks swept the home-and-home Monday. “But I’m trying not to think about it, trying to put it as far in the back of my head as possible until the end of the year and see what happens.’’ Asked about playing in New York, Millsap said, “Anywhere could be an option. But my loyalty right now is in Atlanta. Free agency is free agency. When it happens, I’ll weigh my options and see where I’m at. But I’m happy in Atlanta right now.’’ New York Post

November 10, 2014 Updates

Aldridge responds: If you are asking if the Hawks would move to Seattle some day, David, I think not. I'm not naïve enough to think there's no chance the Hawks could leave Atlanta, but I think the current chances fall somewhere between microscopic and impossible. The league has no desire to leave Atlanta and there's corporate money flowing throughout the city and state, more than enough to put a local group together with a chief rainmaker who would keep the team in town. As for Bruce Levenson's motivations, well, we've discussed those at length over the past couple of months. NBA.com

November 9, 2014 Updates

Hawks rookie Adreian Payne was inactive for the fourth straight game Saturday as he continues to battle plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The forward/center has yet to play a game this season. Coach Mike Budenholzer said there was no new update on Payne’s condition or status. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 8, 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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