Rajon Rondo agrees to 2-year, $15 million deal with Atlanta Hawks

from Paul Kasabian of B/R: Free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 34-year-old was an indispensable member of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ rotation during their postseason run to a 17th NBA title. He averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game off the bench for the team while shooting 40.0 percent from three-point range in the playoffs. Rondo, who has played 14 NBA seasons, was limited by injury last year…

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Hawks add Nate McMillan to coaching staff

From nba.com: ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks today announced the hiring of Nate McMillan as an Assistant Coach on Head Coach Lloyd Pierce’s staff. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. McMillan, former Head Coach with Seattle (2000-05), Portland (2005-12) and Indiana (2016-20), has led his teams to a 661-588 (.529) mark in 1,249 career regular season games, and has 53 games of postseason coaching experience. Last season, the Pacers finished 45-28 (.616), second in the Central Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. In his four years…

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Trae Young available tonight against Thunder

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young will be available for the club when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sarah K. Spencer. The recently announced first-time NBA All-Star missed the previous game with a right thigh contusion. No word yet on if there will be any minutes restriction for Young.

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Jeff Teague returns to Hawks via trade from Timberwolves.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks have engaged in a trade. The Hawks sent guard Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for point guard Jeff Teague and shooting guard Treveon Graham. Teague, has started 13 of the 34 games he has appeared in this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 13.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He was moved to a reserve role, as rookie Jarrett Culver has assumed the starting point guard duties. Teague will likely assume a similar role in Atlanta, where he spent…

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Hawks may bench a couple of vets

The Atlanta Hawks are a bad team and at though the NBA has not yet reached the halfway point, but at 7-27 , the focus of their season has switched to evaluation mode. What this means is increased time for younger players to allow the organization to see what they have and this focus on the youth usually means a decrease in minutes for veterans. In the case of the Hawks those veterans are Evan Turner and Chandler Parsons. According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe , both Parsons…

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