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 and Warriors swap big men

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Atlanta Hawks and the Golden State Warriors have engaged in a swap of young big men. The Warriors will receive Omari Spellman, while Atlanta will get Damian Jones and a second round draft pick. Though Jones has appeared in only 49 through his first three seasons, he showed some promise last season before going down with a torn chest muscle. Spellman, was taken 30th overall in the 2018 NBA draft, played in just 46 games in his rookie campaign and…

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John Collins to miss start of season

Second year Atlanta Hawks center John Collins underwent an MRI on October 2 that revealed mild inflammation and soreness in his left ankle. On October 8 Collins underwent a non-surgical procedure and will be re-evaluated October 22. He is currently out and will have his status updated then.

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Atlanta Hawks and State Farm agree to arena naming rights deal

The Hawks have played their last game in Phillips Arena. That is because according to WSB’s (Atlanta) Zach Klein, the Hawks and State Farm have agreed on a 20-year naming rights contract that will now have the team balling in State Farm Arena. Breaking:Multiple NBA League sources tell me Hawks have a new naming rights deal – Have signed a 20-year-deal with State Farm to play at State Farm Arena – They played at Philips Arena since 1999 – State Farm Arena is undergoing $192-million renovation pic.twitter.com/E6gb1Gh5zk — Zach Klein…

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Vince Carter agrees to 1-year deal with Hawks

Vinsanity is not over just yet. That is because the Atlanta Hawks and the ageless Vince Carter agreed on a one year deal at the veteran’s minimum of $2.4 million Wednesday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. Sources: Vince Carter’s deal with the Atlanta Hawks: one-year, $2.4M veteran minimum. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2018 Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks want the 41-year old Carter “around its young locker room, which has youngsters like John Collins and lottery pick Trae Young. Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to…

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Cavaliers closing in on deal for Kyle Korver

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers are closing in on a deal for current Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver.  Sources: Atlanta and Cleveland are finalizing terms on Korver deal, with Mike Dunleavy Jr., likely moving onto a third team through Atlanta. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 6, 2017 Korver, a career 43% three point shooter, will give the Cavs another shooter in the wake of J.R. Smith’s injury. 

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Adidas Debuts Crazylight Boost 2015 for NBA playoffs

Adidas has introduced the Crazylight Boost 2015. The shoe marks the first time a basketball shoe has made use of the company’s Primeknit technology. You will see the shoe in action this postseason on the feet of the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley.  

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