Atlanta Hawks

The NBA announced that Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.  On Saturday, the NBA world was hit with devastating news regarding Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo. NBA insider Shams Charania reported that the league announced Mutombo, known for his days in Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, and other destinations,
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Adreian Payne, Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Post-spring SEC football power rankings: Alabama reclaims top spot from Georgia by John Buhler Former Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne passed away at the age of 31. The college hoops world is in mourning, as former Michigan State basketball standout Adreian Payne passed away at
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Apr 15, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) waves to fans after a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Bellator 277: Linton Vassell pulls off miraculous first-round comeback over Tim Johnson (Video) by Curtis Calhoun The Atlanta Hawks have clinched the eighth-seed
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has added a new trick to his bag this season, and the Hawks’ offense has struggled to get off the ground. Much of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s career has unfolded in relative obscurity, but the absence of a spotlight has done nothing to stall his growth as a player. The 23-year-old made steady, substantive improvement
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Kevin Huerter doesn’t seem destined for NBA stardom. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t incredibly important to the present and future of the Atlanta Hawks. The act would be incredibly corny, but it would be fitting. You could give Kevin Huerter a nickname like the Hold Steady and you would have summed up his career
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John Collins has become one of the best offensive big men in the NBA. Is that enough to help take the Hawks to the next level? It would be unavailing to try and categorize John Collins within the broader positional category of big men. While he certainly possesses conventional qualities of both power forwards and
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De’Andre Hunter will be crucial to the short- and long-term success of the Atlanta Hawks, provided he stays healthy enough to remain on the court. Most NBA teams fall into one of two categories: those aggressively pursuing as many wins as possible and those stockpiling talent with the hope of eventually competing for a championship.
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After quieting critics by guiding his Atlanta Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals, what does Trae Young have in store for an encore? Trae Young might be the NBA’s next great villain. Like any good wrestling heel, Young seems to revel in infuriating fans. After hitting a game-winning floater in Game 2 of the Atlanta
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Trae Young and Spencer Rattler could not believe D.J. Graham made the interception of the century. When D.J. Graham made the greatest play of his life, Oklahoma football star Spencer Rattler and former Sooners basketball sensation Trae Young could not believe what just happened. The Atlanta Hawks point guard was on the sidelines watching his favorite
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John Collins, Atlanta Hawks. (Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) Kemba Walker looks to reclaim MSG magic, joining the Knicks by John Buhler The Atlanta Hawks and free agent forward John Collins have agreed to a massive new contract. While he initially tested the market, the Atlanta Hawks were able to retain forward John Collins in his
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For the past several years, the Western Conference has widely been considered the deeper, more talented conference. Don’t look now, but the teams in the East have caught up and passed them as the premier conference in the league. Considering the elite-level talent (superstars) and the rising young stars, the argument could easily be made
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Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks. (Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports) Watch: Vanderbilt had the craziest walkoff win you’ll ever see in College World Series vs. Stanford by Ethan Lee Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young explained why he shimmied before hitting a 3-pointer against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. In yesterday’s edition of The Whiteboard, I mentioned how defensive matchups were fascinating variables to watch in Tuesday night’s games and it absolutely worked out. The 76ers made a
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Despite the Atlanta Hawks being the hottest team in basketball, power forward John Collins is drawing considerable trade interest from at least five different teams. Could he be dealt by Thursday? If the Atlanta Hawks give John Collins the 1994 Dominique Wilkins treatment, the City of Atlanta will be big mad. While the Hawks are winners of
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Trae Young called out Grayson Allen on Twitter for allegedly tripping him during Saturday’s Atlanta Hawks-Memphis Grizzlies game. During the NBA preseason, Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young got acquainted with Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen. And by acquainted, we mean that Young shoved Allen and created a brief scuffle between both teams. The
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Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder. (Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports) A collective jersey debacle made the first half of the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder game on Friday night completely unwatchable. The Atlanta Hawks and the Oklahoma City Thunder proved to the world once again that red uniforms and orange uniforms do not
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