Hawks show definite signs of hope, but still rebuilding
ATLANTA (AP) — As the Atlanta Hawks head into the third year of a massive overhaul, there are definite signs of hope.
They might even have a shot at the playoffs in the wide-open Eastern...
Hawks promote GM Schlenk to president of basketball ops
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have given general manager Travis Schlenk an extra title: president of basketball operations.
Owner Tony Ressler announced the promotion on Monday, saying he...
Reddish looks to make new home with Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Cam Reddish is looking forward to playing for the Atlanta Hawks after he was hampered by a groin injury during his one season with Duke.
After lottery setback, Hawks look to add to young core
ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA draft lottery didn't go their way.
Still, the Atlanta Hawks are poised to take another big step forward in their massive rebuilding job.
Hawks’ anticipation building for crucial NBA draft lottery
ATLANTA (AP) — No team has more riding on next week's NBA draft lottery than the Atlanta Hawks.
If the pingpong balls fall Atlanta's way, the Hawks could be the only team to end up with two...
Hawks set to draft more youth to group led by Young, Collins
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks made a modest improvement in the standings this season, finishing with 29 wins, up from 24 the previous year.
Atlanta plays Indiana in conference showdown
Indiana Pacers (47-34, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (29-52, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Bucks beat Hawks 115-107 for 60th win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Khris Middleton added 21 to send Milwaukee to a methodical 115-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, giving the Bucks 60...
Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 60th win, 115-107 over Hawks
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is in a perfect position to put the Bucks' 60-win season in perspective.
Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Khris Middleton added 21 to send Milwaukee...
Eastern Conference-leader Milwaukee and Atlanta square off
Atlanta Hawks (29-51, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (59-21, first in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando faces Atlanta, aims for 7th straight home win
Orlando; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Orlando hosts Atlanta aiming to extend its six-game home winning streak.
The Magic are 8-6 against division opponents. Orlando is 5-6 in...
Young, Collins help Hawks beat Sixers again
ATLANTA (AP) — J.J. Redick is glad the Philadelphia 76ers won't have to face the Atlanta Hawks in the playoffs.
"They have a great offense, there's a lot of movement, they space the floor...
Atlanta faces Philadelphia in conference battle
Philadelphia 76ers (49-28, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (28-50, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Young’s buzzer-beating jumper lifts Hawks past Bucks in OT
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wanted the ball with the game on the line for the Atlanta Hawks.
Forget about that shooting trouble. The rookie star made the most of another...
Column: NBA losers’ bracket is packed with intriguing teams
ATLANTA (AP) — The first time they took the court together, Trae Young threw up a lob and, somehow, John Collins knew right where the ball would be.
Portland faces Atlanta on 5-game win streak
Portland Trail Blazers (47-27, third in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (27-48, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
New Orleans plays Atlanta, looks to end home slide
Atlanta Hawks (26-48, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (31-44, 12th in the Western Conference)
Harden, Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Paul wasn't concerned that Houston would keep struggling to hit shots.
"In the first half we weren't making anything," he said. "We looked, and it was tied up and we...
Irving, Celtics survive late charge by Hawks in 129-120 win
BOSTON (AP) — What looked like an easy day for the Boston Celtics turned into a fight to the finish.
It's something they've got to clean up heading into the postseason.
Collins too much for Grizzlies in Hawks’ lopsided win
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins knew the Memphis Grizzlies didn't want to play a fast-paced game, so the Atlanta Hawks needed to keep pushing the ball up the floor,
Nets hold off Hawks 114-112 for 3rd straight win
ATLANTA (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie didn't care that the Brooklyn Nets gave an ugly performance. They still escaped Atlanta with a victory.
"Honestly, we just got enough stops, just barely...
Len scores 28, Hawks hold on to beat Bulls 123-118
CHICAGO (AP) — Trae Young was on his way to another big outing before he got thrown out of the game.
That left the Atlanta Hawks without one more important player.
Young, Collins emerging as strong base for Hawks’ future
ATLANTA (AP) — Looking across the Atlanta Hawks' locker room, DeAndre Bembry nodded as he glanced at Trae Young and John Collins.
"You can obviously tell that's the future," said Bembry, a...
Young, Collins power Hawks past Timberwolves, 131-123 in OT
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young and John Collins showed a glimpse of the Atlanta Hawks' long-range plan.
In the process, they helped make it more difficult for Minnesota to realize its playoff...
Young, Bazemore lead Hawks past Suns 120-112
ATLANTA (AP) — Taurean Prince sensed before Saturday's game that the Atlanta Hawks had learned from their mistakes in the closing seconds the night before.
The Latest: OKC’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local):
Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion.
Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's Dennis Smith Jr.
Diallo topped Smith 88-85 in the finale. Charlotte's Miles Bridges and Atlanta's John Collins went out in the first round.
John Collins: Favorite dunker is Hawks teammate Vince Carter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — John Collins has a favorite dunker. Not surprisingly, it's his Atlanta teammate Vince Carter.
Collins will represent the Hawks in the dunk contest, one of the events during All-Star Saturday Night. The 3-point contest and skills competition are also on the evening docket.
Trae Young leads Hawks past LeBron James, Lakers 117-113
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young knew he'd have to carry a heavy load, and that was OK with him.
The rookie was pumped to face LeBron James.
Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night.
Walker, Williams lead Hornets past Hawks, 129-120
ATLANTA (AP) — Kemba Walker loved Charlotte's quick pace to begin the game. The Hornets were moving the ball briskly to hit open shots and put the Atlanta Hawks away early.
"I think it gave us great confidence, but for the most part I thought we did a great job of just moving the basketball," Walker said. "Whenever guys had two defenders on them, they got rid of it and made the right plays and the right passes to each other. We just knocked the shots down."
Carter provides needed spark as Hawks beat Wizards 137-129
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the old man on an Atlanta squad jammed with youngsters, Vince Carter knew what challenges the longest road trip of the season would present.
Now he's the reason the Hawks are heading home on a rare high.
The 42-year-old Carter scored 16 points in 16 minutes after halftime, helping Atlanta hold off the Washington Wizards 137-129 on Monday night to complete their seven-game trip with four wins.
Collins, Young lift Hawks past Suns, 118-112
PHOENIX (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks were in a touchy situation in the final minutes against the ever-struggling Phoenix Suns.
Then their two best young players pulled them out of danger.
John Collins matched his career high with 35 points and fell one shy of his career best with 16 rebounds, and the Hawks handed the Suns their 10th straight loss, 118-112 on Saturday night.
Trae Young scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, when the Hawks pulled away.
Simmons, Mitchell, Doncic headline Rising Stars game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Dallas' Luka Doncic were among the 20 players announced Tuesday as participants in this year's Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend.
Simmons is the reigning rookie of the year, and Doncic is the favorite to win that award this season.
For the fifth straight year, the game that features rookies and second-year players will use a U.S. vs. World format.
Hawks beat Clippers 123-118 for 1st time since 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — These young Atlanta Hawks are growing up over halfway through the season.
Trae Young scored 26 points, John Collins added 22 and they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 123-118 on Monday night for the first time in nearly three years.
Atlanta had lost five in a row to the Clippers dating to March 5, 2016. The Hawks earned their first win against a Pacific Division opponent this season after dropping their first five.
Collins scores 35 as Hawks beat Bulls 121-101
CHICAGO (AP) — John Collins was on the move for the Atlanta Hawks, all night long. He cut along the baseline for layups and dunks. He stepped out for 3-pointers.
The Chicago Bulls just kept losing track of him.
Collins scored a career-high 35 points, Trae Young had 12 assists and the Hawks beat the Bulls 121-101 on Wednesday.
"It's a big part of my game, moving without the basketball," Collins said. "And like I said, I have unselfish guys on my team that are able to find me."
Hawks stun 76ers 123-121 on Collins’ late jumper
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 30 fateful seconds in the fourth to forget.
The Philadelphia 76ers star guard lost the ball in a tie game on a drive down the lane that led to Atlanta's John Collins finding separation and burying a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left for the lead.
Butler had a chance at atonement — he was 12 for 12 at the free-throw line and had two shots with 2.4 seconds left.
Young, Collins power undermanned Hawks past Heat
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young reached out to Dwyane Wade twice in hopes he'd get a signed jersey in the star's last game in Atlanta.
Wade, whose son Zaire is friends with Young, gladly obliged.
"I texted him and I was like, 'I need it for the last time in the ATL," Young said. "He said, 'I already got it planned.' It was cool to talk to him."
Young, Carter power Hawks past Cavs, 111-108
ATLANTA (AP) — There hasn't been much for Hawks forward John Collins to feel good about this season.
His team has almost no chance to make the playoffs, so Collins wants to enjoy the good times while they last.
"We're a young team with a new coaching staff," he said. "It's all about getting together as a group and figuring it out. I think we have been."
Bazemore scores 23 as Hawks beat Wolves 123-120 in OT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Hawks' momentum gone and a noisy sellout crowd cheering the Timberwolves, first-year Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce made a bold prediction.
"I told our guys at the end of the third quarter, 'This is going to be our best win of the season,'" Pierce said.
It certainly wasn't their prettiest with 24 turnovers, but the Hawks made just enough hustle plays to overcome blowing a 22-point lead and beat Minnesota 123-120 in overtime Friday night.
Griffin misses late FTs, Hawks beat Pistons 98-95
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons thought they had the right big guy on the line.
With 23 seconds left and trailing the Atlanta Hawks by a point, it was Blake Griffin with two free throws instead of Andre Drummond, one of the worst free-throw shooters in league history.
Griffin missed both shots, and the Hawks held on for a 98-95 victory Sunday.
"I have to be better than that," he said. "We fought back to give ourselves a chance to win the game, and I missed the shots."
Balanced Hawks rally for 114-107 victory over Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Bazemore and the Atlanta Hawks erased a tough start with a big finish.
Bazemore scored 22 points, John Collins had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and the Hawks rallied to beat the New York Knicks 114-107 on Friday night.
Atlanta trailed 39-28 after one quarter, but held New York to 38 points in the second half of its second straight win.
"For our guys to make a stand defensively was great to see," Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.
Collins leads Hawks past Nuggets 106-98
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins was most pleased that Atlanta avenged a blowout loss to Denver.
Collins scored a career-high 30 points, and Vince Carter and DeAndre' Bembry came off the bench to fuel a third-quarter rally that helped the Hawks beat the Nuggets 106-98 on Saturday night.
Collins thought back to a 138-93 loss to the Nuggets last month.
Beal scores 36 points as Wizards blow past Hawks, 131-117
ATLANTA (AP) — Bradley Beal could tell early in the first quarter that the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks had no answer for him.
"Just being confident, just being aggressive," he said. "Getting to the free throw line helped me out a lot. Being aggressive in that aspect. Just pretty much taking what they gave me."