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  1. Coach Bud is 100% in on Dennis. I just hope he continues to mature and work on his game during the summer.
  2. Agreed and it's obvious that Howard has to just man up and do what it takes to fit in. I just feel like they should keep this out of the media. It should get really interesting here the next month or two.
  3. Yeah I can see that. I think Howard may have to change his game because it seems like coach Bud is not going to change his system.
  4. Good points. You have to wonder what Bud envisioned before bringing Howard here?
  5. Yeah it looks like Howard could be moved but I wish Bud would find a way to keep him engaged because when he is the frontcourt is so much tougher inside.
  6. Yeah that statement says alot. He needs to talk to the man. Well it's going to be an interesting off season.
  7. THIS IS TATF!!!!!!!
  8. Rumor Central: Dwight Howard splits with agent Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard signed with Andy Miller's ASM Sports last month, and the sides already have parted ways. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II May 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Atlanta Hawks starting center Dwight Howard and his agent, Andy Miller, have parted ways. Howard signed with Miller after leaving Perry Rogers in April. Prior to Rogers, Howard was represented by Dan Fegan, with whom he severed ties in February. "ASM and Dwight Howard's professional relationship has ended. We wish him luck in all his future endeavors," spokesman Dan Rohme told Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal. Howard landed a three-year, $70.5 million contract with his hometown Hawks last summer. With Howard having two more years remaining on his deal, he could play without an agent over that time. That said, Howard doesn't appear to be a good fit with the Hawks, and they may try to trade him in the summer. For that reason, a new agent could be brought in to facilitate a trade out of Atlanta. Howard and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer are expected to meet at some point to review this past season and look ahead to 2017-18. "It’s not just about Dwight," Budenholzer said. "I understand the questions, I understand Dwight’s frustrations. But offense is about five guys, and Dwight brings a lot to the table that can help us be a good offensive team. All of us have to figure out how to make it better." Earlier this month, ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz reported that several NBA executives believe the best the Hawks can get for Howard is a second-round draft pick and cap relief. During the 2016-17 regular season, Howard averaged 13.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists. -- Nick Silva
  9. We definitely need a better back up PG. This dude is small in stature. Here is a link from the draft express site
  10. Potential point guards for Atlanta Hawks in 2017 NBA Draft by Justin Hodges1 hour agoFollow @HodgepodgeHoops Soaring Down South The Atlanta Hawks have been linked to several players in the 2017 NBA Draft. With prime selections to be made at picks 19 and 31 in what is an elite NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks can look to fill remaining voids on the team. One thing that new general manager Travis Schlenk should accomplish this offseason is acquiring a serviceable backup point guard. More than likely, this could come with a Hawks’ second round pick, whether it’s at 31 or 60. This draft class is considered the best one for point guards in ages. Not just for names such as Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, but this draft has quality floor generals spread out from top to bottom. Here, we hope to highlight some of the lesser known point guards that may be found in the second round for the Atlanta Hawks to pick up. Atlanta Hawks personnel were assigned 12 players at the NBA Draft Combine to have personal interviews with. One of those players was Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans. There’s a strong chance that Evans is a first rounder, as he was one of the best and most unappreciated players in the entire country. In 2016-17, Evans averaged 19.2 points per game, a Big 12 leading 6.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 38 percent from three. This could be a major steal for Atlanta if he manages to fall. Dec 21, 2016; Greensboro, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Frank Jackson (15) stands on the court in the second half against the Elon Phoenix at Greensboro Coliseum. Duke defeated Elon 72-61. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Another player the Atlanta Hawks interviewed was Duke point guard Frank Jackson. Jackson was a part of the elite recruiting class last year that had the Blue Devils shaped for utter domination. Instead, both Duke and Frank Jackson had rather strange seasons. In the beginning and end of the season, Jackson looked absolutely phenomenal. Then, in the middle of the season sandwich, he wasn’t getting any minutes at all. When Jackson was getting his opportunity, he showcased some major talent. Jackson shot 47% from the field, 54% on two point shots, 39% from three, and averaged 10 points per game, despite playing under 25 minutes per game. Recent foot surgery makes Jackson a risky draft pick, but without dire need of his services right away, it could be one that works for the Atlanta Hawks. Jan 31, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) drives the ball while being guarded by West Virginia Mountaineers guard Daxter Miles Jr. (4) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. West Virginia defeated Iowa State 85-72. Mandatory Credit: Rachel Mummey-USA TODAY Sports The third point guard the Atlanta Hawks personally interviewed at the combine was Iowa State’s Monte Morris. During his four year career with the Cyclones, Morris was one of the most well rounded players both on the court and off it. With a career assist to turnover ratio of 4.6 to 1, which is utterly absurd at any level, Morris simply plays the game with intelligence and calmness. Morris could be in play at either pick 31 or 60. Either way, he’d be a tremendous addition to the Atlanta Hawks. He can shoot the ball well, has major clutch genes, and obviously is a special passer. The Atlanta Hawks would be well off with any of these point guards, and they’ve clearly shown interest in all three. Dennis Schroder can be a special player, but the best way for him to improve further is to give him a reliable backup in order to take some of the weight off his shoulders. Any of these guys could do just that.
  11. NBA Mock Draft 2017: Could the Atlanta Hawks target Harry Giles? by Brad Rowland@BTRowland May 26, 2017, 8:00am EDT Peachtree Hoops Names like Jarrett Allen and Justin Patton have been quite prevalent when scouring mock drafts for what the Atlanta Hawks could do with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. “Project” big men in that mold make sense given the fact that the Hawks could use some upside and depth in the frontcourt but, earlier this week, an even more intriguing name came to the forefront. Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated projects Duke big man Harry Giles to the Hawks with the No. 19 pick and he had this to say in explaining the fit. Giles is another wild card. His injury issues at Duke are well documented, and his draft stock could rise or fall 8-10 spots as he works out for teams around the league. For now, he's here as placeholder--and a reminder that Dwight Howard is 31 years old, Paul Millsap is a free agent, and the Hawks need a big man. Giles was once the consensus No. 1 overall player in this class (yes, even ahead of Markelle Fultz) before injury issues struck. The one-and-done big man has endured three knee surgeries and, as a result, Giles visibly struggled at times during his one campaign in Durham. With that said, the medicals will be absolutely crucial in projecting where he could land and they are filled with uncertainty. At his best, Giles would be a tremendous athletic force on both ends of the floor, displaying the tantalizing upside that made scouts salivate over the years. On the downside, he could, quite easily, be out of a job in short order if his body does not cooperate in allowing his athleticism to flourish. Many believe that Giles is the most difficult prospect to gauge at this point and that makes sense. His pre-draft workouts (and medical checks) will be pivotal but it would not be difficult to see Atlanta’s interest level spiking if they were to like what they see in Harry Giles. What say you? © 2017 Vox Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sports data © STATS 2016
  12. Arthur Blank on NFL touchdown celebration, overtime rule changes JuliaKate E. Culpepper The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ajc | 8:53 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017Sports Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday to discuss the new NFL rule changes. On Tuesday, the NFL announced touchdown celebration rules would be relaxed in 2017, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate on the ground and take part in group celebrations. "Allowing (the players) to celebrate in appropriate ways after something great happens, a touchdown, field goal, winning a game, whatever the event may be is natural... Frankly, our players are going to be, in my opinion, very creative because they are creative. You know, they love to dance, they love music and they know how to do it, so I certainly expect to see a lot more of that and I'm looking forward to that next year personally,” Blank said. The NFL also announced on Tuesday overtime would be reduced from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Blank said all parties— the NFL and team owners— agreed they don’t want the NFL to encourage ties. “The reason it's gone from 15 to 10 minutes is not so much in games one, two, three or four, but when you get to... games 10, 12, 14, 15 et cetera, you know, players are tired, teams are tired. I mean they get out there and they play again great. They commit themselves and they get into the flow of the game, but those extra five minutes at the wrong time of the year can create more of an atmosphere or environment for injuries. So that was the effort behind it. It'll be tested, we'll see how it works and we'll go from there,” Blank said.
  13. I still think Howard can help this team if he's used correctly. I'm still unsure about giving Sap a max deal at his age. I truly want to keep THJ. THJ, Dennis and Taurean are great pieces to keep building around.
  14. Has to be the first order of business for sure.
  15. Gazoo good work in here brother but we have to look forward now. I honestly think this team is going to be very motivated to get back there.