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NBA power rankings roundup: Week 11

NBA power rankings roundup: Week 11

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at this week’s power rankings from around the web. The All-Star game in Atlanta has come and gone, with the Hawks returning to action on Thursday. The team is currently on a mini-winning streak and, with the upcoming schedule, it is not impossible to think the streak could continue. Now to get to what we have been waiting for, and that is this week’s power rankings. NBA.com — No. 20 The Hawks won their last two games going into the break. Nate McMillan’s first game as interim head coach was, appropriately, the...
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Reddish undergoes non-surgical procedure on right Achilles

Reddish undergoes non-surgical procedure on right Achilles

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Though the absences of De’Andre Hunter and Kris Dunn continue, the Atlanta Hawks received a jolt with the return of Bogdan Bogdanovic on March 2. Unfortunately, however, the Hawks continue to operate without a key piece of their wing rotation, as Cam Reddish missed the final six games of the first half with what the team was referring to as “right Achilles soreness.” On Monday evening, Atlanta provided a formal update on Reddish’s status for the first time since he was last on the court on Feb. 21, and the former No. 10 overall pick will...
18 hours ago
Atlanta Hawks All-Star break mailbag

Atlanta Hawks All-Star break mailbag

Photo by Alex Menendez/ The Atlanta Hawks entered the All Star break with a modest two-game winning streak after making the move to dismiss Lloyd Pierce as head coach and naming Nate McMillan to the interim position. The proverbial first half for Atlanta was dominated by unfortunate injuries, blown fourth quarter leads and the voices of frustrated fans. What better time to take your questions in mailbag form? I think a key word for this Hawks team is inconsistent. What can the team do to turn the corner and be more consistent, live up to the roster they have? Injuries...
Mar 5, 2021
Just how badly have the Hawks missed De’Andre Hunter?

Just how badly have the Hawks missed De’Andre Hunter?

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Since losing De’Andre Hunter to a meniscus injury in the beginning of February, the Atlanta Hawks have gone 6-11 and have seemingly been unable to replace Hunter’s improved production earlier this year. Going into the 2020-21 season, most fans of the Atlanta Hawks were itching to see if Cam Reddish would take that next big step forward on the path to realizing his tantalizing potential. Few could have predicted that it would be De’Andre Hunter who would burst onto the scene, demonstrating why the Hawks took a chance on him by...
Mar 4, 2021
Hawks ride three-point wave, end first half with win over Magic

Hawks ride three-point wave, end first half with win over Magic

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta went nuts from three in the fourth quarter and, really, the entire second half. The Atlanta Hawks (16-20) finished the first half of their season with three games in four nights down in the sunshine state, with the final one coming in Orlando against the Magic. In Nate McMillan’s second game as the head coach, the Hawks did not win as comfortably as they did in the first. However, Atlanta did emerge victorious by a 115-112 final margin after a wild second half push. Clint Capela, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Kris Dunn were...
Mar 4, 2021
ATL and 29: The Natehawks are 2-0 but maybe really 4-1

ATL and 29: The Natehawks are 2-0 but maybe really 4-1

Photo by Alex Menendez/ The NBA All-Star break is here and the first half ended on a positive note for the Atlanta Hawks. With that in mind, Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com is joined by Glen Willis of Peachtree Hoops for another episode of the ATL and 29 podcast. Topics include the following: The head coaching change from Lloyd Pierce to Nate McMillan Wins over Miami and Orlando The differences between surrounding Trae Young with veterans instead of younger players Much, much more ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe...
Mar 3, 2021
Late three-point barrage leads Hawks to 113-112 comeback win over Magic

Late three-point barrage leads Hawks to 113-112 comeback win over Magic

Photo by Alex Menendez/ Fewer than 24 hours after finishing off a victory in Miami, the Atlanta Hawks took the court against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on Wednesday. The matchup was the first between the Southeast Division foes this season and, in addition, it was the final game of the first half for the Hawks. Atlanta trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half but, after a furious comeback, the Hawks enter the All-Star break with a 113-112 victory. Atlanta came out of the gate in sluggish fashion, struggling in rim protection in the absence of Clint...
Mar 3, 2021
Game Thread 3/3/21: Hawks at Magic

Game Thread 3/3/21: Hawks at Magic

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins TBD Injury report Clint Capela (right foot pain) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.
Mar 3, 2021
De’Andre Hunter named to 2021 Rising Stars roster

De’Andre Hunter named to 2021 Rising Stars roster

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via NBA All-Star festivities arrive on March 7 in Atlanta, with the league pivoting what is normally a full-weekend event into a single day at State Farm Arena. As part of that package, the All-Star Game itself will take place, with the Three-Point Contest and Skills Challenge at the beginning of the evening and the Slam Dunk Contest during halftime of the big game. However, the annual Rising Stars event will not take place, and the NBA indicated that decision was made “due to the limitation of having All-Star events all in one...
Mar 3, 2021
Preview: Hawks finish first half schedule in Orlando

Preview: Hawks finish first half schedule in Orlando

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks kicked off the month of March with a strong performance on Tuesday, picking up a road win over the Miami Heat. Though the All-Star break is looming, the Hawks have one more game scheduled, and Atlanta travels only a short distance to face the Orlando Magic on the second night of a back-to-back. This is the first matchup between the two teams this season after a 2-2 split for the Hawks and Magic in 2019-20. Orlando is struggling this season with a 13-22 record, and that includes four straight losses as the Hawks arrive....
Mar 3, 2021
Hawks exact revenge on Heat behind balanced effort

Hawks exact revenge on Heat behind balanced effort

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via A split in Miami and the season series to boot. The Atlanta Hawks returned to winning ways on Tuesday night as they once again squared off against the Miami Heat in South Beach, leaving Miami with a split as they took the 94-80 victory. In a balanced effort, Trae Young led the way with 18 points as all five starters notched double-digit scoring. For the Heat — again, without Jimmy Butler — both Goran Dragic and Duncan Robinson led the way with 14 points in an offensive struggle for the Heat. This was... not a pretty game as both...
Mar 2, 2021
Hawks defeat Heat in McMillan’s debut, 94-80

Hawks defeat Heat in McMillan’s debut, 94-80

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Atlanta bested Miami tonight in a 90’s style bout for Nate McMillan’s first official game as the interim coach. The Heat collapsed offensively down the stretch as the Hawks secured the victory. On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Hawks battled the Miami Heat for the second time in three days. The Hawks lost to Miami on Sunday night, 109-99, in a tough game. Atlanta looked to even the season series against the team from South Beach in a game that was fraught with tension. Nate McMillan took the coaching helm tonight after the Hawks...
Mar 2, 2021
Game Thread 3/2/21: Hawks at Heat

Game Thread 3/2/21: Hawks at Heat

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is available to play. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.
Mar 2, 2021
ATL and 29: The Lloyd Pierce era is over

ATL and 29: The Lloyd Pierce era is over

Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via After the announcement of Lloyd Pierce’s dismissal as the head coach of the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com was joined by Wes Morton of Peachtree Hoops for a new episode of the ATL and 29 podcast. Topics include the following: What made sense about the move What did not make sense about the move Various notable facts and trends Thoughts on Travis Schlenk’s press conference The full, unedited audio from Schlenk’s comments to the media Much, much more ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can...
Mar 2, 2021
Preview: Hawks battle Heat for second time in three nights

Preview: Hawks battle Heat for second time in three nights

Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks (14-20) will take on the Miami Heat (17-17) for the second time in three days, but things will look a bit different this time around. The Hawks made the choice to fire head coach Lloyd Pierce on Monday afternoon, and Pierce’s lead assistant, Nate McMillan, has agreed to become the interim head coach. Sunday evening marked another loss for Atlanta, who sits six games under .500 and two games out of the Eastern Conference playoffs. McMillan led the Indiana Pacers to the postseason last year. Pierce logged 2+ seasons as the...