Category Archives: Hawks
The Milwaukee Bucks did indeed make a move before the NBA trade deadline, acquiring JJ Redick from the Orlando Magic in a six-player deal. But a report from ESPN’s Ric Bucher suggests the day could’ve brought even more drastic changes to the Bucks’ roster. Bucher said in a tweet that the Atlanta Hawks pulled out of a deal in the final minute that would’ve sent Smith to the Bucks in exchange for Luc Mbah a Moute, Ekpe Udoh, Beno Udrih, and a protected 1st-round pick. It’s likely the Hawks would’ve sent more back than Smith, but no specifics were given. ESPN’s Chad Ford says the talks were part of a larger deal involving the Magic:
Hawks, Bucks seriously talking on Josh Smith deal, sources tell Y! Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh among players discussed for Smith, Devin Harris.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
After eight-plus seasons, almost All-Star forward Josh Smith and the Atlanta Hawks have decided it’s time for a change.
So the Hawks are trying to trade Smith before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, and like that awkward Facebook friend page you come across, it’s complicated.
Several teams have expressed varying degrees of interest in Smith – from the Los Angeles Clippers to the San Antonio Spurs to the Washington Wizards to the Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Teams all have the same questions about Smith.
In trying to move J Smith, ATL called LAC and asked about Bledsoe. Short conversation. Clips not really interested in trading for Smith.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 19, 2013
After a year away from the game, Mike Woodson might
have seen his coaching stock rise with the tumble of the Hawks, who
slipped by six wins and appeared less formidable. Woodson’s contract was
not renewed last season by Atlanta general manager Rick Sund, who believed Larry Drew was
capable of leading the team to the next level.
The Atlanta Hawks have reached out to free agent veteran Earl Boykins, confirmed a league source to RealGM.
Boykins helped stabilize a tumultuous season for the Washington Wizards,
appearing in 67 games and averaging 14.2 points per 36 minutes. His
09-10 season was a return to the NBA after a lucrative interlude playing
in Italy for Virtus Bologna during the 08-09 season.
By Michael Cunningham
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Hawks believe Zydrunas Ilgauskas eventually will re-sign with Cleveland when he’s eligible to do so.
Hawks coach Mike Woodson has a white board hanging from the back wall of his office with various scribbles on it, but it wasn’t hard to make out the two rows of initials he jotted down one recent afternoon, or the glaring omission in one category.