Inside the Hawks’ pursuit of Dejounte Murray and what might come next

The Atlanta Hawks were desperate for another star. After that unexpected joy ride in the 2021 playoffs, their underwhelming showing last season in the much-improved Eastern Conference was a major problem for all involved. Pressure from ownership was rising – again – especially with Trae Young’s supermax extension about to kick in for the 2022-23 … Read more

Sources:- Atlanta Hawks acquire guard Dejounte Murray from San Antonio Spurs for three first-round picks, Danilo Gallinari

The Atlanta Hawks are trading forward Danilo Gallinari and three first-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star guard Dejounte Murray, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Hawks are sending a 2023 first-round pick via the Charlotte Hornets plus their own 2025 and 2027 first-round picks to the Spurs in the deal, sources told … Read more

2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the … Read more

Nets, Kyrie Irving at an impasse; latest on Miles Bridges; NBA Draft notes

With the NBA Draft three days away and free agency around the corner, trade conversations, signings and pursuits for all 30 teams have begun in earnest. Across the league, major free agents — and potential free agents — are being monitored: Chicago’s Zach LaVine, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Philadelphia’s James Harden, Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Charlotte’s Miles … Read more

Jerami Grant to the Hawks? How likely is a potential trade with the Pistons?

With the NBA Finals starting up this week, the other 28 teams are re-calibrating. The NBA Draft Lottery earlier this month helped put things in perspective for half of the league, setting the table for what should be an unpredictable offseason. The Pistons are among the teams with the potential to get a little crazy … Read more

2022 NBA Draft Combine: From Pablo Escobar to team interviews, and trade talk in between

CHICAGO — Do you want to have a staring contest? The question from a Western Conference team official came unexpectedly during an interview last week during the NBA Draft Combine. It caught Kansas guard Christian Braun by surprise. Braun had come prepared for the string of meetings he would take part in over the course … Read more

Owner Tony Ressler vows Atlanta Hawks won’t stand pat in offseason

ATLANTA — Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler said Thursday the team won’t repeat the “mistake” of complacency that he believes set the stage for this season’s disappointing first-round exit from the playoffs. Ressler said the Hawks won’t stand pat this offseason — even if that means paying a salary tax. The Hawks returned a young … Read more

Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler scores 45 in Game 2 win, says he’s a ‘different player’ than he was during torrid Finals run in NBA bubble

MIAMI — The vision of Jimmy Butler, slumped over a baseline barricade, during the 2020 NBA Finals in the Orlando bubble has been painted into the tapestry of the league’s collective consciousness. In that series, the Miami Heat star went toe-to-toe with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, notching 35- and 40-point triple-doubles while … Read more

Miami Heat staying wary of Trae Young despite stifling Atlanta Hawks in Game 1

MIAMI — The Heat’s defense might have suffocated Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young all game in Sunday’s 115-91 Game 1 win of their first-round series, but the East’s No. 1 seed knows it can’t expect Young and the eighth-seeded Hawks to go quietly. “He’s going to score the ball,” Heat forward PJ Tucker said of … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – Complete first-round matchups, schedules and news

The NBA postseason is here, and it’s shaping up to be a wide-open chase to the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns ran away with the league’s best regular-season record — eight games clear of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the reigning Western Conference champs are on a mission to redeem themselves … Read more