Player News - Hawks

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Dennis Schroder implied during a recent interview that he's not on the same page with Atlanta management.

"I don't know what the organization has in mind," said Schroder. "That's why I'm going back in a week [to meet with management]. Of course, Atlanta is my city... but I have to look individually what's best for me... I will be 25 in September and of course, I want to win a title sometime. In my prime, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, I want to compete. I cannot be the second to last team in the Eastern Conference." Schroder also said it "wouldn't be too bad" to play for the Pacers or Bucks, so it'll be interesting to see what comes out of his upcoming meeting with management.
May 14 - 4:47 PM

The Hawks will announce Lloyd Pierce as their head coach on Monday, according to Marc Spears of

It's a three-year-deal with a team option for the fourth, per ESPN. This is a nice hire for the Hawks with their emphasis on player development, which Pierce knows very well with his time as a Summer League coach and going through The Process in Philly. Looking at the big picture, this could mean the Hawks sell off pieces this summer or next year.
May 11 - 6:58 PM

According to's David Aldridge, Lloyd Pierce has "all signs pointing" to him becoming the Hawks next coach.

It does make a lot of sense for the Hawks, who are likely going to be bad for a few years. Pierce has been a part of The Process with the 76ers, and he was vocal in player development as the 76ers Summer League coach. Coach Brett Brown has been raving about him and Pierce is constantly coaching up players during games with emphasis on defense.
May 11 - 3:52 PM

The Hawks will waive Tyler Cavanaugh on Friday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

Cavanaugh had a trigger date next week on part of his $1.4 million contract for the 2018-19 season. Cavanaugh appeared in 39 games for Atlanta last season, averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.3 minutes, while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 36.0 percent from 3-point territory. While he may not be able to secure a fully-guaranteed contract this summer, he'll certainly have plenty of NBA teams interested.
May 11 - 9:42 AM

The Hawks have reportedly narrowed their search for a head coach to four candidates, including Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts.

The other remaining candidates are Lloyd Pierce, Stephen Silas and Jay Larranaga, all of whom are current assistants for other teams -- the Sixers, Hornets and Celtics, respectively. Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler has interviewed Tibbetts and will reportedly meet with Pierce early this week, with ESPN reporting that a positive meeting "will likely catapult him into a job offer." It shouldn't take much longer for Atlanta to fill their vacant position.
May 6 - 7:56 PM

The Hawks interviewed Lloyd Pierce for their head coaching position on Saturday.

Pierce has been an assistant coach with the 76ers for a few years and has also had stints with the Cavs, Warriors and Grizzlies. Pierce joins a growing list of candidates that includes Jay Larranaga, Stephen Silas, Jarron Collins, James Borrego, Ime Udoka and Nate Tibbetts. The Hawks aren't exactly in win-now mode, so hiring a coach with an emphasis on player development will likely be a priority.
May 5 - 12:41 PM

Isaiah Taylor said his shooting will be his main focus this offseason.

Taylor showcased his playmaking and ability to get to the rim as Atlanta's backup point guard down the stretch, averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 assists, 1.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.3 triples after the All-Star break. However, his shooting left a lot to be desired, as he ranked in the 26th percentile or lower in accuracy from the short midrange, long midrange and 3-point line. Taylor is under contract for a mere $1.5 million next season and has a decent chance of opening the campaign as Dennis Schroder's backup.
Apr 26 - 9:51 AM

DeAndre Bembry suffered a right wrist fracture and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

What a brutal season for Bembry. Here's a rundown of his injuries before this wrist issue: abdomen issue in February, March and April, a groin injury in February and January, and another right wrist issue to cost him time in October, and a triceps strain that cost him most of camp. After his promising summer league in 2017, Bembry sure could use a change to his luck.
Apr 12 - 4:39 PM

Taurean Prince hit 9-of-25 shots and 6-of-18 3-pointers for 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Tuesday's 121-113 loss to Philly, which mercifully ended the Hawks season.

Atlanta didn't do a very good job of tanking by winning three of their previous five games coming into this one, along with two straight, but were handled by the Sixers and finished with a 24-58 record, which is currently the worst in the East. A Magic loss to the Wizards on Wednesday, which should be a no-brainer, will leave the two teams tied for the worst record in the East, while the Grizzlies and Suns will finish with a worse record than Atlanta. Prince and John Collins, along with Dennis Schroder, have serious fantasy star potential and the young Hawks should be ready to roll for a whole season next year. And regardless of how many ping pong balls the Hawks get on draft lottery night, they're almost assured a very good pick in the draft.
Apr 10 - 10:07 PM

Malcolm Delaney underwent ankle surgery on Monday and he will miss the rest of the season.

His timetable has been set at 6-8 weeks, so he has plenty of time to get himself ready for training camp next year. With both Delaney and Dennis Schroder (ankle) done for the year, Isaiah Taylor and Damion Lee will continue to log extended minutes in Atlanta's backcourt.
Apr 9 - 3:33 PM

John Collins scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

While Collins did miss both of his 3-point attempts, he was nice with the defensive stats and drained both of his free throws. DeAndre Bembry scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block through 20 minutes as a starter, but it could be tough for him to come through with a repeat performance with a tough matchup against Philly on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 5:19 PM

Taurean Prince propelled the Hawks to a win over the Celtics on Sunday, going 12-of-17 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe for 33 points over 39 minutes.

Prince was absolutely en fuego from start to finish, going 7-of-8 from distance for a ridiculous 92.3 true shooting percentage on his way to eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one swat and five turnovers. He only missed one shot through the entire first half of action, and his second miss didn't come until late in the third quarter. It was a bumpy ride for Prince this year, but he's managed to finish very strong.
Apr 8 - 5:15 PM

Damion Lee scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, two assists and one steal through 29 minutes as a starter.

Lee replaced Isaiah Taylor in the starting unit, and he was crucial for the Hawks late, helping them go on a big run in the fourth to secure a victory over the No. 2 seeded Celtics. He's not the most consistent guy out there, but over the past five, he's come through with averages of 12.0 points, 6.2 boards, 2.4 dimes, 1.0 triple, 1.0 steal and 1.6 turnovers per contest on 41.0% shooting.
Apr 8 - 5:07 PM

Isaiah Taylor played well despite getting demoted to the second unit on Sunday, finishing with 16 points, six assists, two rebounds and one turnover in 28 minutes.

Taylor had been struggling with his jumper over the previous two games, connecting on just 22.2% of his shot attempts, so perhaps going up against the opposing team's B-squad helped him get going tonight. He should be a fixture in the rotation regardless of how he enters the game with Atlanta so ridiculously banged up, but inconsistency will relegate him to deep league status.
Apr 8 - 5:02 PM

Isaiah Taylor will head to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

He had a really tough week so the Hawks are going to go in another direction today. The Hawks aren't starting a true point guard, and we'd still expect Taylor to see decent minutes off the bench unless there's an injury that hasn't been reported.
Apr 8 - 12:51 PM

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