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Peachtree Hoops Dec 5, 2016
Evaluating Dennis Schröder’s Season so Far

Evaluating Dennis Schröder’s Season so Far

As the Hawks struggle to snap a losing streak, how has Dennis Schröder played as a starter? The Hawks continued their recent woes with a thrashing at the hands of the Raptors on Saturday night. Losing eight out of nine — and falling to 10-11 after a 9-2 start — seems very out-of-character for a Mike Budenholzer team, but the Hawks right now are struggling to win anything. At the beginning of the year, the two biggest questions about the Hawks’ lineup centered around switching Dwight Howard for Al Horford, and promoting Dennis Schröder to the starting lineup. So, after 21 games, how...
Peachtree Hoops Nov 30, 2016

Locked on Hawks podcast: Mike Scott, Dwight Howard and more

Episode 84 features a visit from PTH’s own Kris Willis. Good morning! The Atlanta Hawks enjoyed a day off on Tuesday while traveling to Phoenix, but the Locked on Hawks podcast never sleeps. Episode 84 of the show features a visit from Kris Willis and topics include the following: Mike Scott is (almost) back. What kind of role will he play, if healthy, and which member of the rotation would see his minutes slashed in that event? Atlanta’s offense is scuffling and we try to diagnose the problem The Kent Bazemore experience has been rough this season. Reason to worry? Dwight Howard is...
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 28, 2016

Dwight Howard says he can’t hear Lakers hate but he definitely heard this fan call him a ‘b*tch’

Can you hear them now? Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers are linked together, forever, in ways neither side expected when they first came together. Howard, now two teams removed from his Hollywood stint, will always be a villain under the Staples Center spotlight. The boos remain plentiful for him, as Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times captured while the Lakers were working on their season sweep of the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night: What Dwight Howard hears at the line. pic.twitter.com/vdvcfAsCgU— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) November 28, 2016 Naturally, media had to ask...

Warriors game day: Will Draymond Green return against Hawks?

Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (155-26 with Warriors and overall); Mike Budenholzer, 4th season with Hawks (156-106 with Hawks and overall) Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (26.7 ppg, 6.1 apg), SG Klay Thompson (20.7 ppg, 2.1 apg), SF Kevin Durant (27.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg), PF Kevon Looney (3.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg), C Zaza Pachulia (4.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg) Hawks: PG Dennis Schroder (14.3 ppg, 5.3 apg), SG Kyle Korver (9.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg), SF Kent Bazemore (10.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg), PF Paul Millsap (16.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg), C Dwight Howard (14.1 ppg, 12.9 rpg) Warriors injury report: C Damian Jones (D-League assignment)...
Peachtree Hoops Nov 28, 2016

Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard restrained after fan heckles him in Los Angeles

A fan called Howard a "b----", and he understandably didn’t appreciate it. Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard had to be restrained after the Hawks’ 109-94 loss against the Lakers on Sunday night, after a fan yelled an obscenity at him. As Howard was making his way off the floor, a fan called him a “b*tch”, which caused Howard to turn around and confront the heckling fan. Howard had 19 points and nine rebounds in the game, and after a verbal exchange with the fan, security finally took him back to the locker room. He spent one season in Los Angeles with the Lakers, and left the team...
Los Angeles Times Nov 28, 2016

Dwight Howard on being booed by Lakers fans: 'I closed my ears'

From start to finish, Dwight Howard was passionately booed by the Staples Center crowd on Sunday night.  He was booed when announced as the Hawks’ starting center. He was booed when he touched the ball. He was booed when he scored. He was booed, extra loudly, when he shot free throws. He was booed...
Peachtree Hoops Nov 28, 2016

Breaking down the Hawks SLOB offense

The Hawks have one simple SLOB play, but the options that come with it fit the players perfectly. The addition of Dwight Howard and the promotion of Dennis Schröder to the starting point guard role have pushed Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer to simplify the playbook where he can to make it easier on everybody involved. The defense has been changed to fit Howard’s skills, and nowhere is the simplification more obvious than on sidelines out of bounds plays, where the Hawks have one set that they run, with a few branches and options based on the original design. Almost every...
Orange County Register Nov 28, 2016

Now a Hawk, Dwight Howard remains a villain to Lakers fans

LOS ANGELES – Dwight Howard was able to go home again, but he still can’t come back to Los Angeles. Not without this scene playing out: Boos when touches the ball, cheers when he misses a shot. Yes, three years and two uniform changes later,...
Deseret Morning News Nov 26, 2016
Rudy Gobert gets best of Dwight Howard in Jazz win

Rudy Gobert gets best of Dwight Howard in Jazz win

Gobert was impressive on the court and again in the locker room with a humorous quote about Dwight Howard making his mom cry.
Peachtree Hoops Nov 24, 2016

Video: Dwight Howard feasts on Pacers

The Indiana Pacers had no answer for Dwight Howard who finished with 23 points and 20 rebounds in Wednesday’s win. Howard set the tone early nearly scoring a double-double in the first quarter with 10 points and seven rebounds. He becomes just the fourth Hawks player in the last decade to grab at least 20 rebounds in a game.
Dwight Howard, Hawks overpower Pacers, win 96-85

Dwight Howard, Hawks overpower Pacers, win 96-85

Toward the end of the third quarter, Jeff Teague and Myles Turner were confused after a simple pick-and-roll play from the Hawks. Teague switched on the Paul Millsap, leaving Turner to guard the smaller and quicker Malcolm Delaney on the perimeter.       
Peachtree Hoops Nov 23, 2016

Paul Millsap, Dwight Howard lead Hawks over Pacers

Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard combine for 41 points and 31 rebounds as the Hawks defeat the Pacers 96-85. The Atlanta Hawks got their road trip off on a good note thanks to big performances from Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard in a 96-85 win over the Indiana Pacers. Millsap and Howard were the story in this one as they helped Atlanta to a 48-34 advantage in points in the paint. Howard set the tone early with 10 points and seven rebounds in the first quarter on his way to a 23 points, 20 rebound performance. The Hawks used a 10-2 run to start the second quarter to push the lead to as many...
Indy Cornrows Nov 23, 2016

Young scores 24, but Pacers fall 96-85 against Hawks

Thaddeus Young paced Indiana offensively scoring 24 points, but the Hawks dominated the boards in Atlanta's win. Even with Paul George and Myles Turner returning to the lineup, the Indiana Pacers (7-9) fell to the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, in a poor performance on the glass. George looked rusty early on, missing two easy layups under-the-basket, but Thaddeus Young led the way for Indiana in the first quarter scoring 11 points. The Pacers struggled to stop the dominant front-court for the Hawks, as Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard helped Atlanta get off to an early lead in the first...
Hoops Hype Nov 23, 2016
Trending stories: Dwight Howard, Omri Casspi and more

Trending stories: Dwight Howard, Omri Casspi and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Dwight Howard says late career to ‘be better and more rewarding than the beginning’ – via sports.yahoo.com November 22 04:39 PM Dwight Howard certainly falls into that category, 13 years into a career with little left to capture than a championship. Howard strolled from his swank Midtown hotel, directly across from Central Park, and prepared to hop into an SUV when a teenage fan, wearing a Rockets T-shirt with Howard’s name Shares Pop brings together 350 kids, Spurs...
Peachtree Hoops Nov 21, 2016

Locked on Hawks podcast: Takeaways from an ugly weekend

Episode 78 is here. Happy Monday. Happy Monday, everyone! The Atlanta Hawks had an ugly weekend for the first time this season, falling at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets (on Friday) and New York Knicks (on Sunday). Episode 78 of the Locked on Hawks podcast is here to recap the festivities and topics include the following: There is no shame in losing to a quality team on the road Did Dwight Howard’s ejection really have that much of an impact on Friday? Paul Millsap is good at basketball The Hawks are (still) better when the bench plays Sunday’s noon tip-off time probably didn’t...

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