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Fantasy Update

Feb 23, 2017
numberFire
The Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing a trade that will send forward Ersan Ilyasova and a second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for center Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. What It Means: Ilyasova should provide the Hawks some valuable depth up front and can help stretch the floor ala starter Paul Millsap. His fantasy value will likely take a hit however, in what projects to be a reduced role in Atlanta. Ilyasova is averaging 14.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 3-pointers in 27.3 minutes per game this season. His...
Feb 22, 2017
Rotoworld
The 76ers are finalizing a trade that will send Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta in exchange for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Peachtree Hoops 17 hours ago
Locked on Hawks podcast: An outsider’s perspective

Locked on Hawks podcast: An outsider’s perspective

Episode 148 features a different view from a friend of the program. Happy Friday! The Atlanta Hawks are back on the floor this evening to take on the Miami Heat after a lengthy absence from competition. Before that transpires, though, Episode 148 of the Locked on Hawks podcast is here for your listening pleasure and Ryan Wilson joins the show for the festivities. Who is Ryan Wilson? You’ll find out. Topics include the following: What should Hawks fans expect from Ersan Ilyasova and how will the rotation shake out with him on board and the additions of Lamar Patterson and Ryan Kelly? Do...
Peachtree Hoops 23 hours ago
Atlanta Hawks made “aggressive” trade offers for Paul George and Jimmy Butler, per report

Atlanta Hawks made “aggressive” trade offers for Paul George and Jimmy Butler, per report

It ended up being a relatively quiet deadline but it reportedly wasn’t for a lack of trying. The Atlanta Hawks picked up a bench upgrade in Ersan Ilyasova at the 2017 NBA trade deadline and, as a result, the team is in better shape for the stretch run than it was one week ago. However, that relatively quiet trade deadline showing reportedly wasn’t because the Hawks weren’t aiming high. Marc Stein of ESPN brings word that the Hawks made “aggressive” trade offers to the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics for Paul George and Jimmy Butler, respectively. The Atlanta Hawks made...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 23, 2017
Locked on Hawks podcast: Trade Deadline recap

Locked on Hawks podcast: Trade Deadline recap

Episode 147 drops early with special guest Robby Kalland. The 2017 NBA trade deadline has passed and, with haste, the Locked on Hawks podcast is here to recap what transpired. Robby Kalland of UPROXX Sports (and a former Peachtree Hoops writer) joins us for Episode 147 and topics for the program include the following: Mike Scott is no longer with the Hawks and we pour one out for his tenure A look back at the Ersan Ilyasova deal Do we really think the Hawks had a shot at Jimmy Butler or Paul George? The cost of doing business and a look at what the Hawks are dealing with as an...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 23, 2017
Atlanta Hawks to fill roster with Ryan Kelly and Lamar Patterson, per report

Atlanta Hawks to fill roster with Ryan Kelly and Lamar Patterson, per report

It appears that the Hawks won’t have free roster spots for long. In the aftermath of a trade deadline that included the acquisition of Ersan Ilyasova and the jettisoning of Mike Scott, the Atlanta Hawks entered Thursday evening with two open roster spots. However, that flexibility appears to be gone with haste, as Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reports that the Hawks will sign both Ryan Kelly and Lamar Patterson to contracts for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season. The Hawks will sign Lamar Patterson and Ryan Kelly to end of season contracts.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) February...
CSN Philly Feb 23, 2017

Mike Budenholzer: Hawks 'feel really good' about addition of Ersan Ilyasova

ATLANTA -- Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer says newly acquired power forward Ersan Ilyasova was targeted as a player he saw as a good fit on Atlanta's
FOX Sports Feb 23, 2017
Budenholzer says Ilyasova will be good fit for Hawks

Budenholzer says Ilyasova will be good fit for Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer says newly acquired power forward Ersan Ilyasova was targeted as a player he saw as a good fit on Atlanta's front line.
Boston Herald Feb 23, 2017
Budenholzer says Ilyasova will be good fit for Hawks

Budenholzer says Ilyasova will be good fit for Hawks

ATLANTA — Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer says newly acquired power forward Ersan Ilyasova was targeted as a player he saw as a good fit on Atlantas front line.The 6-foot-10 Ilyasova gives Atlanta a stretch forward who can make 3-pointers while playing behind All-Star Paul Millsap.To get somebody that we really targeted and wanted, we feel really good about that, Budenholzer said Thursday.Budenholzer said matching center Dwight Howards inside game with Ilyasova who can stretch and hit the 3s, that is a good pairing.Ilyasova is expected to join the team before the team plays Miami on Friday...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 23, 2017
Deron Williams could be buyout target for Atlanta Hawks, per report

Deron Williams could be buyout target for Atlanta Hawks, per report

The Hawks could be in the market for a former All-Star. After moving on from Mike Scott and swapping Tiago Splitter’s contract in a deal for Ersan Ilyasova, the Atlanta Hawks have two open roster spots to play with for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season. One reported need for the organization comes in the form of a third point guard and, on Thursday afternoon, word broke that the Hawks could be interested in former All-Star point guard Deron Williams. Vertical Sources: Deron Williams, Dallas have started discussions toward contract buyout. Cleveland, Utah, Atlanta expressed trade...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 23, 2017
Atlanta Hawks quietly improve, leave organizational questions open at trade deadline

Atlanta Hawks quietly improve, leave organizational questions open at trade deadline

The Hawks are better on the floor than they were last week. The dust has settled with regard to the 2017 NBA trade deadline and the Atlanta Hawks are better than they were last week. That is the simplest way to explain what transpired over the past 48 hours. With that said, there is more to consider from an organizational sense than simply how the team looks and there are a number of factors in play. On the floor Ersan Ilyasova is a significant upgrade over what the Hawks have been deploying at the backup power forward position. The veteran forward was acquired in a deal from the...
CSN Philly Feb 23, 2017

Ersan Ilyasova trade: 3 main takeaways

Ersan Ilyasova is headed to his sixth team in the last 20 months after being traded by the Sixers to the Hawks Wednesday night for
FOX Sports Feb 23, 2017
Atlanta Hawks: Analyzing The Ersan Ilyasova Trade

Atlanta Hawks: Analyzing The Ersan Ilyasova Trade

The Atlanta Hawks acquired Ersan Ilyasova in a trade on Wednesday night, with Tiago Splitter, a second round pick, and an option for a second round pick swap going to the Philadelphia 76ers. How does it impact the Hawks, though?Having not made any real secret in recent days of their intentions ahe...
Boston Herald Feb 23, 2017
Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks added scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.The 76ers got injured center Tiago Splitter and a protected second-round draft pick from Atlanta, and have the right to swap another 2017 second-round pick with the Hawks.The 6-foot-10 Ilyasova is expected to add scoring punch to Atlanta's front line as the Hawks attempt to improve their playoff position. They will return from the All-Star break in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Toronto.Ilyasova has career...
FOX Sports Feb 22, 2017
Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have received scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers.
numberFire Feb 22, 2017

Hawks trade Tiago Splitter to 76ers in package for Ersan Ilyasova

Atlanta Hawks center Tiago Splitter will reportedly be dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a package for forward Ersan Ilyasova. What It Means: The Sixers have three centers on their roster, with Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel already mentioned in trade talks, and Splitter has yet to play this season due to injuries. This is clearly entirely about the salary cap, draft picks, and clearing room for power forward Dario Saric. Saric was already trending up and he's simply must-own as the obvious starter with Ilyasova heading out of town. Splitter started just two of the 36...
FOX Sports Feb 22, 2017
AP source: Hawks acquire Ilyasova from 76ers for Splitter

AP source: Hawks acquire Ilyasova from 76ers for Splitter

ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Tiago Splitter to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Ersan Ilyasova.

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