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Sep 25, 2023

7 Free agents the Atlanta Hawks signed past their prime

This offseason has been interesting for the Atlanta Hawks as their moves have seemingly set them up for something larger, though that has yet to come to fruition. There have even been some who have called them out for failing to do more. But activity for the sake of activity is not a winning method […] 7 Free agents the Atlanta Hawks signed past their prime - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - Atlanta Hawks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 23, 2023

Analyst points to Lakers for Hawks extension predictions

Amid all of the trade rumors, the Atlanta Hawks have a couple of legitimate pieces of business to handle with both Onyeka Okongwu and Saddiq Bey barreling toward restricted free agency next offseason. And the Los Angeles Lakers could have already provided the blueprint for how this should play out. Okongwu was the No. 6 […] Analyst points to Lakers for Hawks extension predictions - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - Atlanta Hawks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 22, 2023

Hawks’ Trae Young teases fans with ‘cool’ announcement

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young has been busy this offseason, recently buying a stake in the Atlanta Bouncers, a Major League Pickleball team owned by Anheuser-Busch. But he is apparently not done with the surprise announcements. “About to do something really cool that y’all will see later,” Young posted on X (formerly Twitter) on September […] Hawks’ Trae Young teases fans with ‘cool’ announcement - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - Atlanta Hawks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 22, 2023

Grade the trade: Hawks solve shooting woes in latest proposal

The Atlanta Hawks had a quiet offseason, but not for lack of trying. They traded John Collins to the Jazz and attempted to pry Pascal Siakam from the Raptors (subscription required). Getting the two-time All-Star would have been massive, but it hasn’t happened. The Hawks are eager to contend, but will primarily rely on internal growth […] Grade the trade: Hawks solve shooting woes in latest proposal - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - Atlanta Hawks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 20, 2023

Hawks’ Trae Young drops prediction for next season

On his birthday, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young spent time both reflecting and looking forward. The sixth-year guard began declaring the day a “holiday,” saying he “had time today” in lieu of his typical daily affirmation. Young also shared a short video highlighting the many facets of the now 25-year-old guard’s life. But it’s the […] Hawks’ Trae Young drops prediction for next season - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - Atlanta Hawks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 18, 2023

Jazz’s John Collins sends heartfelt message to Hawks fans

The Atlanta Hawks traded John Collins to the Utah Jazz in an apparent salary-clearing move this offseason. Finally, after speaking on the trade only briefly in an interview, Collins had a message for fans. “Atl…..I know….. I took my time with this one. But this one definitely stung,” Collins’ Instagram post began. “Being thrust into […] Jazz’s John Collins sends heartfelt message to Hawks fans - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 18, 2023

Hawks ‘blew’ offseason after ‘huge disappointment’, analyst says

The reviews on the Atlanta Hawks offseason are rolling in with training camp drawing closer, and they are not exactly glowing. “The Hawks look like they’ll once again finish in the middle of the East after not really doing much this summer,” wrote Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report on September 17. “Dumping John Collins’ contract […] Hawks ‘blew’ offseason after ‘huge disappointment’, analyst says - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 14, 2023

5 Lineup combinations that could work for the Atlanta Hawks

For the Atlanta Hawks, lineups and matchups will be the key to their success. But how exactly can Atlanta use their depth to their advantage? Trading away John Collins opened up more opportunities for younger players like Jalen Johnson and Onyeka Okongwu to get more playing time. Drafting Kobe Bufkin (who the Hawks would not […] 5 Lineup combinations that could work for the Atlanta Hawks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 14, 2023

Hawks’ FIBA World Cup standout a ‘player to watch’ in trade talks

While the Atlanta Hawks are said to be comfortable taking the roster as currently constructed into the regular season, that does not mean they are not also pondering potential moves. And, with their future finances still looming as a potential challenge, cost-cutting could be the move once again. They shed John Collins in a trade […] Hawks’ FIBA World Cup standout a ‘player to watch’ in trade talks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 14, 2023

Hawks starring in 2023 FIBA World Cup bodes well for season

Atlanta Hawks are one of twenty-seven NBA teams that have players participating in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Hawks have three players playing: Bogdan Bogdanovic for Serbia, Bruno Fernando for Angola, and Patty Mills for Australia. All three Hawks players played a major role in their respective countries. Patty Mills finished the 2023 FIBA World […] Hawks starring in 2023 FIBA World Cup bodes well for season - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 14, 2023

Hawks rejected request for rookie in blockbuster trade

The Atlanta Hawks are high on rookie Kobe Bufkin. That much was made evident by a new report from Michael Scotto of HoopsHype updating the Toronto Raptors’ interest in the youngster. “The Hawks were unwilling to part with rookie guard Kobe Bufkin in trade talks for Siakam, league sources told HoopsHype,” Scotto wrote on September […] Hawks rejected request for rookie in blockbuster trade - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 13, 2023

Hawks’ Dejounte Murray responds to Cavaliers’ ‘future star’

Since his arrival, Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray has assumed a leadership role. But his impact is not limited to the court or Hawks’ locker room at State Farm Arean or the halls of the Emory Sports Medicine Complex where they practice. “You motivate me big bro,” wrote Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Emoni Bates in an […] Hawks’ Dejounte Murray responds to Cavaliers’ ‘future star’ - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 12, 2023

Atlanta Hawks ready for full season with Quin Snyder

Atlanta Hawks head coach Quin Snyder has had a successful career which includes six straight winning record seasons, seven straight playoff appearances, and three 50-win seasons. Snyder’s best coaching season was back in the 2020-2021 season, when he coached the Utah Jazz to a 52-20 record as well as being the head coach for the […] Atlanta Hawks ready for full season with Quin Snyder - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 12, 2023

Hawks HC urged to take ‘risk’ on former 1st-round pick

If the Atlanta Hawks want to maximize their roster as it’s currently constructed, they need to take a “risk” on third-year forward Jalen Johnson, according to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report. “While everyone seemingly awaits Atlanta’s inevitable change at center from Clint Capela to Onyeka Okongwu, there is another path to making this frontcourt more […] Hawks HC urged to take ‘risk’ on former 1st-round pick - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Sep 10, 2023

Start, Bench, Cut: Sorting through the Hawks’ power forward options

There are very few question marks about the Atlanta Hawks going into the 2023-24 season. The ones that do exist, however, are significant. And none are more so than who will start at power forward. While Atlanta has many options, they have tipped their hand regarding their preferred direction. Which direction should they go in, […] Start, Bench, Cut: Sorting through the Hawks’ power forward options - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog