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Blazer's Edge

Jusuf Nurkic Out Until All-Star Break

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Portland’s starting center has a left calf strain. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will be out with a left calf injury for at least a week and a half. Nurkic suffered the injury in Portland’s January 25th contest against the Utah Jazz. He missed the Blazers’ next game versus the Toronto Raptors, then played against the Atlanta Hawks before leaving the game after playing four minutes in the Blazers-Memphis Grizzlies game on Wednesday. The team announced today that they expect Nurkic to be out of action until after the...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Game Recap: Suns get blown out by Atlanta, 132-100

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports It was not the Suns night. On to the next one. The Phoenix Suns did not play good basketball tonight. We could go in-depth on why, but to put it in simple terms: the Hawks brought it and the Suns did not. As Eddie Johnson said on the broadcast: “The NBA season is an 82-game marathon. Nights like this happen.” Phoenix drops to 27-26 on the season, with a 4-2 record since Chris Paul’s return from injury. Tonight Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton showed up to play, but unfortunately no one else did for the Suns. The bench unit was...

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Trae Young ankle injury gets key update ahead of crucial Hawks-Suns game

It seems Trae Young’s time on the Atlanta Hawks’ injury report will be short. After missing Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to injury, Young is now slated to return on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks sharpshooter is listed as probable for the game, per team reporter Kevin Chouinard. The Hawks […] The post Trae Young ankle injury gets key update ahead of crucial Hawks-Suns game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Is Trae Young playing vs. Suns?

Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young missed Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to an ankle injury. Unsurprisingly, without their best player and the straw that stirs their offense, the Hawks lost to Portland by a final score of 129-125, largely thanks to a 42-point performance from floor general Damian Lillard. So […] The post Is Trae Young playing vs. Suns? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Josh Hart, Jusuf Nurkic Available Against Hawks, Trae Young Out

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Injury updates for tonight’s game. Portland Trail Blazers starters Josh Hart and Jusuf Nurkic are both available to play tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, according to a team announcement. Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups said pregame that Hart would retain his spot in the starting lineup, Sean Highkin of the Rose Garden Report reported. Highkin also reported Hawks star Trae Young won’t play against Portland. INJURY UPDATE: Josh Hart and Jusuf Nurkic are both AVAILABLE to play tonight vs. ATL. https://t.co/9gdKdbv01Q— Trail Blazers...

Peachtree Hoops

Missed free throws prove costly in loss to Blazers as Hawks begin road trip

Photo by Soobum Im/ Without Trae Young, the Hawks put up a fight in Portland. The Atlanta Hawks were unable to begin their Western Conference road trip with victory, falling short 129-125 in Portland on Monday night. With Trae Young sidelined with an ankle injury, Dejounte Murray poured out a career-high 40 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic added 23 points off the bench. For the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard scored 42 points, Jerami Grant added 22 points. A high octane game at the Moda Center last night between these two sides, an entertaining one, despite the many...

Blazer's Edge

Jusuf Nurkic, Josh Hart Questionable Against Atlanta Hawks

Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports The pair’s status is still up in the air. The status of injured Portland Trail Blazers starters Jusuf Nurkic and Josh Hart is questionable for tomorrow’s bout with the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced in its injury report today. INJURY REPORT 1/30 @trailblazers vs. ATL:OUTBadji (L Knee Soreness)Brown III (G League Assignment)Winslow (L Ankle Sprain)QUESTIONABLEHart (R Hamstring Tightness)Nurkic (L Calf Soreness)— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) January 30, 2023 On Atlanta’s side, Hawks guard Trae Young is also questionable...

Clipperholics

Is Paul George playing against the Hawks? Injuries and more for the Clippers

Through a four-game winning streak, franchise superstar Paul George has gone beyond his role to help lead his team. As a result of his supreme efficiency, the LA Clippers’ offense has played their best basketball of the season. Moreover, the LA Clippers begin their six-game road trip with the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. This contest […] Is Paul George playing against the Hawks? Injuries and more for the Clippers - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

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Mavs’ dream scenario for 2023 NBA trade deadline

The Dallas Mavericks will be in for a tough next few games with Christian Wood out due to a thumb injury. The Mavs’ marquee offseason acquisition fractured his thumb against the Atlanta Hawks on January 18, and it remains unclear until when he won’t be able to play. Thus, Luka Doncic and the Mavs, who […] The post Mavs’ dream scenario for 2023 NBA trade deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Bucks’ asking price in Serge Ibaka trade talks as Nets, Heat, Hawks loom

Serge Ibaka just has not been the same player ever since he suffered a back injury in the 2020-21 season. Signed by the Los Angeles Clippers to supplement their frontcourt depth alongside Ivica Zubac, Ibaka fell off a cliff during the 2021-22 campaign, which eventually led to his trade to the Milwaukee Bucks during last […] The post RUMOR: Bucks’ asking price in Serge Ibaka trade talks as Nets, Heat, Hawks loom appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Posting and Toasting

Game Preview: Knicks at Raptors- 01/22/23

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Here we go again. Mitchell Robinson's recent injury is the primary reason we got smacked in the paint and on second-chance points last game against the Hawks. But, as a Tom Thibodeau-coached team, we should have the defensive insight and discipline to maintain our identity and effort without Robinson. Thibs is a defensive maestro, right? The Hawks were only 19th in offensive rating, and the Knicks, without Mitchell but still possessing many great defensive players and a supposed defensive maestro, let them score 139 points on them....

At The Hive

Preview: Hayward probable to return as Hornets visit Hawks

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Meanwhile, Ball and Martin are doubtful to play tonight. What: Charlotte Hornets (12-34) at Atlanta Hawks (24-22) When: 7:30 PM EST Where: State Farm Arena; Atlanta, Ga. How to watch: Bally Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass Outfitting: Hornets — City (granite); Hawks — Icon (red) Injury report ATL: Bogdan Bogdanović (knee), OUT. CHA: LaMelo Ball (ankle, wrist soreness), DOUBTFUL; Gordon Hayward (hamstring soreness), PROBABLE; Cody Martin (knee soreness), DOUBTFUL; Kelly Oubre Jr. (hand surgery), OUT. The Charlotte Hornets travel...

Posting and Toasting

Game Thread: Knicks at Hawks- 01/20/23

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Another game. The New York Knicks head to Atlanta to battle the hated Hawks in their first game since Mitchell Robinson’s injury. Game is at 7:30 on MSG. Peachtree Hoops is the nest for all Hawks coverage you may desire. Please don’t post any large images or gifs in the comments, and be nice to one another. Go the Knicks!

Hoops Habit

Has Onyeka Okongwu snatched the starting center spot for the Hawks?

One of the most common “butterfly effects” in sports is when a veteran player suffers an injury and opens the door for a younger prospect who never lets the chance go. One of the more famous recent examples came with the Golden State Warriors when a David Lee injury led to a starting role for […] Has Onyeka Okongwu snatched the starting center spot for the Hawks? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s final injury update vs. Raptors

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has missed the last three games with left knee soreness. The last time he played was back on January 11th against the Hawks, a game the Bucks went on to win by a final score of 114-105. The Bucks have struggled as of late without their best player, as the […] The post Giannis Antetokounmpo’s final injury update vs. Raptors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Hawks set for much-needed Clint Capela boost after 10-game absence

Atlanta Hawks’ big man Clint Capela is expected to return on Monday after missing 10 games due to a calf injury, per Chris Haynes. However, he will be on a minutes restriction. Capela will return to a Hawks team that is in the midst of a mediocre 2022-2023 season. He will look to help them […] The post Hawks set for much-needed Clint Capela boost after 10-game absence appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Peachtree Hoops

Hawks defeat Heat 121-113 to win third straight

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Three in a row. The Atlanta Hawks hosted the Miami Heat on Monday afternoon for their annual MLK Day game. The Hawks built a big lead in the first half, and were able to take the 121-113 win, moving their winning streak to three games. Atlanta got out to a hot start in the opening quarter, scoring 38 points in the first behind a hot quarter from Trae Young. Clint Capela also returned from injury off the bench on a minutes restriction, and looked good early. CC is back on the floor And his first bucket is a tough and-1 ...

ClutchPoints

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s final injury status vs. Pacers, revealed

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has missed the last two games with a sore left knee. The last time he played was back on January 11th against the Atlanta Hawks, when he grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out ten assists in a Milwaukee win. The Bucks have struggled as of late without their best player, […] The post Giannis Antetokounmpo’s final injury status vs. Pacers, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Is Fred VanVleet playing vs. Knicks?

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet left Saturday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks early after suffering a back injury. He returned to the game later on but did not play well, finishing with three points on 1-for-9 shooting from the field and 1-for-6 from behind the three-point arc in the loss. So when the Raptors travel […] The post Is Fred VanVleet playing vs. Knicks? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

8 Points, 9 Seconds

Haliburton’s absence sorely felt as the Pacers fall short to the Hawks

Following news of Tyrese Haliburton being sidelined for at least two weeks due to injury, the Indiana Pacers entered Friday night looking to regain momentum in the Gainbridge Fieldhouse against the Atlanta Hawks, where they have managed to win six straight games. However, despite spurts of good play, the Pacers’ offense stalled late in the […] Haliburton’s absence sorely felt as the Pacers fall short to the Hawks - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Myles Turner, Aaron Nesmith join Tyrese Haliburton on list of Pacers out Friday

Myles Turner and Aaron Nesmith will miss Friday's game vs. the Hawks with injury and illness, joining Tyrese Haliburton on the list of players out.       

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Grayson Allen suffers ankle injury, ruled out vs. Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks have officially ruled out Grayson Allen for the remainder of Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on the road. Grayson Allen will not return to tonight’s game with a right ankle sprain. Allen started the game and played for 13 minutes before leaving the contest. He scored six points on 3-for-4 […] The post Grayson Allen suffers ankle injury, ruled out vs. Hawks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 7-word reaction to 7-point, Draymond Green-esque double-double vs. Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the Milwaukee Bucks’ Wednesday night clash against the Atlanta Hawks averaging 31.7 points per night, good for third in the league behind only Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid. Thus, no one would have expected, barring an unforeseen injury, that Antetokounmpo would only score seven points on the night. Something must have gone […] The post Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 7-word reaction to 7-point, Draymond Green-esque double-double vs. Hawks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Why a Wizards-Hawks trade swap involving Kyle Kuzma, John Collins is unlikely

The Washington Wizards are only a game back from the 10th seed and final play-in spot despite their 18-24 record following a putrid 10-game losing streak earlier this year. Amid Bradley Beal’s injury woes, Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis have kept the Wizards afloat. However, the Wizards could end up losing Kuzma for nothing, with […] The post RUMOR: Why a Wizards-Hawks trade swap involving Kyle Kuzma, John Collins is unlikely appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will be delighted with latest Khris Middleton injury update

Khris Middleton will miss his 13th straight game for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday when they take on the Atlanta Hawks. It’s been an injury-riddled season thus far for the All-Star swingman, but it seems like he’s now going to be back in the lineup again sooner rather than later. Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer […] The post Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will be delighted with latest Khris Middleton injury update appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Buck Pass

Latest Khris Middleton update is a positive sign for the Milwaukee Bucks

For weeks, Milwaukee Bucks fans have clamored for a sliver of good news surrounding the injury to Khris Middleton and his status moving forward. Prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, Coach Mike Budenholzer delivered a positive update on Middleton that fit the bill. He stated that Middleton practiced recently and did “significant” […] Latest Khris Middleton update is a positive sign for the Milwaukee Bucks - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

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Trae Young gets unfortunate injury report update vs. Bucks

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young will miss Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a non-COVID-related illness, according to a report from Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks reporter Lauren L. Williams. Young was not present for the team’s shootaround that was available to the media, Williams continued. The Hawks also ruled out center Clint Capela, who missed […] The post Trae Young gets unfortunate injury report update vs. Bucks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hawks sign 12-year veteran Derrick Favors to 10-day contract

The Hawks signed Atlanta native Derrick Favors to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, hoping he can provide a boost in the middle while Clint Capela deals with a calf injury.

Dwight Howard to the Lakers is not likely to happen - Brian Windhorst | SportsCenter

Brian Windhorst joins SportsCenter to discuss the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers signing Dwight Howard in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' ACL injury. They also discuss 2019 NBA rookies predicting that Cam Reddish of the Atlanta Hawks will have a bett