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2017 Schedule
48-34, 1st in Southeast
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Millsap made right move off court

Kevin Pelton writes that Paul Millsap displayed excellent timing in extending his contract last summer before having the best season of his career. That makes the standout power forward one of next summer's most desired players. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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Could be sharp dropoff for Hawks

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Atlanta's record dropping by 10 wins next season. Even with other East leaders also sliding, that might not be enough to be a playoff team. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With 19th pick in draft, Hawks would ...

Chad Ford points to NC State freshman center Omer Yurtseven. The 7-footer from Turkey turned 18 in June, and his NCAA eligibility remains in question. Assuming he's cleared, look out. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Korver needs turnaround season

Three-point baskets suddenly weren't a given for Kyle Korver last season. Bradford Doolittle expects that to change, but there's concern about age affecting other parts of Korver's game. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Hawks tweet out schedule in emojis

The Atlanta Hawks released their schedule on Twitter using emojis to represent fellow NBA teams.

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Support for Atlanta, but not much

The Hawks tied for the Southeast Division title last season. but only one member of ESPN's Summer Forecast panel sees them finishing as high as third in the conference next season. Forecast: 2016-17 East champions

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Hawks overpaid to keep Kent Bazemore

Bazemore was a full-time starter last season for the first time in his four-year NBA career. He parlayed that into a free-agent contract worth $70 million over four years. Steve Ilardi and Jeremias Engelmann have looked at the metrics, and they're confused. Worst NBA offseason deals (Insider)

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The best laid plans can go awry

As DeMar DeRozan discovered Tuesday night when his dunk attempt against China failed, Josh Smith once overshot his target when glory appeared within reach during his time in Atlanta.

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Hawks will take step back in East

Al Horford's out, and Dwight Howard's in. That means fewer wins and slipping a few notches in the conference, according to the ninth annual Summer Forecast compiled by ESPN's expert panel. Forecast: 2016-17 East standings

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Summer Forecast: How the East will play out in 2016-17

Summer Forecast is back! How will the East standings shake out in 2016-17? Will anyone threaten to dethrone the champion Cavs? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projections.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.812th
Rebounds Per Game42.124th
Assists Per Game25.62nd
Points Allowed99.26th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-156022.732
2013-143844.463
2012-134438.537
2011-124026.606

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