Tweet of the Day: DeMarre Carroll Unhappy With Atlanta Weather

The intensely cold weather brought on by a polar vortex continues to freeze many Americans from the midwest across the southeast. Temperatures in midwest are so frigid that the penguins and polar bear in the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is being kept indoors. Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll came to the A-T-L as a free agent in the offseason. The past two stops for the “Junkyard Dog” were with the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets—both cold weather cities. Yet, the


Rookie Rankings, Week 9: Hawks Need More of Antic’s Antics

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When Pero Antic arrived at training camp for the Atlanta Hawks, he was their fourth-string center. The 31-year-old rookie from Macedonia was behind former All-Star Al Horford, veteran Elton Brand and journeyman Gustavo Ayon in the pecking order. Even on the NBA’s smallest team, the 6-11 Antic didn’t figure to play much. And he didn’t. Even with Ayon sidelined by a shoulder injury suffered early in camp, Antic had 11 DNPs in the first 22 games as new coach Mike Budenholzer relied


PODCAST: Who Might Trade for Andrew Bynum?


By now you have probably heard the news that Andrew Bynum had been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, and that the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to trade him before the remainder of his two-year, $24 million contract becomes guaranteed on Jan. 10, meaning the Cavs would have to waive him by Jan. 7 to save nearly $19 million. Would anyone want him? All character issues aside — and there are plenty of those — this is still a player


Tweet of the Day: Twitter Response to Westbrook Surgery, Horford Also Out


News broke earlier Friday afternoon that Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook has undergone yet another surgery on his right knee—his third procedure. Thunder president Sam Presti addressed the surgery in a recent statement. [Russell Westbrook has knee surgery again, out until after the All-Star break] “Russell has been playing pain free, but recently had experienced increased swelling. After consultation and consideration by his surgeon in Los Angeles, a plan was established to monitor the swelling that included a series of scheduled MRIs. “On