2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
24-58, 5th in Southeast

Bobby Marks ESPN 

With Mike Muscala exercising his $5M player option, Atlanta projects to enter the offseason with $20M in room and 15 players (12 guaranteed) under contract. The Hawks could be a landing spot for teams looking to move contracts (with a draft pick) to clear cap space.

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Hawks GM nixed trade after media reports

The Atlanta Hawks pulled out of a possible trade with the Bucks during the NBA draft because of media projections about whom Milwaukee was going to take.

Stephen A.: Doncic, Young 'will be linked for years to come' (1:17)

The Get Up squad talks NBA Draft

The Get Up squad breaks down the NBA Draft, and Collin Sexton implores LeBron to stay after being drafted by the Cavs. Plus, Ryen Russilo and Jay Williams analyze the draft.


2018 Post-draft reactions

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).

How Trae Young transitions to NBA (1:15)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The selection of Kevin Huerter at No. 19 by the Hawks is another reach, per the ESPN draft analytics model, though not nearly to the same degree as Jerome Robinson was. The model has Huerter as the 38th-best player and gives him a 27% chance to be at least a starting-caliber player.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Trae Young is a talented shooter off the dribble, a skill the Hawks needed. Atlanta ranked 29th in field goal percentage on shots following 3 or more dribbles last season (only ahead of the Knicks), per Second Spectrum.

Young selected by Mavs, traded to Hawks (2:22)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Our ESPN draft analytics model also produces projection comps for the prospects. One comp for Trae Young: Trey Burke.

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3dTim MacMahon

Mavericks move up for Doncic; Young to Hawks

The Mavericks will be the final destination for Luka Doncic, with the Hawks acquiring Trae Young after the teams traded picks in Thursday night's NBA draft.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A source said the Hawks asked the Mavericks for future picks in swapping Kent Bazemore for Wesley Matthews Jr. in the teams' discussion about Dallas moving up for No. 5 to No. 3 in the draft.


Who Will Go Number 1

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate who the most interesting player in the NBA Draft is, discuss the Dwight Howard trade, if Kevin Ollie deserved to be fired and more.

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5dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Doncic leader for Hawks' No. 3 pick

European star Luka Doncic has pulled ahead in conversations within the Atlanta Hawks, who hold the third overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, league sources told ESPN.


RR: Jay Bilas & Bobby Marks

Russillo on all the LeBron and Kawhi rumors plus Jay Bilas previews the NBA Draft and Bobby Marks tells the story of trying to sign LeBron when he was with the Nets.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaren Jackson Jr. joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. "It's great, it's really special because that's exactly what I would want if I was in high school," Jackson Jr. said of speaking to the teens. ".... We're still growing just like them, we're learning new things just like them. Instead of us being some executive or something like that, we can relate to them." Jackson Jr. has worked out for the Hawks and Suns and is expected to be selected within the top five picks on Thursday.


Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III teamed up with JCPenney to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y!:

Prospect Profile: Omari Spellman (0:32)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.425th
Rebounds Per Game41.925th
Assists Per Game23.78th
Points Allowed108.823rd

2018 Draft Picks

1(3)Luka DoncicSG
1(19)Kevin HuerterSGMaryland
1(30)Omari SpellmanPFVillanova
2(4)Devonte' GrahamPGKansas

Team History