Kris Willis

  • joined May 26, 2010
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Kris Willis began blogging about the Atlanta Hawks in January of 2010 as the founding editor of Soaring Down South on the FanSided network. He joined SB Nation and Peachtree Hoops in May of 2010. Kris has also been a part of SB Nation's newsdesk program and is a former regional editor of SB Nation Atlanta.

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Atlanta sports fan, follower of all things basketball.

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Summer League: Hawks vs Trail Blazers game thread

The Atlanta Hawks will try to break into the win column Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers as they wrap up the scheduled portion of Summer League before advancing to tournament play....

Korver among players selected for Team USA camp


Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is among 19 players who will participate in training camp with the Men's National Team in advance of this summer's FIBA World Cup.

McCoughtry leads Dream past Sky in overtime


Angel McCoughtry tied a season-high with 33 points as the Atlanta Dream grinded out their fourth straight win with a 81-79 defeat of the Chicago Sky.

Hawks vs D-League Select game thread


The Atlanta Hawks look to get in the win column on Sunday when they take on the D-League Select. Discuss all of the action here:

Dream look to keep streak alive against Sky


The Atlanta Dream return home looking to keep their winning streak alive when they take on the banged up Chicago Sky.

Dream hammer Fever on the road


Tiffany Hayes finished with 21 points as the Atlanta Dream sent a message with a 93-74 win over the Indiana Fever to take the season series.

Dream look for third straight win


The Atlanta Dream look for a split in their season series with the Indiana Fever who are now at full strength thanks to the return of Tamika Catchings.

Hawks vs Wizards game thread

The Atlanta Hawks begin summer league play in Las Vegas with a matchup against the Washington Wizards. Discuss all of the action here:

Bazemore a low risk, high reward signing

The Atlanta Hawks picked up another good value signing by agreeing to terms with free agent Kent Bazemore.

Bazemore agrees to deal with Hawks, per report's Marc Stein reports that the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a two-year deal with Kent Bazemore worth $4 million.

Hawks will waive Salmons Thursday per report


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Hawks will waive forward John Salmons before today's deadline.

McCoughtry, Schimmel elected as East starters


Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel have been named as starters for the Eastern Conference in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game scheduled for July 19.

John Jenkins is ready to get back to work


McCoughtry leads Dream over Sun


Angel McCoughtry finished with 22 points as the Atlanta Dream knocked off the Connecticut Sun 83-71 Tuesday night at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion.

Muscala, Payne headline summer league frontcourt

The Atlanta Hawks begin play in the Vegas Summer League on Tuesday. The official roster was released Tuesday and we previously took a closer look at the back court options. Here we focus on the...

Dream look to stay hot against Sun


The Atlanta Dream look to avenge an earlier road loss to the Connecticut Sun when the two teams meet Tuesday night at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion in an Eastern Conference clash.

Hawks announce Summer League roster

The Atlanta Hawks have released their roster for the 2014 Samsung Summer League in Las Vegas and it includes their entire 2014 Draft class of Adreian Payne, Walter Tavares and Lamar Patterson.

Hawks still pressing for Deng per report

311's Marc Stein reports that the Atlanta Hawks are pushing hard to acquire free agent Luol Deng.

Bazemore to meet with Hawks on Monday per report


The Atlanta Hawks will have a face-to-face meeting with free agent Kent Bazemore on Monday per a report from's Marc Stein.

Dream use big 2nd half to dump Mystics


The Atlanta Dream clamped down defensively in the second half and rallied to defeat the Washington Mystics 86-73.

Dream look to bounce back against Mystics


The Atlanta Dream look to get back on track Saturday evening when they host the Washington Mystics at Philips Arena.

Payne looking to former Hawk Smith for guidance


When the Atlanta Hawks selected Adreian Payne with the No. 15 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft they made a former Hawks legend very happy.

Tavares a high upside pick for the Hawks

34's Scott Howard-Cooper lists Atlanta Hawks draft pick Walter Tavares among five second-round picks from the 2014 Draft to watch.

Budenholzer spoke to Deng on Thursday per report


USAToday's Sam Amick reports that although Luol Deng is still in Europe, he was slated to speak with Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer Thursday night.

Hawks, Sefolosha reach agrement per report


RealGM's Shams Charania reports that the Atlanta Hawks and free agent guard Thabo Sefolosha have agreed to a 3-year deal worth $12 million.

Young has heard from Hawks, others

The Atlanta Hawks' interest in Kent Bazemore is well reported but a report by says they have also reached out to Nick Young.

Fever snap Dream's home winning streak


Atlanta's six-game home winning streak came to an end Tuesday night as the Dream fell to the Fever 77-70.

Martin agrees to deal with Pistons per report

Former Atlanta Hawks small forward Cartier Martin has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons per reports.

Dream look for 3rd straight win


The Atlanta Dream go for their third straight win Tuesday night against the Indiana Fever in a nationally televised matchup on ESPN2.

Rival GMs believe Scott can be had in free agency

Rival General Managers believe that Mike Scott is obtainable with a strong offer in restricted free agency per a report by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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