Kris Willis

  • joined May 26, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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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.

Managing Editor at Peachtree Hoops

Atlanta sports fan, follower of all things basketball.

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Dream knock off Shock for 2nd straight win


Angel McCoughtry returned to the court for the Atlanta Dream who won their second straight game with a 92-76 win over the Tulsa Shock.

Team USA makes adjustments prior to facing Brazil


USA Basketball will rely on a talented group of guards to carry the offensive load after the losses of Kevin Durant and Paul George.

Dream close out home schedule against Shock


The Atlanta Dream look for their second straight win as they close out the home portion of their regular season schedule Friday night against the Tulsa Shock and former head coach Fred Williams.

USA Basketball back to work on Thursday


USA Basketball continued its preparations for the FIBA World Cup on Thursday as the group reconvened in Chicago.

Dream clinch East with win over Mercury


Shoni Schimmel scored 20 of her 24 points in the second quarter as the Atlanta Dream clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history with a 96-82 win over...

Hawks open season Oct 29 in Toronto


The Atlanta Hawks will open the 2015 regular season north of border in Toronto on October 29.

Schröder, Germany defeat Austria

Dennis Schröder finished with 13 points and three assists as Germany defeated Austria 77-64 during the second round of Eurobasket qualifying.

Dream back at home to face Mercury


The Atlanta Dream look to snap a five-game losing streak when they take on the Phoenix Mercury Wednesday night at Philips Arena.

Hawks offseason earns 'C' grade from

65 give the Atlanta Hawks a "C" grade for their offseason. We take a closer look at their concerns.

Sefolosha won't play with Swiss NT at Eurobasket Qualifier


Per Sportando, Thabo Sefolosha won't play with the Swiss NT at Eurobasket qualifying. He is focused on being rested and healthy for training camp with the Atlanta Hawks

Hawks offseason ranks middle of the pack


The Atlanta Hawks check in at No. 16 in David Aldridge's ranking of the offseasons had by all 30 NBA teams.

Williams talks trade


Lou Williams was appreciative of his time in Atlanta but realized that he probably wasn't a long term fit for what the Hawks were trying to build.

Free Agency Rewind: Thabo Sefolosha


The Atlanta Hawks failed to make a big splash in free agency this summer but added depth and filled some glaring holes from last season. Here we take a closer look at free agent addition Thabo...

Dream wrap up winless trip with loss in Chicago


The Atlanta Dream completed a winless road trip with an 80-69 loss to the Chicago Sky.

WNBA 2014: Dream close out road trip in Chicago


The Atlanta Dream look to snap a four-game losing streak when they close out their road trip in Chicago against the Sky.

Dream drop 4th straight


Candace Parker finished with 26 points and hit a pair of free throws with under two seconds remaining to help send the Atlanta Dream to their fourth straight loss.

Road trip winds on for Dream in Los Angeles


The Atlanta Dream look to shake off a three-game losing streak when they take on the Los Angeles Sparks.

UGA Basketball to begin SEC play against Arkansas


Georgia will get home games against Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky this season as the 2015 SEC basketball schedule has leaked out.

Where USA Basketball goes from here


Kevin Durant's departure probably doesn't change much for Kyle Korver and his status with Team USA

Road woes continue for Dream in Seattle


The struggles continue for the Atlanta Dream as they fell to 0-2 on their four-game road trip with an 88-68 loss to last place Seattle.

Dream's road trip continues in Seattle


The Atlanta Dream have lost six of their last eight games but look to rebound on the road as their western trip continues Thursday night in Seattle.

On Kyle Korver and USA Basketball


Kyle Korver is still in the running for a spot on Team USA's FIBA World Cup team and yes that is a good thing.

Spahija: 'I'll do everything to help the Hawks'


New Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Nevin Spahija talked with's David Pick on his role with the team and what he brings to the table.

Dream open road trip with 75-67 loss to Mercury


Angel McCoughtry led the way with 19 points but the Atlanta Dream couldn't hold onto a late lead and fall 75-67 to open their four-game road trip.

Road trip begins for Atlanta in Phoenix


The Atlanta Dream begin a four-game western road trip Tuesday night in Phoenix against the red hot Mercury.

Sefolosha's deal with Hawks frontloaded


Thabo Sefolosha's 3-year, $12 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Hawks is front loaded and declines in value over the life of the deal.

Patterson agrees to deal in Turkey (Updated)


Atlanta Hawks second round pick Lamar Patterson is headed to Turkey per a report by Sportando

Millsap cut from Team USA


USA Basketball made three roster cuts on Monday including Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap

Adreian Payne at NBA Rookie Photo Shoot


The NBA held its annual Rookie Photo Shoot on Sunday and it turned into a dunk contest for many of the attendees.

Cooper returns to Dream bench


The Atlanta Dream did get some good news on Sunday as head coach Michael Cooper returned to the sideline after leaving the team to seek treatment for early stage tongue cancer.

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