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Atlanta Hawks: 5 options for pick No. 60 in the 2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft will wrap up with the Atlanta Hawks making the 60th and final selection of the night, hoping an overlooked prospect becomes a valuable addition to their roster.

The Atlanta Hawks are looking for the 2017 edition Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick of the draft, to make an impact on the team next season.

Pick No. 60, usually is reserved for international prospects that organizations are hoping can make an impact sometime down the road, rarely pans out, but as Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas has proven, it can happen.

Thomas was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the final selection of the 2011 NBA Draft, but blossomed into a star. This season, Thomas ranked third in the league in scoring, averaging 28.9 points per game.

Over the past 10 years, only four players selec...

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Michael Vick will get his wish to retire with the Atlanta Falcons

Michael Vick was and now will always be an Atlanta Falcon. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Two weeks after Michael Vick declared he wanted to retire as an Atlanta Falcon, the team has decided to grant his wish. On Friday, the Falcons announced it will honor the former quarterback, as well as, former wide receiver Roddy White, during an official retirement press conference and reception.

“We consider all former Falcons to be Falcons for life, and part of our family,” team owner Arthur Blank said in a press statement. “Both men have made a huge impact on my family, our franchise and this city and we are thrilled to be able to honor both Roddy and Michael’s wishes to retire as Falcons, and celebrate their careers.”

One thing that won’t happen at the ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on J...

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The Atlanta BeltLine Has a Long Way to Go

Portions of the Atlanta BeltLine have now opened, but the $4.8 billion project still faces a long road ahead.

In the introduction to his new book, City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future, Mark Pendergrast writes that “Atlanta is on the brink of either tremendous birth or inexorable decline.” Having lived in Atlanta for several years, I’ve become familiar with the forces at work here that suggest the latter.

The city’s structural challenges are immense. Atlanta leads the nation in both income inequality and sprawl. Its car-choked roads and highways rank among the very worst in the world, and when things go awry—as when Atlanta receives two inches of snow, or a highway bridge collapses—the city’s infrastructure becomes a national laughingstock...

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Atlanta students pitch taxi service for wheelchair users, win contest

Sally Xia, Riley Keen, Kris Weng and Pranav Nair (not pictured) came up with the on-demand concept of “Para Pickup” as an alternative to public paratransit transportation services, which need to be scheduled a day in advance.

A team of four Atlanta college students won a national contest and summer internships at Toyota for pitching an app-based taxi service that would give people who use wheelchairs a better way to get around.

Toyota and Net Impact announced Monday the Georgia Tech team as the winners of the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, according to a news release.

Sally Xia, Riley Keen, Pranav Nair and Kris Weng came up with the on-demand concept of “Para Pickup” as an alternative to public paratransit transportation services, which has to be scheduled a day in advance.

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Atlanta Hawks Season in Review: Ersan Ilyasova

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ersan Ilyasova was a key pickup for the Atlanta Hawks at the trade deadline but it remains to be seen whether or not his performance will make him a part of the team’s future going forward.

Ilyasova appeared in 82 games in 2017 which is not a small feat for a player that was part of three teams. His season began in Oklahoma City who traded him to Philadelphia on November 1. Ilyasova played well in Philadelphia scoring 14.8 per game while shooting a respectable 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.

Ilyasova’s 2017 shot chart

The Hawks acquired Ilyasova in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a second round pick at the trade deadline in hopes of solidifying the backup power forward position behind Paul Millsap.

The backup four had been...

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Storm to spread heavy snow across Denver, Intermountain West late this week

Winter won’t quit just yet across the western United States as a new round of heavy snow will bury Colorado beginning on Friday night.

The snow will come to the delight of skiers and snowboarders, but to the displeasure of short and long-term travelers through the region and warm weather enthusiasts.

Flight delays, including at Denver International Airport, and slippery and snow-covered stretches of interstates 25 and 70 are possible.

Heavy snow will fall on the northwestern side of a storm poised to unleash a significant severe weather outbreak over the South Central states.

“Enough snow could fall to shovel and plow across parts of Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico by Saturday afternoon,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

The snow will fall at a fast enough pace to qu...

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2017 NFL mock draft: Denver Broncos select Antonio Garcia

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos don’t necessarily have a starting quarterback between Trevor Siemian an Paxton Lynch. Nor do they know which one can lead the team in the years to come.

The only way Denver can truly figure out if Siemian or Lynch are the future of the franchise, they need a good offensive line in front of them. Denver struck out last season with Russell Okung, and players like Ty Sambrailo and Michael Schofield just aren’t good fits at left tackle. That’s why going into the draft next week it’s imperative the Broncos find a starting left tackle.

Scotty Payne of Mile High Report didn’t take one in the first round of the mock draft, but he lands his blocker in the second.

51. Denver Broncos: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy

Payne: I passed on top tackles Garett Boll...

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Is Denver Redefining What It Means To Be A Mile “High” City?

Denver is famously nicknamed the ‘Mile High City.’ This in reference to the fact that the city’s elevation is over 5,280 feet, putting it over a mile over sea level at the coasts. Despite the fact that it sits at the end of the Great Plains and is generally a flat place, the fact that it sits near the center of the continent, and at the base of the Front Range of the Rockies, makes it very high up.

It’s always been a major destination for tourism. Featuring all five major league sports and being the capital of the state, it’s the biggest city to be found in any direction for hundreds of miles. It serves as a transportation gateway to tourist attractions like Pikes Peak, Aspen, and Vail...

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Conservatives find good messages in president’s speech but see many battles ahead

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Winter Storm Warning issued April 2 at 3:46PM MDT expiring April 4 at 6...

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