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Atlanta Hawks Twitter account gets feisty with fans about trade rumors

By Alex Butler
Atlanta Hawks Twitter account gets feisty with fans about trade rumors
Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder and New York Knicks' Langston Galloway battle for a loose ball in the first half at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 29, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- As Thursday's NBA trade deadline gets closer, fans are getting giddy about who will join their favorite franchise.

But the Atlanta Hawks don't want any part of trade rumors.

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The franchise said so on its official Twitter account Tuesday.

"BREAKING TRADE NEWS:...the people who run team accounts don't make trades, so don't @ us with every rumor," the Hawks tweeted.

The Philadelphia Eagles, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, and other sports personalities commented on the tweet.

The NBA trade deadline is set for 3 p.m.

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