The Hawks plan to fully guarantee Goodwin's $1.7 million contract for 2020-21, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Atlanta won't have to formally decide on whether to guarantee Goodwin's deal until Nov. 29, but the organization doesn't appear to be considering releasing him or trading him elsewhere over the next week and a half. Assuming he remains on the roster, the 25-year-old could open the upcoming season as the top backup to star point guard Trae Young.
Goodwin (coach's decision) didn't see the court Monday in the Hawks' 143-138 double-overtime win over the Hornets. The Hawks' top four guards (Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish and Jeff Teague) were all available, and with the contest remaining competitive from start to finish, coach Lloyd Pierce couldn't find any room in the rotation for Goodwin. The 24-year-old had appeared in each of the Hawks' previous six games, logging no more than 19 minutes in any contest.
Goodwin agreed Tuesday with the Hawks on a two-year standard NBA contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Goodwin had occupied one of the Hawks' two two-way spots, but he'll gain a little more security now that Atlanta has opted to add him to the 15-man roster. The second-year pro typically plays a minor role when both Trae Young and Jeff Teague are healthy, but he's been an excellent producer off the bench on a per-minute basis. Over 25 appearances with Atlanta, Goodwin is averaging 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 three-pointers in 13.6 minutes.
Goodwin scored 21 points (7-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding four assists, two rebounds and a block in 28 minutes off the bench during Friday's 112-107 loss to the Celtics. With Trea Young (ankle) out of action, Jeff Teague got the start at point guard, but it was Goodwin who took advantage of the available opportunities by tying the career high in scoring he set Dec. 30 in Orlando. The second-year guard isn't seeing the kind of minutes or usage that would lead to consistent fantasy value, but he should be on the DFS radar if Young misses any additional time.
Goodwin chipped in with 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 123-100 loss at Dallas. Goodwin outplayed Jeff Teague despite playing four fewer minutes in this game, and while the veteran might get the starting nod Monday against the Celtics if Trae Young (ankle) is unable to feature, Goodwin could still see decent minutes as the team's backup point guard if the former doesn't happen. The second-year guard is only averaging 9.0 points and 2.4 assists in 16.0 minutes over his last five appearances off the bench.
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