Goodwin will come off the bench Tuesday against the Suns, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. With Trae Young (hamstring) back in the lineup after a one-game absence, Goodwin will resume his usual bench role. In 10 appearances off the pine, he's averaging 6.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 12.2 minutes.
Goodwin had eight points (3-12 FG, 1-8 FT, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes during Sunday's 108-86 loss at Brooklyn. Goodwin was highly inefficient in his first career start, making just one of eight threes and shooting just 25 percent from the field. His value will depend heavily on Trae Young's availability for Tuesday's matchup against the Suns, but even if Goodwin moves back to the bench, he should continue being part of the rotation moving forward.
Goodwin will start at point guard Sunday against the Nets, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The two-way player will earn his first career NBA start with star Trae Young (hamstring) sidelined for just the fourth time this season. While Young's injury is believed to be only a day-to-day concern at this juncture, Goodwin should at the very least have some appeal as a low-cost DFS option. Goodwin has been included in the Hawks' rotation for each of the past eight games, averaging 8.4 points (on 46.3 percent shooting from the floor), 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 triples in 14.6 minutes.
Goodwin generated 21 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 22 minutes during Monday's 101-93 win over the Magic. Goodwin accumulated career highs in scoring, assists, steals, threes and minutes while matching his career highs in rebounding and blocks. The absence of Trae Young (ankle) was almost certainly the primary reason for Goodwin's outburst, and the 24-year-old sophomore seems likely to keep playing decent minutes for as long as Young remains sidelined.
Goodwin has appeared in each of the Hawks' last two games, averaging 13.0 minutes off the bench. Goodwin saw action in a lopsided blowout against Milwaukee on Friday, logging 14 minutes and going scoreless with three rebounds and two assists. With Trae Young out Saturday in Chicago, Goodwin played 12 minutes off the bench and finished with five points, one rebound, and one assist. He could again be in the rotation Monday, but right now there's not much reason to consider rostering him in most leagues.
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