Spellman will come off the bench Saturday against the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. Spellman has started the past two games for the Hawks due to the absence of Dewayne Dedmon (ankle), averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 assists in 26.0 minutes. However, with Dedmon back in the starting five, Spellman will resume his usual role off the bench.
Spellman started at power forward and finished with 13 points (4-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, four blocks and one assist across 30 minutes Sunday in the Hawks' 133-114 loss to the Bucks. Spellman has been a fixture with the G League's Erie BayHawks for much of the past month, but he was afforded some extended run with the parent club Sunday with Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) sitting out. John Collins shifted over to center to create a spot in the starting five for Spellman, who tied his prior season-best marks in both treys and blocks. He'll likely see his minutes tail off considerably if Dedmon is back in action Tuesday against the Thunder, but Spellman's performance may have been enough for him to maintain a rotation spot over Justin Anderson and/or Vince Carter for the time being.
Spellman was recalled from the G League's Erie BayHawks prior to Sunday's game against the Heat and played three minutes off the bench in the Hawks' 106-82 win. Spellman missed his lone shot attempt and didn't accrue any other statistics while seeing run in garbage time. The Hawks ran a nine-man rotation until blowing the game open in the third quarter, so Spellman likely won't be in line for much run off the bench in competitive contests while he's up with Atlanta.
Spellman has been assigned to the G-League's Erie BayHawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. Spellman has played just one game in the past ten, and will move down to the G-League to get some work in. He's been dealing with a hip injury, but looks have moved on from that injury.
Spellman (hip) played seven minutes and finished with five points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound Wednesday in the Hawks' 129-121 loss to the Pacers. Though Atlanta was without two reserve big men in Alex Len (back) and Miles Plumlee (knee), Spellman was eased back into the rotation after missing the last eight games with an injury of his own. It's possible that the rookie sees a slight spike in playing time if both Len and Plumlee are sidelined Friday in Minnesota, but Spellman was barely clinging to a rotation spot prior to getting hurt. He may struggle to get off the bench in most games once Atlanta is back to full strength.
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