Fernando is averaging 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and one assist in 11 games since the All-Star break. Fernando has come off the bench in nine of his last 11 contests, logging fewer than 10 minutes in three of those matchups. Assuming Clint Capela (heel) is healthy when play resumes, Fernando will have to battle for playing time with both Capela and Dewayne Dedmon at center, making his workload unpredictable.
Fernando will come off the bench Friday against the Wizards. With Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) back in the starting five, Fernando will occupy a reserve role. Coming off the bench this season, Fernando has averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.6 minutes.
Fernando (shin) is available for Friday's game versus the Wizards, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Fernando was considered probable with left shin soreness, so he'll be suiting up as expected. Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) is also available and figures to rejoin the starting lineup, which should push Fernando back to the bench.
Fernando is probable for Friday's game against the Wizards due to left shin soreness, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. With Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) also probable, Fernando could see a reduced workload even if he is cleared to play. More information on both players' statuses could arrive following Friday's morning shootaround.
Fernando started at center and was limited to two points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists across 23 minutes Monday in the Hawks' 127-88 loss to the Grizzlies. Atlanta was without five players due to injury Monday, allowing Fernando to crack the starting five for the 13th time this season. The appointment to the top unit came with an uptick in playing time, but Fernando's poor shooting prevented him from taking advantage of the opportunity. According to Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site, general manager Travis Schlenk said that he expects Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) to be ready to play int the team's next game Friday in Washington, so expect Fernando to move back to the bench for that contest and notice a downturn in minutes.
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