Bembry generated 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
Bembry's now scored in double-figures in seven of his past eight games, averaging 13.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game over that span, and securing a recurring spot in Atlanta's starting five. Bembry's having his best season in his third year as a pro, and is worth a look in standard leagues so long as he holds down a starting role. That said, once Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Taurean Prince (illness) are back to full-speed, Bembry could be in line for a decrease in minutes.
Though Taurean Prince (ankle) was cleared to play after missing the previous 18 contests, he was limited to a 12-minute role off the bench in his return. That allowed Bembry to maintain his spot in the starting five, with the third-year swingman delivering strong numbers in that capacity aside from a team-high six turnovers. Prince will likely be restricted for a few more games, but with his minutes gradually expected to pick back up, Bembry's fantasy value will probably start trending downward as a result.
Coach Lloyd Pierce indicated Sunday that Bembry is expected to remain a starting wing for the Hawks during their three-game road trip that begins Tuesday in Toronto, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Pierce commented on the matter prior to Sunday's 106-82 win over the Heat, during which Bembry starred with 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes. With Taurean Prince (ankle) and Kent Bazemore (ankle) both not expected back until at least the middle of January and Pierce seemingly content to keep Daniel Hamilton on the bench, Bembry could make for a nice short-term pickup during the Hawks' four-game week. Over his last five outings, Bembry is averaging 12.4 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 steals, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks in 26.6 minutes while shooting 48.1 percent from the floor.
Bembry's move to the starting five will bump Daniel Hamilton to the bench. Bembry's averaging 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds over 23.4 minutes per game, and could see a larger role in the starting five.
Bembry scored a team-high 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding two rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes off the bench during Friday's 144-112 loss to the Bucks.
This one got away from the Hawks almost immediately -- they were outscored 43-14 in the first quarter -- opening the door for Bembry to see more usage than usual. The third-year wing is putting together a modest career-best campaign as Atlanta's sixth man, and if his role continues to grow he could start showing up on fantasy radars in the second half.
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|2014-15||St. Joseph's (PA)||31||1197||199||461||43.2||50||153||32.7||102||160||63.7||540||17.4|
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