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Hawks' Alex Poythress: Brought up from G League
Poythress was transferred from the Erie BayHawks to Atlanta on Sunday.
Poythress was demoted to Erie on Wednesday, but he'll rejoin the Hawks after a brief stint with the G-League team. He hasn't appeared in a game for Atlanta since Dec. 31, when he failed to score in just four minutes of action.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jaylen Adams: Brought up to Hawks
Adams was transferred to Atlanta on Sunday.
Adams was demoted to the Erie Bayhawks just a few days earlier, although he'll rejoin the Hawks in time for Monday's contest with Orlando. He's appeared in nine games this season, although he's averaging just 0.9 points in 4.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon: Probable despite ankle soreness
Dedmon is probable for Monday's game against the Magic due to left ankle soreness, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Dedmon missed two contests with an ankle issue last week, and it appears he's still battling through some minor soreness. The Hawks are confident that he'll manage to fight through the issue, however. Dedmon was held in check during Atlanta's last matchup Friday against Boston, scoring just six points and snagging three boards in 25 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Probable for Monday
Len is listed as probable for Monday's game against Orlando due to right Achilles tension, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It's unclear as to when Len's latest injury cropped up, but the Hawks are optimistic that he'll manage to play through it. The Maryland product is averaging a solid 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his previous five contests.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Miles Plumlee: Out for Monday's contest
Plumlee (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Magic, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Plumlee's original diagnosis projected about a two-week absence hinting that he could be close to a return soon. Whether that will come this week or next week remains to be seen, but Plumlee seems like he's getting over the hump.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Out for Monday's contest
Bazemore (ankle) won't play in Monday's game against the Orlando, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Bazemore is still without a timetable for a return suggesting he could be sidelined for quite a bit of time. The Hawks will likely update the public on his status when a return is near, but for the meantime, look for Justin Anderson to assume a bigger role in Bazemore's absence.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Grabs another double-double
Collins scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes during Saturday's 113-105 loss to the Celtics.
The second-year big is enjoying a strong start to 2019, averaging 19.6 points, 10.2 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.1 three-pointers over his last nine games while racking up five double-doubles in his last seven contests. Collins has emerged this season as a key piece in the Hawks' rebuild, and rather than fading, he seems to be picking up the pace heading into the second half.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kevin Huerter: Leads team in loss to Celtics
Huerter scored a team-high 18 points (7-18 FG. 4-10 3Pt) while adding seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes during Saturday's 113-105 loss to the Celtics.
The Hawks kept this one surprisingly close until fading in the fourth quarter, with Huerter leading the way. The rookie guard has now drained multiple three-pointers in four straight games and scored in double digits in his last nine contests, averaging 15.9 points, 3.9 assists, 3.7 boards, 2.9 threes and 1.0 steals over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Off minutes restriction
Prince won't have a minutes restriction for Saturday's game against the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
After playing 13 minutes -- recording seven points and three rebounds along the way -- in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia, Prince has shed his minutes restriction. While DeAndre Bembry will continue to start, Prince figures to have an expanded role, and approach the 27.2 minutes and 14.3 points per game he is averaging this season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Omari Spellman: Returning to bench
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.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon: Starting Saturday
Dedmon will start Saturday's game against the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Dedmon, who will return to the lineup and be without a minutes restriction, will get the start over Omari Spellman, who will slide back to his normal bench role. In 34 games this season, Dedmon is averaging 9.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 24.6 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Available Saturday
Young (illness) is available for Saturday's tilt with the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Young looks to be good-to-go for Saturday's matchup with the Celtics after dealing briefly with an illness. He's averaging 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists in 33.5 minutes over his past two games.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Cleared to play
Collins (illness) will play Saturday against the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Collins has been dealing with an illness, but the sophomore is feeling well enough to take the court Saturday. In January, Collins is averaging 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 59.6 percent shooting.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon: Not on injury report
Dedmon is listed as available on the Hawks' injury report ahead of Saturday's game against Boston, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
Dedmon missed the last two games with a left ankle injury, but he'll be back in the mix Saturday and will likely move back into the starting five, which would push Alex Len to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Probable vs. Celtics
Collins has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against Boston, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Collins was deemed questionable on the initial report, but at this point it looks as though he'll be good to go by the time tip-off rolls around in the evening. The Wake Forest product is putting up 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game since January 1.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Upgraded to probable
Young (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Celtics, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Young was initially listed as questionable, but at this point it would be a surprise if he's ultimately held out or limited. Young has picked up his production of late, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 made threes over his last six contests.... See More ... See Less