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Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry: Big night off bench
Bembry scored 18 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT) while adding five assists, three rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 19 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 106-98 win over the Nuggets.
He led the Hawks' bench in scoring and the entire team in blocks on the night. The third-year wing is typically a source of steals and not blocks -- he had 11 of the former and only one of the latter in the last five games prior to Saturday -- but either way Bembry's been providing solid defensive stats despite his limited minutes on the second unit, averaging 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in only 22.2 minutes over the last 11 contests.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Career night against Nuggets
Collins scored a game-high 30 points (12-20 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, five assists and a block in 33 minutes during Saturday's 106-98 win over the Nuggets.
The 30 points were a career high for the 21-year-old, who led the Hawks to victory despite the fact that no other Atlanta starter even scored in double digits. Collins is on a roll, racking up four straight double-doubles, and the 19th overall pick in the 2017 is increasingly looking like a steal for the rebuilding franchise.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Miles Plumlee: Officially out Satuday
Plumlee (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Nuggets, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
As expected, the reserve big man will not be available as he nurses pain in his left knee. He figures to have a good chance to return Wednesday in Dallas after three consecutive off days.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Poythress: Remains out Saturday
Poythress (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.
This marks Poythress' 10th straight absence, and he will continue to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis until the Hawks can provide more clarity on his recovery timetable.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Omari Spellman: Out Saturday
Spellman (hip) is out Saturday against the Nuggets.
Spellman will miss a second straight contest due to right hip soreness. While he's sidelined, Dewayne Dedmon and Vince Carter could see extra run.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Miles Plumlee: Doubtful Saturday
Plumlee is doubtful Saturday against the Nuggets due to left knee pain.
Plumlee presumably suffered the injury Wednesday against the Wizards. He was seeing just 5.5 minutes per game over his past four appearances, so an absence shouldn't affect the team's rotation too much.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jeremy Lin: Out Saturday
Lin (back) is out for Saturday's contest against Denver, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Lin suffered the lower back injury during last Wednesday's outing against the Wizards and will need to miss at least one game to recover. The Hawks' next game isn't until Wednesday, so given the five days off, Lin will likely be a game time decision against the Mavericks.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Tyler Dorsey: Scores season-high 11 points
Dorsey generated 11 points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes Wednesday against Washington.
Dorsey recorded a season-high for points and tied his season-lead for minutes Wednesday. The addition of Trey Young has hurt Dorsey's playing time, which is down nearly eight minutes a game from a year ago, and in turn his production. It's unlikely that Wednesday is the beginning of any sort of trend upwards for Dorsey, who has only managed to play 9.9 minutes per game while struggling through several injuries this year.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Vince Carter: Scores 13 points
Carter contributed 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 21 minutes Wednesday against the Wizards.
After failing to crack the rotation in three of the past five games, Carter played 21 minutes and generated solid, if modest, contributions Wednesday. With Taurean Prince (ankle) set to miss at least three weeks, Carter may see a mild bump in his minute load, although at this point in his career he can't be counted on for consistent production and shouldn't be considered a viable fantasy asset in most formats.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Totals 22 points Wednesday
Bazemore posted 22 points (8-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, four steals, two rebounds and a block across 34 minutes Wednesday against Washington.
Bazemore had shot an ugly 8-of-36 in his previous four games so it was good to see him bounce back and eclipse the 20 point threshold for the fifth time this season. Although his shooting has come and gone, the veteran guard has been made steady contributions on the defensive end of the floor with season averages of 1.6 steals and 1.0 block per game. One thing to note with Bazemore is that his minutes have declined in the past 10 games but may bump up with Taurean Prince (ankle) set to miss at least three weeks.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Massive double-double in loss
Collins produced 26 points (12-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and 14 rebounds in 31 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.
Collins posted his third-straight double-double, and was able to hit multiple three-pointers for just the second time this year. Collins' stat line was empty outside of points and rebounds and it's mildly concerning that he's been unable to generate much in the way of defensive production so far. That said, Collins is one of the most exciting young players in fantasy, and has averaged 15.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists on 61.2 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the line in nine games since returning from an early-season ankle injury.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jeremy Lin: Will not return Wednesday
Lin will not return to Wednesday's game against the Wizards with a lower back strain, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
It's unclear the severity of the injury at this point in time. Lin's next opportunity to play will be Saturday against the Nuggets and he should be considered questionable for that contest at this time. More information on his status should come out after Wednesday's game.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Omari Spellman: Downgraded to out
Spellman (hip) is a late scratch for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Earlier reports indicated Spellman would be available, but it appears he experienced some unexpected pain during pregame warmups. With him out of the picture, Vince Carter and Justin Anderson could see some extra minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Will start Wednesday
Bazemore will start Wednesday against the Wizards, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
With Taurean Prince (ankle) sidelined for multiple games, Bazemore will enter his spot in the starting five. In 19 games as a starter this season, Bazemore has averaged 13.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 26.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Omari Spellman: Cleared to play
Spellman (hip) is available Wednesday against the Wizards, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
As expected, right hip soreness won't keep Spellman from suiting up Wednesday. The rookie is averaging 6.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.2 minutes.... See More ... See Less