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Hawks' Alex Poythress: Exits with ankle bruise
Poythress left Saturday's game against the Pacers due to a bruised left ankle.
The seriousness of the injury hasn't been disclosed, but it's enough to sideline Poythress for the remainder of Saturday's game. He should tentatively be considered questionable for Monday's matchup against the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry: Heads to bench Saturday
Bembry will come off the bench Saturday against the Pacers, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Kevin Huerter will enter the starting lineup in place of Bembry after the 24-year-old struggled in a spot start Thursday against the Nuggets. Bembry has seen his playing time drop off a bit over the last four games, averaging 8.0 points, and 2.8 rebounds across 16.6 minutes per game during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kevin Huerter: Enters starting lineup
Huerter is starting Saturday against the Pacers, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Huerter will enter the starting five in place of DeAndre' Bembry as the Hawks look to switch things up Saturday. The rookie has started one other game this season, tallying seven points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals across 32 minutes in that contest.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Coming off bench in debut
Collins will come off the bench during Saturday's season debut against the Pacers, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Collins will step onto the court for the first time this season after being sidelined with an ankle injury. It's unclear how many minutes he'll be given, but coach Lloyd Pierce will opt to ease Collins in from off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Poythress: Starting Saturday
Poythress will start Saturday's game against the Pacers, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports.
Poythress will be getting the start against his former team. Over the past two games, he's totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 45 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Will play Saturday
Len (ankle) will be available for Saturday's game against the Pacers, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
Len had initially been listed as probable on the injury report, but he's not included on the Hawks' updated version. Expect the big man to split minutes with Dewayne Dedmon at center, while the Hawks also ease John Collins back into action for the first time this season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Absent from injury report
Collins (ankle) is not listed on the Hawks' injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Pacers, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Collins has been sidelined for over a month with an ankle injury, but looks ready to make his regular season debut. He averaged an impressive 10.5 points (57.6 percent from the field) and 7.3 boards as a rookie last season. He will presumably be worked back into the swing of things, so don't expect a heavy workload right away, but as the season progresses he should have plenty opportunities to improve on those numbers.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Out Saturday
Prince (Achilles) will not play in Saturday's matchup with the Pacers, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
No surprise here, as Prince was given a doubtful designation heading into the evening. It will mark his second consecutive game missed. DeAndre' Bembry is the most likely candidate to replace him in the starting lineup at small forward, while rooke Kevin Huerter could see some increased run as well.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon: Expected back Saturday
Dedmon (personal) is not listed on the Hawks' injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Pacers, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
Dedmon missed three games while dealing with a personal matter, but all indications are that he'll be back in action Saturday. Prior to the absence, he'd averaged 19.4 minutes over his last five contests.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Justin Anderson: Still out Saturday
Anderson (leg) is out Saturday against the Pacers, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
Anderson is still in recovery from tibial stress syndrome. His next chance to take the floor arrives Monday against the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Doubtful Saturday vs. Pacers
Prince (Achilles) is doubtful Saturday against the Pacers, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
Prince missed Thursday's blowout loss to the Nuggets due to right Achilles soreness, which appears likely to keep him out Saturday as well. Assuming that's the case, DeAndre' Bembry is a strong candidate to start for a second straight contest.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Probable for Saturday
Collins (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Pacers, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
After an absence that exceeded one month, Collins is finally in line to make his regular season debut for the Hawks. Collins is coming off an impressive rookie campaign where he averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 57.6 percent from the field, and he should have plenty of opportunities this season to build on that. If deemed healthy enough, Collins will likely be immediately thrust into the starting lineup, which will send rookie Omari Spellman back to a role off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Probable Saturday vs. Pacers
Len (ankle) is probable Saturday against the Pacers, Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks reports.
Len played only 13 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Nuggets while dealing with ankle pain, though the game became a blowout quickly. More information on his status should arrive following Friday's morning shootaround, but it would be surprising if he ends up sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kevin Huerter: Plays team-high 28 minutes Thursday
Huerter tallied 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 28 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 loss to Denver.
Huerter played more minutes than any other Hawks player Thursday, finishing with 10 points in 28 minutes. While the production is certainly nothing to write home about, the minutes are encouraging. He has no value in anything other than deeper formats at this stage but as the season progresses, the coaching staff may want to see what they have in the rookie out of Maryland. Keep an eye on the situation moving forward in case he manages to work his way into the starting lineup.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Night to forget Thursday
Young totaled just six points (2-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 26 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 loss to Denver.
Young had a game to forget Thursday, hitting just 2-of-11 from the field including 0-of-7 from beyond the arc. Games like this are sure to occur for the rookie point-guard and those with him on their roster simply have to take a deep breath and move on. He will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Pacers on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Omari Spellman: Double-doubles in loss Thursday
Spellman managed 10 points (4-15 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block in 26 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 loss to the Nuggets.
Spellman recorded his third double-double across his last five games Thursday, also leading the team with 15 shot attempts. Taurean Prince (Achilles) was out of this one which allowed other players to get additional looks on the offensive end. Spellman, although inefficient, took full advantage with another solid performance. John Collins (ankle) is getting closer to a return which is almost certainly going to take some of the shine off of Spellman. That being said, he has likely done enough to earn himself a regular spot in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jeremy Lin: Strong play continues Thursday
Lin finished with 16 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, and five assists in 25 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 loss to the Nuggets.
Lin came off the bench to record a team-high 16 points Thursday, scoring in double-digits for the third time in his last four games. After a very slow start to the season, Lin is starting to turn things around and moving into standard league consideration in the process. His minutes look to be set at around the mid-twenties which does limit his ceiling. That being said, he has the ability to rack up the stats during his time on the floor and is worth a look if you are in need of some assists and threes.... See More ... See Less