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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
Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry: Draws spot start in Denver
Bembry will start at small forward Thursday against the Nuggets.
Bembry will get a chance to enter the starting five with Taurean Prince out with an Achilles injury. Bembry has put up 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 24 minutes per game and should continue to benefit from an increased role until Prince returns to health.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Will play Thursday
Len (ankle) is available for Thursday's game against Denver, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Len was listed as questionable on Atlanta's injury report with a sprained left ankle, but he'll be good to go and is starting at center. Through 14 games this season, he's averaging 10.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 22.4 minutes per contest, but could see more run with both Dewayne Dedmon (personal) and John Collins (ankle) ruled out.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Out Thursday with Achilles pain
Prince is out for Thursday's game against the Nuggets due to right Achilles pain, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Prince played a season-high 39 minutes against the Warriors on Tuesday and has come away with some Achilles pain. In his stead, DeAndre' Bembry and Kevin Huerter are candidates to see expanded roles.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Won't play Thursday
Collins (ankle) is out Thursday against the Nuggets, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Collins was deemed doubtful for the contest, so it's not a surprise that he'll remain sidelined. Still, his status implied he's making tangible progress in his recovery. His next chance to take the floor arrives Saturday against the Pacers.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Questionable Thursday vs. Nuggets
Len is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets due to a sprained left ankle, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Len likely picked up the injury during Tuesday's game against the Warriors, when he posted 14 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes. More information on his status should arrive following morning shootaround. With Dewayne Dedmon (personal) ruled out, the Hawks would be thin at center if Len was unavailable as well.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Justin Anderson: Out again Thursday
Anderson (leg) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Nuggets, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site
It's more of the same for Anderson, who remains without a timetable for a return. It will still likely be a while before he is back on the court, but his next opportunity to return will be Saturday in Indiana.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Doubtful for Thursday's game
Collins is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Nuggets, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It is unclear if Collins will be on any sort of restrictions if he does manage to take the court on Thursday, although it is still unlikely he plays. The second-year big man has missed the entirety of the season with left ankle inflammation but appears to be nearing a return at some point within the next week. If he's unable to go on Thursday, his net opportunity would be Saturday against the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon: Out Thursday vs. Nuggets
Dedmon (personal) is out Thursday against the Nuggets, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Dedmon will miss a third straight game due to personal reasons Thursday. In his stead, Alex Len has seen extended run, averaging 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 29.5 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Vince Carter: Stuffs stat sheet off bench
Carter contributed 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists across 17 minutes in the Hawks' 110-103 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
The ageless one did it again, checking in as the Hawks bench's second-highest scorer on the night while remaining highly active on the boards as well. Carter's rebounding total was actually a season high, while his point total was his second highest of the campaign. The 41-year-old's contributions will naturally fluctuate from game to game, but nights like Tuesday when he flashes a hot hand from distance always offer the promise of a strong return.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry: Leads bench in scoring
Bembry finished with 13 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), one rebound, one assist, three steals and one block across 17 minutes in the Hawks' 110-103 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday.
Bembry's point total paced the Hawks' second unit and served as his first double-digit scoring effort since Nov. 1 against the Kings, when he'd also put up 13 points. The 24-year-old's minutes are often over 20, which provides him plenty of opportunity to continue churning out solid production across the stat sheet. Bembry boasts career bests in all major categories, and he's been particularly impressive on the defensive end with 1.4 steals per contest. His bench role limits his fantasy utility to deeper formats at present, but he's also proven viable as a cost-effective DFS play on multiple occasions this season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Struggles with shot in loss
Young managed only four points (2-12 FG, 0-5 3Pt) but added nine assists, five rebounds and three steals across 28 minutes in the Hawks' 110-103 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
Young showed that he could keep his head in the game and still produce a solid stat line on nights when his shot is lacking, as he was able to still dish out a game-high number of assists and provide solid production on the boards as well. The performance was Young's first true clunker on the offensive end, as he'd scored no fewer than 11 points in any contest overall, and no less than 14 in his six November games prior to Tuesday. He'll look to quickly bounce back when Atlanta continues its road trip in Denver on Thursday night.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Contributes 14 points in defeat
Len mustered 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-5 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes in the Hawks' 110-103 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
Len got into some foul trouble, but he still managed to turn in another solid line. The 25-year-old has back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts, and he's accomplished the feat in five of seven November contests overall. That represents an improvement over his seven October games, when Len scored nine points or fewer in five of them despite averaging over two more minutes per outing that he is thus far in the current month (23.7, as compared to 21.1).... See More ... See Less