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Hawks' Trae Young: Dishes out 17 assists in loss
Young produced 25 points (8-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 17 assists and three rebounds in 36 minutes Monday against the Clippers.
Young exploded for his sixth double-double of the season after failing to crack double-digits in his past three games. Despite the recent struggles, the rookie is providing excellent counting stats -- 16.3 points, 7.8 assists 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 threes per game -- albeit with inefficient splits of 39.4 percent from the field, 24.2 percent from three and 81.0 percent from the line on the season. If owners can tolerate his poor field goal percentage and lack of defensive stats, Young is a high upside rookie who has the potential to record massive performances such as the one on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Strong contributions in loss
Collins accrued 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists and three rebounds in 20 minutes during Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Collins was phenomenal in his limited court time Monday, making 5-of-8 shots from the floor and tying a career-high assist total. In his second game back from an ankle injury Collins appeared fully healthy, throwing down several dunks and running the floor in transition. The distribution numbers and Collins' two three-pointers are positive signs of improvement for the young big man, who will seek to elevate his game in his second year. It is unknown how long Collins will continue to play with a minutes restriction, but once the Hawks' determine he is ready to go, he should enter the starting lineup and take on a hefty role.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Scores 21 in return
Prince scored 21 points (8-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), grabbed four rebounds and recorded two steals in 32 minutes Monday against the Clippers.
It was good to see Prince play 32 minutes and put up healthy scoring numbers in his return from a two-game absence due to achilles pain. After a run of failing to crack double digits in 4-of-6 games, Prince has put up twenty or more points in three straight. The reintegration of John Collins into the lineup is worth monitoring as it will likely relieve some defensive pressure from Prince but may also reduce his touches. That said, Prince is having a strong year, as he is producing a career-high 15.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.5 threes and 1.2 steals per game.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Len: Double-double in loss
Len Posted 12 points (5-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes Monday against the Clippers.
Len has had an up-and-down season and despite producing when given the opportunity, has had his minutes fluctuate throughout the year. The reintroduction of John Collins will surely effect Len's playing time although exactly how everything shakes out has yet to be determined. Despite his inconsistent run, Len is averaging a career-high 10.0 points to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 block per game and is could be considered in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Omari Spellman: Will not return Monday
Spellman suffered a right hip contusion in Monday's game against the Clippers will not return, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The severity of Spellman's injury is unknown at this time and more information should come out after Monday's game. His next opportunity to play would be Wednesday against the Raptors. Prior to suffering the injury, Spellman collected seven points and a rebound in fourteen minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Confirmed starter Monday
Prince (Achilles) will start Monday's game against the Clippers, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
Prince was initially listed as doubtful, then bumped up to probable, and now he's been confirmed as the starter at small forward. The Baylor product will return from a two-game absence and he's not expected to face a minutes restriction. Prior to the injury, Prince scored 23 and 22 points in back-to-back games against the Lakers and Warriors.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Poythress: Officially out Monday
Poythress (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers.
As expected, Poythress will miss Monday's contest after injuring his ankle during Saturday's game against the Pacers. Omari Spellman and John Collins -- who will be on a minutes restriction -- figure to benefit most with Poythress out. With Collins nearing a return to full health, Poythress could fall out of the rotation when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Upgraded to probable Monday
Prince (Achilles) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Clippers.
Prince was originally listed as doubtful for Monday's game, but it sounds like he's trending towards a return after getting through morning shootaround with no issues. Assuming he plays, Prince's return would likely cut into the playing time of DeAndre' Bembry and Kevin Huerter.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Justin Anderson: Will play on minutes restriction
Anderson (leg) will be on a minutes restriction Monday against the Clippers, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Anderson is set to make his season debut after missing the first 16 games of the season due to tibial stress syndrome. He's expected to play around 12 minutes in his first game back. When fully healthy, Anderson is expected to be a rotational player.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Slated for 18 minutes
Coach Lloyd Pierce said Collins will play around 18 minutes Monday against the Clippers, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Collins is set to see a slight increase in minutes in his second game of the season after being limited to 12 minutes off the bench in his season debut over the weekend. He's still slated to come off the bench, but look for Collins to gradually take on a bigger role over the next few games -- and eventually step into the starting lineup.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jaylen Adams: Recalled from G-League
Adams was recalled from the G-League's Erie BayHawks on Monday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Adams was assigned to the BayHawks a few weeks ago after playing in four games for Atlanta. Adams played in seven games for Erie during his recent stint, averaging 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists across 30.1 minutes per contest. He'll likely be little more than a depth option while with Atlanta for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Alex Poythress: Unlikely to face Clippers
Poythress (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Clippers, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Poythress bruised his left ankle in Saturday's game against the Pacers and is trending in the wrong direction heading into Monday. Omari Spellman and the recently-returned John Collins would stand the most to gain if, and when, Poythress is officially ruled out.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Justin Anderson: Likely to debut Monday
Anderson (leg) is trending towards debuting Monday against the Clippers while on a minutes restriction, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Anderson has yet to play this season while suffering from tibial stress syndrome. His exact restriction for Monday is unclear, but he's expected to simply be a rotational player upon full return to health anyway.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Taurean Prince: Doubtful for Monday
Prince (Achilles) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Clippers, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Monday's anticipated absence will mark the third game Prince will have missed while dealing with soreness in his right Achilles. DeAndre' Bembry continues to be the best bet for more minutes in the absence of Prince.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Scores 12 in first action of season
Collins had 12 points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and two rebounds in Saturday's loss to Indiana.
Making his first appearance of the season, Collins was limited to only 12 minutes off the bench, but that number figures to increase gradually over the next few games. At some point, Collins will take over as the starting power forward, likely pushing Alex Poythress to a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Leads ATL starters with 13 in loss
Bazemore scored 13 points (5-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding five rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 31 minutes during Saturday's 97-89 loss to the Pacers.
He was the only starter to score in double digits on another terrible night for the Hawks offense. Bazemore's numbers haven't been affected much by the lack of talent around him -- he is averaging a career-high 14.7 points a game, but his shot volume remains almost unchanged from what it was when he was a complementary option on a competitive Atlanta roster.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jeremy Lin: Scores team-high 16 off bench
Lin scored 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt) while adding four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 24 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 97-89 loss to the Pacers.
It's the seventh time in the last 10 games the 30-year-old journeyman has scored in double digits, and he's averaging 13.6 points, 3.9 assists, 2.0 boards, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.3 steals over that stretch. Trae Young will continue to start at point guard for the rebuilding Hawks, but the rookie's recent shooting slump has given Lin an opportunity to make a positive contribution.... See More ... See Less