April 7, 2020, 12:28 pm
2019-2020 Atlanta Hawks Season Recap to date
2018-2019 Record Home Record Road Record
29-53 17-24 12-29
2019-2020 Record Home Record Road Record
20-47 14-20 6-27
Fun Facts for the season
-The Hawks got off to a rough start to the season as their prized young big man, John Collins, was suspended for 25 games just five games into the season; the Hawks went 4-21 during that stretch
-The team boasted a record of 13-21 in games that both Trae Young and Collins played in, compared with 7-26 in games that the pair of young studs weren’t able to take the floor together
-Cam Reddish was able to improve in his rookie season by producing 8th/7th round per-game value after February 9 (12 games) while he was on pace to produce 19th/21st round value in 46 games prior
-With the Kings, Dewayne Dedmon was on track to produce value outside of the top-275 in 8/9-cat leagues, but after getting traded back to the Hawks (the only team with whom he has been able to produce standard league value) he was back on the standard league radar by producing 10th/9th round value in 10 games
-The Hawks’ top five leaders in minutes per game were all 22 years old or younger
Rosterable in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)
-Trae Young (1st round/2nd round)
-John Collins (1st round/1st round)
-Kevin Huerter (9th round/10th round)
Showed flashes of fantasy value in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)
-Jabari Parker (8th round/7th round pre-trade)
-Cam Reddish (8th round/7th round after Feb 9)
-Dewayne Dedmon (10th round/9th round with Hawks)
-De’Andre Hunter (11th round/11th round after Feb 9)
Rosterable in standard points leagues
(This is Yahoo’s standard scoring system, we’ll be using them as a reference for the rankings but obviously things will be different in your league if you use a custom scoring format or play on ESPN/CBS/Fantrax)
-Trae Young (1st round)
-John Collins (2nd round)
-Clint Capela (4th round)
-Kevin Huerter (7th round)
Flashes of value in standard points leagues:
-Jabari Parker (10th round)
-De’Andre Hunter (10th round after Feb 12)
-Cam Reddish (10th round after Feb 12)
-Dewayne Dedmon (12th round after Feb 12)
Predicting standard league relevant players for 2020-21 season
-Trae Young (all formats)
-John Collins (all formats)
-Clint Capela (all formats)
-Kevin Huerter (all formats)
Potential for standard league value for 2020-21 season
-Cam Reddish (all formats)
-Dewayne Dedmon (9 cat)
-De’Andre Hunter (points leagues)
Upcoming Notable Free Agents
Jeff Teague (unrestricted)
-DeAndre’ Bembry (restricted)
-Skal Labissière (restricted)
-Clint Capela (Acquired via trade)
-Dewayne Dedmon (acquired via trade)
-Jeff Teague (acquired via trade)
-Jabari Parker (traded to Kings)
-Alex Len (traded to Kings)
-Allen Crabbe (traded to Wolves)
Upcoming Draft Picks
-2020 first round pick
-2020 second round pick (more favorable of Houston or Heat pick)
-2021 first round pick
-2021 second round pick (via Miami)
-2022 first round pick
-2022 first round pick (via Oklahoma City, protected top 14)
-2022 second round pick (protected top 55)
May 25, 2020, 3:16 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets are the latest team to re-open their facilities, with the Novant Health Training Center set to open up on Tuesday.
With this, there are only eight teams left to open their practice courts back up, though nobody has been able to engage in any sort of team work yet. Individual workouts are better than no workouts, however, and the league appears to be getting its ducks in a row in terms of returning to play. There's still no firm timelines but things do appear to be heading in the right direction.
Source: Charlotte Hornets
May 25, 2020, 3:13 pmJon LeuerPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Jon Leuer has announced his retirement from basketball.
Injuries completely destroyed Leuer's career, as he played in a combined 49 games over the previous two seasons with zero appearances in the 2019-20 campaign. Leuer's high point came with the Suns, where he averaged 8.5 points to go with 5.6 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and a 38.2 mark from deep. His eight-year career comes to an end, with Leuer saying that his body simply won't let him play at a high level anymore.
Source: Jon Leuer on Instagram
May 24, 2020, 9:20 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Following Governor Andrew Cuomo's greenlight from earlier on Sunday, the Nets will reopen their practice facilities on Tuesday.
The team will open its doors to voluntary player workouts. The team's statement went on to elaborate that they would strictly follow NBA and infectious disease expert protocols as they resume activities. It's another small step in the right direction as the NBA continues its climb towards trying to play actual games.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
May 24, 2020, 8:03 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker feels that his left knee hampered him earlier this year because of all of the basketball he's played over the course of his career.
The knee pain has been a constant this season, and Walker has missed eight games due to the injury overall. He should be fully recovered for when the season does resume at this point, and if he is able to get enough practice reps in he'll be able to avoid any restrictions whenever the league-wide shutdown is lifted.
Source: The Athletic
May 24, 2020, 7:56 pmAnte ZizicPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
If Ante Zizic chooses to leave the NBA when he hits free agency this offseason, he could draw interest from Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Zizic had a lot of success in 2016-17 when he was last in the Euro League with Darussafaka, averaging 9 points and 6.7 rebounds in under 21 minutes per game. In comparison, he's been an afterthought for the Cavs this season, only averaging 10 minutes per game. Moreover, the Cavs declined to pick up his player option for next season, and they already have plenty of options for the frontcourt between Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., and possibly DeAndre Drummond (player option). Maccabi will have to see how much salary flexibility they have this offseason as ticket sales are likely to take a hit in Israel next year.
Source: Euro Hoops
May 24, 2020, 7:33 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that professional sports teams based in New York may resume operations immediately.
With Governor Cuomo's green light in place the Knicks and Nets are now just waiting for Adam Silver's seal of approval on getting back into there facilities. The majority of the league now has state approval to access their practice facilities and the NBA is slowly ramping up activities in hopes of resuming games in July.
Source: Andrew Cuomo on Twitter
May 23, 2020, 9:43 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported that the NBA has entered "exploratory conversations" with Disney on restarting the season at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said the NBA and NBPA have discussed with Disney on restarting the season in late July. Marc Stein reported on Friday that it is looking increasingly likely that games will resume in July, and it appears that the stage for the rest of the 2019-20 season is likely to be Orlando.
May 23, 2020, 9:32 pmLaMelo BallPG, International
The Knicks have LaMelo Ball as their top-rated point guard for the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Knicks have a need at point guard and Ball is considered the point guard with the highest upside in this draft. He had poor shooting numbers in his 12 games in the NBL this past season, shooting .250 from deep and .375 from the field. He is a gifted passer though and averaged 6.8 assists per game in 31.3 minutes, adding 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals. If Ball was drafted by the Knicks, he could help younger players RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson get easier looks. Ball will likely be given an opportunity to run the offense by the team that drafts him and he could put up big assists numbers. He also has an impressive steal rate in limited play in Australia, but his shooting percentages are a big concern.
May 23, 2020, 9:15 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said “There are no Beal Sweepstakes and that’s why he re-signed with the Wizards.”
Bartelstein continued to say “Brad re-signed with the Wizards because he wanted to stay in Washington and the Wizards wanted to keep him there.” Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported earlier in the week that the Nets had internal discussions with the Wizards for Beal. A trade out of Washington would likely hurt Beal’s fantasy value, but it’s not worth putting too much stock into trade rumors for Beal in dynasty leagues.
May 22, 2020, 9:13 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac, who sustained a serious left knee injury in January, said his knee is "feeling strong" and that he has been squatting increasingly more weight recently.
Isaac also said recently that he's open to returning if and when the NBA season is resumed and as long as the Magic organization is on-board with it. He has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill and indicated that his knee feels "110 percent" after more than four months of rehab. Isaac is a huge part of the Magic's future and it remains to be seen whether or not they will take the risk.
Source: John Denton on Twitter