May 21, 2019, 2:12 pmTrae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young and Luka Doncic headlined the NBA All-Rookie First Team with Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Deandre Ayton rounding out the rest of the selections.
Young and Doncic were unanimous votes, while Ayton was near unanimous and Jackson and Bagley held a slight edge over a few of the other selections. All of the rookies showed promise and a nice future ahead of them.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 30, 2019, 3:57 pmOmari Spellman - F - Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman (sprained left ankle), who got hurt just under two months ago, was at the Hawks practice facility in a jersey and ready to get some work in on Tuesday.
It's good to see that Spellman is over the ankle issue that cost him more than a month at the end of the season. Spellman should have the full offseason along with the Summer League to work on his game. Spellman has the potential to be a quality contributor if he can stay healthy and in shape next season.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
April 30, 2019, 12:51 pmVince Carter - G/F - Atlanta Hawks
Vince Carter joined Kent Bazemore on the Winging It podcast and definitively stated, "I'm coming back," when asked about his playing future.
Carter's far removed from the days of Vinsanity, but the 42-year-old NBA veteran still has some fight left in the tank. It will be interesting to see where he lands next year. Carter did say, “I would like to. We’ll see what happens,” when asked if he would return to the Hawks.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
April 16, 2019, 1:23 pmTrae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks
In his rookie season Trae Young led the NBA in assists on dunks.
For anyone who still questions Young's ability to see the court, this should ease those doubts. Young's ability to set his teammates up for easy buckets was a big factor in his growth throughout the season. Young is looking to upset the presumed favorite Luka Doncic in the rookie of the year voting.
Source: Kevin L. Chouinard on NBA.com
April 12, 2019, 1:49 pmKent Bazemore - G - Atlanta Hawks
Kent Bazemore exercised his player option on Friday to return to the Hawks for 2019-20.
An injury derailed what was looking like a strong season for Bazemore and the Hawks moved on towards rookie Kevin Huerter. It was financially the right move to take the hefty 19.2 million dollars on his player option. Look for Bazemore to be a heavily-discussed trade name going forward as the Hawks rebuild continues.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 3:35 pmTrae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young finishes his season on a high note as he earned rookie of the month honors in the East for March/April.
Young has finished his campaign with an outside chance of winning ROY. However, Doncic is still the clear favorite. The trade made by the Hawks back in the 2018 draft isn't looking as bad as we once thought early on this season. Trae will have a great shot at having a stellar season in 2019-2020.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:23 amAlex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len started and put up a double-double in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers, scoring 20 points to go with 10 rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 6-of-17 from the field.
After a stint with Phoenix that had many question his long term viability in the pace and space NBA, Alex Len worked hard to reinvent himself in his first season in Atlanta. He posted a career high 11 points per game due in part to an added 3-point shot (0.9 per game on .364 shooting). His percentages were particularly weak for a center, which helps explain him falling outside the top-200 in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues. In the event that Dewayne Dedmon leaves Atlanta in the offseason, Len could find himself assuming the starting role and could be worth a late-round pick in drafts next year.
April 11, 2019, 12:21 amMiles Plumlee - C - Atlanta Hawks
Miles Plumlee did not play in Wednesday's 134-135 loss to the Pacers.
You may have forgotten, but Plumlee is still making over $12 million per year at the end of Atlanta’s bench and will again heading into next season. His contract is really the only thing keeping him around, and shouldn’t be considered a fantasy option next year.
April 11, 2019, 12:20 amDewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon (ankle surgery) did not suit up for Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers.
Dedmon was a 9-cat stud on the year, finishing with well rounded averages of 10.8 points per game, 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.3 3-pointers. That stat line was enough to give him top-50 value on the season. The versatile big man will have a lot of suitors on the open market heading into free agency, and is at risk of landing in a spot that doesn’t give him the amount of run that he has had in Atlanta over the last two seasons. His fantasy-friendly stat set will likely keep him a viable option wherever he winds up, but owners should hope he stays put.
April 11, 2019, 12:18 amAlex Poythress - F - Atlanta Hawks
Alex Poythress did not play in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Poythress played 21 games on the year and did not crack top-350 value in those limited instances. He is not on the radar in any format heading into next season.
April 11, 2019, 12:17 amOmari Spellman - F - Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman (sprained left ankle) did not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers, ending his rookie campaign outside of top-250 value.
The Hawks’ third rookie did not see the success his other two first-round teammates did in his debut season. He struggled to stay on the floor for long stretches of time and admitted to being a tad out of shape for the majority of the season. He has potential as a stretch big in an offense that will always encourage outside shooting, but he’ll need to come into next season in much better shape than he did this one for him to take advantage of that role.
April 11, 2019, 12:13 amJohn Collins - F/C - Atlanta Hawks
John Collins went bonkers in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers, grabbing a career high 25 rebounds to go with 20 points (8-of-15 FG), six assists and a block in 36 minutes of action.
Collins’ sophomore campaign was largely a success. He essentially matched his ADP in both 9 and 8-cat leagues, finishing at top-50 value on the season with averages of 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.6 blocks on .560 shooting from the field. It’s worth noting that while he surprisingly under-performed at accumulating defensive stats this season, he managed to increase his blocks per game up to 1.4 since the beginning of March. We think it’s safer to assume that he’ll be closer to that number next season than he will be to his paltry 0.6 season average.
April 11, 2019, 12:07 amJustin Anderson - G/F - Atlanta Hawks
Justin Anderson played 13 minutes in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers, scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds
The fifth year forward failed to get much opportunity in his first season in Atlanta. He played a career-low 9.6 mpg and failed to make much of an impact aside from a few spot starts in the waning days of the season. He’s not on the radar heading into next year’s drafts.