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  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee) had a setback over the weekend that has forced him to miss Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    This is concerning news for those who drafted Huerter around pick-110 in redraft leagues as he has yet to make his preseason debut. For those of you who haven't drafted, it is plausible to drop Huerter down a round or two with this news. Unlike most other injuries that occur in the preseason, this one seems like it is worth monitoring as we inch closer towards opening night. If Huerter does end up missing time, expect rookies Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter to play more minutes.

    Source: Robby Kalland on Twitter

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) was upgraded from probable to available for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    This confirms that Turner will suit up tonight. He's not particularly useful in fantasy unless he gets more than the 22 minutes per night he received last season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner, who has dealt with left Achilles pain, has been labeled as probable to play on Wednesday.

    This has been a nagging issue for Turner but does not seem too serious. Turner doesn't carry much fantasy appeal as a reserve for the Hawks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks are listing Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) as out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Knicks.

    The expectation is still that Huerter will play when the regular season opens up, but it is troubling that he has yet to play in a preseason game. Cam Reddish will continue to get time with the starting unit while Huerter remains on the mend.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) is probable for Wednesday's preseason game against the Knicks.

    Turner is going to be a jack-of-all-trades type bench player for the Hawks this season, seeing time at the 1-3 spots. The fast-paced nature of the Hawks system gives him some value, but he isn't someone to target in standard-leagues.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young played 24 mintes on Monday in a 120-87 loss to Miami, putting up 23 points (7-for-17 FGs, 8-for-9 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.

    Trae's line reminds us that he can kill our turnover totals, but otherwise he's ready to dominate and likely to return value on a top-25 selection in fantasy drafts.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins collected two steals and two blocks to go with 14 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds and a three against the Heat on Monday.

    The only concern many have about taking Collins at his current ADP is in regards to his defensive output last season. It was likely bad luck to start the season, and he's gotten enough steals and blocks in the past to expect a rebound there. Take him with confidence in the top-35. His backup, Jabari Parker, tossed in nine points, 10 rebounds and six turnovers in the game.

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter and his fellow Hawks rookies failed to make much of an impact vs. the Heat on Monday as Hunter went for four points (2-for-8 FGs, 0-for-2 FTs), one rebound and four assists in 25 minutes.

    Hunter had some nice passes, but the stats were lacking tonight. Cam Reddish chipped in just two points (1-for-7 FGs), two rebounds, one assists, one steal and three turnovers in 20 minutes. Bruno Fernando added two points, a rebound and a block in his 12 minutes off the bench. It's a healthy reminder that it could very well take some time before these first-year players are ready to contribute much.

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry was efficient off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-7 field goals and 2-of-3 free throws en route to 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and one triple in 25 minutes.

    Kevin Huerter missed this game, allowing for more Bembry minutes. And while Bembry had a nice game, his value usually comes from steals and occasionally blocks. He's got potential, but the Hawks likely added too many wings during the offseason for Bembry to get enough action to help in fantasy.

  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter scored 10 points (3-for-FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) with two treys, two boards and a steal in 18 minutes in a loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Carter's still got it. While he won't likely help a fantasy team this season, it's going to be a feel-good year for the 42-year-old Vinsanity.

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) has been upgraded to available for Monday's preseason game.

    Look for Turner to log minutes on the wings and at backup point guard for the Hawks this season. Perhaps his usage tonight will give us some new information, but barring an unexpectedly large role there's no fantasy value here outside of 20-teamers.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) will not play in Monday's preseason tilt with the Heat.

    Huerter said earlier in camp that he wasn't worried about his status for opening night, and although the expectation is that he'll be ready for the regular season it is a little troubling that he has yet to play in the preseason. Huerter returned to practice on Friday, so hopefully this is the Hawks playing it safe with their presumed starting shooting guard. Health permitting, Huerter makes for a quality pick in the final few rounds of 12-team drafts.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) is listed as probable for Monday's preseason matchup with the Heat.

    Turner returned to practice on Friday and will get right back to competing for backup point guard minutes. His versatility should come in handy for the Hawks but as a veteran on a rebuilding team, he figures to have minimal fantasy value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles) was able to return to practice on Friday.

    Turner is in the running for Atlanta's backup point guard spot, so this is a good development for his playing time prospects. We'd still rather pursue players like DeAndre' Bembry, De'Andre Hunter or Cam Reddish off the Hawks bench for deep-league fantasy purposes.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len was able to practice in full on Friday.

    Len played on Wednesday after missing time in camp with ankle and back problems, but it's good to see he's not feeling any after-effects of playing. Consider him a stretch big worthy of late-round consideration in most leagues.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter