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  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr., an impending restricted free agent, is expected to receive interest from teams like the Cavs, Hornets and Hawks, among others, per Shams Charania.

    Jones has always been an interesting fantasy player but is stuck in a deep Miami rotation. With the Heat prioritizing long-term flexibility and maintaining cap space to hunt out stars, perhaps Jones is a sacrifice they're willing to make. We've seen stretches of top-100 play in the past, but mostly as a fill-in when other players are injured. Last season Jones averaged 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.6 threes while shooting .527 from the field in 23.4 mpg, so if he were to end up with a larger role on a worse team there's a good chance that Jones would sneak up on many casual fantasy players.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Jerami Grant
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Mike Singer of the Denver Post is reporting that the Hawks, Pistons and Suns are all expected to have interest in Jerami Grant.

    It's believed that staying in Denver is Grant's top choice but he may follow the money. There aren't a lot of teams with cap space to burn and many organizations are trying to keep the books clean for the 2021 offseason, but Grant will be one of the top players available. It's also entirely possible that teams make other trades to open up space, so the list of potential suitors is almost certainly longer than three. Grant fills a lot of holes on any roster and would certainly help the three listed here, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of salary he commands after putting together a strong run of play in the postseason.

    Source: Denver Post

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando has spent part of his offseason watching every game from his rookie year, as he looks for areas to improve in his game.

    “I was just really not being decisive,” Fernando said. “I think that was the biggest thing that really didn’t allow me to be myself because I was scared of making mistakes.” Fernando has been working a lot with Clint Capela at the Hawks’ minicamp that started last week. The Angolan big will have to fight Dewayne Dedmon for minutes next year as the Hawks are expected to start John Collins next to Capela. Fernando’s work ethic though is a great sign and it remains to be seen if he will be able to crack the rotation.

    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter's knees are feeling great thanks to an improved diet and increased strength training, as reported by Brad Rowland.

    Huerter is coming off what was a promising season, derailed somewhat by various injuries. His knee problems were of obvious concern and it appears as though that has been his primary focus during the enforced isolation. An unfortunate ankle sprain suffered a month ago has limited his activity, although he reports his knees are feeling great. The Hawks have one of the most exciting young rosters in the league and Huerter is primed to take his game to the next level should he be able to stay healthy. After finishing as a top-110 player last season, he makes for a sneaky upside target if you can get him late in drafts.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins told the media that in addition to continuing to improve as a big, he has also decided to improve as a playmaker heading into the 2020-21 campaign.

    Collins went on to say that he has been "working on guard stuff" and with his 23rd birthday on Wednesday, it makes complete sense that he would try and add new elements to his game. Collins has averaged 1.3, 2.0 and 1.5 assists per game over his first three seasons and we shouldn't expect that number to rise significantly while Trae Young shares the court with him. However, Collins may be looking at what Bam Adebayo has done in his third season as Bam was able to increase his assist numbers from 2.2 in 2018-19 to 5.1 in 2019-20. Collins and the Hawks will be in talks for a contract extension once free agency starts as he will be entering the last year of his rookie contract and would be slated as a highly sought-after restricted free agent if he doesn't agree to an extension with Atlanta.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Hawks hired former NBA player and Spurs G-League GM Landry Fields as their assistant GM on Wednesday.

    Fields played for the Knicks and Raptors across five seasons in the association from 2010-2015 and has proven enough in the G-League to get a promotion to the big league. He joins a staff comprised of Travis Schlenk (GM/President of Basketball Ops), Rod Higgins (VP of Basketball Ops) and Dominique Wilkins (VP of Basketball Ops).

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Skal Labissiere
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Lloyd Pierce complimented Skal Labissiere after his work at Hawks camp on Wednesday, adding that he's been "healthy for a long time."

    That's notable because Labissiere never played for the Hawks after being traded from Portland, sustaining a left knee articular cartilage lesion on December 28 and missing the rest of the season. The restricted free agent will be looking to prove that he's healthy and a strong bubble camp with his teammates is a great start. Skal had a modest bounce-back season last year while helping the Blazers get through some injuries up front, and he's a worthwhile roll of the dice for a Hawks team that's still sifting through young players.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela is coming off a right heel contusion as well as plantar fasciitis but has no limitations moving forward.

    Capela went on to say that he is working on exercises that allow him to get stronger with certain leg movements so that he can put more pressure on his heel. It will be interesting to see how John Collins and Capela fit alongside one another next season with Trae Young at the helm.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Hawks GM Travis Schlenk said on Monday that he plans on discussing a contract extension with John Collins’ representatives once free agency starts.

    Collins averaged 21.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 33.2 minutes per game in his third NBA season. The young forward also stated during the summer that he is hopeful he will sign a rookie-scale contract extension with the Hawks. He will be a restricted free agent in 2021 if he's unable to reach agreement with the Hawks, but the two parties are likely to continue together for many years to come.

    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young is partnering with Georgia Peanuts and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to deliver 7200 jars of Peanut Butter to metro Atlanta School Food Pantries.

    Trae Young continues to thrive in his role as one of the elite young players in the league, doing his bit for the local community. On the court, Young has developed into the unquestioned leader of the Hawks and it is fantastic to see him carrying that influence into his off-court role. He finished this season as a top-10 fantasy player in 8-category formats and those keen on selecting him next season are likely to have to part with a high first-round pick.

    Source: Trae Young on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks are one of eight NBA teams that will be allowed to hold one week of voluntary individual workouts in September followed by two weeks of group activity, as the team anxiously awaits to begin incorporating Clint Capela (right heel contusion/plantar fasciitis) into the mix.

    Capela, who the Hawks acquired at the trade deadline back in February, has not played since the end of January because of a nagging heel injury. According to Hawks GM Travis Schlenk, Capela is finally healthy and set to participate in the two weeks of team activity and will be able to play five-on-five. The team expects 10 players off the roster to participate, as well as five Skyhawks players, and the Swiss big will try to slowly develop some much-needed chemistry with his new teammates.

    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Appearing in a recent podcast, John Collins said that he is hopeful he will sign a rookie-scale contract extension with the Hawks this offseason.

    “Everything is still in the talks, but I’m all in, I’m true to Atlanta and ready to extend,” said the young forward. Collins had a fantastic season this past year and finished as a top-11 player in both 8- and 9-cat formats, even though he missed 25 games due to a suspension for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug Program. Him and Trae Young have enjoyed playing together while the addition of Clint Capela will give the young Hawks a strong boost for next year. Look for Collins to be drafted in the very first few rounds of fantasy drafts next season.

    Source: HoopsHype

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Hawks GM Travis Schlenk and the front office decision-makers have been able to interview some of the NBA Draft prospects, but as of now, workouts are off limits.

    “We have the sixth pick and then we have the 50th pick," Schlenk said. "But we’ve talked to almost every kid, probably, that’s going to get drafted in between those two spots.” With the likes of Trae Young, John Collins, De'Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and other youngsters, Atlanta might explore trading the pick, if it were to help bring back another veteran. But they can always keep it and add another intriguing piece to a cast with some high hopes. Right now though the Hawks, like most everyone whose season is over, are just waiting to see where the NBA offseason will go from here.

    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    The NBA and the NBPA announced an agreement on Tuesday evening for the eight teams that were not invited to the league’s restart to have voluntary group workouts at their facilities beginning in mid-September.

    Since the NBA season was halted on March 11th, teams not on Disney’s campus have only been allowed individual-player workouts. The new plan has two phases where players and staff from each team will first go through daily COVID-19 tests (September 14 to September 20), with individual workouts continuing at team facilities, and then (September 21 through the end of the workouts on October 6th) teams will be cleared to hold group activities, including skills and conditioning sessions and intrasquad scrimmages. Each of the eight teams will be required to establish campuses in their home cities, including living arrangements for players and staff that separate them from the general population. Player participation in these offseason activities will be entirely voluntary and will include players who are under contract, plus up to five players who are not currently under contract with an NBA team but were part of the team’s G League affiliate this past season.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kenny Gabriel
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Kenny Gabriel has signed with Mornar Bar of Montenegro.

    Gabriel has been bouncing around the international scene since 2012 and at age 30, spent last season in the G League where he averaged 7.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 triples in 19.9 minutes while starting four of 37 games for the Hawks' G League affiliate.He joins former Net Isaiah Whitehead on his ninth different international team.

    Source: Sportando