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  • Justin Anderson - G/F - Atlanta Hawks

    Justin Anderson will not be cleared for training camp following offseason leg surgery and is set to be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Anderson underwent the procedure on June 29 to help deal with a stress reaction in his left tibia. It's in keeping with his reported timeline, so it's still possible that he's ready for the regular season. Having always possessed an interesting stat set, a clean bill of health would be huge for Anderson as he enters the year on a rebuilding Hawks squad with some questions on the wing. Deep league owners should remember the name.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will not be cleared for training camp and is slated for a re-evaluation next week.

    Dedmon is out of his walking boot after suffering an avulsion fracture and to this point the Hawks haven't treated it like a serious concern, so we're not downgrading him too much yet. Hopefully the re-evaluation brings good news. If Dedmon is forced to miss any time, it'd only boost the stock of John Collins and open the door for rookie Omari Spellman to pick up time at the center spot along with holdover Miles Plumlee.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Cole Aldrich - C - Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks will sign free agent center Cole Aldrich on Tuesday.

    Aldrich was expected to sign with the Hawks a few weeks ago but he'll be in the camp mix now that everything is in order. If he makes the final roster he'll still be buried on the depth chart and would need a number of injuries to sniff fantasy relevance.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Daniel Hamilton - G/F - Atlanta Hawks

    The Thunder's G-League affiliate has acquired the Returning Player Rights of K.J. McDaniels.

    They retained those rights from the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for the Returning Player Rights of Daniel Hamilton, who signed with the Hawks this summer. That means that if Hamilton doesn't make Atlanta's roster he'd play with the Drive in the G-League, not the Erie Bayhawks. McDaniels surfaced with the Blazers a few months ago but remains without an NBA deal.

    Source: News OK

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) is out of his walking boot showing his rehab is on schedule.

    Dedmon has an avulsion fracture in his left ankle which is actually not that bad of an injury (as anyone who has torn tendons or ligaments in the ankle can attest to) and looks to be ready to start the season near or at full-strength. Dewayne is the best center on the roster and can assuredly be a standard-league asset though he's on an expiring contract and remains a trade candidate especially if the young Hawks struggle as expected.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Alex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len scored eight points (4-for-8 from the field, 0-for-6 from the line), grabbed five rebounds and added a block and a steal in Friday's 76-65 win over Spain in the FIBA World Qualifiers tournament.

    Len only played 19 minutes but ended up with the fifth most minutes played for Team Ukraine. He only has Dewayne Dedmon officially ahead of him on the depth chart in Atlanta but Miles Plumlee and Cole Aldrich are right there as well. Len has a chance for a fresh start with the Hawks but doesn't project to be a standard league asset.

    Source: FIBA.basketball

  • RJ Hunter - G - Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks are expected to announce the signing of R.J. Hunter at some point on Friday.

    Hunter will be invited to camp after the team's G-League affiliate traded for him earlier this summer. With just eight games under his belt in the last two seasons Hunter is a longshot to make any waves in Atlanta, even as they rebuild.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon injured his ankle (alvusion fracture) during a workout on August 27th and is currently in a walking boot.

    An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament is pulled off the bone. Dedmon has been put in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in one week. The 28-year-old had a career year in 2017-2018 posting 10.0 points, 7.9 boards and 0.8 blocks per game. He is currently listed as the starting center and can be a sneaky pick late in your draft. If you do take the 7 footer, try and trade him by mid-season while the minutes are there since the rebuilding Hawks could deal the veteran (expiring contract) or give playing time to younger players.

    Source: Marc J Spears on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer - Team - Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks and Mike Budenholzer have agreed that he will not return to the head coaching role next season.

    Bud has been connected to the Knicks and Suns, though he seems like a coach that's set to take on a competitive team rather than another rebuild. A former Coach of the Year, Budenholzer should be in high demand and we'd be shocked if he wasn't patrolling some team's sidelines come Opening Night. As for the Hawks, they're looking to go younger with their next hire. They boast an extremely young roster and don't seem tied to any more than one or two players in the long-term, so we'll see how their next coach influences personnel decisions.

    Source: ESPN