July 6, 2020, 7:40 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
While Dewayne Dedmon ended at top-240 value in 8-category leagues during 2019-20, he took a step forward after the Kings dealt him to the Hawks.
While injuries limited Dedmon to just 44 games, he provided 8.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and 1.0 steals during 10 contests with the Hawks. He was used much more sparingly on the Kings. Holding top-260 value overall in 9-category formats doesn't overwhelm, but Dedmon made solid contributions defensively and on the glass down the stretch. With a career mark of 51.6 percent, he's likely to improve upon the 40.0 percent shooting from the field posted in 2019-20. However, Clint Capela's presence in the lineup could cut into his usage next season.
July 6, 2020, 7:19 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Jeff Teague’s production fell off in a big way following a January trade from the Wolves to the Hawks, causing him to end with top-160 value in 8-category leagues.
The Wolves began starting Jarrett Culver over Teague, eventually leading to the swap with the Hawks. Teague possessed just top-180 value in 9-category leagues and his production suffered even on a per-minute basis with the Hawks. During 34 games with the Wolves, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Over 25 contests with the Hawks, he managed only 7.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest. While Teague was stuck behind Trae Young and can sign elsewhere in free agency, it’s fair to ask whether his best fantasy days are behind him.
July 6, 2020, 6:14 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones was largely a blocks specialist in 2019-20, holding top-230 value in 9-category leagues while ranking only among the top 260 in 8-category.
Jones actually posted similar numbers to his final season of 2018-19 with the Warriors, albeit in a larger sample size of 55 contests. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.5 steals in 16.1 minutes per game. Jones saw an uptick in free-throw percentage during 2019-20, which rose to 73.8 percent from 64.9 percent the season prior. However, his assists average dropped from 1.2 while his blocks average fell from a 2018-19 average of 1.0. The Hawks deployed too many big men for reserves like Jones to be particularly valuable, and the acquisition of Clint Capela could further complicate the situation going forward.
July 6, 2020, 5:01 pmVince CarterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Vince Carter ranked within the top 350 in 9-category leagues during his final NBA season of 2019-20, averaging 5.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks.
Carter shot 35.2 percent from the floor, the second worst mark in his career, while he garnered a career-low 14.6 minutes per game. None of that should hurt his legacy as an eight-time All-Star and fan favorite. When Carter made his final career basket on March 12, his smile seemed to foreshadow an eventual retirement which came in late June. Carter averaged 16.7 points over his career but twice ended a season with an average of 27 points or greater.
July 6, 2020, 4:25 pmBruno FernandoPF, Atlanta Hawks
Bruno Fernando finished the 2019-20 season as a top-370/380 player (8/9 cat) while averaging 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals on 51.8 percent shooting from the field.
The rookie out of Maryland didn’t exactly finish strong, scoring just 1.6 points per game over five contests in March. The native of Angola found himself behind John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon on the frontcourt depth chart. The Hawks also added Clint Capela who is under contract for three more seasons. Fernando’s campaign did feature a few bright spots, especially when Dedmon missed time due to injury. However, Fernando would need a step up in playing time to become fantasy relevant in most leagues.
July 6, 2020, 2:55 pmDeAndre' BembrySF, Atlanta Hawks
DeAndre' Bembry (abdominal pain/right hand surgery) missed the final 23 games of the 2019-20 season, finishing with top-225/240 (8/9-cat) fantasy value.
Bembry has always been a player we've liked as a deep-league option and potential flier in shallower formats, but between injuries and the rise of younger forwards in Atlanta it looks like he might need a change of scenery to maximize his output. There was still some things to like about Bembry's campaign — 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks in 21.3 mpg — but his poor free throw shooting (.542) and inability to stretch the floor (.231) really hurt his case for more minutes, despite a sneakily versatile skillset. Bembry should always maintain steals specialist appeal but he's only a deep-league target going forward unless something changes.
July 6, 2020, 2:51 pmBrandon GoodwinPG, Atlanta Hawks
Brandon Goodwin finished the 2019-20 campaign as a top-340/350 player (8/9-cat), averaging 6.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 triples in 12.7 minutes per contest.
Goodwin did manage to have a career-best performance with 21 points against the Celtics in early February, but his fantasy appeal really only existed when Trae Young suffered a sprained ankle. Goodwin belongs in the league as a solid depth option but doesn't have a place on your fantasy rosters.
July 6, 2020, 2:49 pmTreveon GrahamSF, Atlanta Hawks
Treveon Graham wrapped up the 2019-20 campaign outside the top-400.
Graham started the season off as a starter for the Wolves, averaging 20.1 minutes across 33 games, but eventually missed time with some minor injuries and then fell out of favor with Minnesota reshaping its roster and leaning towards its youth. A trade to Atlanta was the end of his already-modest fantasy value, as he averaged just 12.1 minutes in his 22 games with the Hawks. Formerly viewed as a 3-and-D bench piece, Graham shot just .275 from beyond the arc after going .297 last season with Brooklyn. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radars for next year.
July 6, 2020, 2:44 pmSkal LabissierePF, Atlanta Hawks
Skal Labissiere never suited up for the Hawks after a deadline trade.
Labissiere was actually getting minutes for a banged up Blazers squad but was felled by a cartilage issue in his left knee and didn't play after December 28. Although his 3-point shooting tanked (23.1%), Skal did have a solid showing in limited minutes with 5.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and a .551 mark from the field in 17.2 minutes per contest. He finished right around the top-250 and will not be a consideration in most fantasy formats going forward, despite the modest bounce-back campaign.
July 6, 2020, 2:41 pmCam ReddishG-F, Atlanta Hawks
Cam Reddish offered up a mixed bag in his first NBA season, finishing as a top-180/200 (8/9-cat) player despite a strong finish to the year.
Reddish really struggled out of the gates but found his footing as the year progressed, holding top-100 value for about a month beginning in late January. Unsurprisingly, that came when his scoring numbers ballooned and his percentages crawled out of the gutter. All told, Reddish averaged 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers per game while shooting .384 from the field. The Hawks are pretty crowded on the wing so Reddish will need to establish himself both in the rotation and as a more efficient scorer if he's to be viewed as more than a late-round flier type next season.
July 6, 2020, 2:37 pmCharlie Brown Jr.PF, Atlanta Hawks
Charlie Brown ended up logging 10 appearances in his first NBA campaign.
Brown only played 40 minutes in total, and finished with the sort of fantasy value you'd expect: right around the top-450. There's little fantasy appeal here.
July 6, 2020, 12:08 pmSF, Atlanta Hawks
De’Andre Hunter finished his rookie season with top-220 value in 8/9-cat formats.
Hunter started 62 of his 63 games played and averaged 32 minutes in those appearances, giving him an ample opportunity to prove what kind of player he can be in the league. The rookie posted an uninspiring 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Touted as a quality defender coming out of college, Hunter only averaged 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. On a team with multiple ball-dominant players Hunter is probably suited best in a three-and-D role on the wing. If the defensive numbers can slightly increase we could see Hunter play closer to top-120 value next season.
July 6, 2020, 10:41 amClint CapelaC, Atlanta Hawks
Clint Capela kept top-40 value amidst injuries and a mid-season trade.
Although he is yet to make his debut for the Hawks, Capela posted 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per game in 39 games with the Rockets. Foot injuries kept him out the final months of the season and left the door open for speculation on how he will fit in with his new club. Capela’s high block (1.8/game) and field goal percentage (63%) numbers make up for his lack of threes and brutal free-throw percentage (53%). In Houston, Capela was the only big on the floor for the majority of his minutes, but now slides in next to forward John Collins, one of the better big men in the league. It will be interesting to see how his lack of an outside game can mesh with this roster, but he has proven over the last few seasons that you can expect consistent double-double type numbers out of him, no matter what situation he is in.
July 6, 2020, 10:22 amKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter finished the season just outside the top-100 in both 8/9-cat formats.
Huerter was able to carve out a starting role for the Hawks with his consistent numbers throughout the season. The second-year player dropped 12.2 points, with 2.3 triples in 31.4 minutes per game. The remainder of the stat sheet is filled out with mediocre to below-average numbers, including 4.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and only 1.6 turnovers a game. Huerter had a two-week run late in the season where he posted top-50 numbers and has the ability to play at that level more frequently if he can slightly increase and stay consistent with his numbers. Moving forward he is most likely just a points and threes threat.
July 6, 2020, 10:07 amTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young finished the season as a top-20 fantasy player.
Going into the season with top-20 ADP, Young proved owners right by putting up top-10 8-cat and top-20 9-cat rankings on a per game basis. Finishing the year top-five in scoring with 29.6 points per game, Young proved there isn’t a shot he won’t take making himself one of the most exciting young players in the league. The dramatic scoring increase from his rookie season comes along with knocking down 3.4 threes per game on 44% shooting from the field. Not just a scoring threat, Young is second in the league in assists with 9.3 per game. While these numbers carry his stat lines on a nightly basis there is much more to be desired from the point guard. He also leads the league in turnovers with 4.6 a night and has below average rebounding and defensive stats. The high turnover numbers are to be expected being the primary play maker on an inexperienced, bad team. As the scoring and assist numbers figure to stay consistent Young can crack the top-10 in both formats if he can improve on his assist and steal numbers next season.