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  • 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

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (knee pain) was able to go through practice on Friday.

    All the Hawks practiced except for Chandler Parsons and Allen Crabbe, so Atlanta looks to be getting close to full health as the season approaches. Huerter should start at shooting guard when he's ready to rock and makes for a nice pick towards the end of 12-team drafts. We'd feel more confident if he got into at least one preseason tilt, so keep an eye out for those updates.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter logged 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and chipped in 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting, as well as five rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one blocked shot.

    The Hawks gave the starting nod to Cam Reddish, who posted four points on 1-of-7 shooting with one rebound in 14 minutes. Hunter is the safer bet to target as a last-round flier in standard leagues, for his 3-and-D potential and efficiency in scoring.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young had a solid outing on Wednesday against the Magic, recording 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, five dimes, two triples and three steals in 28 minutes.

    Trae is a hot target now in drafts and games like this will only add more wood to the already-searing flames of his ADP. A mainstay in the second round of most drafts, Young will need to deliver lines like this or better on a consistent basis if he's to live up to his current market demand value.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins had a cringeworthy showing in Wednesday's 88-97 loss to the Magic, as he went 0-from-8 from the field to finish with two points, four rebounds, one block and seven turnovers.

    Collins is coming off a bout with knee tendon pain, so maybe we can chalk this one up to that. Still, the big man's upside is what keeps him as an early-to-mid round option in most standard leagues. His ability to stay healthy and his projected improvement on defense will be the proof in his fantasy pudding.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (knee pain) will not play in Wednesday's exhibition game vs. the Magic.

    It is strange that Huerter is out for tonight's matchup as he doesn't appear on the NBA's official injury report. Hopefully, they are only keeping him out of this game as a precaution in advance of the regular season. Huerter will have another opportunity to play this preseason as the Hawks play the Heat next Monday. Huerter is getting drafted towards the end of standard drafts but this knee issue is worth monitoring.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len will start in Wednesday's matchup against the Magic after dealing with some ankle and back issues throughout training camp.

    This is great news for Len after missing the preseason opener. He is likely to start the season at center for this young Hawks squad. With the starting role, Len carries low-end fantasy value from the center position going into drafts this year. He's also a low-priced value in DFS. Len's presence lowers the value of Damian Jones and Bruno Fernando.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (left knee) and Brandon Goodwin (right hip contusion) will be available for Wednesday's exhibition game vs. the Magic.

    It is encouraging to see Collins play in both of the Hawks' first two preseason games. All signs are pointing to him being ready to go at the start of the season. He is being targeted in drafts as early as the 3rd round. Goodwin will have to show something in order to enter the fantasy landscape.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Brandon Goodwin
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Brandon Goodwin has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Goodwin had previously been labeled questionable due to a right hip contusion. Goodwin is not high on the guard depth chart for the Hawks.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks announced this morning that John Collins is experiencing "left knee tendon pain" but he is probable for the game against the Magic tonight.

    This doesn’t look like anything serious and all signs point towards Collins playing in the Hawks second preseason game. He has been battling minor issues throughout the camp but hopefully he will be 100 percent once the season starts.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Brandon Goodwin
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Brandon Goodwin (right hip contusion) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Goodwin is trying to find his way into some backup minutes and will need to get on the court for that to happen. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter