December 4, 2019, 10:28 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones put together a second good game in a row, scoring a career-high 20 points (8-of-8 shooting), to go with eight rebounds, one assist and one block.
While it was easy to write off Jones' last good ball game as going up against the hapless Warriors, this one is actually quite impressive considering the competition of Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan being fairly difficult to play with down low. The athletic big man's showing of promise should be taken with caution as John Collins' (suspension) return a matter of weeks will likely kill any value he has. That being said, he's hot right now, and is getting enough consistant defensive stats to warrant a flier if you are in desperate need of a big and want to see how long this hot streak lasts.
December 2, 2019, 9:59 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones played well vs. the Warriors on Monday, chipping in 16 points (6-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with eight rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.
Yeah, he didn't block a shot but it was nice to see him deliver as a threat on the low post. He was more active, since Jabari Parker was struggling with eight points and 4-of-15 shooting, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.
November 27, 2019, 11:04 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones played 21 minutes on Wednesday, putting up a serviceable 10 points, six boards and a blocked shot.
It's another reasonable night for Jones who still hasn't seen that big of a minutes bump even with Alex Len no longer a factor. The opportunity should continue to be there in this capacity as the Hawks see what they have in him and in Bruno Fernando.
November 25, 2019, 11:11 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones put up seven points (3-of-3 FG), three rebounds and two blocks in Monday's loss.
Jones has some blocks specialist appeal but has been a mild disappointment in that department so far with 0.9 swats per game in 17.9 mpg. Still, he's already a top-200/175 value in 8/9-cat leagues and could continue to climb as Alex Len gets phased out. Len played four minutes tonight. Bruno Fernando would be the other beneficiary and had 13 points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 17 minutes. Jones might be safer in the long run but Fernando has the highest upside.
November 22, 2019, 9:19 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len played 15 minutes off the bench on Friday adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block as the Hawks got blown out by the Pistons.
Len was the only Hawks bench player to score in double digits in what was a rough showing for this team. Damian Jones started ahead of Len who posted 13 points, four rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.
November 17, 2019, 1:11 amDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones started and scored 11 points (4-of-7 from the field) on Saturday with three rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes.
Jones and Alex Len (five points in 18 minutes on Saturday) are currently fighting for playing time at center. Jones and Len are both low-end streaming options for big man stats, but neither player can be relied on right now.
November 15, 2019, 12:19 amDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones was efficient offensively on Thursday with 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block on 7-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.
Jones did turn the ball over five times and commit five fouls, which obviously played a role in his limited minutes and the expanded role for Alex Len, who took advantage of the bump. There may not be a lot to see here for either of those guys, but they could sniff some late-round streaming value.
November 12, 2019, 11:49 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Despite being demoted to a reserve role on Tuessday, Alex Len rose to the occasion and delivered 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one block.
There's nothing like someone taking your starting job to snap you out of your stupor of mediocrity. That's what happened to him tonight. Damian Jones drew the start but was unimpressive with eight points (4-of-5 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one block. Expect this frontcourt shuffle to be an occasional occurrence, making it hard to trust either big man. Look elsewhere for your needs if you value stability.
November 12, 2019, 8:06 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len will be available for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets after being listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain.
Len will come off the bench in Tuesday's game in favor of youngster Damian Jones. His minutes have been dwindling as the season has gone along. Len has only seen 20+ minutes in two games so far this year.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 2:50 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones will start Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, with Alex Len coming off the bench.
Len's stock continues to plummet with each passing day. Jones has averaged 10.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.9 blocks per 36 minutes for his career and makes for a deeper league pickup for teams looking to get cheap big man stats.
Source: Kevin Chounard on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 7:28 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game due to a left ankle sprain.
Len has not been particularly relevant in fantasy so far due to his limited role. Damian Jones and Bruno Fernando could see more court time if Len is held out.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 12:11 amDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones put up eight points and seven rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting in a loss to the Blazers on Sunday.
He played 24 minutes to Alex Len’s 15 minutes due to foul trouble as he had four fouls. Len put up four points, two rebounds and two blocks. Both players are outside the top-200 and will eat away at each other’s minutes, so leave them on the wire.
November 8, 2019, 10:34 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len was able to muster four points, seven rebounds and three blocks on Friday night.
Len played 22 minutes and the frontcourt guys seem to be meeting in the middle — Damian Jones had eight points in 15 minutes while Bruno Fernando had two points and three boards in 10 minutes. Len is outside the top-225 on the year but if he's going to start picking up multiple blocks at a time then he might be able to make a little climb up towards relevance. That said, the fact that Atlanta's starting to use a three-headed monster dampens the outlook. Deep leagues only in this bunch.
October 9, 2019, 6:18 pmAlex LenC, 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
July 8, 2019, 4:44 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have officially announced their acquisition of Omari Spellman for Damian Jones and a second-round pick.
The second-rounder is for 2026 and is unprotected. For the Warriors, they save a bit of cash and take a chance on a sophomore with a more well-rounded game. Spellman will be a stretch four off the bench and has room to grow into a contributor over time. The Hawks take a flier on Jones' athleticism and he'll need to duel with rookie Bruno Fernando for backup center minutes.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter