Player News - Hawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle) is out of a walking boot on his left foot.

He was expected to be re-evaluated around Sept. 12 for his avulsion fracture, so he appears to be right on schedule. An avulsion fracture isn't as bad as it sounds, and it's more about the joint than the bones. Dedmon is back with the Hawks on a $7.2 million player option as an expiring deal, and he'll be competing with Alex Len for minutes. He should have a fine floor to start the season.
Sep 14 - 3:22 PM

Alex Len made 4-of-8 from the field and missed all six from the line for eight points against Spain on Friday, adding five rebounds, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

The missed free throws jump out, but he kept his fouls down and he's been a career 70.7 percent shooter from the line. It's nice to see Len out there this summer and the Ukraine team may want to keep his minutes down given his major durability issues. His main competition for minutes in Atlanta, Dewayne Dedmon (ankle), is now out of a walking boot, so both Len and Dedmon should be competing for minutes at the five in camp. For now, Len is only a late-round flier with upside.
Sep 14 - 3:11 PM

Center Cole Aldrich said he has signed a training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Wolves waived Aldrich back in June, instead of guaranteeing his $6.9 million contract for the 2018-19 season. Aldrich averaged just 0.6 points in 2.3 minutes over 21 games last season. He should be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Sep 7 - 10:37 AM

The Hawks are "all for" Tyler Dorsey playing with the Greek national team during World Cup qualifiers in September.

"They were happy for me," Dorsey said. "They felt it’s a good opportunity for me as well." The Hawks are sending GM Travis Schlenk to watch Dorsey play in Paris, and the 22-year-old should be in good shape for the start of training camp. He struggled with efficiency while playing a modest 17.4 minutes last season, but could emerge if the Hawks eventually part ways with Kent Bazemore.
Sep 5 - 9:30 PM

Dewayne Dedmon suffered an avulsion fracture of his left ankle. He will wear a walking boot and be re-evaluated in a week.

Per a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the injury occurred during a workout on August 27th but is "not considered serious." An avulsion fracture is an injury where "a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. In the case of an avulsion fracture, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone." Dedmon, who picked up his $7.2 million player option for the 2018-19 season earlier this summer, averaged 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds in 24.9 minutes in 2017-18, but missed 20 games due to injury.
Sep 4 - 1:38 PM

Alex Len will play for the Ukrainian national team in the World Cup qualifying games against Spain and Montenegro.

Lakers' rookie Svi Mikhailiuk will also play for Ukraine. This will be Len's first time playing for the national team since he left to attend college in Maryland in 2011.
Aug 28 - 12:03 PM

The Hawks are signing F Thomas Robinson to a non-guaranteed contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Robinson, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, spent last season playing for BC Khimki in Russia. He has an outside chance to make the Hawks final 15-man roster, but can be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Aug 27 - 9:22 AM

Trae Young said the Dennis Schroder trade helped him realize how committed the Hawks are to his development.

"Obviously when they move the point guard they’ve had for a while, their starting point guard, it definitely opened my eyes," Young said. "It shows how much they are committed to me. Bringing Jeremy [Lin] in as well is a good fit for us. I know there is a lot on my plate. I’m looking forward to it." The shooting percentages and turnovers might not be pretty for Young during his rookie season, but he'll see nothing but opportunity in Atlanta and should be a steady source of dimes and triples.
Aug 20 - 5:48 PM

Jeremy Evans is close to a deal with Darussafaka in the G-League.

Evans is a seven-year NBA veteran, but only averaged more than 10 minutes in one season and that was back in 2013.
Source: Sportando
Aug 20 - 12:59 PM

John Collins said he could "maybe drive and kick" and "drive and get to the cup" on offense next season.

He mentioned he can be in spots to read plays, will be shooting 3-pointers, and also mentioned how he wants coach Lloyd Pierce to use him. "Basically, be a mismatch problem and have coach give the confidence and say ‘Yo, whatever the lineup is, whatever the game plans is, we keep John in and involved in the game.’ That’s my goal." Collins is locked in for minutes in the mid-30s and he will have a tremendous opportunity for a breakout season. If he avoids foul trouble, Collins could be set up for early-round value in standard leagues.
Aug 17 - 5:06 PM

Trae Young said he's not getting caught up in starting and he knows he's "going to get a chance to play."

"We’ll just wait and see what happens," Young said about the possibility of Jeremy Lin starting. Both Lin and Young have already said they're going to play next to each other at times, but it's unclear who is going to start. If Young has a big preseason, he might get the reins to the offense right away.
Aug 15 - 4:10 PM

Trae Young believes that he and Jeremy Lin will "work really well together" in a two-point guard lineup.

Sharing the court with another point guard will require Young to shoot the ball at a higher clip than he did during summer league, although he was better in Las Vegas (49 TS%) after struggling in Utah. Young led the nation with a 37.1 usage percentage last season at Oklahoma, so playing next to the experienced Lin can help his adjustment period. Either way Young will have a good shot at leading all rookie guards in minutes, points and assists.
Aug 11 - 6:12 PM

Jeremy Lin said the Hawks told him he will play next to Trae Young at times this season.

Lin's had experience playing in two-point guard lineups in the past, and that was the plan for him in Brooklyn last season before he suffered a knee injury that ended his 2017-18 season last October. In his lone regular season game 69.1 percent of Lin's minutes came playing alongside another point guard in D'Angelo Russell. As for Young there may be a bit more of an adjustment, as he led the nation in usage percentage at 37.1 last season.
Aug 11 - 4:28 PM

Andrew White will play in Turkey next season for Afyon Belediye.

White played last season on a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks. He appeared in 15 games for the big club, averaging 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.9 minutes.
Aug 9 - 10:02 AM

The Bucks have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Kent Bazemore.

Milwaukee recently contacted Atlanta regarding a deal that would net them Bazemore, but those initial talks didn't progress very far. Bazemore is happy in Atlanta, but he'd be open to going to either Houston or Milwaukee as he has history with both those coaches and would be able to play for a contender. It doesn't make a ton of sense for the rebuilding Hawks to keep the 29-year-old wing around, so we'll likely hear numerous trade rumors regarding Bazemore throughout the year.
Aug 8 - 10:33 AM

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