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Thabo Sefolosha | Guard/Forward | #25

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: N/A
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (13) / PHI
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Thabo Sefolosha fared well in another start on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 29 minutes.
Thabo has taken over for Kyle Korver, and the fact that Atlanta snapped their seven-game win streak tonight means that Sefolosha is likely to keep the job. His assists tonight tied a season high (from opening night), but he's still little more than a steals specialist who won't hurt you anywhere. Dec 7 - 10:58 PM

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Thabo Sefolosha started over Kyle Korver and played 33 minutes on Monday, and quietly filled the stat sheet with six points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and two blocks in another loss.

The minutes and new role are both positives, as were the steals and blocks. He'll also hit some threes, and while he won't be a dynamic scorer, he's worth a look in most leagues now that he's the starter for the Hawks.
Dec 5 - 10:58 PM

Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Thunder on Monday, moving Kyle Korver to the bench.

The Hawks have lost six straight games and nine out of their last 10, so it makes sense for them to shake things up. According to coach Mike Budenholzer, this could be a permanent change moving forward. Sefolosha is averaging 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 triples in 24.2 minutes per game this season and could approach minutes in the 30s in his new role, so he's worth a look as a low-end option for owners needing steals.
Dec 5 - 5:55 PM

Thabo Sefolosha will come off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday.

It was somewhat obvious Thabo would come off the bench after the rough time on Friday. Sefolosha is really just a steals specialist in most formats.
Dec 3 - 6:24 PM

Thabo Sefolosha started on Friday vs. the Pistons, but only played 17 minutes and was benched at halftime, finishing with five points, two rebounds, one steal and one triple.

He hit 2-of-5 shots from the field and took an early seat with the game quickly getting out of hand. Paul Millsap (hip) will miss at least one more game, so maybe Sefolosha can redeem himself on Saturday vs. the Raptors. For what it's worth, coach Mike Budenholzer hasn't decided who will start on Saturday. Sefolosha is just a steals specialist at this point.
Dec 3 - 12:41 AM

Thabo Sefolosha will start for Paul Millsap (hip) against the Pistons on Friday.

It makes a lot of sense with the Pistons not having a big power forward in their starting lineup, and a bigger power forward in the second unit. Mike Muscala should still get a nice bump in playing time and is on the radar to use tonight. Plus, this news also helps Tim Hardaway Jr. with more minutes at the three.
Dec 2 - 7:05 PM

Thabo Sefolosha returned to the bench on Friday vs. the Jazz, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

Kyle Korver returned from a maintenance day, but he combined for just six points on the wings with Kent Bazemore. Sefolosha is holding onto low-end value because he was averaging 2.3 steals per game prior to Friday, but standard-league owners should be able to do better.
Nov 25 - 11:07 PM

Thabo Sefolosha will move back to the bench on Friday against the Jazz.

The Hawks second unit is arguably the best in basketball thanks in part to Sefolosha's defense. His steals numbers are down from his fast start, so he's only a borderline asset in most leagues.
Nov 25 - 7:02 PM

Thabo Sefolosha finished Wednesday's road victory with four points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal, going 2-of-8 from the field without any free throw attempts.

Kyle Korver was resting tonight, so Thabo earned 33 minutes as a fill-in starter. He'll head back to the bench for Atlanta's next game and is still primarily a steals specialist who can contribute a trickle of rebounds.
Nov 23 - 10:48 PM

Thabo Sefolosha will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pacers, with Kyle Korver (rest) unavailable.

Sefolosha will draw a favorable matchup tonight, so he's on the radar as a potential low-budget option in DFS or streamer. In his previous outing against the Pacers, Sefolosha put up 12 points, five boards, two assists, two triples, one steal and one block in a mere 16 minutes of floor time.
Nov 23 - 1:13 PM

Thabo Sefolosha returned from a three-game absence due to a sore knee and played 23 minutes, finishing with six points, three rebounds and a steal on 3-of-7 shooting.

He's back, but it could take him some time to reach full strength. And as long as the Hawks are healthy, he'll be too inconsistent to rely upon in fantasy.
Nov 22 - 10:32 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is probable to play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Sefolosha was available to play on Sunday, but didn't actually step foot on the court. However, it sounds like he'll be out there on Tuesday night, which will result in Kent Bazemore's playing time suffering a minor hit. Sefolosha's actually been a sneaky mid-round play on the season due to his 2.3 steals per game and high shooting percentages, so he's worth owning as a deep league steals specialist.
Nov 21 - 4:56 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (knee) picked up a DNP-CD during Sunday's loss to the Knicks.

Sefolosha was available to play, but Mike Budenholzer opted to leave him on the bench. That's not a trend that's likely to continue for one of Atlanta's better reserves, so he should be able to resume his 24-minute reserve role Tuesday vs. the Pelicans. When Sefolosha gets back to the court, Kent Bazemore's minutes could take a slight hit.
Nov 20 - 3:41 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

He missed the last two games, but it's not clear if he will resume his normal workload off the bench. Sefolosha is averaging 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.6 steals in 24.0 minutes per game this season. For what it's worth, coach Mike Budenholzer did not reveal if Sefolosha would play or if he would have any restrictions.
Nov 20 - 10:43 AM

Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is questionable to face the Knicks on Sunday.

It's a Sunday matinee at noon EST, so we likely won't get word until about an hour before tip. If Sefolosha is out for his third game, we'll see more Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Sefolosha's 2.6 steals per game have buoyed his value, but expect him to trend down once he's ready to go.
Nov 19 - 5:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Kyle Korver
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Taurean Prince
3DeAndre Bembry
4Ryan Kelly
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Muscala
3Kris Humphries
C1Dwight Howard
2Tiago Splitter