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Luke Babbitt | Forward | #8

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (16) / MIN
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Luke Babbitt was a healthy DNP-CD on Saturday.
Ersan Ilyasova is playing well as the starting PF, and coach Mike Budenholzer has taken a shine to big man Tyler Cavanaugh (seven points, five boards in 15 minutes). That leaves Babbitt on the outside of the rotation, a situation that might not change if those aforementioned guys stay healthy. Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:35:00 PM

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Luke Babbitt (back) is available to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

It seems like he's been probable for a month the Hawks continue to list him as such. Babbitt should see minutes close to 20 off the bench, but doesn't have much value outside of 3-pointers.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:29:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

Babbitt has been dealing with a back issue, but it hasn't kept him out of the lineup. However, he's averaging just 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes over Atlanta's last six games. He has very little value in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will play Tuesday vs. the Cavs, as expected.

Maybe Babbitt will be able to get 20 minutes tonight, but he's nothing more than a very low-end, 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game in Cleveland.

He'll play, but with John Collins (shoulder) on the cusp of a return, he's not worth owning in most formats.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

Babbitt has been limited to minutes in the teens in four of his past five outings, and he's coming off a scoreless 16-minute performance, so he's not worth deploying in most scenarios.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 06:16:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

Babbitt may be listed as "probable" for the next three months, but he's not in danger of missing this contest. He's likely looking at minutes in the 20s and is worth a look if you need to stream a couple 3-pointers in a deep league.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 01:10:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is available to play on Wednesday against the Magic.

He was probable, but the Hawks tend to be probable happy. Babbitt should get minutes in the 20s and could even start, but he really doesn't do anything except hit treys.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

In Atlanta, probable means they'll play, as they tend to be a little overzealous with that distinction. He should see minutes in the high teens with the Hawks so banged up, but he's nothing more than a low-end, 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will play on Monday vs. the Nets.

He was listed as probable and seemed fine over the last two games. Ersan Ilyasova has moved ahead of Babbitt on the depth chart, but he still has some low-end appeal as a 3-point specialist.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) is probable to play Monday vs. Brooklyn.

Babbitt has looked fine over the past two games, so there's no reason to think he'll be taking the night off on Monday. With the Hawks' frontcourt currently decimated by injuries, Babbitt should be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s, giving him some appeal as a low-end, 3-point streamer in deep leagues.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Luke Babbitt made 7-of-9 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

Not bad with his 100.0 eFG%. Babbitt did come off the bench today, but there's a decent chance he starts in some matchups with Ersan Ilyasova possibly being a five. Babbitt could be a specialist for treys, but he does almost nothing else.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Luke Babbitt is coming off the bench against the Nets on Saturday.

He was called probable for this game, but he should be available. Ersan Ilyasova will get a start after a strong Thursday and should have to play some five, as well. Depending on what the Hawks do with DeAndre Bembry, Babbitt could be looking at 18-26 minutes tonight.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) returned from a three-game absence on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers and scored eight points with two assists and two triples in 18 minutes.

All four of his shot attempts were from beyond the arc and he's the true definition of a 3-point specialist with 1.7 treys in under 20 minutes per game this season. The Hawks are really thin up front and John Collins just went down with a shoulder injury, so Babbitt may have a larger role going forward. If you're in a deep league, give him a look.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will start vs. Cleveland on Thursday.

With Dewayne Dedmon (left tibia) out at least three weeks and Mike Muscala still bothered by an ankle injury, the Hawks are very thin up front. Babbitt has been limited by his back for a while and missed the last three games, so he may have some restrictions. The opportunity is there in the short term, so he could be a nice source of 3-pointers with 1.7 triples in under 20 minutes per game this season.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
3Josh Magette
SG1Kent Bazemore
2Marco Belinelli
3Tyler Dorsey
SF1Taurean Prince
2DeAndre Bembry
PF1John Collins
2Luke Babbitt
3Ersan Ilyasova
C1Dewayne Dedmon
2Mike Muscala
3Miles Plumlee