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Mike Muscala | Center/Forward | #31

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Bucknell
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (14) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Muscala started in place of Dwight Howard (rest) on Sunday, finishing a win vs. Orlando with nine points, six rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 17 minutes.
The fourth-year big man has been impressive, taking advantage of extra opportunities with Tiago Splitter (hamstring) on the shelf. He sank 3-of-4 shots tonight, including one 3-pointer, making him 3-of-5 from deep this preseason. That said, he belong on the waiver wire unless injuries strike the Hawks' starting frontcourt. Oct 16 - 8:48 PM

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Dennis Schroder, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala and Dwight Howard will start against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

The Hawks are already thin at power forward with Paul Millsap (knee) and Mike Scott (knee) out. Both injuries are not considered serious, so they should be good in the next week or so.
Oct 6 - 7:10 PM

According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mike Muscala has a "strong" chance to make the 15-man roster.

The Hawks have 16 players under contract at the moment, but Muscala is doing everything he can to prove his worth to the team. He's been focused on improving his shooting, passing and ball-handling this summer, and also said he's trying to improve his 3-point shot after shooting 30.8 percent from deep last season. Even if he makes the team, his minutes will likely be limited.
Aug 13 - 10:41 AM

Mike Muscala said that he's trying not to worry about his future with the Hawks.

The Hawks have 15 players on guaranteed deals right now, while Muscala's salary for the 2016-17 season isn't guaranteed. "If I obsess that there are 16 guys and 15 spots, then I’m not going to do what I need to be a better player," Muscala said. Mike Scott is still facing some legal trouble, so it's not a lock that Muscala will be let go. Regardless, he likely won't make an impact in fantasy leagues this season.
Aug 12 - 9:38 AM

The Hawks have picked up their team option on Mike Muscala.

Muscala will continue to serve in a backup role for the Hawks, meaning he'll have zero fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jun 29 - 11:03 AM

Mike Muscala played nine minutes with two points, two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers against the Raptors on Thursday.

He's been out for personal reasons, but Muscala isn't a big factor in the rotation.
Apr 7 - 11:19 PM

Mike Muscala (personal) is expected to return for Tuesday's game vs. Phoenix.

Muscala had missed the last two practices for personal reasons, but the Moose should be back on the loose in Atlanta's locker room on Tuesday.
Apr 4 - 12:47 PM

Mike Muscala played seven minutes on Friday with four points and one rebound.

Al Horford played huge minutes tonight, so there weren't many backup minutes available behind him. Muscala may slightly benefit while Tiago Splitter (hip) is out for the year, but he's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Feb 19 - 11:41 PM

Mike Muscala earned praise from Mike Budenholzer for his readiness to step into the rotation.

"The fact that he hadn’t played much, to step in and be ready to play pretty good is a statement to how he works," Budenholzer said. "I’m pleased with how he kept himself ready. And his activity defensively, his length at the rim and his verticality at the rim has been really good. I think the pace with which (he has played), he has gotten some easy baskets in transition and beat people down the court. He’s moving the ball and playing within what we do. He’s really stepped in and done well after not playing much for a good month or so." Despite "feeling comfortable" in Tiago Splitter's (hip) absence, Muscala isn't a fantasy option.
Feb 8 - 9:42 AM

Mike Muscala stepped up off the bench on Friday with 11 points, six boards, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

Al Horford was in a bit of foul trouble and Muscala was able to have success at the center spot. With Tiago Splitter (hip) out indefinitely, Muscala could have some value in 18-team leagues.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 02:45:00 AM

Mike Muscala will be the backup center for the Hawks on Tuesday with Tiago Splitter (hip) sidelined.

Muscala could see around 20 minutes of action tonight, but that's not really enough playing time to matter in most leagues. As long as Al Horford and Paul Millsap are healthy, Muscala will offer zero appeal to those in standard formats.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Mike Muscala played 19 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

He has a chance for more playing time with Tiago Splitter (hip) missing time. Muscala obviously won't be getting more than around 22 minutes, so he's more of a deep-league add. He also had a limp after the game, too.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Mike Muscala played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

Tiago Splitter (rest) got the night off, so Muscala's minutes were inflated a bit tonight. Before his ankle injury in the opener, Muscala was the second big off the bench. He's nowhere near being added in most leagues, obviously.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 01:41:00 AM

Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

Muscala isn't in the rotation right now and may not even see the floor if he is active, so fantasy owners can continue to ignore him.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) did not play in Friday's game against the Pelicans.

Muscala has played a total of 10 minutes this season, missing both of his shot attempts while filling a majority of the box score with doughnuts. He won't have any fantasy value while the Hawks' frontcourt is healthy.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Kent Bazemore
2Thabo Sefolosha
3Taurean Prince
4DeAndre Bembry
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Mike Muscala
4Kris Humphries
C1Dwight Howard
2Tiago Splitter
3Walter Tavares