Player News - Hawks

Date: Team: Pos:
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting.
Jan 26 - 10:23 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues.
Jan 25 - 8:56 PM

Paul Millsap filled up the stat sheet vs. Minnesota, notching 20 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, six assists and four steals.

The Sapper made 8-of-12 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs and committed only one turnover in 33 minutes, further endearing himself to fantasy owners. He's averaging a steady 2.0 triples over Atlanta's past four games and is second among all PF/Cs in steals per game (1.8), trailing only sticky-fingered Thaddeus Young.
Jan 25 - 8:50 PM

Shelvin Mack (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Mack has been sidelined since Jan. 17, and he currently is without an official timetable to return. However, he's not a major part of the Hawks' rotation so his absence means very little in fantasy leagues.
Jan 25 - 3:45 PM

Paul Millsap scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks as the Hawks beat the Thunder in a 103-93 win.

The Hawks look like a well-oiled machine and the Thunder don't look like they've developed for the last four years. DeMarre Carroll was solid with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three treys, Al Horford went for 14 and 12 with a three, steal, three blocks and three assists, and Jeff Teague scored 17 points with nine assists and some spare change in the win.
Jan 24 - 1:02 AM

Dennis Schroder got hot off the bench on Friday against the Thunder, scoring 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting (1-of-5 from deep, 4-of-4 from the line) with four rebounds and five assists in just 18 minutes.

Schroder isn't going to have value outside of deeper leagues, but lines like this can be filed away for owners to remember. He's a point guard to watch over the next few seasons.
Jan 24 - 12:14 AM

Kyle Korver is scheduled to take part in this year's three-point contest during the All-Star Break.

Korver is shooting a historic 53.6 percent from beyond the arc this season, but hasn't either of the three-point contests he's been part of. He currently leads the NBA with 130 three-pointers made and continues to be a border-line elite fantasy option if for nothing but the 3.1 treys per game that he provides his owners.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 22 - 11:26 AM

Mike Scott, who had a season-high 20 points on Monday, hit just 1-of-6 shots for five points in 19 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

Scott was great on Monday, but it was a fluke. Tonight's fluke was Pero Antic, who had 12 points, four rebounds and three 3-pointers, and you can expect a different bench player to step up against OKC on Friday, because that's how the Hawks roll this season.
Jan 22 - 12:18 AM

Jeff Teague hit 6-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, three rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in Wednesday's easy win over the Pacers.

The Hawks are now 28-2 over their last 30 games and coach Mike Budenholzer clinched the Eastern All-Star coaching job with tonight's win. And it would be almost shocking if he doesn't take Jeff Teague and Al Horford (and maybe Kyle Korver) with him as coach's picks.
Jan 22 - 12:16 AM

DeMarre Carroll hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, two rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

The Hawks are getting solid contributions from their core on most nights and Carroll, who is a starter, runs hot and cold, like most of the Hawks bench players. He's a nice player to have on your roster but isn't a must-start fantasy player due to the unselfishness of the Hawks. They've now tied a franchise record with 14 straight wins, and after starting the season at 7-6, have gone 28-2 since. They'll get a tough test for their 15th straight win on Friday at home against the Thunder, but it would almost be surprising to see them lose at this point.
Jan 22 - 12:14 AM

John Jenkins has been recalled from the D-League.

He'll return to his standard role of bench warmer in Atlanta, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Jan 20 - 6:55 PM

An MRI confirmed a left calf strain for Shelvin Mack, and he remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana.

Mack is the third-string point guard in Atlanta, so his absence doesn't mean much with regards to fantasy. Dennis Schroder will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but as long as Jeff Teague is healthy, both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Jan 20 - 3:19 PM

DeMarre Carroll posted another dud during Monday's win over the Pistons, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with two rebounds and one assist.

He missed all three of his 3-pointers but at least contributed a pair of steals without any turnovers in 32 minutes. Carroll has been a sneaky mid-round value in 9-cat leagues this season, with averages of 11.7 points, 1.6 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals, with tolerable percentages and a mere 0.9 turnovers per game.
Jan 19 - 6:37 PM

Hawks C Pero Antic went scoreless in his return to action on Monday, missing all five of his shot attempts in 11 minutes of action.

Antic sat out Saturday's game as a precaution, marking his second DNP-CD in the Hawks' past five games. He's averaging only 17 minutes this season but Atlanta is being very conservative with their 32-year-old big man, which eradicates any value he might have as a source of 3-pointers (1.0 per game).
Jan 19 - 6:24 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford stayed hot during Monday's home win, scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with six boards, seven assists, one steal and one block.

Horford is a ridiculous 33-of-41 from the field (80.5 percent) over his past four games, averaging 19.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists during that span. Those numbers have vaulted him back into early-round territory after a somewhat slow start to the season, and the 28-year-old is unlikely to pick up many more DNP-CDs as he did on Wednesday.
Jan 19 - 6:24 PM


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