Player News - Hawks

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The Knicks plan to talk to Hawks coach Budenholzer about their coaching vacancy, according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Suns missed their chance on Coach Bud, and it's possible that Budenholzer talks to the Bucks at some point this month. He could also stay with the Hawks for the rest of his contract.
Apr 20 - 4:40 PM

Mike Budenholzer has withdrawn from consideration for the Phoenix Suns head coaching job, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

This isn't the best look for the Suns, or it could be that Budenholzer is getting interest from teams like the Knicks. With the Hawks making some changes to their front office, it's possible Coach Bud is headed out of the ATL.
Apr 19 - 10:27 PM

Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer met with the Suns on Monday and Tuesday about their open head coaching position.

Budenholzer has two years and more than $13 million left on his contract in Atlanta, so the Suns may have to offer the Hawks some compensation if they choose to offer him the job. The Suns are also considering recently-fired coaches Steve Clifford (Charlotte), Frank Vogel (Orlando and Indiana), David Fizdale (Memphis) and David Blatt (Cleveland), but it's clear that Budenholzer is the favorite for the job.
Source: ESPN
Apr 18 - 9:33 AM

The Hawks have granted coach Mike Budenholzer permission to speak with the Suns about their head-coaching vacancy, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

The coach is from Arizona and the Suns are reportedly going to be aggressive on hiring their next coach. Budenholzer still has two years left on his deal, so there's more to this story than the Suns just talking to him. After a rough year in Atlanta, maybe Coach Bud would be open to a move.
Apr 13 - 7:30 PM

DeAndre Bembry suffered a right wrist fracture and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

What a brutal season for Bembry. Here's a rundown of his injuries before this wrist issue: abdomen issue in February, March and April, a groin injury in February and January, and another right wrist issue to cost him time in October, and a triceps strain that cost him most of camp. After his promising summer league in 2017, Bembry sure could use a change to his luck.
Apr 12 - 4:39 PM

Taurean Prince hit 9-of-25 shots and 6-of-18 3-pointers for 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Tuesday's 121-113 loss to Philly, which mercifully ended the Hawks season.

Atlanta didn't do a very good job of tanking by winning three of their previous five games coming into this one, along with two straight, but were handled by the Sixers and finished with a 24-58 record, which is currently the worst in the East. A Magic loss to the Wizards on Wednesday, which should be a no-brainer, will leave the two teams tied for the worst record in the East, while the Grizzlies and Suns will finish with a worse record than Atlanta. Prince and John Collins, along with Dennis Schroder, have serious fantasy star potential and the young Hawks should be ready to roll for a whole season next year. And regardless of how many ping pong balls the Hawks get on draft lottery night, they're almost assured a very good pick in the draft.
Apr 10 - 10:07 PM

Malcolm Delaney underwent ankle surgery on Monday and he will miss the rest of the season.

His timetable has been set at 6-8 weeks, so he has plenty of time to get himself ready for training camp next year. With both Delaney and Dennis Schroder (ankle) done for the year, Isaiah Taylor and Damion Lee will continue to log extended minutes in Atlanta's backcourt.
Apr 9 - 3:33 PM

John Collins scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

While Collins did miss both of his 3-point attempts, he was nice with the defensive stats and drained both of his free throws. DeAndre Bembry scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block through 20 minutes as a starter, but it could be tough for him to come through with a repeat performance with a tough matchup against Philly on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 5:19 PM

Taurean Prince propelled the Hawks to a win over the Celtics on Sunday, going 12-of-17 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe for 33 points over 39 minutes.

Prince was absolutely en fuego from start to finish, going 7-of-8 from distance for a ridiculous 92.3 true shooting percentage on his way to eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one swat and five turnovers. He only missed one shot through the entire first half of action, and his second miss didn't come until late in the third quarter. It was a bumpy ride for Prince this year, but he's managed to finish very strong.
Apr 8 - 5:15 PM

Damion Lee scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, two assists and one steal through 29 minutes as a starter.

Lee replaced Isaiah Taylor in the starting unit, and he was crucial for the Hawks late, helping them go on a big run in the fourth to secure a victory over the No. 2 seeded Celtics. He's not the most consistent guy out there, but over the past five, he's come through with averages of 12.0 points, 6.2 boards, 2.4 dimes, 1.0 triple, 1.0 steal and 1.6 turnovers per contest on 41.0% shooting.
Apr 8 - 5:07 PM

Isaiah Taylor played well despite getting demoted to the second unit on Sunday, finishing with 16 points, six assists, two rebounds and one turnover in 28 minutes.

Taylor had been struggling with his jumper over the previous two games, connecting on just 22.2% of his shot attempts, so perhaps going up against the opposing team's B-squad helped him get going tonight. He should be a fixture in the rotation regardless of how he enters the game with Atlanta so ridiculously banged up, but inconsistency will relegate him to deep league status.
Apr 8 - 5:02 PM

Isaiah Taylor will head to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

He had a really tough week so the Hawks are going to go in another direction today. The Hawks aren't starting a true point guard, and we'd still expect Taylor to see decent minutes off the bench unless there's an injury that hasn't been reported.
Apr 8 - 12:51 PM

Damion Lee will start on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

Lee will join DeAndre Bembry, Taurean Prince, John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon in the starting five, so that will push Isaiah Taylor to the bench. Lee has been in and out of the starting lineup, but usually gets big minutes either way.
Apr 8 - 12:49 PM

Tyler Dorsey scored a career-high 22 points vs. the Wizards on Friday, hitting 7-of-14 shots and 4-of-4 free throws.

We're going to see some fluky lines in April, but Dorsey has actually been solid since Dennis Schroder (ankle) went down. He hit four triples with three boards, one assist and one block in 32 minutes tonight, and he's now averaging 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.4 triples over his last five games. He's basically a lock for 30+ minutes and 10-15 shots in Atlanta's final two games, so give him a look if you need a scoring guard.
Apr 6 - 9:45 PM

DeAndre Bembry moved into the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Wizards, scoring five points with one rebound, one assist, one block and one triple in 17 minutes.

He's played 17 or fewer minutes since his return four games ago and that includes a DNP. With just two games left, it's probably too late for Bembry to carve out a significant workload, especially since he can't seem to stay healthy.
Apr 6 - 9:33 PM

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