Player News - Hawks

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Trae Young believes that he and Jeremy Lin will "work really well together" in a two-point guard lineup.

Sharing the court with another point guard will require Young to shoot the ball at a higher clip than he did during summer league, although he was better in Las Vegas (49 TS%) after struggling in Utah. Young led the nation with a 37.1 usage percentage last season at Oklahoma, so playing next to the experienced Lin can help his adjustment period. Either way Young will have a good shot at leading all rookie guards in minutes, points and assists.
Aug 11 - 6:12 PM

Jeremy Lin said the Hawks told him he will play next to Trae Young at times this season.

Lin's had experience playing in two-point guard lineups in the past, and that was the plan for him in Brooklyn last season before he suffered a knee injury that ended his 2017-18 season last October. In his lone regular season game 69.1 percent of Lin's minutes came playing alongside another point guard in D'Angelo Russell. As for Young there may be a bit more of an adjustment, as he led the nation in usage percentage at 37.1 last season.
Aug 11 - 4:28 PM

Andrew White will play in Turkey next season for Afyon Belediye.

White played last season on a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks. He appeared in 15 games for the big club, averaging 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.9 minutes.
Aug 9 - 10:02 AM

The Bucks have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Kent Bazemore.

Milwaukee recently contacted Atlanta regarding a deal that would net them Bazemore, but those initial talks didn't progress very far. Bazemore is happy in Atlanta, but he'd be open to going to either Houston or Milwaukee as he has history with both those coaches and would be able to play for a contender. It doesn't make a ton of sense for the rebuilding Hawks to keep the 29-year-old wing around, so we'll likely hear numerous trade rumors regarding Bazemore throughout the year.
Aug 8 - 10:33 AM

Alex Len said he's looking to "shoot more threes" next season.

"I'm trying to expand my game and shoot more threes," said Len. "I can shoot. The last couple of years I didn't have a chance to show it to the fans, but I'm looking to expand that way." In 2018, it's actually a requirement for all non-shooting big men to give some quote alluding to them expanding their range at least once during the offseason. Joking aside, Len has attempted just 25 3-pointers through his first five years in the league, of which, he's connected on six, so we wouldn't expect much from him in that department next season.
Source: NBA
Aug 6 - 4:58 PM

Kevin Huerter (hand surgery) has been fully cleared to resume basketball activities.

Huerter underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament between his ring and pinkie finger on his right hand back in June, but he'll obviously be fine for camp. He still has Kent Bazemore ahead of him on the depth chart, but Bazemore's name has been floated about in a ton of trade rumors, and even if he remains on the roster Huerter should get the chance for meaningful minutes towards the second half of the season. He's on the radar in deeper formats.
Aug 5 - 3:55 PM

The Hawks officially signed Alex Len on Friday.

They reportedly came to terms back on July 21, but Len was in Atlanta today to make it official. He'll join one of the thinnest front courts in the NBA, so he should be able to get at least 22 minutes. If Len can stay healthy, he could be a sneaky fantasy producer, especially with coach Lloyd Pierce helping him improve.
Source: Hawks PR
Aug 3 - 5:00 PM

Vince Carter said he is "90-something percent" sure that he will retire after the 2018-19 season.

Carter, at 41 years young, is the oldest player in the league. He averaged 5.4 points per game off the bench for the Kings last season, and will have a similarly limited role in Atlanta in 2018-19. He can be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 3 - 9:15 AM

The Rockets reportedly would consider trading a package of Ryan Anderson, Chinanu Onuaku and a 2019 first-round pick for Kent Bazemore.

According to Rockets reporter Kelly Iko, Hawks GM Travis Schlenk would take back a contract such as Ryan Anderson’s but "would require it be attached with a draft pick and/or a young player." However, Atlanta doesn’t view Onuaku as a "move-the-needle" type prospect. Also, per the report, Pelicans have some interest in Bazemore as well, but the Hawks are unwilling to take on Solomon Hill's contract.
Jul 31 - 12:44 PM

Malcolm Delaney has signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Guangdong Southeastern Tigers, according to Eurohoops.

He played two seasons with the Hawks after a stint in the EuroLeague, but is now back playing overseas. Zhu Fangyu, the GM of the club said they've been tracking Delaney for a long time and talked to him before he went to the NBA. He just started playing basketball again since an ankle injury in February. Delaney only got 18.8 minutes a game with the lottery-bound Hawks, so after his injury he didn't have much of a case to be signed by another NBA squad.
Source: Eurohoops
Jul 28 - 10:07 AM

Josh Magette has signed a deal to play with Croatian team KK Cedevita next season.

Magette spent the majority of the last few seasons in the G-League. He did appear in 18 contests for the Hawks in 2017-18, seeing limited playing time off the bench.
Jul 27 - 10:02 AM

Malcolm Delaney (ankle) said he has finally started to play basketball again.

He had surgery in April and was expected to have a 6-8 week timetable. He said it was the first time he has played structured basketball since February. Delaney is an unrestricted free agent and he reportedly wants to stay in the NBA.
Jul 26 - 10:02 PM

Jaylen Morris is reportedly opting out of his contract with Fiat Torino to sign a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Morris was waived by the Hawks earlier this month and quickly signed to play overseas. However, it seems that he is headed back to the States, although we will have to wait for confirmation.
Jul 26 - 9:42 AM

Free agent F Daniel Hamilton has agreed to a one-year deal with the Hawks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hamilton played on a two-way deal with OKC last season and averaged 16.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.8 minutes in the G League. Despite those strong numbers, there's no reason to think he'll have fantasy value in Atlanta.
Jul 25 - 7:32 PM

Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Hawks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 41-year-old Carter is a perfect veteran mentor for the rebuilding Hawks, and Woj adds that Atlanta "wants [him] around its young locker room." There's no reason to think Carter will have fantasy value even if he does crack the rotation.
Jul 25 - 7:10 PM


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