Player News - Hawks

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Hawks rookie Adreian Payne said that he hopes to develop a more consistent jump shot.

"Coach wanted us to play defense, rebound and run the floor," Payne said. The Hawks aren't likely to thrust their No. 15 pick into a huge role immediately, and it was clear during Summer League that Payne will need some seasoning at the NBA level. He averaged 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in Las Vegas, but shot only 37.5 percent from the field with 3.5 turnovers and 4.8 fouls in under 29 minutes per game.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 20 - 4:11 PM

Dennis Schroder ran the offense for the Hawks again on Saturday, finishing with 16 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals, four turnovers and five fouls.

After a horrible start, Schroder was very good at scoring and spreading the ball around. It was his second impressive summer showing in a row and now he now has a better chance for minutes now that Lou Williams is north of the border. He's still not on the radar in standard leagues.
Jul 19 - 8:26 PM

Mike Muscala scored 16 points with seven boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

He played well and entered today's game with averages of 13.4 points, 8.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks in 27.4 minutes over his previous five. Muscala still is buried on the depth chart and is no lock for minutes off the bat.
Jul 19 - 8:22 PM

Adreian Payne made 4-of-15 from the field for 11 points with nine boards, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He shot 1-of-8 from downtown and the Hawks really seem to be giving him the green light from out there. Payne shot at least four attempts from downtown in each of his six games in Vegas, which explains why his field goal percentage was below 40 percent in that span. He is at least a couple years away.
Jul 19 - 8:16 PM

John Jenkins (lower back surgery) went scoreless in eight minutes of action on Tuesday, and the Hawks rested him as a precaution in the second half.

Jenkins had two points, two assists and five fouls in 21 minutes during his Summer League debut on Saturday, but he's still working himself into game shape after a long rehabilitation. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the preseason but it's hard to envision him having reliable fantasy appeal.
Jul 15 - 6:27 PM

Adreian Payne had another rough showing on Tuesday with 13 points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven boards, two fouls, two 3-pointers and seven turnovers.

He has been playing too far away from the basket and it's led to a lot of big mistakes. Payne isn't having a great time out there in Vegas and he'll really need to redefine himself if this week is any indication.
Jul 15 - 6:11 PM

Dennis Schroder played well vs. the Blazers on Tuesday with 16 points, four rebounds, four assists, six turnovers and two fouls.

He is having no problem getting around defenders, but his fancy passing has been his undoing with too many turnovers. Schroder projects as a backup for the Hawks and could see minutes if Jeff Teague has to miss time.
Jul 15 - 6:01 PM

The Hawks acquired Thabo Sefolosha in a sign-and-trade with the Thunder, with OKC receiving a $4 million traded-player exception and the draft rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis.

Sefolosha's deal is worth a reported $12 million over three years. In addition, the Hawks will get the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis and some cash. Needless to say, neither Printezis nor Schortsanitis need to be on fantasy owners' radars.
Jul 15 - 5:46 PM

The Hawks will not waive Pero Antic and his $1.25 million contract is now guaranteed.

He's been a nice stretch five for the Hawks, but he'll likely lose a lot of minutes now that Al Horford is healthy. Antic is basically just a tall shooter and he'll need some help to get minutes.
Jul 14 - 3:19 PM

Dennis Schroder was on fire Sunday, scoring 30 points with four rebounds, four assists, six fouls, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers on 9-of-14 shooting.

We guess it was a good day for Germany today. Schroder didn't play well in the opener, scoring just eight points on 2-of-13 shooting, so the law of averages had a say in this one. He was phenomenal as one of the best players to watch in summer league last year and we'll see if he can parlay another big game to earn minutes next season.
Jul 13 - 9:21 PM

Adreian Payne missed all four attempts from beyond the arc as part of his 5-of-15 shooting line, scoring 12 points with seven boards, one assist, one steal, four turnovers and eight fouls in 30 minutes.

It was a sloppy game from the rookie, but he showed why the Hawks grabbed him. The four 3-point attempts are an interesting development and further support how much the Hawks love the long ball. Payne won't be worth drafting in almost any league.
Jul 12 - 7:14 PM

Kent Bazemore will reportedly sign a two-year, $4 million deal to play for the Hawks.

Bazemore's contract is fully guaranteed and though there are some quality players along the wing with Kyle Korver, and DeMarre Carroll, Thabo Sefolosha and if we're feeling nice John Salmons -- this isn't necessarily a crucial blow to his fantasy value. If he can elbow his way in front of Sefolosha and Salmons, he could be positioned for 20-30 minutes per game.
Jul 11 - 10:31 PM

Antawn Jamison hopes to play "at least another year" in the NBA and his agent has reached out to the Charlotte Hornets.

Jamison grew up in Charlotte and still lives there, but he has "not received a definitive answer" from the Hornets. The 38-year-old is unlikely to attract attention in free agency, as he's coming off a lousy season with the Clippers, and like everyone else Jamison said he's "waiting for the dominoes to fall" in free agency. No matter where he lands, his fantasy value is kaput.
Jul 11 - 10:31 AM

The Lakers are still hoping to retain unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore.

The Lakers reportedly called Bazemore again Wednesday night to reiterate their desire to re-sign him. Bazemore had a bit of a breakout season in averaging 12.5 points, 1.5 three-pointers, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.3 dimes and 1.2 steals during the month of March and has received interest from the Jazz, Hawks, Celtics, Spurs, and Hornets. The Lakers have their work cut out for them in retaining Bazemore, but even if they don't retain the 25-year-old, it looks sounds as if they're committed to going down in a Baze of Glory
Jul 10 - 11:24 AM

Free agent PF/C Ivan Johnson will play for the Mavericks' Summer League team.

Johnson played in China last season but didn't love the experience, so he's hoping to rejuvenate his NBA career. He's already worked out for the Nets, Blazers and Spurs this summer, and should be able to land a minimum contract to fill out a team's frontcourt depth chart.
Source: Mavs.com
Jul 9 - 12:54 PM


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