Player News - Hawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Mike Budenholzer confirmed that Taurean Prince will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Mavericks.

Joining Prince in the starting five will be Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Ersan Ilyasova and Dwayne Dedmon. Prince looked great through the preseason, and he's all set up for a career-year as the unquestioned starting small forward in Atlanta. Don't hesitate to get him active for Week 1.

The Hawks released a statement regarding Dennis Schroder's alleged involvement in a physical altercation on September 29, saying they will discipline him at the "appropriate time."

"From our preliminary findings, we are aware that Dennis was involved in a physical altercation," read the statement from Hawks' GM Travis Schlenk. "That behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Hawks organization, and will result in discipline for Dennis at the appropriate time." The Hawks could serve Schroder with a suspension in addition to a hefty fine, but they won't be disciplining him until the legal process has concluded, so he should be fine for opening night.
Oct 16 - 5:20 PM

Isaiah Taylor has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Hawks.

Taylor figures to serve as the third-string point guard in Atlanta, meaning he won't have any fantasy value this season while the team is at full strength.
Oct 16 - 5:10 PM

Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Marco Belinelli (Achilles) will likely be ready for the Hawks' season opener against the Mavs on Wednesday.

Belinelli didn't have any issues getting through Monday's scrimmage, so it sounds like he'll be out there on opening night. He won't have any fantasy value, though.
Oct 16 - 2:39 PM

Ersan Ilyasova split minutes fairly evenly with John Collins during the Hawks preseason action.

Ilyasova started and averaged 6.6 points (on 37.9 percent shooting), 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.5 minutes over the Hawks five preseason contests. Collins was more productive in his allotted playing time. Collins averaged 7.6 points (on 44.8 percent shooting), 7.0 boards and 0.6 assists. The impressive Collins will be breathing down Ersan's neck all season, limiting Ilyasova's fantasy value.
Oct 14 - 11:11 AM

Mike Muscala averaged 5.6 points and 3.2 rebounds over 14.7 minutes in the preseason.

When Paul Millsap signed with the Nuggets and the Hawks traded away Dwight Howard this offseason, there was some hope that Muscala would see a significant uptick in playing time. However, Moose was just 12th on the team in minutes played per game during the preseason. He'll still be a part of the rotation, but Muscala isn't on the fantasy radar in standard leagues.
Oct 14 - 11:02 AM

The Rockets waived Isaiah Taylor, Tim Quarterman, Chris Johnson and George de Paula.

No surprises here as Troy Williams and Nanu Onuaka hold their roster spots.
Oct 13 - 4:44 PM

DeAndre Bembry scored six points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two fouls in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

He continues to handle the ball more than most wings, but he's still got some work to do with his four turnovers tonight. Bembry projects as the backup to Taurean Prince, but coach Mike Budenholzer should play them together in certain spots. Just keep an eye on Bembry in deeper leagues.
Oct 12 - 9:49 PM

John Collins scored nine points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

The Hawks continue to mix him in at center and he sure loves his spin moves on the low block. Collins' preseason wasn't quite as strong as his summer league, but he does project as the backup power forward. He'll be more of a stash in standard leagues, but it likely won't be long until the Hawks turn to their youth more.
Oct 12 - 9:49 PM

Kent Bazemore scored 20 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

The Hawks really leaned on him in this game and that'll continue again in the regular season. Bazemore did not play well in the beginning of the year, but post-break he was solid with averages of 11.4 points, 3.1 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.4 treys on 44.1 percent from the field. He should absolutely be able to score in the teens and is well worth a pick in the later rounds of all drafts.
Oct 12 - 9:48 PM

Taurean Prince scored 11 points with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

It's becoming clear that Prince is going to be a key part of the offense. In his previous four preseason games, he had a 23.4 usage rate, which crushes his 17.1 from his rookie year. He's still got some work to do on finishing around the basket, but he's been able to get good shots and he'll be taking a bunch of treys. He's a great target in the middle rounds.
Oct 12 - 9:47 PM

Dennis Schroder made 2-of-10 from the field for nine points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in just 18 minutes.

That's a wrap for Schroder's preseason, making 23-of-59 (39.0 percent) from the field. As expected his usage went up considerably and he is taking more 3-pointers, so he may be missing a lot of shots this season. If you're OK with subpar field goal percentage, Schroder could put up some very nice stat lines as he attempts to carry this offense.
Oct 12 - 8:57 PM

Marco Belinelli (Achilles) was downgraded to doubtful to face the Mavs on Thursday.

He was listed as probable on Wednesday afternoon, so this isn't good news. With Belinelli now likely out, the Hawks should get an extended look at DeAndre Bembry off the bench. After a strong summer league from Bembry, he's a name to watch in deep leagues.
Oct 12 - 2:13 PM

Marco Belinelli is probable to play against the Mavs on Thursday.

He had some soreness in his Achilles, but he was expected to go through 5-on-5 on Wednesday. Presumably, it went well, so he should be out there as the backup to Kent Bazemore.
Oct 11 - 5:37 PM

Miles Plumlee (strained right quad) will be out for the next 2-3 weeks.

He likely suffered the injury on Oct. 1 and has been out since. The Hawks are very thin up front, but they've been able to play John Collins at the five to help out Dewayne Dedmon. Both Collins and Dedmon are worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 11 - 5:30 PM


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