Player News - Hawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Paul Millsap, Paul George, Hassan Whiteside, Tony Allen and Jimmy Butler were named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Wednesday.

Surprisingly, Millsap wasn't really even close to making the first team with only 11 first-team votes. While Hassan Whiteside led the NBA in blocks, the Heat started out as a better defense while he was off the court earlier in the season.
May 25 - 3:10 PM

Kyle Korver said that he's looking forward to a "good summer of training."

"I'm actually going to work out," Korver said with a laugh. "I'm excited to be on my feet today. I'm looking forward to a good summer of training again and being able to get back to what I like to do in the offseason." Korver spent all of last summer rehabbing from ankle and elbow surgeries, but he'll be able to get back into his usual routine this summer. Still, after averaging just 9.2 points and 2.0 triples per game this past season, he won't be worth anything more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Source: NBA.com
May 25 - 1:49 PM

Dennis Schroder said that he wants to come back stronger next season, and he'll be spending time this offseason working to become a better finisher at the rim.

"I'll try to be stronger next year and dunk some more balls," Schroder said. "I've got to be better finishing at the rim." Schroder also confirmed that he will be playing for the German National Team again this offseason, as he tries to help the team qualify for the European Championship. Schroder's fantasy value next year will hinder on what happens with Jeff Teague, but if Teague ends up getting traded, Schroder would make for an intriguing late-round gamble in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
May 25 - 11:50 AM

Walter Tavares will play in the summer league.

The 24-year-old center didn't get much of an opportunity with the Hawks this season, but he did lead the D-League in blocks per game (3.3). Tavares is 7'3" and has some fantasy appeal for his shot-blocking ability, and there's a chance that he could crack the rotation next season If Al Horford leaves in free agency.
Source: NBA.com
May 20 - 1:35 PM

Kris Humphries said he would like to return to the Hawks next season.

"Of course," Humphries said. "It’s been a great experience for me after being traded and ending up here. Coach [Mike Budenholzer] really wanted me here. Being able to get here and have this experience is great." Humphries will continue to work on his 3-point shot this summer, but the free agent likely won't be a fantasy asset if he remains in Atlanta because he only averaged 14.0 minutes for the Hawks this season.
May 13 - 10:10 AM

Dennis Schroder expressed his desire to be a starting point guard in the future.

While Jeff Teague is still standing in his way, he is also entering the last year of his contract and a trade would open the door for Schorder to start. "In the future, I want to be a starting point guard," Schroder said. "Everybody knows it. But I’m in the situation I was this year, I was fine with it. I played my minutes and I just tried to get better. When the coaching staff and everybody decides I get the team, I’m going to be ready for it." We'll keep an eye on this situation, but Schroder's fantasy value will see a huge boost if Teague is traded.
May 12 - 10:24 AM

Kent Bazemore said that he'd "love" to return to the Hawks as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"I would love to return here," Bazemore said. "I think the past two years I’ve taken a tremendous leap." Bazemore established himself as a starter with the Hawks, and produced some of the best numbers of his career with averages of 11.6 points, 5.1 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 triples per game. It'll be interesting to see if another team can sway him away from Atlanta with a big offer, but in terms of fantasy hoops, Atlanta likely gives him the best opportunity to produce.
May 11 - 10:35 AM

Dennis Schroder is expected to play for the German national team this summer.

Schroder confirmed the expected during his exit interview. He also added that he'd like to be a starting point guard, but said that "when it comes, it comes." Unless Jeff Teague is jettisoned elsewhere, Schroder can't be expected to be an exciting fantasy asset next season. If Teague does wind up with a new team, Schroder's fantasy stock will skyrocket.
May 9 - 1:01 PM

Jeff Teague is planning to use the offseason in order to get his knees and ankles healthy.

It's not clear exactly what Teague is dealing with, but the point guard said that it was more than just normal wear and tear and does not expect to require surgery. With the Hawks facing a lot of uncertainty in multiple areas of the roster, Teague's fantasy outlook will be dependent upon what Atlanta does or doesn't do this offseason. It's not a lock that Teague will remain with the Hawks, either.
May 9 - 12:54 PM

Thabo Sefolosha is uncertain if he'll play in international competition this summer.

After a summer of intense rehab last offseason, Sefolosha may be warming to the idea of having a more "normal" offseason this time around. Either way, it has no impact on his fantasy value.
May 9 - 12:31 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford said that he is not yet thinking about his upcoming free agency.

"I’m not thinking about that," Horford said. "We just had a tough loss. My main priority [Monday] is to meet with the team and the coaches one last time (for the season) and go from there and figure out how we can be a better group." Reading the tea leaves, Horford does not sound like someone who can't wait to depart from Atlanta. "I’ve set up here with my family. We all live here. We live here in the summer. We live here year-round. I’m very grateful for all the people here. They have taken me in from the very first day, even though I was a Gator. They loved me. I really love the city."
May 9 - 11:06 AM

Dennis Schroder was solid off the Hawks bench during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs, going 10-of-18 from the field on his way to 21 points, six assists, three boards, one 3-pointer, one block, two steals and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

Schroder was the point guard on the floor during crunch time and he was arguably the better point guard for Atlanta through their second-round series. It’ll be interesting to see what the Hawks do with their point guard situation this offseason, but if Schroder remains a reserve to Jeff Teague when the 2016-17 season kicks off, he won’t be worth much more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
May 8 - 6:46 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs, to go with four rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one block and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Horford was the only Hawk to consistently bring it for Atlanta through their second-round series, and he’s sure to command plenty of attention on the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Horford was a top-15 player during the 2015-16 season, and he should be able to establish himself as an early-round asset regardless of the jersey he puts on next season.
May 8 - 6:44 PM

Paul Millsap nearly double-doubled during Atlanta's Game 4 loss to Cleveland, producing 19 points, nine boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

Millsap had the hot hand early, scoring 15 of his points through the first quarter of action, but he just couldn’t keep his momentum going throughout the game. Al Horford is bound for free agency, and if the Hawks aren’t able to retain him, Millsap will likely shoulder a larger offensive load during the 2016-17 season. He’ll make for a fine late first-round selection in next year’s drafts.
May 8 - 6:43 PM

Kent Bazemore's shooting woes continued during Sunday's Game 4 loss to Cleveland, as he went just 5-of-12 from the field on his way to 11 points, seven boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three steals in 39 minutes.

Bazemore shot just 34.2 percent from the field through Round 2, to go with averages of 8.8 points, 6.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 triples and 1.8 steals per game. While he struggled against the Cavs, he had a nice year with the Hawks and he should receive some interest as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. It’ll be interesting to see where he winds up, but from a fantasy perspective, it’s tough to see him landing in a situation much better than the one he has in Atlanta.
May 8 - 6:43 PM


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