Player News - Hawks

Date: Team: Pos:
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 24 minutes in the Hawks' 117-114 overtime win in Monday's exhibition against the Hornets, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and one steal.

Horford continues to slowly ramp up his minutes and if all goes well he'll be able to show he's 100 percent healthy at some point this week. Expecting him to roll right into his top-end productivity levels is a bit optimistic, but he should settle in eventually and secure early round value.
Oct 21 - 12:09 AM

Jeff Teague double-doubled in Saturday's 104-100 loss to the Pistons with 16 points, 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He's a different player with Al Horford out there, so he should have a nice bounce-back season. Teague is a very strong No. 2 point guard and is capable of being a top-10 guy for his position.
Oct 18 - 11:31 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 21 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday, scoring 12 points with six boards, four assists, two steals and one block.

His minutes are steadily rising and he should be close to 100 percent for the regular season. If Horford stays healthy, he could be a first-round asset. He shouldn't go past 30 in your draft and there's nothing wrong with taking him in the teens.
Oct 18 - 11:29 PM

Paul Millsap made 1-of-11 from the field and 3-of-10 from the line for five points, seven boards, six assists, two steals and one turnover against the Pistons on Saturday.

He did fill up the stat sheet, but this is a shooting line that may have made Brandon Jennings feel better about himself. This dud was good for a true shooting percentage of 16.2, but who cares? Millsap is a fantasy stud and is definitely capable of being a top-25 player.
Oct 18 - 11:27 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford is feeling more confident on the court after two preseason games.

"The second game I definitely had a breakthrough against the Bulls," Horford said Friday. "Mentally, I was in a much better place because I was more comfortable. The first game I was more tentative." The plan for Horford is to continue to play the remainder of the preseason in order to increase his game conditioning. It may take some time for Horford to dust off some of the rust, after spending most of last season on the sidelines, but his upside is first-round value.
Oct 17 - 4:06 PM

Paul Millsap did not play on Thursday against the Bulls.

No injury was reported and he likely just got the night off after a stellar 23-point Tuesday. Millsap's usage was a little lower while Al Horford was active last season, but he was more efficient. Fantasy owners should target him around the turn of the second and third rounds.
Oct 17 - 9:41 AM

Dennis Schroder started and played 28 minutes at point guard on Thursday with 11 points, four rebounds, six assists and one block.

He's going to split the backup duties with Shelvin Mack (four points and two assists in 20 minutes), so he'll need a lot of things to happen to have fantasy value. Schroder is still a couple years away from being a regular contributor.
Oct 17 - 12:05 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 16 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with four points, six boards, two assists and one steal.

He played 11 minutes in his debut on Tuesday and his minutes will likely rise leading up to start the season. Horford was putting up first-round value before his injury last season, so he's worth a look late in the second round if you're feeling saucy. He shouldn't slip out of the third round in any league.
Oct 17 - 12:00 AM

Pero Antic (broken nose) scored nine points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one steal in 11 minutes during his return to action on Wednesday.

Antic wore a protective mask which he admitted was uncomfortable, but he still drained 3-of-5 field goals in the Hawks' road win. The return of Al Horford has erased Antic's scanty fantasy potential.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 15 - 12:56 PM

Kent Bazemore (foot) returned to action on Tuesday, going scoreless in six minutes off Atlanta's bench.

"It went well," Bazemore said. "I was a little rusty, my timing was a little off, but you can't really simulate a game. I know it'll take some time." He's not on the fantasy radar as long as Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll are healthy and starting on the wings.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 15 - 12:53 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford said that he was "not sore at all" after making his preseason debut on Tuesday, scoring two points in 11 minutes of action.

"It's going to take a little bit of time to get back into that rhythm," Horford said after the game. "My whole focus is to keep improving each game." Horford hasn't played an NBA game last late December and he'll be scraping the rust off his game for weeks to come, but that shouldn't dissuade owners from drafting him in the 25-30 range.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 15 - 12:51 PM

Kyle Korver hit 6-of-11 shots and five 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds and three assists on Tuesday.

The Heat broke out to a 14-0 run, but saw the Hawks win the third quarter by a score of 43-18, which led them to the win over the Heat. Korver is going to be an excellent source of 3-pointers and is also a decent rebounder.
Oct 15 - 12:13 AM

Paul Millsap hit 9-of-14 shots for 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block on Tuesday, but didn't hit any 3-pointers.

The 3-point shot has become an extra weapon for Millsap over the year of so. After hitting a total of 31 over his first seven seasons, he doubled that number with 76 3-pointers last season, according to Tommy Beer. And that has also given him much more fantasy value.
Oct 15 - 12:11 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford made his season debut on Tuesday after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in December of last year.

He was very quiet, with just two points, one rebound and two assists in 11 minutes, but the news here is that he was healthy enough to play in an NBA game. That means he should be out there on opening night, barring a setback, but it could take him until Thanksgiving, or even Christmas, to get back to his old form. He's still a top fantasy center option, but he'll also come along with plenty of risk.
Oct 15 - 12:06 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (pectoral) is in the Hawks' starting lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Heat.

This is the news that fantasy owners have been waiting for since the big man went down with a torn pectoral muscle on December 26, 2013. While the Hawks will likely ease Horford back into the action, he should be all systems go for the start of the regular season and is a solid late-second, early-third round pick in fantasy drafts after averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.5 blocks before getting hurt last year.
Oct 14 - 12:52 PM


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