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Hawks' Trae Young: Probable Wednesday
Young (ankle) is considered probable to rejoin the action Wednesday versus the Suns.
Young should resume his duties as the starting point guard for the Hawks after sitting out Monday's game against Portland to tend to some ankle discomfort. The star point guard has topped 30 points in each of his last two appearances, and his return will likely bump Dejounte Murray -- who collected a career-high 40 points in Young's absence Monday -- back to a secondary scoring role.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Goes 3-of-4 from deep
Griffin had 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound across 21 minutes during Monday's 129-125 loss to the Trail Blazers.
The first-round pick out of Duke isn't doing enough to warrant much fantasy attention, though it's encouraging that coach Nate McMillan is comfortable entrusting him with 17-to-22 minutes off the bench on most nights. In the month of January, Griffin is averaging 8.1 points on 57.7 percent shooting, including a red-hot 53.5 percent from downtown (2.9 3PA/G).... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Playing second fiddle to Capela
Okongwu finished Monday's 129-125 loss to the Trail Blazers with eight points (4-4 FG), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes.
In three appearances since returning from a one-game absence due to a hamstring issue, Okongwu is converting on 78.6 percent of his field-goal attempts while making an impact on the glass and in the defensive categories. Even so, Okongwu's run of solid performances off the bench doesn't look as though it'll earn him a larger share of playing time while starting center Clint Capela is healthy and playing effectively. In the last three games both big men have been available, Capela is averaging 28.3 minutes to Okongwu's 19.7.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Clint Capela: Nabs fourth straight double-double
Capela finished with 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds and three assists in Monday's 129-125 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Though Capela came away with his fourth double-double in a row, the 4-for-11 showing from the field was disappointing for a player who has been converting at a 64.3 percent clip for the season. The inefficient showing can thus be viewed as an outlier for Capela, whose fantasy value appears to be on the upswing now that he's begun to wrangle a larger share of the center minutes away from backup Onyeka Okongwu. In the last three contests in which both big men have been available, Capela is averaging 28.3 minutes to Okongwu's 19.7.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic: Leads second unit in scoring
Bogdanovic finished Monday's 129-125 loss to the Trail Blazers with 23 points (7-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-7 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and one steal across 32 minutes.
While Trae Young (ankle) was sidelined Monday, Dejounte Murray (career-high 40 points, seven assists) stepped up as the Hawks' go-to player, while Bogdanovic moved into Murray's usual role as Atlanta's top secondary option on offense. Because Young isn't expected to be in store for a long-term absence, Bogdanovic's playing time and usage could take a dip as soon as Wednesday in Phoenix, but the excellent showing Monday is at least an encouraging sign for the 30-year-old after a recent string of underwhelming, inefficient performances.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dejounte Murray: Pops for career-high 40
Murray finished with a career-high 40 points (13-26 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 9-9 FT) to go with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals across 38 minutes in Monday's 129-125 loss to the Trail Blazers.
While backcourt mate Trae Young (ankle) sat out Monday, Murray took on an elevated 33.1 percent usage rate, his highest mark since Dec. 2. He paired the uptick in creation and scoring opportunities with better-than-usual efficiency from the field, free-throw line and three-point range, resulting in him netting a new career-high total in points. Young's injury isn't believed to be a long-term concern, so Murray could settle back into a secondary role on offense for Atlanta as soon as Wednesday's game in Phoenix.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Aaron Holiday: Starting Monday
Holiday is starting Monday's contest against the Trail Blazers, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Holiday will slide into Atlanta's starting lineup with Trae Young ruled out due to an ankle injury. This will mark the UCLA product's fifth start of the season. Across his four previous starts, Holiday is averaging 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals over 22.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Ruled out Monday
Young (ankle) is out for Monday's contest against the Trail Blazers, Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com reports.
Young will officially miss his sixth contest of the season as he tends to an ankle injury. Aaron Holiday figures to take the star point guard's spot in Atlanta's starting lineup. Young's next chance to return to suit up comes Wednesday against the Suns... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Tyrese Martin: Double-doubles in win
Martin posted 21 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes during Sunday's 123-107 win over Motor City.
Martin scored at least 20 points for the eighth time over his last nine appearances. He also tied his season high with 12 boards, marking his fifth double-double of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Donovan Williams: Struggles with shot in return
Williams (knee) tallied 11 points (5-14 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's 123-107 win over Motor City.
Williams didn't play in Friday's loss to Motor City due to a left knee injury but returned to action during Sunday's rematch. He struggled to find any rhythm offensively but was able to somewhat salvage his night with solid peripheral production.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Questionable against Portland
Young is questionable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers due to right ankle soreness, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Young has been especially productive recently, posting four consecutive double-doubles while averaging 27.5 points, 11.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game during that time. If he's unavailable Monday, Aaron Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic would likely see increased run.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Tyrese Martin: Scores season-high 32 points
Martin scored 32 points (12-21 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT) and grabbed nine rebounds in 36 minutes during Friday's 124-120 loss to Motor City.
Martin was efficient from the field en route to a season-high 32 points. He also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, falling one short of his fifth double-double. Across 12 appearances with College Park, the 23-year-old is averaging 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in 31.9 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trent Forrest: Posts double-double in loss
Forrest managed 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-2 FT), 12 assists, six rebounds, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Friday's 124-120 loss to Motor City.
In his first G League appearance since Nov. 22, Forrest operated as College Park's primary point guard and made the most of his opportunity by recording a double-double. Across five appearances with the Skyhawks, the 24-year-old is averaging 12.4 points, 7.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 29.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Donovan Williams: Out with left knee injury
Williams didn't play in Friday's loss to Motor City due to a left knee injury.
Williams had scored in double figures in each of his first four games with College Park, but it appears he recently picked up an injury. It's unclear when the 21-year-old will return to the hardwood, but Trent Forrest, who was recently assigned to the G League, figures to handle point-guard duties until Williams is able to return.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Aaron Holiday: Only three minutes in loss
Holiday racked up five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one rebound and one steal over three minutes during Saturday's 120-113 loss to the Clippers.
Holiday remains on the outer in terms of role and responsibility. Having scored double digits only six times this season, Holiday is merely a depth piece for the Hawks, offering nothing in the way of meaningful fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' John Collins: Scores empty 16 points in loss
Collins chipped in 16 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one steal across 34 minutes during Saturday's 120-113 loss to the Clippers.
Collins scored 16 points in the loss, bringing his streak of double-digit scoring to eight consecutive games. While that seems nice on the surface, during that span he has scored no more than 19 points in any one game, adding very little in terms of defensive numbers. He is the 65th-ranked player this season but has fallen outside the top 90 over the past month. It would appear that any hopes of him being a top-50 player have gone by the wayside, with managers better off tempering expectations somewhat.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dejounte Murray: Rattles off full line
Murray finished Saturday's 120-113 loss to the Clippers with 15 points (7-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds, eight assists, one block and two steals over 39 minutes.
Murray was inefficient in the loss, yet he ended with a well-rounded performance. In what has been an up-and-down season, Murray continues to adjust to life alongside Trae Young. The former's numbers have taken a hit across the board when compared to last season, although interestingly, his made three-pointers have increased from 1.4 to 2.0. When all is said and done, Murray should end the season as a solid third-round talent, a little below where he was being drafted.... See More ... See Less