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Hawks' Mouhamed Gueye: Returns from G League
Atlanta recalled Gueye (back) from the G League's College Park Skyhawks on Monday.
Gueye has yet to make an appearances for the Hawks or Skyhawks since Oct. 30, but his return from the G League suggests that he could be nearing the finish line in his recovery from a stress fracture in his lower back. Even once he's available for Atlanta, Gueye is unlikely to be a regular part of the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Promoted to Atlanta
Atlanta recalled Griffin from the G League's College Park Skyhawks on Monday.
Griffin was recalled along with Mouhamed Gueye (back). While Gueye still appears to be recovering from a stress fracture in his lower back, Griffin is a candidate to be active for Tuesday's game against the Jazz.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' De'Andre Hunter: Keeps thriving in bench role
Hunter provided 18 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes during Sunday's 109-92 win over the Magic.
Hunter seems to have settled into a bench role, and the veteran forward is playing at a high level despite being a starter throughout most of his career before this season. Hunter, who lost his starting role after going down with a knee injury in late December, has now scored in double digits in each of his last seven games off the bench, averaging 18.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Jalen Johnson: Strong performance Sunday
Johnson produced 21 points (9-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes during Sunday's 109-92 victory over the Magic.
Johnson continues to rack up stats, and there's a strong argument to say he's been one of Atlanta's best players this season, especially considering the evolution of his role throughout the campaign. Johnson has six double-doubles across 10 appearances this month, a span in which he's averaging 16.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per contest.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Dejounte Murray: Sniffs triple-double Sunday
Murray contributed 25 points (11-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, 11 assists and two steals across 39 minutes during Sunday's 109-92 win over the Magic.
With Trae Young (finger) sidelined, Murray moved to point guard and delivered an impressive two-way effort, carrying the team offensively while also being ever-present on both ends of the court. Murray has always been capable of filling out the stat sheet, and it wouldn't be surprising if he experiences a sizable uptick in his fantasy value with Young on the sidelines. Murray is averaging 22.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game over his last 10 contests.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic: Joins starting lineup
Bogdanovic is starting Sunday's game against the Magic, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Bogdanovic will join the starting lineup after coming off the bench in his last four appearances, and he'll likely be in line for more starts moving forward since Trae Young (finger) will miss at least four weeks. Bogdanovic has averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 35.4 minutes per game over eight starts this season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Needs surgery, out four-plus weeks
The Hawks announced Sunday that Young will undergo surgery Tuesday to address a tear of the radial collateral ligament in the fifth finger on his left hand. He's scheduled to be re-evaluated in four weeks following surgery.
Young suffered the injury during Friday's 123-121 loss to Toronto, and an MRI on Sunday confirmed that he suffered ligament damage to his pinkie finger. Fully torn ligaments can cause chronic pain and joint instability, so undergoing surgery appears to be Young's best option to avoid longer-term problems. Since Young won't be evaluated until late in March -- once the fantasy playoffs are over in most leagues -- and could require some additional time to get fully ramped up even if he's cleared for on-court work, managers in redraft leagues may be best off moving on from him. The Hawks currently hold full control of the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference, which sets the team up for a third consecutive Play-In Tournament appearance, but ensuring smooth recovery for Young could be a greater priority for Atlanta than chasing down a playoff berth. For whatever length of time Young ends up being sidelined, Dejounte Murray should take over as the Hawks' full-time starting point guard, while the team will likely turn to a collection of other guards like Bogdan Bogdanovic, Garrison Mathews, Patty Mills and Kobe Bufkin to absorb Young's vacated minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Ruled out for Sunday
Young (finger) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Orlando.
Young was listed as questionable on Atlanta's initial injury report, but the Hawks ruled him out for good a couple hours later. The severity of the issue isn't known, but this puts Young's status for Tuesday against the Jazz in jeopardy. With Young out at least one game, it's likely that Bogdan Bogdanovic moves into the starting unit with Dejounte Murray sliding over to point guard.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Kobe Bufkin: Back with parent club
The Hawks recalled Bufkin from the G League's College Park Skyhawks on Saturday.
The rookie first-round pick hasn't been a regular part of the Hawks' rotation this season, but he could get some run Sunday against the Magic if Trae Young (finger) -- who is listed as questionable -- ends up being ruled out. Bufkin has been a high-level performer during his various stints in the G League this season, averaging 23.6 points, 5.9 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 three-pointers and 1.4 steals in 32.0 minutes per game over 14 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Mouhamed Gueye: Still out
Gueye (back) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Magic, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Gueye hasn't played since Oct. 30 due to a back injury. Until Atlanta provides an update on his return, Gueye should be viewed as week-to-week.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Trae Young: Questionable against Orlando
Young is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Magic due to a left finger injury, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.
Young presumably injured his finger against Toronto on Friday but was still able to log 35 minutes. If the star guard is ruled out, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Patty Mills are candidates to receive increased playing time.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu: Will be re-evaluated in two weeks
Okongwu (toe) is in a walking boot and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Okongwu sprained his left big toe shortly before the All-Star break and is not yet near a return. While he is sidelined for at least the next two weeks, Bruno Fernando figures to be the primary backup behind Clint Capela at center. However, Mouhamed Gueye (back) could see some action as well, while Jalen Johnson could also get some extra work if Atlanta opts to go small.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Clint Capela: Grabs seven boards in return
Capela (adductor) tallied five points (1-4 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 19 minutes Friday in the Hawks' 123-121 loss to the Raptors.
Capela took back his spot in the starting five Friday after he had missed the Hawks' final six games before the All-Star break with a left adductor strain, but he was on a minutes limit in his return to action. Though his production was somewhat suppressed as a result of the playing-time restriction, Capela should eventually get ramped up to a near-30-minute-role while the Hawks are without Onyeka Okongwu (toe) for the foreseeable future. Bruno Fernando (11 minutes Friday) should remain part of the Hawks' rotation, but he doesn't present as much of a threat to Capela's playing time as Okongwu had prior to suffering a left big toe sprain.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' De'Andre Hunter: Drops 22 off bench Friday
Hunter produced 22 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes off the bench during Friday's 123-121 loss to Toronto.
The 26-year-old forward topped 20 points in his last two games before the All-Star break, and Hunter picked up right where he left off coming out of it. After missing over a month of action due to a knee issue, he appears to be 100 percent again, although the Hawks are still managing his workload. Over his last six contests, Hunter is averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 boards, 2.5 threes and 1.5 assists over 24.5 minutes a game while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor and 48.4 percent (15-for-31) from beyond the arc.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Saddiq Bey: Pops for 18 against Raptors
Bey provided 18 points (6-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and one assist over 34 minutes during Friday's 123-121 loss to Toronto.
The fourth-year forward just missed his ninth double-double of the season. Bey appears to be blossoming in Atlanta -- he's scored in double digits in seven straight games, and in 12 straight if you don't count a Feb. 2 tilt against Phoenix that he left early due to a minor ankle injury. In those 12 contests, Bey is averaging 18.3 points, 7.6 boards, 2.3 threes and 2.1 assists.... See More ... See Less
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