Atlanta Hawks Player News: All Positions

News: Ward supplied 16 points (4-8 FG, 8-10 FT), 13 rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 28 minutes during the Hawks' 80-72 win over the Spurs in a Las Vegas Summer League consolation game Friday.
Impact: The undrafted big man from Michigan State finished off his summer-league tenure in fine fashion, checking in second on either squad in scoring and leading the way in rebounds for the night. Ward wasn't able to stand out much on the offensive end over his five games in Las Vegas save for Friday's effort, but he did average 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over a modest allotment of 16.4 minutes per contest. He'll now hope for an invite to training camp as the next step in trying to latch on with the Hawks for a G League assignment or reserve frontcourt role in the coming season.
News: Adams was waived by the Hawks on Saturday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Adams appeared in 34 games for the Hawks last season, primarily functioning as a backup point guard to Trae Young. In 12.6 minutes per game, he averaged 3.2 points, 1.9 assists and 1.8 rebounds. He'll hope to latch on with another team before the preseason, and it's possible he ends up in the G League.
News: Hunter (sore knee) will not play in Friday's summer league finale, Brad Rowland of Locked on Hawks reports.
Impact: Hunter only played in one summer league game, as the Hawks understandably exercised caution with their No. 4 overall pick and his sore knee. There is nothing to indicate he will not be ready to go full-steam once training camp commences.
News: Wimbush finished with four points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds and one steal across eight minutes during the Hawks' 76-71 loss to the Wizards in a Las Vegas Summer League game Thursday.
Impact: The 25-year-old saw the fewest minutes of any player while providing minimal contributions. Wimbush has been serviceable overall in summer league despite Thursday's showing, as he's averaging 8.3 points and 4.0 rebounds over 17.5 minutes across four games.
News: Brown collected 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 28 minutes during the Hawks' 76-71 loss to the Wizards in a Las Vegas Summer League game Thursday.
Impact: Brown paced the team in scoring while playing in only his second game in Las Vegas after battling a hip issue. The undrafted big man has made an impression in his limited opportunity, however, averaging 17.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block.
News: Sibert finished with 21 points (7-10 FG, 7-9 3Pt), one rebound and an assist across 17 minutes in the Hawks' 87-67 win over the Pacers in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: Sibert stroked it from long range all game, nailing seven triples in Tuesday's win and leading all scorers with 21 points. That's two games in a row with at least 21 points and four made threes, and Sibert has canned 11-of-21 three-pointers (52.4 percent) in that span.
News: Fernando finished with six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three blocks and a rebound across 25 minutes in the Hawk's 87-67 win over the Pacers in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: Fernando had an unproductive night offensively, but he blocked at least three shots for the second straight game. His dynamic abilities on both ends of the court should afford him some playing time with the Hawks early on, and with the recent trade of Omari Spellman to Golden State, Fernando faces just Alex Len and Damian Jones ahead of him on the depth chart - two players he shouldn't have a problem leapfrogging sooner rather than later.
News: Hunter won't play in Tuesday's summer league game against the Pacers due to knee soreness, Brad Rowland of SportsLine reports.
Impact: Hunter is likely being held out as a precaution, as there's no need to push him to play in an exhibition. He figures to have a chance to take the court Thursday against the Wizards.
News: Brown (hip) will play in Tuesday's summer league game against the Pacers, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Brown was held out of Sunday's clash due to a hip issue, but he's been given the green light to participate in Tuesday's exhibition. The 6-foot-7 forward inked a two-way deal with the Hawks on July 3 and is expected to spend the majority of the 2019-2020 campaign in the G League.
News: Jones was traded to the Hawks on Monday in exchange for Omari Spellman, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: It's a curious move for the Hawks, as they just drafted Spellman in the first round of last year's draft, but it looks as if the team is in search of a legitimate backup center following the departure of Dewayne Dedmon this offseason. Jones started 22 games for the Warriors this season before undergoing surgery on a torn left pectoral muscle that kept him out until late in the postseason. Jones will likely compete with rookie Bruno Fernando for a spot in the rotation this season behind likely starter Alex Len.
News: Parker agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the Hawks on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: At this price, Parker is a fairly low-risk option for the Hawks, who were in need of additional depth at the power forward position. Parker, who recently had his $20 million team option declined by the Wizards, averaged 15.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in the 25 games he played with Washington. While he certainly is yet to live up to the expectations of being the No. 2 overall pick, Parker did show that he is still capable of being a productive rotation player in the NBA. While young star John Collins is expected to hold things down at the power forward position in Atlanta this season, Parker should be able to carve out a role off the bench for the Hawks.
News: Adams posted 11 points (3-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 5-8 FT), two rebounds, two steals, an assist and a rebound across 32 minutes in Sunday's 90-66 loss to the Timberwolves in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Adams is being groomed to spell Trae Young at point guard next season, but he'll need to improve his shot this summer if he wants to stay relevant. Adams offset a poor shooting night with two steals and a block, however.
News: Fernando posted five points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four blocks and two assists across 26 minutes in Sunday's 90-66 loss to the Timberwolves in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Although he faces a crowded depth chart, the second-round pick out of Maryland has too much natural talent to be left off the Hawks' roster come October. He'll compete with Alex Len and Omari Spellman for playing time under center.
News: Adams (toe) finished with 11 points (3-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 5-8 FT), two rebounds, an assist, two steals and a block over 31 minutes in Sunday's summer league game against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Adams was held out of Saturday's matchup due to a sore toe, but he felt good enough to take the court Sunday. He struggled with his shot on the day, failing to convert from beyond the arc on six attempts.
News: Reddish (abdomen) failed to take the court during Sunday's summer league game against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Reddish continues to recover from surgery on a minor core muscle, so it's unsurprising that he was unable to go Sunday. The Hawks are expected to exercise caution with the rookie forward moving forward.
News: Brown (hip) won't play in Sunday's summer league game against the Timberwolves, Brad Rowland of Locked on Hawks reports.
Impact: Brown was also held out of Saturday's matchup with Milwaukee due to a sore hip, so it's unsurprising that the Hawks are exercising caution here. He'll have a chance to return Monday night against the Pacers.
News: Fernando signed a three-year, $4.7 million contract with the Hawks on Sunday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Fernando's decision to sign means he'll join the Hawks for training camp and should be in good position to earn a spot on the team's opening-night roster rather than having to begin his career in the G League or overseas. The center is unlikely to be included in coach Lloyd Pierce's rotation right away, as John Collins, Alex Len, De'Andre Hunter and Omari Spellman will presumably enter the season as the Hawks' top four options in the frontcourt.
News: Spellman totaled eight points (3-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, three blocks, and one assist in 25 minutes during Saturday's 89-83 loss to the Bucks.
Impact: Spellman is among those who will likely have a chance to see an increased role this season following former starting center Dewayne Dedmon's departure in free agency. Spellman couldn't get anything going in this one, but he'll look to start bolstering his case for playing time as the summer league continues.
News: Sibert produced 22 points (4-14 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 10-10 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 32 minutes during Saturday's 89-83 loss to the Bucks.
Impact: Sibert wasn't shy offensively, and while his shooting percentage was awful, he drained four treys and lived at the charity stripe. Moreover, he didn't commit a single turnover. Sibert will look to keep making an impact during summer league in hopes of earning a contract.
News: Reddish is recovering from a minor core muscle surgery and will not play during Saturday's summer league game against the Bucks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: It's unclear if Reddish will be able to participate in summer league at all. His next chance to play arrives Sunday.
News: Fernando won't play during Saturday's summer league game against the Bucks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: None of the Hawks' draftees are playing Saturday, so it doesn't seem like Fernando is dealing with anything injury related.
News: Brown is out for Saturday's summer league game against the Bucks due to a sore hip, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: There is no indication that the injury is serious, and Brown's absence is likely just precautionary. He's expected to play Sunday.
News: Adams is out for Saturday's summer league game against the Bucks due to a sore toe, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: The injury isn't serious, but Adams and the team will take extra precaution considering it's just exhibition play. He is expected to play Sunday.
News: Brown signed a two-way contract with the Hawks on Monday.
Impact: The 6-foot-7 forward will be one of the Hawks' pair of two-way players on the roster and will have the ability to spend up to 45 days at the NBA level before Atlanta would have to release him or convert his contract to a standard deal. Brown, who averaged 19.0 points per game and shot 35.6 percent from three-point range during his sophomore season at Saint Joseph's in 2018-19, is expected to spend the majority of his first professional campaign with Atlanta's G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks.
News: Plumlee (knee), along with Solomon Hill, has been traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for Chandler Parsons, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: In what is essentially a bad-contract swap for both teams, Plumlee will land on his sixth team in his seven-year career. Dealing with knee issues, he played just 18 games last season, and he hasn't cracked the 1,000-minute mark since 2014-15. It's unlikely he carries a fantasy-relevant role for next season.
News: Hill, along with Miles Plumlee, has been traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for Chandler Parsons, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Hill has struggled to get on the court lately, appearing in just 56 total games across the past two seasons. The Hawks will opt to send out his $13.2 million salary along with Plumlee's salary to acquire Parsons, essentially adding a roster spot by swapping two overpriced contracts for one. It's unlikely Hill will play a fantasy-relevant role with Memphis.
News: Dedmon is expected to sign a three-year, $40 million deal with the Kings once free agency officially begins, Sam Amick of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dedmon will provide rebounding and spacing off the bench for the Kings, as he averaged 1.3 triples per game last season. The Kings will be the journeyman's sixth team since entering the league in 2013.
News: Anderson was not extended the qualifying offer and will become an unrestricted free agent, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Anderson averaged 3.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.6 minutes across 48 games while shooting 40.8 percent from the field, 31.2 percent from three and 74.3 percent from the line last year. It's unclear how much attention he'll garner on the free agent market but could viably join a team as a rotational backcourt player.
News: Crabbe was arrested Tuesday in California on a DUI charge, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Details surrounding the situation remain unclear, but it's possible Crabbe could face discipline from the NBA or from the Hawks, who acquired him from the Nets earlier in June.
News: Turner was traded to the Hawks on Monday in exchange for Kent Bazemore, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: It's no secret the Hawks have been looking to move Bazemore for quite some time, but they'll bring in a veteran on a similar contract in Turner, who will also hit free agency in the summer of 2020. A former No. 2 overall pick, Turner appeared in 73 games for Portland last season, averaging a career-low 6.8 points to go with 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 22 minutes per game. The veteran will join a crowded wing rotation in Atlanta -- the Hawks added De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish via the draft -- but he could see increased time as a backup ball-handler behind Trae Young.
News: Fernando was selected by the Hawks with No. 34 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: The pick was technically made by Philadelphia, but the Sixers worked out a trade with Atlanta, which will send two future second-rounders, as well as the No. 57 pick in 2019, back to Philly. Fernando is coming off of a strong sophomore season at Maryland where he put up 13.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 blocks per contest. He could step into an immediate role for the Hawks, who may have a hole at center if Dewayne Dedmon signs elsewhere as a free agent, as anticipated.
News: Reddish was taken by Atlanta with No. 10 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: Reddish was projected to go a few picks higher and could prove to be a steal for Atlanta. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists (35.6 FG%, 33.3 3PT%, 77.2 FT%) in 29.7 minutes per game for Duke while going one-and-done this past season. He'll likely be behind De'Andre Hunter and John Collins but could be one of the Hawks' top options off the bench to start the year.
News: Hunter was selected by Hawks with the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft via the Lakers and Pelicans.
Impact: Hunter is arguably the most versatile defensive player in the draft. He projects as a 3-and-D forward who can be relied upon as a spot-up shooter and defend multiple positions. It seems likely that he will enter the Hawks' starting lineup right away and expand their young core of Trae Young and John Collins as well as Kevin Huerter to a degree. The Virginia product averaged averaged 15.2 points (52.0% FG, 43.8 3PT%, 78.3 FT%) and 5.1 rebounds across 32.5 minutes for the Cavaliers en route to helping lead them to a National Championship.
News: Carter plans to retire following the 2019-20 season, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: A free agent this summer, Carter, who appeared on ESPN's The Jump on Wednesday, noted that he'll give the Hawks the first chance of bringing him back for his age 42 season. Last season with Atlanta, he saw 17.5 minutes per night, averaging 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He'll likely play a similar role with whatever team he lands on next season. Carter has made two All-NBA teams, has played the fifth-most games in NBA history and is 20th in scoring all-time.