Atlanta Hawks Player News: All Positions

News: Len totaled 14 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and a block across 30 minutes in the Hawks' win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Impact: Len had a solid outing on Saturday, scoring 14 and doing a little bit across the stat sheet. His minutes and usage have been very inconsistent this year, making him a deep league play only.
News: Collins finished with 13points (4-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal across 30 minutes in the Hawks' win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Impact: Collins had a solid stat line in Saturday's win, though his scoring and was once again lackluster. That's three times in the last four games that Collins has scored 13 points or fewer and failed to produce a double-double. He's in a bit of a slump right now, but he has an excellent chance to bounce back against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
News: Prince totaled 23 points (8-15 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a steal across 27 minutes in the Hawks' win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Impact: Prince produced his highest scoring total since Feb. 4 and one of his most productive nights of the season on Saturday. He's been a serviceable fantasy asset when healthy, though his nightly stat lines are far from eye-popping.
News: Young totaled 32 points (11-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds and a block across 33 minutes in the Hawks' win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Impact: Young had a solid double-double in Saturday's win, and he went off for 21 points in the first half. He only scored 11 points in the second half, but they were the most important of the game. He scored five of the Hawks' final seven points including a game-winning floater with one tenth of a second remaining.
News: Dedmon generated 18 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 28 minutes Thursday in the Hawks' 117-114 win over the Jazz.
Impact: It was a strong outing across the board for Dedmon, who shot well from the field, three-point range and the charity stripe and put up good numbers on the defensive end. The center's playing time remains somewhat variable from game to game, but aside from a poor field-goal percentage, he's generally been useful on the whole since returning from a two-game absence due to a knee injury earlier this month. In his first six games back from injury, Dedmon is nearly averaging a double-double (9.2 points, 9.2 rebounds) while chipping in 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.5 triples and 1.0 block.
News: Young provided 23 points (8-22 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 11 assists and two rebounds in 34 minutes Thursday in the Hawks' 117-114 win over the Jazz.
Impact: Young endured a poor shooting night and turned the ball over five times, but his fantasy managers have come to accept the rookie's shortcomings in those two areas at this point in the season. On a more encouraging note, Young continues to pile up the counting stats, as he rolled to a second straight double-double and is now averaging 24.9 points, 8.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 triples per game since the All-Star break.
News: Plumlee (knee) is out Thursday against the Jazz.
Impact: There had been news of Plumlee making progress, and it seemed he might be nearing a return. However, the big man will continue to be on the shelf for the time being. His next chance to play arrives Saturday against the 76ers.
News: Young scored a team-high 21 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding 12 assists, four rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: He also committed seven turnovers, but it was otherwise another strong effort from the rookie. Young has now dropped at least 20 points in six of the last seven games, and the point guard position appears to be in good hands in Atlanta moving forward.
News: Collins scored 20 points (9-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: It's his 30th double-double of the season. Collins is finishing his sophomore campaign on a high note, producing a 20-10 line in five of the last six games as he develops some intriguing chemistry with point Trae Young.
News: Davis agreed to a 10-day contract Tuesday with the Hawks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: After getting cut by the Warriors in training camp, Davis has played exclusively this season with the team's G League affiliate in Santa Cruz, where he's averaged 9.7 points (on 59.2 percent shooting from the field), 7.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 23.4 minutes per contest. With Atlanta, Davis will presumably fill the roster spot that had belonged to Tyler Zeller, whose 10-day contract is set to expire. Davis is unlikely to unseat either Dewayne Dedmon or Alex Len as the first- or second-string option at center, but the Hawks will likely use the next week and a half to evaluate him for a spot on the 2019-20 roster.
News: Carter produced eight points (3-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt), three assists and two steals over 27 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Magic on Sunday.
Impact: Carter had a typical stat line in Sunday's performance, though he still played a good allotment of minutes with 27. Carter is only averaging 16.8 minutes per game this season, and his production has been minimal overall with some productive nights mixed in. No longer able to penetrate effectively or get to his spot the way he used to, Carter has relied heavily on the three-ball this season. He's drained at least two three-pointers in all but two of his 24 double-digit scoring efforts this season.
News: Dedmon finished with 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 14 rebounds, two assists and two steals over 25 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Magic on Sunday.
Impact: Dedmon continues to play on a minutes restriction while dealing with knee problems, but he didn't seem to be affected by the injury in Sunday's loss. He produced his second-highest rebounding total of the season after grabbing 13 boards on Saturday night at Boston. Dedmon isn't a consistent scorer or rebounder, but he's been prone to stretches of high-level production, so fantasy owners should continue to roll with him while he's hot.
News: Young finished with 20 points (9-18 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, five assists and a steal over 32 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Magic on Sunday.
Impact: Young led the Hawks in scoring on a night where most players on the team couldn't get it going. Young added six boards and five helpers to his generous scoring tally, and the rookie from Oklahoma has put up games like this on a regular basis this season.
News: Collins totaled 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one block over 20 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Magic on Sunday.
Impact: Collins snapped a streak of five double-doubles, in which he averaged 24.2 points and 12.4 rebounds. It was an unusually quiet night for Collins, but one that he will likely put in the rearview quickly. The second-year forward from Wake Forest has taken a major step forward in his sophomore NBA season, just fractional numbers from a 20-point, 10-rebound per game season.
News: Plumlee (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Magic.
Impact: Plumlee has been inching closer to a return but has yet to see the court in 2019. His next chance to play will be Tuesday's tilt against the Rockets.
News: Plumlee (knee) is out Saturday against the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Plumlee began contact work recently, so a return is expected relatively soon. That said, he'll remain out until at least Sunday's game against the Magic.
News: Huerter collected 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 132-111 victory over the Grizzlies.
Impact: In a game where the Hawks got out in front early, Huerter contributed in a big way, cashing four threes en route to his second consecutive double-digit scoring total. The minutes have fluctuated between 20 and 30 per game, but that's still enough playing time where Huerter should consistently be posting solid scoring numbers, which he has struggled with so far. His cold nights are so cold, that it's hard to know what Huerter will produce in a given contest.
News: Len registered 20 points (8-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 132-111 victory over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Len was relegated to a bench role after starting the past five contests, but his production was right on par with what he was doing with the starters. He has proven that when called upon, he can produce double-doubles down low, but don't expect more than a 50 percent shooting percentage and peripheral statistics to support his play.
News: Young posted 22 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 132-111 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Young continues to improve as the season goes on, posting much more consistent scoring numbers, and even when he has an off-shooting day, he has provided a reliable volume of assists. The Hawks traded for Young on Draft Day and it's clear they intend to give him all he can handle to help him improve in his first year.
News: Collins recorded 27 points (11-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 132-111 win over the Grizzlies.
Impact: Collins continues to flex his potential of late, now having recording four-straight double-doubles. His size and athleticism allows him to get to the basket and finish at a high clip, and he certainly will be one of the pieces the Hawks want to build around in the future.
News: Johnson signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks on Tuesday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Johnson scored 11 points in his NBA debut last Sunday, but he has only scored six points across 21 minutes in his last four games. He'll have one more stretch to prove his worth to Atlanta before they have to decide to let him go or sign him for the remainder of the season.
News: Bazemore totaled 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 22 minutes during Sunday's 128-116 win over the Pelicans.
Impact: Bazemore has reached double figures in scoring in four of the last five games, and this was his most well-rounded stat line in recent memory. With so many young wings on the roster, it's hardly surprising that Bazemore isn't earning as many minutes lately as he did during the beginning of the campaign. However, he's still capable of filling up the box score every once in a while.
News: Collins collected 23 points (9-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, and four blocks in 30 minutes during Sunday's 128-116 win over the Pelicans.
Impact: Collins recorded his 27th double-double across 49 appearances this season, this after posting 11 in 74 games as a rookie. The sophomore big man amassed four rejections five times last season, but this is the first time here in 2018-19 that he has managed more than one block. He'll look to extend his double-double streak to four games during Wednesday's matchup with Memphis.
News: Huerter contributed 27 points (11-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 128-116 win over the Pelicans.
Impact: Huerter was superb, splashing in 17 points in the second quarter alone, more than he managed in his last two tilts combined (11). This is the third time through 62 appearances that Huerter has surpassed 20 points, and he's likely to continue receiving ample opportunities across the final month of the regular season.
News: Dedmon had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), six rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 20 minutes during Sunday's 128-116 win over the Pelicans.
Impact: Dedmon was expected to have his minutes capped at 20 after missing the last two games with a knee injury, and that's precisely what happened. With Dedmon being among the oldest players on a young rebuilding team, it wouldn't be surprising if his minutes remain fairly limited for the remainder of the campaign.
News: Dedmon (knee) will be available for roughly 20 minutes Sunday against the Pelicans, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
Impact: Dedmon is still nursing a bruised knee, but he'll return to action after missing the Hawks' last two contests. Alex Len will remain the starter at center, while Dedmon will be available for limited action off the bench.
News: Dedmon (knee) is ruled as probable for Sunday's matchup against New Orleans, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Dedmon has missed the last two contests for the Hawks due to a lingering right knee bruise but being officially tabbed as probable for Sunday's contest, Dedmon may be in line for a likely return. If Dedmon can't give it a go and is ultimately ruled out for a third straight game however, teammate Alex Len will presumably start once again.
News: Prince finished with 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and a steal over 29 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Prince made modest contributions across several statistical categories in Saturday's loss, though his performance wasn't highly impactful on the outcome of the game. His stat line in the game is very similar to his averages of 13.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game this season.
News: Len managed 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt), four rebounds and a block over 29 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Len got the start at center on Saturday, and he turned his 29 minutes into an average stat line. His recent bump in minutes has given way to more productive games than usual, but Len is still not fantasy relevant outside of deep leagues.
News: Young totaled 23 points (4-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 13-16 FT), 11 assists, 10 rebounds and a steal over 29 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Young produced the first triple-double of his career, though it wasn't enough to overcome the Nets in a nail-biter. Through his impressive play this season, Young continues to remind the NBA why he should have been a top-two pick in last year's draft. He's an elite guard option in all formats.
News: Collins exploded for 33 points (13-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 20 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block over 30 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Collins was brilliant in Satuday's matchup with the Nets, albeit in a losing effort. He scored 33 efficient points (65.0 percent shooting) and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds. Collins has made a huge leap in his second season with the Hawks and will continue to be an elite fantasy option at the forward position.
News: Zeller will be available to play in Saturday's game against the NEts, Brad Rowland of Uproxx reports.
Impact: Zeller, who was signed to a 10-day deal Friday, will be available to make his Hawks debut Saturday. He last appeared in the NBA during the 2017 season, during which he averaged 6.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in 68 games split between the Nets and the Bucks.
News: Dedmon (knee) is out Saturday against the Nets, BradRowland of Locked on Hawks reports.
Impact: As expected, a right knee bruise will prevent Dedmon from playing Saturday. As a result, Alex Len will presumably see more run. The newly-signed Tyler Zeller could also see his first minutes as a member of the Hawks.
News: Dedmon (knee) has been downgraded to doubtful for Saturday's game against the Nets, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dedmon appears to be on track to miss his second straight game with a right knee contusion, and with Omari Spellman and Alex Poythress both facing long absences with ankle injuries, the Hawks are going to be very light on frontcourt depth Saturday night. With that, Alex Len will likely continue starting at center while Tyler Zeller, who just joined the team on a 10-day contract, could be in line for quality minutes immediately.
News: Plumlee (knee) has progressed to 1-on-1 contact work, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Knee pain has prevented Plumlee from playing since Dec. 31, but it appears he's finally close to a return. That said, he'll still need to move up to 5-on-5 contact work before appearing in games again.
News: Dedmon (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Nets, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dedmon was sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Spurs due to a right knee contusion, and it appears his status for Saturday's game won't be known until closer to tip-off. Should Dedmon be ruled out for a second straight game, Alex Len would again be in line to start at center with newly-signed Tyler Zeller potentially seeing minutes off the bench as well.
News: Zeller has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Hawks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Zeller is expected to sign the deal Friday, which means he could be available for the Hawks' game Saturday against one of his former teams in the Nets. Zeller spent last season as a member of both Brooklyn and Milwaukee, appearing in 66 games and averaging 6.7 points and 4.6 rebounds across 16.8 minutes. Atlanta is dealing with some injuries to its frontline, including Dewayne Dedmon (knee) and Omari Spellman (ankle), so Zeller could certainly see some minutes for the Hawks in the meantime.
News: Huerter managed seven points (2-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds over 28 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Impact: Huerter was cold from the floor, hitting only 20.0 percent of his shots and only one of his six three-point attempts. The rookie from Maryland can get it going on occasion, but his reliance on shooting to maintain fantasy relevance makes him a boom-or-bust option on most nights.
News: Len accumulated 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal over 29 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Impact: Len was given a bump in minutes once again with Dewayne Dedmon (knee) still out and John Collins (illness) on a minutes restriction. Len has been a cheap daily punt play when afforded extra playing time, but his value will fade quickly once Dedmon and Collins return to full health.
News: Collins posted 18 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Impact: Collins was on a minutes restriction in Wednesday's loss due to an illness that forced him to miss the last three games, but he was very productive in his limited action. He's averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this season.
News: Young finished with 22 points (8-24 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, four assists and a steal over 32 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Impact: Young had a typical shooting night, in which he drained only 33.3 percent of his shots from the field. He's now 1-11 on threes over his last two games. Still, Young's offensive game is predicated on volume rather than efficiency, and he still put up 22 points. He had an uncharacteristic night in the assist department though, dishing only four times in a season where he has averaged 7.8 helpers per game.
News: Poythress (ankle) may miss extended time, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: According to coach Lloyd Pierce, Poythress' ankle injury "looks really bad" and that he'll "be out for a while". This is a bad sign for the Hawks, who are already without Dewayne Dedmon (knee), Miles Plumlee (knee) and Omari Spellman (ankle), and just recalled Poythress form the G-League earlier this week to provide frontcourt depth. A definite timeline has yet to be given, but based on the initial assessment, Poythress could be in-line to miss several weeks.
News: Poythress suffered a right ankle sprain and won't return to Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Poythress exited Wednesday's game midway through the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain. He'd recently returned to the Hawks after an extended stretch in the G-League following another sprain albeit in his left ankle that kept him out for several games earlier this season. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but a statement from the team should come out ahead of Saturday's game against Brooklyn clarifying Poythress' availability.
News: Prince was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Prince was ejected after getting into an argument with official Scott Foster. Unless some sort of disciplinary reprisals are enacted by the league or the Hawks, he'll likely return for Saturday's game against the Nets.
News: Prince (personal) will start Wednesday against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Prince missed the Hawks' past two games due to the birth of his child, but he'll resume his role in the starting five Wednesday. As a starter this season, he's averaging 14.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 28.9 minutes.
News: Bazemore will come off the bench Wednesday against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: With Taurean Prince (personal) back in the starting five, Bazemore will come off the pine. In 16 games as a reserve this season, he's averaging 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steal across 20.3 minutes.
News: Collins will be limited to 25 minutes in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Collins is making his return to the hardwood Wednesday after missing the last three games due to an illness. It doesn't appear the second-year player is ready for a full workload, however, so he'll play in a limited capacity. This could leave the door open for Alex Poythress, who has played 20-plus minutes in each of the last two games, to continue seeing quality playing time off the bench.
News: Dedmon (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Dedmon was tagged as doubtful prior to Wednesday's game, so his absence comes as no surprise. As a result, Alex Len, who started at center in each of the last two games, will now likely remain in the starting lineup despite the return of John Collins (illness). It will also potentially result in Alex Poythress continuing to get extended frontcourt minutes off the bench.
News: Collins (illness) is available to play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Collins was upgraded to probable this afternoon after being absent for the last three games with the flu. Now, the second-year star is officially a full go for Wednesday's game and will retain his spot as the team's start four man.
News: Collins (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Chris Kirschner of The Athleticreports.
Impact: Collins missed the last three games while battling the flu, but all indications at this point are that the Hawks will get their starting power forward back Wednesday night. With Dewayne Dedmon doubtful to play, Collins will likely slide back into the starting five, with Alex Len remaining in the lineup at center.
News: Prince (personal) is not listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Impact: Prince was not with the team for the last two games due to to the birth of his child, but his absence from Wednesday's injury report suggests that the young wing is back and ready to play. Kent Bazemore returned to the starting lineup in Prince's absence, so expect Prince to take his spot back as the team's starting small forward Wednesday.
News: Plumlee (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Plumlee still hasn't taken the court since Dec. 31 due to knee pain, so it's unsurprising that he's won't play Wednesday. He remains without a timetable for his return.
News: Dedmon is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against Cleveland due to a right knee contusion, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Dedmon likely picked up the injury in Atlanta's last matchup Monday against Miami, and it looks like he'll be shelved for Wednesday's clash, which would leave the Hawks rather thin in the frontcourt. John Collins (illness) is questionable and Omari Spellman (ankle) is out, so Vince Carter, Justin Anderson and Alex Len would figure to be in store for extended playing time, assuming Dedmon is indeed ruled out.
News: Collins (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against San Antonio, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Collins was held out of his third-straight contest Monday due to flu-like symptoms, and it appears he's still battling through the ailment. If he's unable to return, look for Dewayne Dedmon and Alex Len to start in the frontcourt.
News: Bazemore scored 18 points (5-16 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT) and registered seven rebounds along with three assists over 28 minutes Monday against the Heat.
Impact: Bazemore turned in his best scoring performance in five games, although he shot an unimpressive 31.3 percent from the field and 22.2 percent from deep. The 6-5 guard finished February averaging 10.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 12 contests, which is noticeably below his 12.7 ppg season average, so he'll aim to get back on track in March.
News: Carter poured in 21 points (7-14 FG, 7-11 3Pt) and collected four rebounds along with an assist and a steal across 26 minutes Monday against Miami.
Impact: Carter was impressive from beyond the arc, knocking down a season-best seven treys in a 114-113 loss on the road. After being held to a mere three points in Sunday's matchup with Chicago, he managed to bounce back in a big way. Despite an outstanding performance, Carter is averaging just 6.8 points and 2.5 rebounds through 59 games this season.
News: Young tallied 14 points (4-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), three rebounds, eight assists and a steal across 30 minutes Monday against the Heat.
Impact: Young didn't have one of his better shooting nights, as he was held to just 36.4 percent shooting from the field and missed all four of his attempts from beyond the arc. The 20-year-old point guard fell back to Earth a bit Monday night after putting up 35-plus points in three of his previous five matchups.
News: Dedmon recorded 14 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists and three steals in 27 minutes Monday against Miami.
Impact: Dedmon maintained his recent scoring success, although he was unable to secure his third straight double-double in a 114-113 loss on the road. He's averaging 11.4 points along with 9.4 boards and 2.4 assists over his previous five contests and should continue to serve as a reliable source of both points and rebounds as part of a young Atlanta squad.
News: Huerter (back) will be available for Monday's game against the Heat.
Impact: As anticipated, the designation was simply precautionary and Huerter will be available in his regular role Monday. The rookie is averaging 10.0 points and 2.0 made threes in 26.5 minutes per game in three contests since the All-Star break.
News: Dedmon (shin) will be available for Monday's game against the Heat.
Impact: Dedmon popped up on the injury report with a minor shin injury, but he's been cleared to play and is expected to start at his usual center spot.
News: Len (knee) will be available for Monday's game against the Heat.
Impact: As expected, all of the Hawks who were initially listed as probable have been cleared to play, and Len could see a slight bump in minutes with John Collins now officially ruled out.
News: Collins (illness) will not play Monday against Miami.
Impact: As anticipated, Collins will miss a third straight game as he continues to nurse an illness. The hope is that he'll be able to get back on the floor later in the week, but for now he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game versus San Antonio.
News: Plumlee (knee) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Heat.
Impact: Plumlee (knee) is without a timeline to return from the sore left knee, which has kept him sidelined since Dec. 31.
News: Len (knee) is listed as probable for Monday's game against Miami.
Impact: Len picked up a bruised knee in Friday's loss to Chicago, but he still started Sunday's rematch and played 27 minutes in the Hawks' 123-118 victory. With John Collins (illness) likely out Monday, Len could be in line to make another start alongside Dewayne Dedmon (shin), who's also considered probable.
News: Huerter (back) is considered probable for Monday's game against the Heat, Chris Vivlamore of the Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Huerter was listed with the same injury ahead of Sunday's game against Chicago and ended up playing 23 minutes and finishing with 12 points, three assists and two steals. His minutes have been limited since the All-Star break, but the rookie has still been a regular starter in the backcourt.
News: Dedmon (shin) is considered probable for Monday's game against the Heat, Chris Vivlamore of the Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: All indications are that Dedmon will play, but the Hawks are always extra-cautious with their injury report and have four regulars listed as probable. With John Collins (illness) expected to remain out, Dedmon could be set for a slightly increased role.
News: Collins (illness) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against Miami, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Collins rejoined the team Monday morning, but he's still dealing with the illness that's kept him out of the last two games, and the Hawks don't expect to have him back for the night's game against Miami. With Omari Spellman already ruled out, expect Dewayne Dedmon and Alex Len to comprise the starting frontcourt, as they did Sunday in Chicago.
News: Prince (personal) will not play Monday against Miami, Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops reports.
Impact: Prince remains away from the team as he and his partner are expecting a child, and Monday will mark his second straight absence after he missed Sunday's matchup with the Bulls. The Baylor product will likely be back on the floor when the Hawks return home for a date with the Spurs on Wednesday.
News: Johnson recorded 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Johnson enjoyed a perfect night from the field in his NBA debut. The 23-year-old rookie is on a 10-day contract, so this was a good first step in his quest to stick for the remainder of the season.
News: Adams accumulated 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt), four rebounds, and four assists in 26 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Adams earned ample minutes thanks to Trae Young's early ejection and reached double figures in scoring for the first time through 16 appearances. The 22-year-old rookie has also earned double-digit minutes in five of the last six games, so Adams is cracking the rotation on a fairly regular basis lately. With that being said, until proven otherwise he's best reserved for use in the very deepest leagues.
News: Dedmon delivered 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Dedmon recorded his second straight double-double and has hauled in double-digit boards in three straight games. He's up to 10 double-doubles through 54 appearances this season compared to 15 across 62 games in 2017-18. With 18 tilts remaining, it's unlikely that Dedmon matches or surpasses his best double-double total of his career, but the 29-year-old veteran continues to earn ample minutes even on a young squad in rebuilding mode.
News: Young totaled 18 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, and two rebounds in 18 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Young was on a tear prior to receiving his second technical foul (and thus being ejected). He has been on fire for quite a while now, as the 20-year-old rookie continues to amp up his outside shooting, looking more and more like the player who dominated the collegiate level last year. Expect Young to remain highly aggressive across the last 18 games of 2018-19.
News: Carter had three points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, and one steal in 12 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Carter suffered a bruised knee in Friday's loss to the Bulls but was able to give it a go in Sunday's rematch. The 42-year-old veteran was coming off two straight double-digit scoring performances, but he's not a viable option outside of the deepest formats.
News: Len collected 28 points (9-18 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-8 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Len had been listed as probable after he suffered a knee injury during Friday's loss to the Bulls. However, it clearly didn't bother him much, as he amassed a season high scoring total. Len has now posted 52 points across the last two contests, and this is the fifth time through 60 appearances that he has scored at least 20 points this season. It's unlikely that John Collins (illness) will remain sidelined for much longer, but Len has certainly made the most of the opportunities provided by the sophomore's recent absence.
News: Huerter had 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three assists, two steals, and one rebound in 23 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Impact: Huerter was able to give it a go despite suffering a back injury in Friday's quadruple-overtime loss to the Bulls. However, he has been pretty quiet across his last four appearances following a two-game absence with a sprained ankle. The rookie is clearly a bit banged up, but he's been healthy enough to suit up. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Huerter is likely to be very involved for the remainder of the season.
News: Huerter (back) will play in Sunday's game against the Bulls.
Impact: Huerter suffered the back injury in Friday's quadruple-overtime loss to Chicago, however he's good to go for Sunday. The sharpshooting rookie is averaging 31.4 minutes since January 2, and should see his usual role.
News: Len (knee) will play in Sunday's game against the Bulls.
Impact: Len suffered a knee injury in Friday's four-overtime game against the Bulls, however the injury doesn't seem to be an issue going forward. Len could see a larger role than usual, as the Hawks are dealing with a number of frontcourt injuries.
News: Carter (knee) is available to play in Sunday's game against the Bulls.
Impact: Carter suffered a bruised knee in a Friday's marathon game against Chicago, however he will play Sunday. He's averaging 16.3 minutes per game this season, and should continue to see somewhere around that average.
News: Collins (illness) will not play Sunday against Chicago, Bulls play by play man Chuck Swirsky reports.
Impact: Collins will miss a second straight game with what's apparently somewhat of a severe illness, but the hope is that he'll be able to get back on the floor for Monday's game in Miami. With Omari Spellman out indefinitely with an ankle injury, Atlanta will be shorthanded at power forward Sunday.
News: Spellman (ankle) will be reevaluated in four weeks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Spellman left Friday's game against the Bulls with a high ankle sprain, and this latest update means he'll likely miss all of the month of March. The rookie had been averaging close to 20 minutes over the past month, and he was in the starting lineup Friday with John Collins sidelined. The hope is that Spellman will be able to return for a few games before the end of the season, but with the Hawks on the outside of the playoff race, the team certainly won't rush him back.
News: Spellman (ankle) is out Sunday against the Bulls, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Spellman suffered a sprained left ankle during Friday's game, and he won't be able to take the court when the Hawks travel to Chicago for a rematch. With John Collins (illness) also doubtful, Vince Carter is a candidate to start at power forward.
News: Prince won't play Sunday against the Bulls due to personal reasons, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Prince is expecting the birth of his child soon, and he'll stay home while the Hawks go to Chicago for a rematch of Friday's quadruple-overtime loss. It's possible Prince is out again for Monday's road game against the Heat.
News: Len (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bulls, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Len appears to have suffered a left knee contusion during the quadruple-overtime loss to the Bulls on Friday. If Len's unable to go, Dewayne Dedmon would be in line for heavy minutes as the Hawks are relatively limited in their frontcourt with John Collins (illness) likely out and Omari Spellman (ankle) definitely out Sunday.
News: Hurter is probable for Sunday's game against the Bulls due to a back contusion, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Huerter suffered a bruised back during Friday's quadruple-overtime loss to the Bulls. That said, it appears he'll end up taking the court for Sunday's rematch in Chicago.
News: Carter is probable for Sunday's game against the Bulls due to a bruised right knee, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: The veteran has emerged from Friday's quadruple-overtime game with a bruised knee. That said, it's likely he ends up taking the court for Sunday's rematch.
News: Collins (illness) did not travel with the Hawks to Chicago and is doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Bulls, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: It's possible Collins travels with the team later, but signs are pointing towards the sophomore sitting out Sunday's rematch. If that's indeed the case, Vince Carter (knee) may draw the start at power forward, as Omari Spellman (ankle) is out.
News: Spellman suffered an ankle injury and won't return to Friday's game against the Bulls, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Spellman fell on a Bulls player early in the fourth quarter Friday and needed assistance to exit the court as he was unable to put weight on his left ankle. The injury appeared fairly severe, but not enough is known currently to predict Spellman's timetable for return. Expect a more developed understanding to come after an MRI's conducted, likely late Friday. Until more is known, Spellman can be considered day-to-day.
News: Spellman will start at power forward for the sidelined John Collins (illness) during Friday's matchup against the Bulls, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: The Villanova product will be making his 11th start of his rookie campaign Friday. In 10 previous nods, Spellman has averaged 8.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 blocks across 22.7 minutes. He also has four double-doubles under his belt.
News: Collins (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: After waking up with flu-like symptoms, Collins will be held out of Friday's contest. It's a big blow to the Hawks' rotation given their lack of quality depth in the frontcourt, but Omari Spellman should be in line for more minutes in Collins' absence against Chicago.
News: Sibert will not receive a second 10-day deal from the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Sibert joined the Hawks on a 10-day deal Feb. 19, and he appeared in one game, posting three points in four minutes. The organization isn't planning on inking him to a second contract, so he'll presumably finish the remainder of the year in the G League.
News: Collins is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls due to an illness.
Impact: Collins is a surprise addition to the injury report after apparently waking up with flu-like symptoms. Collins is coming off a monster 34-point, eight-rebound performance in Wednesday's win over Minnesota and would be a big loss for the Hawks on Friday night. Expect the second-year stud to be a game-time decision against Chicago.
News: Carter dropped 17 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), while adding four assists, two rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 131-123 win over the Timberwolves.
Impact: Carter collected a season-high assist total on the night, while hitting 60 percent of his three-point attempts. While Carter won't have these performances every night, he has shown he still has some energy left in the tank to produce on a limited basis.
News: Bembry collected 16 points (7-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 14 rebounds, three blocks and two assists across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 131-123 win over the Timberwolves.
Impact: Bembry recorded his second double-double on the season Wednesday night in what was an important game to the former first-round pick. After a recent stint in the starting rotation, Bembry was removed and had seen little time and productivity since, until he logged 34 minutes (11 more minutes than any game he has played since losing the starting role) and posted a double-double.
News: Young tallied 36 points (9-22 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 16-17 FT), 10 assists and eight rebounds across 43 minutes in Wednesday's 131-123 win over the Timberwolves.
Impact: Young tied his career-high in scoring Wednesday night, a record he had set the game prior against the Rockets. However, instead of using the three to collect most of his points, Young obliterated the opposition from the charity stripe, sinking 16 free points en route to a near-triple-double. Young now has three games with 30-plus points and 10-plus assists, which trails only Stephen Curry (five) and Michael Jordan (five) for most such games during a rookie season.
News: Collins totaled 34 points (13-21 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and eight rebounds across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 131-123 win over the Timberwolves.
Impact: Collins provided an offensive spark for the Hawks throughout the contest, using his athleticism to have his way inside and turn in a highly effective shooting performance. He continues to post consistent scoring numbers at around 20 points per game of late, and the rebounding capabilities will only continue to mature into what would make Collins a nightly double-double machine.
News: Plumlee (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Plumlee still isn't ready to play, as he's slated to miss his 26th straight contest due to a left knee injury. Atlanta still hasn't released a firm timetable for his return, so he'll continue to be considered day-to-day moving forward.
News: Prince (personal) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Impact: Prince missed Monday's clash with Houston due to a personal matter, but he'll be ready to roll and is expected to rejoin the starting lineup Wednesday. Kent Bazemore figures to return to a bench role with Prince back in action.
News: Johnson will sign a 10-day contract with the Hawks on Tuesday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Johnson has played well in the G League for Lakeland this season, posting averages of 14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals over 38 games (31 starts). He'll aim to continue his success at the next level, where he'll have to prove he belongs over the course of the next week and a half.
News: Collins scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes during Monday's 119-111 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: The second-year big now has five double-doubles in the last 10 games, averaging 18.6 points, 8.9 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.0 three-pointers over that stretch. While Collins still isn't providing big defensive numbers, the rest of his skill set is developing nicely. Along with Trae Young, Collins is establishing himself as a key part of the Hawks' rebuild.
News: Young scored a game-high 36 points (12-23 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding eight assists and a rebound in 41 minutes during Monday's 119-111 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Matched up against James Harden, Young rose to the occasion and set new career highs in scoring and made three-pointers. The rookie still has bouts of inconsistency, but he's averaging an impressive 23.1 points, 8.9 assists, 3.6 boards and 3.1 threes over the last 14 games.