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Eastern Southeast

The Boston Celtics have reportedly signed point guard Jeff Teague to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Himmelsbach via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shortly after Brad Wanamaker signed with the Warriors, the Celtics found their replacement for a backup point guard to soak up minutes behind Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart. Teague was still a decent, low-end fantasy guard last season with Minnesota before being traded to Atlanta and taking on a reduced role. The 32-year-old has always been a strong contributor in assists, but his best years are likely behind him. It seems unlikely that he will be able to carve out much fantasy value in Boston, unless he sees 25+ minutes/game.

Category: Transactions

Dewayne Dedmon is being traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Khyri Thomas and Tony Snell, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dedmon averaged 17.6 minutes per game while posting 5.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.9 blocks per game over 44 games played between the Kings and the Hawks. He'll likely serve as a back up in Detroit, which renders him relatively useless in fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions

According to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, the NBA is moving toward creating a 'second bubble’ in Chicago for the eight non-playoff teams that will not be participating in the NBA restart in Orlando. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The details of the second bubble have yet to be finalized but it appears this will be an alternative for the eight teams to be able to hold mini-camps, practices, and potentially scrimmage against each other to prepare for next season. Team officials from 7 out of the 8 teams were present on the call with the league office on Thursday and there is still a considerable amount of hurdles to overcome in terms of safety, timing, and which players would be participating. If all goes as planned, the NBA expects the second bubble to kick-off in September.

Category: Rumors

Future Hall of Famer Vince Carter went on the Winging It Podcast and officially announced his retirement from professional basketball. (Source: Atlanta Hawks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “I’m officially done playing basketball professional,” Carter said. The 22-year veteran came into the NBA in 1998 as the fifth-overall pick of the Toronto Raptors. He spent seven incredible seasons in Toronto before joining the Nets during the 2004-05 season. After five seasons with the Nets, Carter went on to play for six teams in the next 10 years. He finishes his career averaging 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1assists, and one steal in 30 minutes per game in a whopping 1,541 regular season games. Carter was able to extend his career in the NBA by becoming a very good 3PT shooter, but he’s best know for his ability as a slasher and dunker. The “it’s over” gesture after the between the legs dunk in the 2000 NBA dunk contest will forever live on as one of the most iconic images in dunk contest history. Congratulations to Vince Carter on a fantastic career and a much deserved retirement.

Category: Transactions

Hawks newly-acquired C Clint Capela told reporters that he feels “way, way better” and that his heal has heeled. He can’t be 100 percent sure however if he is fully healed as he has yet to participate in any 5-on-5 work. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Capela was traded from Houston to Atlanta in February after spending six seasons with the Rockets. He was rehabbing from the heel injury he suffered with the Rockets when he was traded, so he has yet to take the court for his new team. When he’s healthy, Capela is likely to play the 5 for the Hawks, which will slide John Collins down to his more natural position at the 4. The Hawks won’t be making the trip down to Walt Disney World to partake in the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season, so Capela will have ample time to get 100 percent healed prior to the 2020-21 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Hawks F/C John Collins wants to be with Atlanta for the long-term and feels as if he is deserving of a max contract extension this summer. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins told reporters, "I feel like the work I put in speaks for itself. The players who are doing what I'm doing are in contention. Hopefully we can come to an agreement this summer. I want to be a Hawk and sign that deal here." The former 19th overall pick in 2017 has really come on the past two seasons in Atlanta. This season, Collins was averaging 21.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 33 minutes per game. He’s missed time in each of his three seasons in the NBA, but his on-court production speaks volumes to his progress. He’s likely to earn close to a max deal this summer based on his increase in production year-over-year. Collins and the Hawks won’t be participating in Orlando when the 2019-20 season resumes in late July.

Reflecting on his rookie season in Atlanta, Hawks rookie G/F Cam Reddish told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I definitely want to be known as one of the best two-way players [in the NBA].” (Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: These words come just over a month after Reddish received praise from Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk who said, “he’s got a really bright future [in Atlanta].” Reddish has already obtained an identity as a great defender in the NBA, a trait that normally takes many years for young players to develop. He admittedly struggled on offense in the early part of the season, which helped him focus on the defensive side of the ball. “I think that’s why it was so tough at the beginning of the season, just trying to get my rhythm and my flow and stuff like that,” Reddish said. “It was a pain in the butt for a little bit, but I think everything happens for a reason, so I thank God for it. I think it made me a better defender, a better athlete. So it worked out for me.” Reddish started in 34 of the 58 games he played in 2019, averaging 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 26.7 minutes per game. He shot a lackluster 38.4% from the field this season, but his shot improved in February, when he shot 44.1% from the field. The offense will come for Reddish, but he prides himself on his defensive prowess. At this rate, he’ll become a fantastic player for the Hawks and a tremendous 9-cat fantasy asset moving forward in his career.

In an article written by Sarah K. Spencer, Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce praised Huerter's skillset and stated, "When you have that kind of player, that kind of shooter, that capability, you always want to increase the number of attempts that he gets.” (Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The second-year guard out of Maryland is having an injury marred, but successful season putting up 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 56 games. He shot shot 41% from the field and 38% from three, so Pierce's endorsement will bode well for his fantasy outlook going forward.

Category: Rumors

Treveon Graham (personal reasons) was upgraded from questionable to available for tonight’s matchup against the New York Knicks. (Source: Sarah K Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Graham will suit up tonight but he hasn’t provided much of a spark from his bench role on the Hawks as of late. Expect Graham to play around 15 minutes which won’t be attractive for anyone looking for a cheap DFS play.

Category: Injury Updates

DeAndre' Bembry (abdomen) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bembry has been sidelined since January 20th with abdominal and hand injuries. He remains out and is currently day-to-day. His next chance to return will be Wednesday's tilt against the Knicks.

Category: Injury Updates

De'Andre Hunter is considered questionable for Monday's game against Charlotte due to a bruised left knee. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hunter picked up the knee injury in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies. Fantasy owners should monitor his status closer to tip-off. Hunter is averaging 12.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 triples across 61 games this year.

Category: Injury Updates

Bruno Fernando went for two points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists over 23 minutes in the Hawks’ 127-88 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Fernando drew the start at center Monday, joining the first unit thanks to Cam Reddish's absence. It was an uneventful game for the rookie, and he averaged just 5.1 points and 5.2 boards across 16.1 minutes in 12 prior starts. Even with extra opportunities, Fernando is not on the radar in redraft formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Skal Labissiere will miss Saturday's contest against the Mavericks with abdominal pain. (Source: Hawks Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Labissiere will be sidelined due to an abdominal injury. He is projected to make his return on March 6th against the Washington Wizards.

Category: Injury Updates

Brandon Goodwin chipped in 21 points (7-15 FG, 3-9 3PT, 4-4 FT) four assists, two rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in Friday's 112-107 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin matched his season in scoring (21) in Friday's loss to the Celtics. He has only reached double figures in 5-of-23 games this season. With Trae Young ruled out Friday, Goodwin saw an increase in minutes and usage. He is only worth adding in standard leagues if Trae Young (ankle) is forced to miss an extended amount of time. The Hawks next scheduled game is Sunday, home against the Knicks.

Category: Game Recaps

Jabari Parker (shoulder) was dealt to the Kings from the Hawks as part of a package that included Alex Len in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon and two second-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parker has been out of action since January 3rd due to a shoulder injury. He is close to returning to action, but a definite timetable has not been announced. Parker is averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals across 32 games for the Hawks this season. His role with his new team is unclear at the moment, but Parker is worth owning in deep-league formats.

Category: Transactions

Alex Len (hip) and Jabari Parker (shoulder) were traded from the Hawks to the Kings on Tuesday in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon and two second-round picks (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Len has been out with a right hip flexor strain since Janary 24th. He is averaging 8.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.8 blocks across 40 games for the Hawks this season. His fantasy value will remain the same, as he will most likely come off the bench to backup starter Richaun Holmes. Len is only worth hanging onto in deep-league formats.

Category: Transactions

Charles Brown Jr. received a DNP-CD in Monday's 123-115 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: He was recalled from the G League just over a week ago and has appeared in four of the Hawks' last six games, though he only logged 3.0 minutes per contest in that span. He's a deep-league dynasty stash at best.

Category: Game Recaps

Damian Jones registered 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-4 FT) seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks across 26 minutes in Thursday’s 127-117 win over the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was promoted to the starting lineup and delivered a solid stat line in Thursday’s win over the 76ers. He reached double figures for the first time since January 14th. With all the injuries to Atlanta’s front court, Jones can be used as a streamer. He is more of a deep-league option in season-long leagues. The Hawks next scheduled game is Saturday, away against the Mavericks.

Category: Game Recaps

Allen Crabbe (knee) is considered doubtful for Monday's game against the Kings. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Crabbe sustained a knee injury in Saturday's loss against the Thunder, and is not expected to play Monday. He will most likely miss Monday's game with a chance to return for Saturday's tilt against the Clippers.

Category: Injury Updates

Chandler Parsons was struck by a drunk driver who has now been charged with a DUI. He has suffered multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation, and torn labrum. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parsons return to the NBA is uncertain at this time as he is recovering from these major injuries.

Category: Injury Updates