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Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Basketball Season 2023-24 Review

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Basketball Season 2023-24 Review

Now that the 2023-2024 fantasy basketball season has come to an end, it’s time to assess and analyze the impact players had on each team, starting with the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Basketball Season 2023-24 Review

Trae Young

Trae Young was on track to have another stellar fantasy season until an injury derailed his year. He suffered a torn ligament in his finger and underwent surgery in February, which sidelined him for nearly seven weeks and forced him to play a career-high 51 games. Young has remained relatively healthy throughout his six seasons; one of his best qualities is his availability. Despite this disappointment, the 25-year-old posted a career-high in assists and ranked in the NBA’s top 15 in average points, threes, dimes and total double-doubles (37). Notably, he made small improvements in defensive metrics, increasing his average shares per game to 1.5 and posting a career-best in steals. Weak spots for Young remained his turnovers (the highest in the league on average), field goal percentage, blocks and rebounding. His efficiency from the field and from the free-throw line also dropped, but he converted threes at a higher rate.

  • Stats: 25.7 PPG, 10.8 APG, 2.8 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 15.2 3:00 PM, 4.4 TOV, 43/37/86, 54 GP
  • Category rank: 36
  • Points rank: 17

Dejounte Murray

Because the Hawks were star point guard for nearly two months, Dejounte Murray thrived as the lone star in the backcourt. He showed flashes of his San Antonio Spurs self in this role in 2021-22, especially as his assist and steal numbers rise. Overall, in the 28 games Murray played without Young, his numbers rose in several categories. While this level of production didn’t last all season, the guard offered the benefit of availability, missing only four games. Additionally, he committed few turnovers per game and averaged a career-high in points and threes, thanks in large part to the period in which his offensive role increased. Murray offers solid versatility, but his performances in assists, rebounds and steals have declined since joining the Hawks in 2021. While his numbers in most categories were nearly identical to last season, Murray has the potential to improve on them.

  • Stats: 22.5 PPG, 6.4 APG, 5.3 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 2.6 3PM, 2.6 TOV, 46/36/79, 78 GP
  • Category rank: 35
  • Points rank: 26

Jalen Johnson

Jalen Johnson, one of the best waiver wire pickups of the season, emerged as a cornerstone for Atlanta. After lacking fantasy relevance in his career, the third-year forward burst onto the scene this season and earned a starting role. Johnson played big minutes from the start, a trend that continued the rest of the season. However, nasty ankle injuries and other problems sidelined him for 26 games, forcing him to miss several weeks. While Johnson still had excellent fantasy value, his offensive game is an area of ​​improvement. His scoring output fluctuated at times and he wasn’t a reliable source of threes. But the 22-year-old’s assists, turnovers and free throw percentage were decent, and he showed efficient shooting from the floor. Johnson also offered solid production on the defensive end thanks to his recovery and stock. The huge leap the 22-year-old has made this season is a promising sign for his future.

  • Stats: 16 PPG, 3.6 APG, 8.7 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 0.8, 1.3 3PM, 1.8 TOV, 51/36/73, 56 GP
  • Category rank: 43
  • Points rank: 56

Bogdan Bogdanovic

The plethora of injuries the Hawks have suffered this season have allowed Bogdan Bogdanovic to make a bit of a jump statistically after being relatively stagnant in recent years. His averages in multiple categories were slightly higher than last season, although he showed some inconsistencies. The guard still averaged career-highs in points, steals, free throw percentage and games played, and also set a franchise record for three-pointers in a single season. Bogdanovic was a good source of several offensive stats, especially threes, three-throw percentage and points. He also provided some value across multiple categories in rebounds, assists and steals. While he isn’t a shot blocker or the most consistent shooter, he can provide great value whether he comes off the bench as a sixth man or as a starter.

  • Stats: 16.9 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.4 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 3 3PM, 1.4 TOV, 43/37/92, 79 GP
  • Category rank: 59
  • Points rank: 97

Clint Capela

Despite being the subject of multiple trade rumors, Clint Capela stuck with his team and remained the starting big man. However, his minutes have steadily declined since the 2018-19 season, averaging just 25.8 MPG this season. Likewise, most of the 29-year-old’s stats were slightly lower than last year. Despite this, Capela missed less than 10 games and was still a double-double threat and a solid shot blocker. His biggest strengths are in those categories, but he also provided value in field goal percentage and averaged low turnover. Outside of these categories, his contributions were minimal. Capela is a poor free throw shooter who doesn’t make threes or make many assists. On the other hand, he can grab a few catches, but he’s not a reliable source of them.

  • Stats: 11.5 PPG, 1.2 APG, 10.6 RPG, 0.6 SPG, 1.5 BPG, 0 3:00 PM, 1 TOV, 57/0/63, 73 GP
  • Category rank: 90
  • Points rank: 76

Onyeka Okongwu

Onyeka Okongwu was expected to take over Capela’s starting role this season with all the trade rumors swirling. Although that wasn’t the case, and he had only started eight games, the 23-year-old ate away at the veteran’s minutes and showed some potential to take over the starting duties. However, his season took an unfortunate turn when he missed several weeks due to a toe injury. Okongwu continued to show signs of progress in his fourth season. For the first time in his career, he averaged double-digit points and increased his three-point attempts per game by about one (1.3). Even his assists were up a bit, though his shooting was about the same. He declined slightly in rebounds, blocks and steals, but is still a good source for the first two categories. Overall, his fantasy upside is limited as long as Capela is the starting center.

  • Stats: 10.2 PPG, 1.3 APG, 6.8 RPG, 0.5 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 0.4 3PM, 0.8 TOV, 61/33/79, 55 GP
  • Category rank: 109
  • Points rank: 141

Saddiq Bey

Saddiq Bey saw a resurgence in production after his numbers dipped last season when he was traded to the Hawks. This was mainly due to the John Collins trade and receiving more minutes when the team was shorthanded, but Bey provided solid chunks of fantasy relevance. Although he was up and down at times and prone to poor shooting nights. The forward’s fantasy value came primarily from points, threes, free throw percentage and rebounds. His efficiency on the field was inconsistent, as he would sometimes bounce back and forth between hot and cold shooting. Bey also didn’t have many assists or shares, but he was good at limiting turnovers. His season ended in early March after he tore his ACL.

  • Stats: 13.7 PPG, 1.5 APG, 6.5 RPG, 0.8 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 1.8 3PM, 0.9 TOV, 42/32/84, 63 GP
  • Category rank: 133
  • Points rank: 152

De’Andre Hunter

Like many other Hawks, De’Andre Hunter missed part of the season due to injury. He developed a knee problem that required non-surgical intervention and later limited him to a minutes restriction. His numbers remained fairly similar to last season, but he made some improvements in his shooting efficiency. However, his offensive numbers have been inconsistent at times. Hunter’s top contributions were points, threes and free throw percentages. He also provided some rebounds, but his production in other categories was mostly too low to have much of an impact. Defensively, he had slightly more value in steals than blocks, but he averaged just one share per game.

  • Stats: 15.6 PPG, 1.5 APG, 3.9 RPG, 0.7 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 2.1 3:00 PM, 1.5 TOV, 46/39/85, 57 GP
  • Category rank: 159
  • Points rank: 157

Other Hawks

–Vit Krejci: category rank: 263/points rank: 268

–Mouhamed Gueye: category ranking: 287/point ranking: 314

–Bruno Fernando: category ranking: 322/points ranking: 293

–Garrison Mathews: Category Rank: 365/Point Rank: 381

–Wesley Matthews: Category Ranking: 494/Points Ranking: 417

–Kobe Bufkin: Category Rank: 423/Point Rank: 364

–Dylan Windler: Category Rank: 452/Point Rank: 467

–Trent Forrest: category rank: 459/points rank: 406

Basketball Monster Category Rankings

Points rankings based on ESPN’s standard system