Atlanta Hawks 2017 Las Vegas Summer League Guide

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Taurean Prince
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Taurean Prince /
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Hawks’ 2017 Summer League Wings

The Hawks will be taking a total of 5 wings to Las Vegas for their 2017 Summer League stint. Sophomores Taurean Prince and  Deandre’ Bembry are the only two players who suited up for the Hawks last season, and will be two of the best players on the court in most cases. In the last 10 games of the regular season, Prince averaged nearly 11 points and 1.5 steals per game, and was given the green light as the starting small forward  the Hawks for the future.

Bembry spent his rookie season bouncing back and forth from the Hawks’ bench and the D-League. In 6 games with the Salt Lake City Stars, Bembry scored in double-digits in four instances. His first game was his best, as he dropped 35 points on 72.7 percent shooting from the field in a los versus the Los Angeles D-Fenders. I he does anything similar in Summer League action, expect Bembry to in the conversation for the starting shooting guard position for the 2017-18 season.

Tyler Dorsey almost seems built for Summer League action. The Oregon product can score as well as anyone on the Hawks’ roster, as shown during the NCAA Tournament, where he averaged over 23 points per game in the Ducks’ Final Four run. Dorsey will also get minutes at point guard, which can only help him in gaining the coaching staff’s trust.

Isaia Cordiner was stashed away after being drafted by the Hawks last year, and will return to the Summer League roster for the second year. It was speculated that Cordiner would actually come play for the Hawks this season, and a strong Summer League performance would make the decision much easier. His game is built for the NBA style of play, as he excels at shooting and slashing to the rim. His French LNB Pro A team, Anibes, went 8-22 last season, so his numbers may be eschewed by lack of talent on the roster.

Lastly, Trent Lockett will be found deep on the Hawks’ bench from July 7th until the tournament’s conclusion. The other four wing prospects on the roster are all in the running  to be on the Hawks’ opening night, whereas Lockett has no chance. He averaged about 12 points per game last year for Real Betis, and should easily find a home overseas.