With the Atlanta Hawks thin at the wing, the 2017-18 season was supposed to be a breakout campaign for second-year player DeAndre’ Bembry. Sadly, a string of injuries completely shattered any opportunity for the St. Joseph’s product to put up numbers in his sophomore year.
Bembry only saw action in 26 games, a 12-game decrease from his rookie season’s total. Though he played more minutes (455 to 371), Bembry was clearly limited athletically by a spate of injuries – twice to his wrist and once to an ankle.
Despite these troubles, Bembry still showcased a defensive-minded playstyle that the Hawks would be glad to have. Limited though he was, Bembry oftentimes looked like one of Atlanta’s best perimeter defenders – Kent Bazemore and Jaylen Morris being the only other options. Even though his energy and drive are important, Bembry did not perform well in an expanded role on offense, often serving as the primary ballhandler on second units.
Let’s take a look at some of Bembry’s more notable stats from the 2017-18 season.