Atlanta Hawks: 5 Team Impressions After 15 Games

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Deandre’ Bembry #95 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Bembry Makes a Mini-Leap

While the Atlanta Hawks recently picked up the options on Collins, Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry, only one of those players has looked particularly strong this season. With Collins out with injury all year and Prince not picking up where he left off last year due to nagging injuries himself, Bembry has played an integral role on this Hawks team in 2018-19.

Bembry has performed very well and has flashed the nifty three-and-D skill set that enamored the Hawks when he was taken in the first round of the 2016 draft.

For the most part, Bembry is playing as a backup point guard/combo guard off the bench, a role in which he seems quite comfortable. To his credit, Bembry enjoys playing the role of a facilitator off the bench, as he can use his under-control playstyle, steady handle and quick burst to impact the game on the offensive end.

Bembry currently sits at 4th on the Hawks in assists per game (2.1) behind only Young, Lin and Prince. Similarly, his assist total sits at 32, which is behind those same three players. Bembry has also played the 4th-most minutes on the team at 352 – behind only Young, Prince and Kent Bazemore – though Bembry has only started twice.

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