Atlanta Hawks: 4 Players That Need More Minutes

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Jaylen Adams

An undrafted rookie out of St. Bonaventure University, Jaylen Adams was signed to a Two-Way Contract by the Atlanta Hawks very shortly after the 2018 NBA Draft was completed. Though he has played sparingly for the big club, Adams has lit up the G-League in the time he’s spent in Erie. He memorably poured in 44 points against the Westchester Knicks in November, tossing in triples with ease on the way to a record night:

Similarly, his play for St. Bonny was typified by stirring offensive showings in which he splashed three-pointers from all over the court.

For the Atlanta Hawks, playing Adams a bit more down the end of the season would serve them well, as they would be able to see if Adams is a potential backup point guard fit for the long haul. Adams has already shown an ability to defend quite ably at the point guard position, though he has only seen minutes in lopsided blowouts.

In spot minutes (25 total this season), Adams has not really been able to get into a rhythm, but with the Hawks not looking to win in the short-term, Adams should at least get some run as the season winds down.

Sure, it’s early, but Adams has looked like an NBA player out there in his limited minutes, and it would be nice to see him get a little more run in Atlanta.