Atlanta Hawks: Best Games of 2018-19 for 7 Different Players

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Omari Spellman #6 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Omari Spellman

Omari Spellman, the forgotten rookie, was injured to end the year and also suffered from a lack of conditioning during his first season in the NBA. Despite that, he showed myriad flashes in his first season, and it has already been reported that he was spotted in the gym while the Hawks provided some pre-draft workouts to a few draft prospects on Tuesday afternoon.

Spellman had one game that scored a 20 or above on Basketball Reference’s game score metric, which was a November 7 home game against the New York Knicks that the Atlanta Hawks lost.

O Boogie produced 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 1 steal in 28 minutes and it only took him 6 of 11 shooting to log those points.

Spellman didn’t get much run this season, but if he is able to get back into shape and hone his wily tendencies, the Hawks will be in good shape going forward.

Dewayne Dedmon

Dewayne Dedmon produced three games that scored a higher than 20 game score, and one of which was in the team’s top 15 of the season. Dedmon was one of only two players (Baze being the other) to log a top-15 game score game that didn’t belong to Trae or JC.

Dedmon’s definitive game came against the Brooklyn Nets in Barclays Center a week and a half before Christmas. In it, Dedmon provided the Hawks with an early gift with a career-high 24 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block all while hitting all 5 of his three-point attempts.

Not bad for a big man that just started shooting triples last year!