Atlanta Hawks Lose to Nuggets 123-115: Player Grades

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B+. In no means was Trae Young timid in tonight’s game, but he didn’t have his usual aggressive flair, taking just 12 shots, tying his season low in games he didn’t leave with injuries. Still, Trae was very good, racking up 29 points, making all nine of his free throw attempts. The fewer shot attempts did directly flow into his assist total however, as he finished with 12, adding 4 rebounds along the way. Ice Trae certainly did his thing tonight, although he wasn’t great defensively, and his 7 turnovers were his most since early December.. PG. Atlanta Hawks. TRAE YOUNG

Atlanta Hawks. KEVIN HUERTER. A-. Coming off his first 20-point contest of the year, Kevin Huerter decided there was no better time to do it again than tonight. He made 6 of his 8 three-point attempts, which ties his career high in makes from deep. Even after all the makes, he passed up on a three with the Hawks down late, instead opting for a pump fake, drive that ended in a awkward, missed floater. He was the team’s leading rebounder however, finishing with 8.. G

Atlanta Hawks. DE'ANDRE HUNTER. C+. 4th overall pick <a rel=. F

B -. <a rel=. PF. Atlanta Hawks. JOHN COLLINS

C -. In what’s becoming a night in, night out ordeal, Bruno played just ten minutes despite starting the game. Tonight wasn’t great for the 2nd rounder, making 1 of 6 for 2 points, adding 2 rebounds and an admittedly nice block.. C. Atlanta Hawks. BRUNO FERNANDO