Giving a season grade to Atlanta Hawks’ guard Treveon Graham.
The 26-year-old guard carved out a role with the Hornets back in 2017 after spending a year thriving in the G-League, becoming a rotational piece just one year later in Buzz City. After shooting 43 percent in his first full NBA season, the Nets signed him to a two-year deal, and he spent a year in Brooklyn, starting 21 games.
Last off-season, he was traded twice, once to Golden State then to Minnesota a day later. He played 33 games for the T-Wolves, starting 20 before being shipped to Atlanta.
With De’Andre Bembry sidelined with injury, Graham was able to step into a role right away with the team. He ended up being a nice addition defensively, although his offense was certainly lacking.
Coach Lloyd Pierce obviously trusted Graham’s perimeter defense and called his number several times in end-of-game situations when the Hawks needed a stop.
In total, Graham played in 22 games for the Hawks, averaging 12.1 minutes per game. He was a near non-factor offensively, taking an average of just three attempts per game in that time. When he did shoot, he wasn’t particularly effective, making just 37 percent from the field and 35 from three.
He was solid defensively and did have his moments on offense. On February 29th he scored 12 points on a perfect 5-5 shooting. He ended the season much better offensively, shooting over 51 percent from the field in his final six games.
He’s approaching unrestricted free agency and given that Graham seems to be trusted by the coaching staff and should be able to had for pretty cheap, the Hawks should certainly look at re-signing the defensive stud.
As for this season, Graham was a pleasant surprise after initially seeming like just a throw-in to the Teague trade. He was one of the Hawks’ best defenders and while he never played “A” ball offensively, he made up for it defensively.
Season Grade: B
Should the Atlanta Hawks re-sign Treveon Graham?