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Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Basketball 2023-24 Season Review

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) gestures after being called for a technical foul against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at State Farm Arena.

With the end of the 2023-24 fantasy basketball season, it’s time to review and analyze the impact players on each team had, starting with the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Basketball 2023-24 Season Review

Trae Young

Trae Young was on track to have another excellent fantasy season until an injury derailed his year. He suffered a torn ligament in his finger and underwent surgery in February, sidelining him for almost seven weeks and forcing him to play a career-low 54 games. Young has remained relatively healthy throughout his six seasons; one of his best attributes has been his availability. Despite this disappointment, the 25-year-old posted a career-high in assists and ranked in the top 15 in the NBA in averaged points, threes, dimes, and total double-doubles (37). Notably, he made minor improvements in defensive stats, increasing his average stocks per game to 1.5 and racking up a career-best in steals. Weak spots for Young remained his turnovers (averaging the most in the league), field goal percentage, blocks, and rebounding. His efficiency from the field and the free throw line also dipped, but he converted threes at a higher rate.

  • Stats: 25.7 PPG, 10.8 APG, 2.8 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 3.2 3PM, 4.4 TOV, 43/37/86, 54 GP
  • Categories rank: 36
  • Points rank: 17

Dejounte Murray

With the Hawks down a star point guard for almost two months, Dejounte Murray thrived as the sole star in the backcourt. He showed flashes of his 2021-22 San Antonio Spurs self in this role, especially with his assist and steal numbers surging. Overall, in the 28 games Murray played without Young, his numbers jumped in several categories. Even though this production level wasn’t season-long, the guard provided the advantage of availability, only missing four games. Additionally, he committed few turnovers per game and averaged a career-high in points and threes, largely thanks to the period when his offensive role increased. Murray offers solid versatility, but his output in assists, rebounds, and steals has dropped since joining the Hawks in 2021. While his numbers in most categories were nearly identical to last season, Murray has the potential to improve them.

  • Stats: 22.5 PPG, 6.4 APG, 5.3 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 2.6 3PM, 2.6 TOV, 46/36/79, 78 GP
  • Categories rank: 35
  • Points rank: 26

Jalen Johnson

One of the top waiver-wire pickups of the season, Jalen Johnson emerged as a cornerstone piece for Atlanta. After having no fantasy relevance in his career, the third-year forward broke onto the scene this season and earned a starting role. Johnson played big minutes right out of the gate, a trend that continued for the rest of the season. However, pesky ankle injuries and other issues sidelined him for 26 games, forcing him to miss multiple weeks. While Johnson still posted excellent fantasy value, his offensive game is a point of improvement. His scoring output fluctuated at times, and he wasn’t a reliable source of threes or the best free-throw shooter. But the 22-year-old’s points, assists, and turnovers were decent, and he displayed efficient shooting from the floor. Johnson also offered solid production on the defensive end through his rebounding and stocks. The huge leap the 22-year-old took this season is a promising sign for his future.

  • Stats: 16 PPG, 3.6 APG, 8.7 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 0.8 BPG, 1.3 3PM, 1.8 TOV, 51/36/73, 56 GP
  • Categories rank: 43
  • Points rank: 56

Bogdan Bogdanovic

The plethora of injuries the Hawks endured this season allowed Bogdan Bogdanovic to take a small leap statistically after remaining relatively stagnant over the past few years. His averages in multiple categories were slightly up from last season, although he had some inconsistencies. The guard still averaged a career-high in points, steals, free-throw percentage, and games played, and also set a franchise record for three-pointers in a single season. Bogdanovic was a good source of multiple offensive stats, especially threes, three-throw percentage, and points. He also offered some multi-category value in rebounds, assists, and steals. While he’s not a shot-blocker or the most consistent shooter, he can provide solid value whether he’s coming off the bench as Atlanta’s sixth-man or starting.

  • Stats: 16.9 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.4 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 3 3PM, 1.4 TOV, 43/37/92, 79 GP
  • Categories rank: 59
  • Points rank: 97

Clint Capela

Despite being the subject of multiple trade rumours, Clint Capela stayed with his team and remained the starting big man. However, his minutes have steadily declined since the 2018-19 season, only averaging 25.8 MPG this season. Likewise, most of the 29-year-old’s stats were slightly down from last year. Despite this, Capela missed less than 10 games and still was a double-double threat and a solid shot-blocker. His main strengths are in those categories, but he also provided value in field goal percentage and averages low turnovers. Outside of these categories, his contributions were minimal. Capela is a poor free-throw shooter who offers no threes or many assists. On the other end, he can grab a few steals, but he is not a reliable source of them.

  • Stats: 11.5 PPG, 1.2 APG, 10.6 RPG, 0.6 SPG, 1.5 BPG, 0 3PM, 1 TOV, 57/0/63, 73 GP
  • Categories rank: 90
  • Points rank: 76

Onyeka Okongwu

It was expected that Onyeka Okongwu would take over Capela’s starting role this season with all the trade rumours swirling around. While that wasn’t the case, and he had only started eight games, the 23-year-old was eating away at the veteran’s minutes and showing some potential to take over starting duties. However, his season took an unfortunate turn when he missed several weeks due to a toe injury. Okongwu still showed signs of progression in his fourth season. For the first time in his career, he averaged double-digit points and increased his three-point attempts per game by about one (1.3). Even his assists were slightly up, although his shooting splits were around the same. He regressed slightly in rebounds, blocks, and steals but is still a decent source for the former two categories. Overall, his fantasy upside is limited as long as Capela is the starting center.

  • Stats: 10.2 PPG, 1.3 APG, 6.8 RPG, 0.5 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 0.4 3PM, 0.8 TOV, 61/33/79, 55 GP
  • Categories rank: 109
  • Points rank: 141

Saddiq Bey

Saddiq Bey saw a resurgence in production after his numbers dropped last season when he was traded to the Hawks. This was mostly due to the John Collins trade and receiving more minutes when the team was shorthanded. Bey provided solid stretches of fantasy relevance, although, he was up and down at times and prone to having bad shooting nights. The forward’s fantasy value primarily came from points, threes, free-throw percentage, and rebounds. His efficiency from the field was inconsistent, as he sometimes bounced back and forth between hot and cold shooting stretches. Bey also didn’t tally many assists or stocks, but he was good at limiting turnovers. His season ended early in March after tearing his ACL.

  • Stats: 13.7 PPG, 1.5 APG, 6.5 RPG, 0.8 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 1.8 3PM, 0.9 TOV, 42/32/84, 63 GP
  • Categories rank: 133
  • Points rank: 152

De’Andre Hunter

Like many other Hawks, De’Andre Hunter missed a chunk of the season with an injury. He suffered a knee issue, which required a non-surgical procedure and later limited him to a minutes restriction. His numbers remained fairly similar to last season, but he made some improvements in his shooting efficiency. However, his offensive numbers were sometimes inconsistent. Hunter’s main contributions were in points, threes, and free-throw percentage. He also offered some rebounds, but his production in other categories was usually too low to have much impact. Defensively, he had slightly more value in steals than blocks but averaged just one stock per game.

  • Stats: 15.6 PPG, 1.5 APG, 3.9 RPG, 0.7 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 2.1 3PM, 1.5 TOV, 46/39/85, 57 GP
  • Categories rank: 159
  • Points rank: 157

Other Hawks

Vit Krejci: categories rank: 263/points rank: 268

Mouhamed Gueye: categories rank: 287/points rank: 314

Bruno Fernando: categories rank: 322/points rank: 293

Garrison Mathews: categories rank: 365/points rank: 381

Wesley Matthews: categories rank: 494/points rank: 417

Kobe Bufkin: categories rank: 423/points rank: 364

Dylan Windler: categories rank: 452/points rank: 467

Trent Forrest: categories rank: 459/points rank: 406


Category rankings from Basketball Monster

Points rankings based on ESPN’s default system


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