2017 Season Player Reviews: The Benchwarmers

Ryan Kelly:

After a back and forth stint with the Hawks, Kelly was here to stay for the rest of the season in February. During his tenure with the Hawks, he didn’t play in many games and was barely a factor for the team. He was mostly frontcourt insurance, but besides Paul Millsap’s injury, nobody had significant injuries.

Kris Humphries:



Kris Humphries played a key role on the team when he first signed with the Hawks during the 2015-16 campaign; however last year was quite different. He appeared in numerous games and earned a few starts  in the absence of Paul Millsap. With the improvement of Mike Muscala, Humphries rarely saw the court and only played 3 minutes in the First Round series against Washington.

DeAndre’ Bembry:




Although he was selected 21st in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, Bembry didn’t earn much playing time, but when he appeared, the rookie was impressive. His most notable game was against the Houston Rockets where his defense on James Harden was outstanding. Bembry’s shot selection will be a work in progress, but his off ball offense was impressive this season. Hopefully, he’ll see more minutes in his sophomore season and play a major role for the 2017-18 Atlanta Hawks.


Malik Brown: @_MalikATL

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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