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The 2018–19 Atlanta Hawks season was the team's 69th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the 51st in Atlanta. On April 25, 2018, the Hawks and Mike Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways.[1] On May 11, 2018, the Hawks hired Lloyd Pierce as head coach.[2] Four days later, the Hawks won the #3 pick in the 2018 NBA draft (though they later traded down to #5 on the night of the draft), as well as enter draft night with four total draft picks over a month later in June.

2018–19 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coachLloyd Pierce
General managerTravis Schlenk
Owner(s)Tony Ressler
ArenaState Farm Arena
Results
Record29–53 (.354)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports South
Radio92.9 FM "The Game"
< 2017–18 2019–20 >

During the offseason, the Hawks signed veteran Vince Carter, the 8th team he has played for in his 21-year career.[3] Carter signed with the Hawks despite massive speculation he would make a return to his two original teams; the Toronto Raptors (where Carter played his first 7 seasons with) or the Golden State Warriors (whom drafted Carter in 1998). This season also produced the team's highest scoring game with 161 points in a 168–161 quadruple overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls on March 1, 2019. It was also the third-highest scoring game in NBA history, as well as the third game where both teams scoring broke through the 160 point barrier in the same game. However, this brought the Hawks to another losing season as they missed the playoffs after a loss to the Rockets on March 19.

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Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 5 Trae Young PG   United States Oklahoma
1 19 Kevin Huerter SF   United States Maryland
1 30 Omari Spellman PF   United States Villanova

Entering draft night, the Hawks would have four draft picks, three of which being in the first round. Their first of three first round picks rose up into the Top 3 of the NBA Draft after tying the Dallas Mavericks with the third-worst record of the season the previous season. The next first round pick was had by trading Adreian Payne to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for their lottery-protected first round pick, which barely conveyed to them that season thanks to a do-or-die game at the end of that season against the Denver Nuggets. After that, their last first round pick was had by trading with the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets, acquiring the Houston Rockets' first round pick from this season in relation to the Clippers' blockbuster trade in their removal of Chris Paul, as well as Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone, and cash considerations from the Clippers and giving up the Washington Wizards' 2019 second round pick to Denver. Finally, their sole second round pick would be had by losing their first round tiebreaker with Dallas.

Ironically, the Hawks would trade their third pick (which became Luka Dončić) to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for a protected 2019 first round pick and the fifth pick of the draft, which became Trae Young from the University of Oklahoma. Young was a player that, before the start of the previous season, was projected to be a second round pick. However, Young grew to be a star point guard for the Sooners, to the point where he became the first ever player in NCAA history to lead the league in both points and assists in the same season in his sole season with Oklahoma. For their second first round pick of the draft, the Hawks drafted sophomore shooting guard Kevin Huerter from the University of Maryland as the 19th pick of the draft. Finally, with their last first round pick of the year, the Hawks selected freshman power forward Omari Spellman from Villanova University, who was a prominent member of the team under their championship run last season.

RosterEdit

2018–19 Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 10 Adams, Jaylen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996–05–04 St. Bonaventure
G/F 1 Anderson, Justin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993–11–19 Virginia
G 24 Bazemore, Kent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1989–07–01 Old Dominion
F 95 Bembry, DeAndre' 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–07–04 Saint Joseph's
G/F 15 Carter, Vince 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1977–01–26 North Carolina
F/C 20 Collins, John 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1997–09–23 Wake Forest
F 4 Davis, Deyonta 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1996–12–26 Michigan State
C 14 Dedmon, Dewayne 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–08–12 Southern California
G 3 Huerter, Kevin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998–08–27 Maryland
C 8 Humphries, Isaac 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1998–01–05 Kentucky
C 25 Len, Alex 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1993–06–16 Maryland
C 18 Plumlee, Miles   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 249 lb (113 kg) 1988–09–01 Duke
F 22 Poythress, Alex   (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1993–09–06 Kentucky
F 12 Prince, Taurean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1994–03–22 Baylor
F 6 Spellman, Omari   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1997–07–21 Villanova
G 11 Young, Trae 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998–09–19 Oklahoma
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–03–08

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yOrlando Magic 42 40 .512 0.0 25–16 17–24 10–6 82
Charlotte Hornets 39 43 .476 3.0 25–16 14–27 10–6 82
Miami Heat 39 43 .476 3.0 19–22 20–21 7–9 82
Washington Wizards 32 50 .390 10.0 22–19 10–31 7–9 82
Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 13.0 17–24 12–29 6–10 82

ConferenceEdit

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zMilwaukee Bucks * 60 22 .732 82
2 yToronto Raptors * 58 24 .707 2.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 51 31 .622 9.0 82
4 xBoston Celtics 49 33 .598 11.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 12.0 82
6 xBrooklyn Nets 42 40 .512 18.0 82
7 yOrlando Magic * 42 40 .512 18.0 82
8 xDetroit Pistons 41 41 .500 19.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 39 43 .476 21.0 82
10 Miami Heat 39 43 .476 21.0 82
11 Washington Wizards 32 50 .390 28.0 82
12 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 22 60 .268 38.0 82
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 41.0 82
15 New York Knicks 17 65 .207 43.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2018 preseason game log
Total: 2–3 (Home: 2–0; Road: 0–3)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2018–19 game log
Total: 29–53 (Home: 17–24; Road: 12–29)
2018–19 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
Jaylen Adams PG 34 1 428 60 65 14 5 108
Justin Anderson SF 48 4 463 84 23 22 13 178
Kent Bazemore SG 67 35 1,643 261 152 89 42 779
DeAndre' Bembry SG 82 15 1,931 358 202 105 41 687
Vince Carter SF 76 9 1,330 194 87 44 27 562
John Collins PF 61 59 1,829 595 121 22 39 1,188
Deyonta Davis C 9 0 118 36 5 3 5 36
Dewayne Dedmon C 64 52 1,609 480 90 69 71 693
Tyler Dorsey SG 27 0 251 43 17 7 1 90
Daniel Hamilton SG 19 3 204 47 22 6 1 57
Kevin Huerter SG 75 59 2,048 245 214 65 25 727
Isaac Humphries C 5 1 56 11 0 1 0 15
B. J. Johnson SF 6 0 43 8 0 2 0 21
Alex Len C 77 31 1,544 424 86 27 69 854
Jeremy Lin PG 51 1 1,003 119 181 38 7 546
Miles Plumlee C 18 0 173 39 17 6 4 80
Alex Poythress PF 21 1 305 76 17 4 10 107
Jordan Sibert SG 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 3
Omari Spellman PF 46 11 805 194 47 26 25 272
Taurean Prince SF 55 47 1,552 199 118 53 19 742
Trae Young PG 81 81 2,503 301 653 72 15 1,549
Tyler Zeller C 2 0 11 6 1 0 0 0

After all games.[4]
Waived during the season
Traded during the season
Acquired during the season

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 21, 2018[5] To Atlanta Hawks
Draft rights to Trae Young
2019 Dallas protected first-round pick
To Dallas Mavericks
Draft rights to   Luka Dončić
June 21, 2018[6] To Atlanta Hawks
2019 Second Round Pick
2023 Second Round Pick
To Charlotte Hornets
Draft rights to Devonte' Graham
July 13, 2018[7] To Atlanta Hawks
Jeremy Lin
2025 second-round pick
Right to swap 2023 second round pick
To Brooklyn Nets
2020 protected second-round pick
Draft rights to Isaia Cordinier
July 25, 2018[8] To Atlanta Hawks
Carmelo Anthony (from Oklahoma City)
Justin Anderson (from Philadelphia)
2022 protected first-round pick (from Oklahoma City)
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schröder (from Atlanta)
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (from Philadelphia)
To Philadelphia 76ers
Mike Muscala (from Atlanta)

Free agentsEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Jaylen Adams[9] Two-way contract St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Alex Len[10] August 3, 2018 Phoenix Suns
Daniel Hamilton[11] August 20, 2018 Oklahoma City Thunder
Alex Poythress[11] Two-way contract Indiana Pacers
Vince Carter[12] August 24, 2018 Sacramento Kings
Thomas Robinson[13] August 30, 2018   BC Khimki
R. J. Hunter[14] September 7, 2018 Houston Rockets
Cole Aldrich[15] September 18, 2018 Minnesota Timberwolves
Isaac Humphries[16] October 8, 2018   KK FMP Beograd
C. J. Anderson[17] October 9, 2018 UMass Minutemen

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Tyler Cavanaugh[18][19] Waived Utah Jazz
Isaiah Taylor[20] Waived Cleveland Cavaliers
Damion Lee[21] Unrestricted free agent Golden State Warriors
Jaylen Morris[22][23] Waived Milwaukee Bucks
Antonius Cleveland[24][25] Waived Chicago Bulls
Josh Magette[26] Unrestricted free agent   KK Cedevita
Malcolm Delaney[27][28] Unrestricted free agent   Guangdong Southern Tigers
Carmelo Anthony[29][30] Waived Houston Rockets
Cole Aldrich[31] Waived   Tianjin Gold Lions
Thomas Robinson[32] Waived   Beikong Fly Dragons
R. J. Hunter[33] Waived
C. J. Anderson[34] Waived

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Hawks Reach Agreement in Principle With Lloyd Pierce To Become Team's Head Coach". NBA.com. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Atlanta Hawks' Guard Vince Carter says he's not chasing rings". espn.com. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018-19 Atlanta Hawks Roster and Regular season Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Mavericks acquire draft rights to third-overall pick Luka Doncic". Mavs.com. June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hornets Acquire Draft Rights to Miles Bridges and Devonte' Graham". NBA.com. June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Acquire Jeremy Lin From Brooklyn Nets". NBA.com. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hawks Complete Three-Team Trade With OKC and 76ers". NBA.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Hawks Sign Jaylen Adams To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Alex Len". NBA.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Thomas Robinson". NBA.com. August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
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  17. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign C.J. Anderson". NBA.com. October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
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  19. ^ "Jazz sign Tyler Cavanaugh to two-way contract". NBA.com. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  20. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Request Waivers on Isaiah Taylor". NBA.com. June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  21. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard Damion Lee To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
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  25. ^ "BULLS CLAIM ANTONIUS CLEVELAND". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  26. ^ "Josh Magette signs with KK Cedevita". Sportando. July 27, 2018. Archived from the original on July 27, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  27. ^ "Guandong Tigers add Delaney to their roster". Asia-basket.com. July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
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  34. ^ "C.J. Anderson waived by Hawks". ESPN. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.