You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Late in season, different roles for rookies Prince, Bembry


Late in the season, there have been much different roles for Hawks rookie draft picks Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry.

Both wings played sparingly to start the season. However, Prince has appeared in the past 23 games for the Hawks. He has started the past five games with Thabo Sefolosha sidelined with a right groin strain. Prince has scored in double figures six times in his recent stretch of playing time.

It’s been a different story for Bembry. The Hawks assigned Bembry to the D-League last month. He played two games with the Salt Lake City Stars and was expected to remain for more time, but was recalled following injuries to Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore and Sefolosha.

Bembry played just over five minutes in games against the Nets, Suns and 76ers as the Hawks expanded the bench with the injuries. Bazemore returned two games ago, and Bembry did not play against the Bulls and Nets.

“He’s helped us throughout the course of the season,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of Bembry before the Bulls game Saturday. “He hasn’t played a lot here recently. He has given us some minutes to get through (with injuries). With more guys coming back, he may the guy who is the odd man out. But I know he is ready, and we know he can help us.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Hawks

Hawks host four in pre-draft workout
Hawks host four in pre-draft workout

The Hawks held a pre-draft workout Saturday morning with Aaron Holiday, Kyle Kuzma, Jaylen Adams and Angel Delgado, according to a person familiar with situation. All four are early-entry candidates. The Hawks have begun to get a closer look at players in advance on the NBA Draft on June 22. Holiday is a 6-foot-1 guard from UCLA and is the brother...
Howard upset at benching, and this homecoming seemed doomed from start
Howard upset at benching, and this homecoming seemed doomed from start

Nine months ago, when the Hawks hung the “Welcome home” sign and Dwight Howard got all choked up at a news conference and Mike Budenholzer said, “I can’t say how right the timing feels,” some were deluded into believing this could work. But we just witnessed a full basketball season of evidence to the contrary. The Hawks&rsquo...
Millsap will opt out, but wants to remain with Hawks
Millsap will opt out, but wants to remain with Hawks

It took some doing, but Paul Millsap finally said what everyone knows to be a certainty. The Hawks’ power forward will opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Well, he almost said it. “I think we all know the answer to do that,” Millsap said when asked directly about his intention. He...
How the Hawks season came to an end despite near miraculous comeback
How the Hawks season came to an end despite near miraculous comeback

Five observations from the Hawks’ 115-99 loss to the Wizards in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. The Wizard won the series, 4-2. 1. Turnovers kill. The Hawks committed 22 turnovers for the game – but it was the 15 first-half turnovers that led to the 22-point deficit they were never able to completely erase...
Inside the box score: Wizards 115, Hawks 99
Inside the box score: Wizards 115, Hawks 99

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 115-99 loss to the Wizards in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Friday: Key players * John Wall scored a game-high and his career playoff high with 42 points for the Wizards. * Bradley Beal added 31 points for the Wizards. * Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 31 points and 10 rebounds...
More Stories