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Top AJ Griffin News
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Shut down for Summer League
Griffin won't play in the remainder of the 2023 Summer League due to an undisclosed reason, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.
Griffin hasn't suffered any injury, and it appears that Atlanta always intended to play him in two Summer League games before shutting him down. The second-year forward is poised to be a primary bench option for Atlanta in 2023-24 after averaging 19.5 minutes across 72 appearances last season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Scores 12 points against Kings
Griffin logged 12 points (4-14 FGs, 3-9 3PT, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes of Friday's 80-76 Summer League loss to Sacramento.
Griffin is the most experienced player on Atlanta's Summer League roster, appearing in 72 games for the Hawks during his rookie season. He averaged 8.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.4 three-pointers in 19.2 minutes, and with his intrigue as a two-way player, he's someone that could step into a larger role in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Back to bench
Griffin will come off the bench for Tuesday's game against Miami.
Griffin saw extended minutes in the season finale on April 9, playing 29 minutes with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one three-pointer. The Hawks will be at full strength against the Heat, so it will be interesting to see how the Hawks deploy Griffin with the second unit.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Starting season finale
Griffin is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics, Sean Grande of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Griffin is one of several non-regulars that will feature in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale, as the Hawks decided to rest their first unit for Tuesday's Play-In matchup against the Heat on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Drills four triples
Griffin closed with 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 134-116 victory over Washington.
Griffin ran hot from beyond the arc Wednesday, with the four triples matching a season-high total for the rookie. Though the 19-year-old typically doesn't see a high enough volume of touches to make a consistent impact in the scoring column, he's usually been efficient with his opportunities. He maintains rates of 38.7 percent from three-point range, 46.7 percent from the field and 90.9 percent from the free-throw line over 71 appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Flops in loss Sunday
Griffin closed Sunday's 123-119 loss to Memphis with two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 13 minutes.
Griffin offered very little in the loss, falling well short of the mark in terms of tangible fantasy production. After playing at least 18 minutes in five consecutive games, Griffin scaled back his playing time, bringing to an end any streaming appeal he had been able to muster over the past 10 days.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Offers lift off bench
Griffin finished with 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 126-118 loss to the Spurs.
Griffin's solid two-way effort wasn't enough to help the Hawks come away with a win against the non-contending Spurs, but the rookie may have at least helped solidify himself as a rotation player moving forward. Though he's reached the 20-minute mark in the last two games in large part due to the absence of Jalen Johnson (hamstring), Griffin has notably outproduced fellow reserve wing Saddiq Bey (six points on 25 percent shooting from the field) in both of those contests. Griffin may have a decent chance of sticking in at least a 10-to-15-minute role even if Johnson is cleared for the Hawks' next game Tuesday versus the Pistons.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Back in rotation, barely
Griffin finished with two points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds over nine minutes during Saturday's 134-125 loss to the Celtics.
Griffin saw actual playing time for the first time in over a week, albeit a modest nine minutes. It appears Quinn Snyder simply doesn't have a regular spot in the rotation for Griffin, basically ending any hopes of him being fantasy-relevant again. For now, managers can safely ignore him in all formats.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Chips in off bench Wednesday
Griffin racked up 12 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and two rebounds in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 122-101 loss to the Knicks.
It's the first time in five games Griffin has scored in double digits, but the teenage rookie was the only member of Atlanta's second unit to manage more than eight Wednesday. The 2022 first-round pick has yet to play 20 minutes off the bench in a game during February, and the addition of Saddiq Bey at the trade deadline creates some additional competition for court time and touches. Griffin's upside remains intriguing, but the Duke product might have a hard time making a consistent fantasy impact coming out of the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Returns to bench
Griffin isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Pelicans.
Trae Young's return from an illness will push Griffin back to the bench Tuesday. The rookie forward is averaging 13.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.7 minutes across 11 games starting this season.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Starting Saturday
Griffin will start Saturday's game against the Nuggets.
With Trae Young (illness) out, Dejounte Murray will slide down to point guard while AJ Griffin starts at shooting guard. In 10 starts, Griffin has averaged 13.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Goes 3-of-4 from deep
Griffin had 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound across 21 minutes during Monday's 129-125 loss to the Trail Blazers.
The first-round pick out of Duke isn't doing enough to warrant much fantasy attention, though it's encouraging that coach Nate McMillan is comfortable entrusting him with 17-to-22 minutes off the bench on most nights. In the month of January, Griffin is averaging 8.1 points on 57.7 percent shooting, including a red-hot 53.5 percent from downtown (2.9 3PA/G).... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Perfect from perimeter in loss
Griffin racked up 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal over 23 minutes during Saturday's 122-118 loss to the Hornets.
Griffin was a perfect from downtown and has now scored in double digits in four of his past five games. However, his peripheral numbers during that same five-game stretch -- he's averaging 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.0 blocks -- aren't strong enough to make him a pickup outside of deeper leagues.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Scores in double figures
Griffin supplied 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and four rebounds in 23 minutes during Saturday's 114-103 victory over the Raptors.
Griffin found success from beyond the arc, where he scored nine of his 13 points. This marks his first night scoring in double figures since Dec. 30, when he put up 13 points against the Lakers. Griffin saw an uptick in minutes Saturday night with Bogdan Bogdanovic (quad) sidelined, but he'll likely go back to logging around 15 minutes per night once Bogdanovic returns to health.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' AJ Griffin: Returns to bench Monday
Griffin will come off the bench during Monday's contest against the Warriors, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Griffin started Atlanta's previous two contests but will return to his usual reserve role with De'Andre Hunter (ankle) back in the mix. The rookie out of Duke is averaging 10.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals over the first 32 appearances of his career.... See More ... See Less
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