The Atlanta Hawks have played 26 games in the 2018-19 NBA season so far, winning just six of them. However, this season wasn’t going to be judged by wins and losses, but the hope was first-year head coach Lloyd Pierce could jumpstart the development for a youthful franchise undergoing a rebuild.

Before the season, the 2017-18 grades were posted for those on the roster that were available. Comparing them to this first set shows some interesting differences and developments: Taurean Prince becoming more ball-dominant, John Collins continued improvement, Trae Young AND Kevin Huerter’s playmaking, and a lot of solid rebounders (10 out of the 17 players have earned a “B” or higher in either offensive or defensive rebounding).

The Bball Index Player Grades provide a way to better quantify the talent of any given player. Through the prisms of scheme, role, fit, and teammates, these grades give better context to the action that we’re watching on the court on a nightly basis.

Though there are still a lot of games left to be played, these grades present a valuable snapshot of the play and production that the Hawks have received from each player a little more than a quarter of the way through the season.

Jaylen Adams

Height 6-2
Weight 190
Offensive Role Creator
Advanced Position Guard
Position PG

 

Perimeter Shooting 99.8% A
Off-Ball Movement 16.5% F
One on One 17.1% F
Finishing 0.0% F
Roll Gravity 0.0% F
Playmaking 8.9% F
Post Play 0.0% F
Perimeter Defense 15.1% F
Interior Defense 20.5% D-
Offensive Rebounding 6.3% F
Defensive Rebounding 10.7% F

 

Justin Anderson

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Name
Justin Anderson
Position
Forward
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 20.7% D-
Off-Ball Movement 44.4% C-
One on One 25.8% D-
Finishing 76.2% B+
Roll Gravity 33.1% D
Playmaking 40.8% C-
Post Play 64.2% B-
Perimeter Defense 51.1% C
Interior Defense 28.6% D
Offensive Rebounding 84.7% A-
Defensive Rebounding 60.3% B-

 

Kent Bazemore

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24
Name
Kent Bazemore
Position
Guard
Current Team
Perimeter Shooting 36.6% D+
Off-Ball Movement 65.4% B-
One on One 83.5% A-
Finishing 67.4% B
Roll Gravity 61.0% B-
Playmaking 54.2% C+
Post Play 48.8% C
Perimeter Defense 82.5% A-
Interior Defense 76.8% B+
Offensive Rebounding 48.5% C
Defensive Rebounding 21.2% D-

 

DeAndre’ Bembry

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95
Name
DeAndre' Bembry
Position
Forward
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 47.5% C
Off-Ball Movement 43.8% C-
One on One 69.4% B
Finishing 47.3% C
Roll Gravity 0.0% F
Playmaking 82.9% A-
Post Play 0.0% F
Perimeter Defense 57.6% C+
Interior Defense 72.2% B
Offensive Rebounding 51.9% C
Defensive Rebounding 57.4% C+

 

Vince Carter

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15
Name
Vince Carter
Position
Forward-Guard
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 71.5% B
Off-Ball Movement 43.1% C-
One on One 53.5% C
Finishing 28.9% D
Roll Gravity 69.2% B
Playmaking 17.2% F
Post Play 52.3% C
Perimeter Defense 84.0% A-
Interior Defense 58.1% C+
Offensive Rebounding 17.2% F
Defensive Rebounding 16.0% F

 

John Collins

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20
Name
John Collins
Position
Forward-Center
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 20.9% D-
Off-Ball Movement 85.0% A-
One on One 41.3% C-
Finishing 86.7% A-
Roll Gravity 96.3% A
Playmaking 78.7% B+
Post Play 92.3% A
Perimeter Defense 30.4% D
Interior Defense 79.7% B+
Offensive Rebounding 74.6% B+
Defensive Rebounding 50.8% C

 

Dewayne Dedmon

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14
Name
Dewayne Dedmon
Position
Center
Current Team
Perimeter Shooting 27.9% D
Off-Ball Movement 65.0% B-
One on One 30.0% D
Finishing 80.7% A-
Roll Gravity 93.3% A
Playmaking 12.6% F
Post Play 54.2% C+
Perimeter Defense 56.4% C+
Interior Defense 83.4% A-
Offensive Rebounding 60.5% B-
Defensive Rebounding 79.6% B+

 

Tyler Dorsey

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2
Name
Tyler Dorsey
Position
Guard
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 26.4% D
Off-Ball Movement 67.9% B
One on One 46.3% C
Finishing 48.5% C
Roll Gravity 0.0% F
Playmaking 34.7% D+
Post Play 46.7% C
Perimeter Defense 46.8% C
Interior Defense 18.6% F
Offensive Rebounding 35.1% D+
Defensive Rebounding 85.4% A-

 

Daniel Hamilton

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25
Name
Daniel Hamilton
Position
Guard
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 20.0% D-
Off-Ball Movement 15.2% F
One on One 32.7% D
Finishing 5.4% F
Roll Gravity 0.0% F
Playmaking 13.7% F
Post Play 0.0% F
Perimeter Defense 23.1% D-
Interior Defense 6.5% F
Offensive Rebounding 6.5% F
Defensive Rebounding 2.3% F

 

Kevin Huerter

Height 6-7
Weight 190
Offensive Role Spot-Up Wings
Advanced Position Wing
Position SF

 

Perimeter Shooting 82.0% A-
Off-Ball Movement 43.3% C-
One on One 53.8% C
Finishing 15.9% F
Roll Gravity 22.7% D-
Playmaking 81.7% A-
Post Play 41.9% C-
Perimeter Defense 41.6% C-
Interior Defense 21.0% D-
Offensive Rebounding 72.1% B
Defensive Rebounding 76.7% B+

Alex Len

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25
Name
Alex Len
Position
Center
Current Team
Perimeter Shooting 49.6% C
Off-Ball Movement 56.9% C+
One on One 38.3% D+
Finishing 67.6% B
Roll Gravity 92.1% A
Playmaking 34.8% D+
Post Play 92.7% A
Perimeter Defense 7.4% F
Interior Defense 94.6% A
Offensive Rebounding 88.2% A-
Defensive Rebounding 31.3% D

 

Jeremy Lin

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7
Name
Jeremy Lin
Position
Guard
Current Team
Perimeter Shooting 89.3% A-
Off-Ball Movement 46.3% C
One on One 70.2% B
Finishing 91.6% A
Roll Gravity 26.7% D
Playmaking 88.2% A-
Post Play 32.1% D
Perimeter Defense 86.0% A-
Interior Defense 31.6% D
Offensive Rebounding 16.8% F
Defensive Rebounding 71.2% B

 

Miles Plumlee

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18
Name
Miles Plumlee
Position
Forward-Center
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 0.2% F
Off-Ball Movement 83.5% A-
One on One 49.2% C
Finishing 90.7% A
Roll Gravity 89.8% A-
Playmaking 49.1% C
Post Play 63.3% B-
Perimeter Defense 52.5% C
Interior Defense 74.2% B+
Offensive Rebounding 95.4% A
Defensive Rebounding 26.5% D

 

Alex Poythress

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22
Name
Alex Poythress
Position
Forward
Current Team
Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Quarterly Player Grades 1.0,
Perimeter Shooting 50.2% C
Off-Ball Movement 66.9% B
One on One 24.4% D-
Finishing 57.6% C+
Roll Gravity 62.7% B-
Playmaking 22.5% D-
Post Play 59.8% C+
Perimeter Defense 43.8% C-
Interior Defense 52.9% C
Offensive Rebounding 93.1% A
Defensive Rebounding 82.9% A-

 

Taurean Prince

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12
Name
Taurean Waller-Prince
Position
Forward
Current Team
Perimeter Shooting 74.8% B+
Off-Ball Movement 0.0% F
One on One 0.0% F
Finishing 51.0% C
Roll Gravity 0.0% F
Playmaking 84.1% A-
Post Play 0.0% F
Perimeter Defense 18.3% F
Interior Defense 34.1% D+
Offensive Rebounding 21.6% D-
Defensive Rebounding 48.4% C

Omari Spellman

Height 6-9
Weight 245
Offensive Role Pick and Pop Bigs
Advanced Position Big
Position PF/C

 

Perimeter Shooting 44.8% C-
Off-Ball Movement 41.5% C-
One on One 31.7% D
Finishing 21.9% D-
Roll Gravity 80.2% A-
Playmaking 26.9% D
Post Play 58.1% C+
Perimeter Defense 96.9% A
Interior Defense 68.7% B
Offensive Rebounding 95.6% A
Defensive Rebounding 24.9% D-

 

Trae Young

Height 6-2
Weight 180
Offensive Role Creators
Advanced Position Guard
Position PG

 

Perimeter Shooting 27.7% D
Off-Ball Movement 49.4% C
One on One 80.8% A-
Finishing 59.0% C+
Roll Gravity 21.9% D-
Playmaking 98.3% A
Post Play 35.2% D+
Perimeter Defense 8.9% F
Interior Defense 19.8% F
Offensive Rebounding 24.8% D-
Defensive Rebounding 37.0% D+

 

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