Jalen Johnson

Jalen Johnson

Height: 6-8
Weight: 219 lbs
Age: 22
College: Duke
Atlanta Hawks

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NBC SportsE.J. Liddell logged 27 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 22 points (6-of-14 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs) with five rebounds, four blocks, and two 3-pointers.

Liddell was perceived as a "throw-in" in the Dejounte Murray trade but looked like a legitimate contributor on Sunday night. While the scoring was not surprising, Liddell blocking four shots was unexpected, given the career average of 0.3 per game as a rookie. He's a rugged forward who can be challenging to corral when allowed to get downhill off the dribble. The Hawks also acquired Larry Nance Jr. in the Murray trade, but there could be minutes behind Jalen Johnson at power forward, especially if Nance or Clint Capela were to be moved before the season begins. If so, Liddell's chances of earning rotation minutes will increase.

Source: NBC Sports
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024