Hawks exercise contract options on Bembry, Prince, Collins

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have exercised their 2019-20 contract options on DeAndre’ Bembry, Taurean Prince and John Collins.

Bembry, the No. 21 pick by the Hawks in the 2016 draft, has averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in his first two games. He made three starts last season while averaging 5.2 points.

Prince, acquired by the Hawks from the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade on July 7, 2016, started all 82 games for Atlanta last season and averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

Collins, the 19th pick in the 2017 draft, is one of the keys to Atlanta’s rebuilding process. The forward/center averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds and was named to the NBA’s all-rookie second team.