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DeAndre Bembry
DeAndre Bembry
Position: F
Born: 07/04/94
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $2,603,981
Smart and Bembry had to be separated after an exchange of words as players lined up for a jump ball. After being restrained by teammates and coaches, Smart broke free and charged toward Bembry before being restrained again. Bembry also was called for a technical foul following a video review. “I need to go back and watch it before I react to it,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said after the Celtics’ 113-105 victory. “From what I saw, obviously, deserved to be ejected. And, I don’t know what was said. I haven’t asked [Smart], I haven’t talked to him about it, but, obviously there’s league punishment for that type of stuff. Can’t react that way.”
8 months ago via ESPN
Kyrie Irving said it was on the Celtics to finish strong after Smart was tossed. “I just think that we accept Marcus for who he is, in terms of being fiery,” said Irving, who had a game-high 32 points. “You know, bringing that type of energy. You know, s— happens sometimes where the game goes like that and an altercation happens, we just gotta pick right back up. I think it was a five- or six-point game at that point, so, you know, he knew what the score was. He knew he had one tech, he’s responsible for that; it’s our responsibility to pick him up, and finish out the game strong.”
8 months ago via ESPN
On Feb. 12, when DeAndre’ Bembry was set to return from a groin injury that had him on the shelf for most of six weeks, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer cited “the most fundamental thing” necessary for Bembry to salvage his second NBA season. “I think he’s got to take care of himself and find a way to stay healthy,” Budenholzer said. Three games later Bembry was back on the injured list, and that’s where he’s remained. All indications are that Bembry won’t play again this season–there are just seven games left–in which case it will end with just 21 games and 364 minutes played.
Hawks wing player DeAndre Bembry’s bad injury luck continued Friday when a MRI revealed a fracture in his right wrist that he suffered during the first regular-season game. Bembry was scheduled to return to Atlanta after the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday and is to be evaluated by team physicians Monday. He said he’s not sure how long he’ll be out.
Storyline: DeAndre Bembry Injury
Bembry’s agent, Adam Pensack, said about five workouts with NBA teams were canceled for his client due to the death of his brother. One was a workout with the Chicago Bulls against then-Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine. The Bulls ended up drafting Valentine with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. A workout for the Indiana Pacers was also canceled. Indiana also drafted a shooting guard in Michigan’s Caris LeVert with the 20th pick. A workout with the Toronto Raptors, owners of the ninth and 28th picks, was also canceled. With Bembry in mourning, the last thing Pensack was going to do was push his client to work out for teams to help improve his draft stock. Among the workouts Bembry did take part in before his brother died was a productive one with the Hawks, who had the 21st pick.
Bembry was familiar with the Hawks’ interest in him. And when then-general manager Wes Wilcox and head coach Mike Budenholzer called to let Bembry know the Hawks selected him at No. 21, it was a bittersweet moment. His childhood dream come true, Bembry had a quiet moment with his mother and grandmother in tribute to his brother before hugging his screaming family and friends. “I was in the hallway on the phone and I waited for them to call my name and then I was just running around, running around,” Bembry said. “Everybody just started yelling. Yeah, emotions were around. A lot of energy. At the time of the call, I was first thinking, ‘I made it to my dream.’ At first, it was just me, my mom and my grandmother in the room just in there, happy, of course, of what happened. Of course, we talked about my little brother and how much he would have been happy for me.”
Storyline: Hawks Front Office
“My goal next season is to play more minutes,” Bembry said. “I just want to get out there. I feel like that’s all I really need – a chance to get out there – and then I’ll be able to show what I can do. I know I need to be ready so I can make an impact when my name is called. “When I did play heavy minutes this past year, I feel like I did pretty well and that definitely helped my confidence – knowing I could compete at a high level against these guys. I got to play against guys like LeBron James and James Harden, and I think I gained the trust and confidence of my teammates and coaches with some of those games where I did get to play more.”
“The biggest thing I wanted to work on this offseason was my jump shot, just being more consistent with it,” Bembry said. “I feel like I was a much better shooter growing up and I didn’t shoot as well as I wanted to in the minutes that I played this past year. I’m definitely working on that and getting a lot of repetition in. I took one week off after the season and I’ve been working out every day since then. I wanted to get right back in the gym and that’s what I’ve been doing here in Atlanta all summer.”
Coach Bud said after the season that he expects 2016 rookies Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry to participate again. We will release the full roster in the coming weeks. Below is our full schedule, including broadcast information: July 7: Hawks vs. Nets, 8 p.m. ET on NBA TV July 8: Hawks vs. Pelicans, 4 p.m. ET on NBA TV July 10: Hawks vs. Bulls, 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU
This was not the only gun violence incident a member of the Hawks faced this summer. Fellow rookie DeAndre Bembry lost his brother to a shooting weeks before he was selected in the NBA draft. They recently shared their experiences at the league’s rookie symposium. Malcolm said he told his story so his new teammate would know he wasn’t alone. Malcolm posted some details of the tragedy on social media, something he believes to be cathartic as he recovers from the trauma.
Tip-in: The Grizzlies will conduct another pre-draft workout Wednesday with Kellen Dunham (Butler), DeAndre Bembry (St. Joseph’s), Wes Washpun (Northern Iowa), Fred VanVleet (Witchita State), Damian Jones (Vanderbilt) and Marshall Plumlee (Duke). Memphis owns the 17th and 57 picks in the June 23 NBA draft.
Storyline: Draft Workouts