Bruno Fernando

Bruno Fernando

25-Year-Old CenterC
Atlanta Hawks  NBA  
Atlanta Hawks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
To this point, Fernando has not played more than 13 minutes per game across his four-year career. He played in just 39 games during the 2022-23 season, averaging 3.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per outing. The Hawks have both Clint Capela and Onyeka Okongwu to choose from when it comes to center minutes, meaning Fernando is likely to be on the outside looking in when it comes to meaningful playing time. He might be worth keeping an eye on, just in case a Capela trade happens at some point, but until then, he has very little fantasy value. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $8.02 million contract with the Rockets in October of 2022. Traded to the Hawks in February of 2023. Contract includes $2.85 million team option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Bruno Afonso David Fernandes (known as Bruno Fernando) was born in 1998 in Luanda, Angola. Luanda is the nation's capital and a port city on the west coast of Southern Africa. He is the son of Bernardo Fernando and Natalia David. Bruno is one of eight siblings and has four brothers and three sisters. After playing on the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship Angolan national team, Fernando joined the Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. That led to Fernando spending the 2016-17 season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, before he attended the University of Maryland. Fernando is the first ever Angolan-born player selected in the NBA draft. Fernando's favorite all-time NBA veteran is Kevin Garnett. Fans can follow Fernando on Twitter @BrunoFernandoMV and on Instagram @the_angolan_bf. Fernando originally committed to SMU, but decided to reopen his recruitment after spending a season with IMG Academy. He chose Maryland and quickly established himself as a big man for coach Mark Turgeon. Initially as a freshman, he came off the bench, but he started 20 of the team's 30 games. In his first year, he had three double-doubles, including 18 points and 16 rebounds in the February win over Rutgers. The offense focused more on Fernando in his sophomore season and he supplied 22 double-doubles, including seven straight during Big Ten play. The 6-10 native of Angola scored a career-high 25 points on 11-of-12 from the field in a January win over Indiana. He also snatched 19 rebounds in a win at Nebraska. Fernando led the Terrapins back to the Big Dance and had double-doubles in the win over Belmont and the loss to LSU. After two seasons of patrolling the paint and averaging 12.0 points and 8.7 rebounds for Maryland, Fernando declared for the 2019 NBA Draft where he was picked by the Atlanta Hawks with the 34th pick.

Reaches double figures in start
CAtlanta Hawks
April 14, 2024
Fernando contributed 12 points (3-5 FG, 6-6 FT), two rebounds and one assist over 21 minutes during Sunday's 157-115 loss to Indiana.
ANALYSIS
Fernando got the starting nod with Clint Capela (rest) sitting out the regular-season finale, ending as one of four Atlanta starters and five players with a double-digit point total in a losing effort. Fernando started his second game of the season Sunday, his first that ended with 10 or more points. He rounds out the regular season by posting 11 double-digit scoring outings.
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How does Bruno Fernando compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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60.9%
 
Effective Field Goal %
58.2%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
2.2%
 
Free Throw Rate
49.5%
 
Offensive Rebound %
9.4%
 
Defensive Rebound %
22.6%
 
Total Rebound %
15.7%
 
Assist %
9.3%
 
Steal %
1.6%
 
Block %
3.8%
 
Turnover %
13.7%
 
Usage %
16.7%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
15.5
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could enter rotation
CAtlanta Hawks
February 4, 2024
Fernando has logged back-to-back healthy scratches following a five-game absence due to back spasms, but he could factor into the rotation due to Clint Capela being set for a multi-game absence with an adductor injury, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Fernando has compiled just 84 total minutes of action across 13 appearances with Atlanta this season. Onyeka Okongwu receiving developmental minutes likely remains the priority, but it will be interesting to monitor if Fernando is reintroduced to the rotation following his recent inactivity.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
A sophomore out of Maryland, Fernando ended up on the Hawks as the 34th overall pick in the 2019 Draft. Last season, he made the All-Big Ten First Team and the All-Big Ten Defensive Team with averages of 13.6 points on 60.7 percent shooting, 10.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 blocks in 30.0 minutes. While he struggled offensively in summer league -- 4.2 points per game across 26.8 minutes while shooting 31.2 percent -- he averaged a combined 4.7 blocks/steals. Alex Len is essentially a lock to be Atlanta's starting center, but there should be some competition for the backup job. Whatever minutes John Collins doesn't grab at center will be available for either Fernando or Damian Jones. That said, the chances of Fernando occupying a fantasy-relevant role are thin.
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Starting sans Capela
CAtlanta Hawks
April 14, 2024
Fernando will start Sunday's game against the Pacers, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.
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Scores career-best 25 points
CAtlanta Hawks
March 24, 2024
Fernando posted 25 points (11-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block over 26 minutes during Saturday's 132-91 victory over the Hornets.
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Stuffs stat sheet off bench
CAtlanta Hawks
March 11, 2024
Fernando had six points (3-5 FG), 11 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals across 22 minutes during Sunday's 116-103 loss to the Pelicans.
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Fails to score in 21 minutes
CAtlanta Hawks
March 8, 2024
Fernando closed with one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two steals over 21 minutes during Friday's 99-92 victory over Memphis.
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Back to bench
CAtlanta Hawks
February 23, 2024
Fernando will return to a reserve role in Friday's game versus the Raptors, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.
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