Kobe Bufkin

Kobe Bufkin

20-Year-Old GuardG
Atlanta Hawks  NBA  
Atlanta Hawks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Although Bufkin could be well down the depth chart in Atlanta, there remains a path to minutes given his proven ability as a legitimate scoring threat. Selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2023 draft, Bufkin brings with him plenty of size, standing at 6-foot-5 with a 6-foot-8 wingspan. He averaged 17.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals as a sophomore at Michigan, numbers that translate well to the NBA. Trae Young and Dejounte Murray are likely to soak up the bulk of the guard minutes, with Patty Mills and Bogdan Bogdanovic serving as backup options. However, Bufkin could certainly see the court on most nights, especially with Mills' career now on a sharp downward trend. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $8.39 million contract with the Hawks in July of 2023. Contract includes $4.5 million team option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Bursting onto the scene down the final stretch for Michigan, Kobe Bufkin's sophomore year emergence earned him Third-team All-Big Ten honors. Over Michigan's final 12 games, Bufkin averaged 17.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.9 steals-plus-blocks per game while shooting 52.0 percent from the field and 45.1 percent from beyond the arc. Bufkin was a McDonald's All-American in 2021, and he's very young for his class, not turning 20 until September 2023. Bufkin is a do-it-all combo guard specializing in scoring at the basket. His body control and offensive polish are impressive. He's a well-built lefty at 6-foot-5 that can score at all three levels. Bufkin makes good decisions with the ball in his hands, is a great rebounder for a guard, and has a size that yields natural versatility. Finding a prospect with so few holes, flashy skills, and above-average size at a premium position is rare. The sample size on Bufkin is small, but there are strong indicators that he's fundamentally sound with a high ceiling. He'll need some reps orchestrating an NBA offense, but his hustle will earn him minutes, and his shooting is already credible. The slashing should translate. Bufkin may be locked into a sizable role by the later stages of his rookie season and could become a reliable sixth man sooner than later.

Gets rotation spot in return
GAtlanta Hawks
April 2, 2024
Bufkin (toe) tallied three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one block across 17 minutes off the bench in Monday's 113-101 win over the Bulls.
ANALYSIS
Suiting up for the first time since March 2 after recovering from a sprained left big toe, Bufkin supplanted Trent Forrest in the rotation as the Hawks' backup point guard and also saw some playing time in an off-ball role alongside Dejounte Murray. The rookie first-round pick could have the ability to pick up more minutes if the Hawks elect to deprioritize two-way player Vit Krejci on the wing, but if he sticks in his current backup role, Bufkin's fantasy upside will be fairly limited.
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How does Kobe Bufkin 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.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
  • Usage %
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True Shooting %
42.4%
 
Effective Field Goal %
41.8%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
43.5%
 
Free Throw Rate
8.7%
 
Offensive Rebound %
3.2%
 
Defensive Rebound %
15.6%
 
Total Rebound %
9.2%
 
Assist %
19.3%
 
Steal %
1.5%
 
Block %
2.3%
 
Turnover %
7.5%
 
Usage %
22.4%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
11.0
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Beginning to enter rotation
GAtlanta Hawks
February 26, 2024
Bufkin has appeared in three of Atlanta's past five contests, compiling 29 minutes of action, which represents his first true playing time of the season after logging just six minutes through Atlanta's first 52 games.
ANALYSIS
Bufkin has a chance to emerge in the rotation with Trae Young set to be sidelined for the next month due to left hand surgery. Bufkin's competition consists of journeymen Patty Mills, Wesley Matthews and Garrison Mathews, although the direction Atlanta opts to go in could depend on how the franchise values a Play-In Tournament appearance. Bufkin remains a developmental piece at this time.
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Set to return Monday
GAtlanta Hawks
April 1, 2024
Bufkin (toe) is available for Monday's game against the Bulls, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.
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Deemed questionable for Monday
GAtlanta Hawks
Toe
March 31, 2024
Bufkin (toe) is questionable for Monday's game against the Bulls, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.
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Will remain sidelined Saturday
GAtlanta Hawks
Toe
March 29, 2024
Bufkin (toe) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Milwaukee.
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Out at least another week
GAtlanta Hawks
Toe
March 21, 2024
The Hawks announced Thursday that Bufkin (toe) is making progress in his rehabilitation and will be re-evaluated in 7-to-10 days.
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Out at least 10 days
GAtlanta Hawks
Toe
March 7, 2024
The Hawks announced Thursday that Bufkin has been diagnosed with a left big toe sprain and will be in a walking boot for the next 10 days before being re-evaluated, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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