The Atlanta Hawks acquired center Bruno Fernando and guard Garrison Mathews from the Houston Rockets, in exchange for Justin Holiday, Frank Kaminsky and 2024 and 2025 second round draft picks (Oklahoma City’s own). The Hawks also signed guard/forward Saddiq Bey from the Detroit Pistons after completing a four-team trade. The deal resulted in Atlanta sending draft picks to Brooklyn, Charlotte, and Portland.
Fernando has appeared in 31 games (four starts) with the Rockets this season, tallying 4.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block in 11.7 minutes (.516 FG%, .682 FT%). The center from Luanda, Angola has rejected two-or-more shots in eight games this season, including two four-block outings.
Mathews, a career .366% three-point shooter, has appeared in 45 games for Houston this season, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.4 minutes. During the 2021-22 campaign, the 6-5 guard averaged career bests of 10.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist, seeing action in a career-high 65 games, while making a career-high 33 starts.
Bey has appeared in 52 games (30 starts) for the Pistons this season, averaging 14.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 28.8 minutes (.404 FG%, .345 3FG%, .861 FT%). The 6-8 forward has poured in 10-or-more points in 40 of his 52 games this season, including netting a season-high 31 points in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 11. In a 122-119 victory at Golden State on Jan. 4, Bey hit the game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer to secure a Pistons win. It marked his second career game-winner, joining his Jan. 1, 2022, contested corner triple to claim a 117-116 overtime win against San Antonio.