Bembry was selected by Atlanta in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, 21st overall. He was the second wing selected by the Hawks, who also took Taurean Prince with the 12th overall pick. Bembry appeared in 38 games (one start) with the Hawks and six contests in the D-League with the Salt Lake City Stars. He made is NBA debut in the season opener Oct. 27 at Washington, collecting two points and one rebound in just over two minutes of floor time. Bembry made six more brief appearances in October and November. He played three games in December and three more in March with the D-League Stars. With Salt Lake City, he averaged 16.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per D-League contest. In February, Bembry played in all 11 games for the Hawks, posting averages of 3.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 14 minutes per contest. During that span, he scored a career-high 10 points two times: Feb. 2 versus Houston and Feb. 8 against Denver. The Hawks won both games. Bembry started the last game of the regular season for Atlanta, a loss at Indiana. He posted seven points, seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal over 32 minutes in that contest.2017
Bembry grew his game in his second NBA season, though injuries limited him to 26 games. He upped his playing time from 9.8 minutes per game as rookie to 17.5 in 2017-2018. The 23-year-old displayed a versatile skill set, recording 10.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per 36 minutes. He also recorded 1.7 steals and 0.9 blocks per 36 minutes, showcasing solid defensive instincts for a young player. On the offensive end, Bembry emerged as a 3-point shooter by making 36.7 percent of his attempts. He scored a season-high 13 points against Brooklyn on Dec. 4. Overall, he scored in double figures four times. Bembry recorded a season-high six rebounds on three separate occasions. He dished out a season-high seven assists in a loss to Philadelphia on Apr. 10, a game in which he also registered a season-high five steals. Bembry finished the season by starting the final three games for the Hawks as he looked to establish himself as part of the team's future.2018
Bembry appeared in all 82 games for the Hawks, starting 15 of those contests. A combination small forward/shooting guard, the 6-foot-6 Bembry averaged career highs across the board. Bembry managed 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 23.5 minutes per tilt. Most of his damage came from inside the arc; he hit over 50 percent of his two-point attempts. His composite 45.6 field-goal percentage represented a three-year high. Bembry notched three double-doubles on the season, including snatching a career-best 16 rebounds on Oct. 24 against Dallas. He scored in double-figures on 32 occasions, led by a career-best 19 points at Milwaukee on Jan. 4. The versatile wing also had two games with seven assists, and he set another season high with five steals against Toronto on Jan. 8. Bembry played 37 minutes in a captivating 168-161 quadruple-overtime loss to the Bulls on Mar. 1. The former first-round pick led the Hawks in steals while finishing fourth in both rebounds and assists.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
July 15, 2016Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks