Pero Antic (broken nose) has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason game vs. the Grizzlies.
Pero Antic suffered a broken nose at practice on Thursday and will miss Monday's preseason opener.
The Hawks will not waive Pero Antic and his $1.25 million contract is now guaranteed.
The Hawks are fully expected to guarantee Pero Antic's $1.3 million salary prior to the July 15 deadline, keeping him in Atlanta for the 2014-15 season.
The Hawks are likely to pick up Pero Antic's 2014-15 team option, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said that Pero Antic may play a larger role in Game 7 vs. the Pacers.
Pero Antic went cold with two points on 1-of-6 shooting in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Pacers, and he missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation.
Pero Antic said on Monday that his sore right ankle continues to bother him, but he will play through the discomfort in the postseason.
Pero Antic (ankle) returned to action in Monday's loss, playing 19 minutes on his way to three points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Pero Antic (ankle) will not play on Saturday.
Pero Antic (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring just four points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound in 18 minutes.
Pero Antic (ankle) will come off the bench against the Nets on Friday.
Pero Antic (ankle) is listed as probable to face the Nets on Friday.
Pero Antic (ankle) is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Nets.