Player News - Hawks

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Mike Scott (back) was a limited participant in practice on Friday and will be evaluated this weekend.

"He is progressing," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We’ll know more between now and (Game 1) Sunday. I don’t think we can say either way that he is definitely in or definitely out. He went through a lot of practice today. We’ll see how he feels today and Sunday. We are hopeful he’ll be ready to go." With Paul Millsap back, Scott isn't going to be as important. If he's limited Mike Muscala would get more run with the second unit.
Apr 17 - 3:22 PM

Thabo Sefolosha reportedly underwent surgery on Thursday, and he's expected to be ready for the 2015-16 season opener.

We wish Sefolosha the best, and all signs are pointing towards him making a full recovery. With Thabo out of the picture, Atlanta will give DeMarre Carroll all the run he can handle, while Kent Bazemore having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. The Hawks open up their first-round series against the Nets on Sunday.
Apr 17 - 11:19 AM

Dennis Schroder came off the bench and hit 9-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points and zero assists in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Bulls.

The 60-game winners have lost four straight, not exactly ideal heading into the playoffs. They've got the No. 1 seed and will host the No. 8 Nets starting on Sunday. The good news for Hawks fans is that Paul Millsap was back (5 points in 27 minutes) and that none of the starters played more than 27 minutes tonight. Al Horford scored 14, and DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 10 on a night the Hawks blew an 18-point lead. They were up 60-42 in the third quarter, but Aaron Brooks went on a tear and the Bulls won a meaningless game for the Hawks. If they get by the Nets in Round 1, they'll face the winner of the Wizards-Raptors series in Round 2, so things couldn't have worked out better for Atlanta. They'll just have to figure out a way to get hot again in the playoffs, but they'll also be playing all their guys regular minutes come Sunday.
Apr 16 - 12:56 AM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Bulls and scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting with six boards and four assists in 27 minutes.

He managed to save his line by adding four steals and two blocks, but he looked really rusty tonight and the Hawks probably should have rested him. Millsap said that there was still some soreness in his shoulder, so it looks like the issue could linger into the playoffs. The good news is that Millsap should be able to play through the injury, but we will pass along additional details if we hear anything else.
Apr 15 - 11:22 PM

The Hawks will begin Wednesday's game with a typical lineup of Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford.

Mike Budenholzer is likely to hold their minutes in check, but this at least gives Atlanta one game to keep their rhythm going into the postseason. Teague has looked good since recovering from an ankle injury in late March, Millsap is returning from a shoulder ailment, and the Hawks are healthy with the exceptions of Mike Scott (back), Pero Antic (illness) and Thabo Sefolosha (leg).

Paul Millsap (shoulder) will be in the starting lineup against the Bulls on Wednesday.

His shoulder was still a little tender on Tuesday, so it's a surprise to see Millsap active when the Hawks have nothing to play for. Millsap has missed the last five games, so his minutes will likely be held in check tonight. If anything, the Hawks will just be glad to have him back with playoffs right around the corner. Mike Muscala will move back to the bench, but he could get some decent minutes with Mike Scott on the shelf.
Apr 15 - 1:40 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) is officially being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it doesn't seem very logical for the Hawks to risk Millsap aggravating his shoulder injury in a meaningless game, so we're going to assume he's much more closer to doubtful than questionable. Mike Muscala will draw the start if Millsap can't go, but he has been struggling lately, and would make for a risky play in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Apr 14 - 5:04 PM

Pero Antic (illness) did not practice on Tuesday, and he is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Chicago.

If Antic is unable to go, expect Elton Brand and Mike Muscala to pick up most of his reserve minutes. Muscala would be the guy to target in daily leagues, although after failing to do much of anything in his previous two outings, he remains a risky option.
Apr 14 - 3:06 PM

Paul Millsap said that his shoulder "is still a little tender in areas," and there is still no official decision on his status for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

We're going to assume Millsap spends Wednesday's game on the sidelines, as the Hawks would like him to be 100 percent for the playoffs, and they have nothing to gain in a meaningless game against the Bulls. Mike Scott (back) has already been ruled out for Wednesday, so if Millsap does indeed sit out tomorrow’s game, Mike Muscala will get all the run he can handle. Stay tuned.
Apr 14 - 2:56 PM

Thabo Sefolosha addressed the media for the first time on Tuesday since his arrest last Wednesday that resulted in a season-ending broken fibula.

"I will simply say that I am in great pain, that I have suffered significant injury and those were caused by the police." Sefolosha didn't go into a lot of detail, but he did say that he will undergo surgery in the next few days. We'll continue to monitor this story very closely.
Apr 14 - 2:37 PM

Mike Scott (back contusion) will not travel to Chicago for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

With Paul Millsap's (shoulder) status up in the air for Tuesday, and Scott out, Mike Muscala could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes. He has however been struggling lately, scoring just two and five points in his previous two outings, so he'll be a risky play in daily leagues despite the increased opportunity.
Apr 14 - 2:20 PM

NYPD Internal Affairs wants to interview Thabo Sefolosha about last week's nightclub incident, according to reports.

According to sources, the Internal Affairs bureau of the New York City Police Department has contacted counsel for Thabo Sefolosha about interviewing him as a complaining witness in last week's incident. Sefolosha was arrested during the incident and his counsel has since questioned the NYPD's tactics during the arrest. Sefolosha broke his leg during the incident and will miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 1:59 PM

Paul Millsap (shoulder) took part in practice on Tuesday.

Millsap has missed five games with his shoulder injury and will likely make it a sixth on Wednesday as the Hawks have nothing to play for against the Bulls. With Hawks' focused on getting Millsap healthy for the playoffs, Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will likely again see a minutes boost on Wednesday and would be a solid play in daily leagues if Millsap sits.
Apr 14 - 1:38 PM

DeMarre Carroll said he'd be interested in joining the Knicks as a free agent.

Carroll has some business to take care of in the upcoming NBA playoffs, but his mind isn't far from his impending free agency. "Most definitely,’’ Carroll said when asked about the Knicks. "When guys talk about playing in certain places — they talk about Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. Those two places. New York has a lot to offer but at the end of the season, I’ll let my agent do that. We’ll keep our options and hopefully it will work out for the best." While Carroll's defensive prowess would fit well with the Knicks, we'll have to wait until the playoffs are over for more news here.
Source: NY Post
Apr 14 - 11:18 AM

DeMarre Carroll (rest) returned to action in the Hawks' 112-108 loss to the Knicks on Monday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

All of the starters other than Muscala got their full workloads tonight, and Mike Budenholzer hasn't been shy about resting them so it's possible it was their last go around before the playoffs. Stay tuned to the player news page here at Rotoworld to see if they all get another shot on Wednesday in Chicago.
Apr 14 - 3:33 AM


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