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Hawks provide updates on Kris Dunn, Onyeka Okongwu

The recently signed guard is expected to miss the first week of the regular season. Rookie center expected to be back sooner.

Kris Dunn of the Chicago Bulls drives around Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on January 25, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks provided updates on two newcomers this upcoming season. Kris Dunn, who is dealing with a knee injury, is expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season. Rookie center Onyeka Okongwu (foot) could return by the end of next week before the start of the season. Both players missed the Hawks’ preseason opener on Friday night, a 116-112 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Dunn was signed via free agency this offseason after spending last season with the Chicago Bulls. Okongwu was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of USC. Dunn is expected to serve as a veteran presence off the bench and a defensive specialist. Okongwu has plenty of upside long-term, but is going to start the season behind Clint Capela and John Collins in the front court. Neither is a premier fantasy basketball asset this season, though Okongwu offers some keeper/dynasty appeal with Collins’ and Capela’s contract situations not exactly long-term.