The Atlanta Hawks are dealing with a ton of injuries. The list goes on and on and we got some clarity on who might play in their season opener on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls. A few key veterans have already been ruled out, including guards Kris Dunn and Rajon Rondo. Clint Capela is not expected to play as he’s listed as doubtful and rookie center Onyeka Okongwu is not going to make his NBA debut. Here’s an overview of the injury report:
Kris Dunn (cartilage disruption, right knee) is out.— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) December 22, 2020
Onyeka Okongwu (inflammation, sesamoid bone, left foot) is out.
Rajon Rondo (health and safety protocols) is out.
Tony Snell (inflammation, cuboid bone, right foot) is out.
Other players listed in the above report include G Tony Snell, who is out, youngsters Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish, who are both probable, as well as guard Brandon Goodwin, who is questionable. Huerter and Reddish appear to be OK and figure to play a decent role for the Hawks this season. With Cap and Okongwu sidelined, the Hawks could go with a small-ish lineup with John Collins moving to center and Danilo Gallinari played PF with Trae Young, DeAndre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic rounding out the starting lineup.
We’ll check back on Wednesday to see what the final verdict is for the Hawks and give out some DFS and fantasy basketball advice.