UPDATE: Dec. 26, 12:50 p.m. — There’s an update to the Hawks injury report prior to their game this evening. Capela is going to be out again. Gallo is now questionable to play and Rondo has been upgraded to available to make his team debut. Goodwin is also on track to play, so some good news on the injury front for Atlanta.
Hawks injury report for tonight:— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) December 26, 2020
Rajon Rondo (health and safety protocols) is available.
Brandon Goodwin (right elbow sprain) is probable.
Danilo Gallinari (left foot contusion) is questionable.
The Atlanta Hawks have another lengthy injury report or their second game of the season Saturday vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. The Hawks will again be without Kris Dunn, Rajon Rondo, Tony Snell and Onyeka Okongwu. Clint Capela and Danilo Gallinari are both being listed as doubtful to play. Capela was out for the season opening win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Gallo made his Hawks debut and scored 13 points in the starting lineup.
Injury report for Hawks:— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) December 25, 2020
Brandon Goodwin (right elbow sprain) is questionable.
Clint Capela (left Achilles soreness) is doubtful.
Danilo Gallinari (left foot contusion) is doubtful.
Rondo, Snell, Okongwu and Dunn remain out.
If Gallo is ruled out, we’d likely see Bogdan Bogdanovic enter the starting lineup with Trae Young, DeAndre Hunter, Cam Reddish and John Collins. We could also see Solomon Hill get the start if the Hawks want to bring Bogdanovic off the bench as instant offense. Either way, the Hawks looked really good in the opener, granted it was against an awful Bulls squad.
Hunter, Reddish and Bogdanovic would make for decent value plays if Gallo and Capela are sidelined again. Bruno Fernando got some decent run off the bench in the front court with no Capela as well. Brandon Goodwin is questionable to play, so his absence would just mean more run for Trae, Bogdanovic and Huerter in the back court.