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Report: Dejounte Murray expected to miss two weeks with ankle sprain

Hawks PG rolled ankle on Wednesday night and was unable to return to the game. We break down the fantasy basketball impact.

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Dejounte Murray of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after missing free throws in the final seconds against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at State Farm Arena on December 05, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Update: Murray is expected to miss two weeks due to a sprained ankle, per Shams Charania. He was injured on Wednesday night in the Hawks’ loss to the New York Knicks. As Shams points out, the Hawks are now down three starters in Murray, John Collins and De’Andre Hunter.

In terms of impact, this is Trae Young’s team again, fully. Even Young is dealing with an illness and missed practice on Thursday. If Young misses any games, then the Hawks are in big trouble.

You know who won’t be in big trouble? DFS players. The Hawks lineup will be riddled with value given all the usage and minutes that need to be compensated for on Atlanta. Rookie forward AJ Griffin has been starting in place of Collins and should get a ton of minutes. Aaron Holiday is back as a top play as well with the back court thin. He should start in place of Murray alongside Trae if he is OK.

Justin Holiday, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Onyeka Okongwu all have more value as a result of the bench getting thinner with Murray sidelined.


Update: Murray has been quickly ruled out shortly after he was deemed questionable to return.


Update: Murray is officially questionable to return to Wednesday’s game with a sprained ankle.


Atlanta Hawks point guard Dejounte Murray went to the locker room Wednesday against the New York Knicks with an ankle injury. Murray rolled his ankle on R.J. Barrett’s foot, causing the injury. Barrett was given a flagrant foul, but obviously this injury has far greater consequences for the Hawks if Murray is out for the rest of the game.

Atlanta has been dealing with a lot of injuries lately. De’Andre Hunter and John Collins are already out, which has the Hawks down two starters. Murray going out would make it a third starter down. The Hawks are also dealing with some drama stemming from Trae Young and Nate McMillan. In the event Murray is sidelined, Young would take over as the lead point guard. The Hawks would potentially have A.J. Griffin and Jalen Johnson take the other backcourt spot, although Bogdan Bogdanovic might be the best replacement candidate as long as he’s fully healthy. Bogdanovic is getting back from a knee injury.

We’ll see if Murray is able to return to Wednesday’s game.