April 15 update: The Hawks won the play-in game and have the Heat in the first round of the playoffs. Clint Capela left Friday’s game with a knee injury and the Hawks believe he did not suffer major damage. There needs to be confirmation with a MRI, but Capela should be able to return at some point in the series against Miami.
April 15 update: Bogdanovic is available for the Hawks and provides a nice perimeter complement to Trae Young. The guard also has creation skills which will be handy if Young is struggling or on the bench.
April 14 update: Collins and Williams have been ruled out for Friday’s game, while Bogdan Bogdanovic is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
April 12 update: Both Collins and Lou Williams have been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Hornets.
April 12 update: Collins appears unlikely to suit up for the Hawks. The team hasn’t officially ruled him out, but his finger is still wrapped and he’s also dealing with the foot injury. Collins has been out for a long time and appeared to aggravate both injuries when he tried to return prematurely. It’s hard to see him playing Wednesday’s game against the Hornets.
The Atlanta Hawks experienced their fair share of ups and downs throughout the regular season but still found a way into the Eastern Conference play-in tournament as the nine-seed. Like all of the other teams in the postseason field, injuries are a major factor to take into the consideration for this group.
The biggest injury concern for the Hawks heading into Wednesday’s play-in game against the Hornets is the status of forward John Collins, who missed the last 16 games of the regular season with a right finger sprain. Collins has missed a considerable chunk of the season, playing in just 54 games in what could be his final season in Atlanta. The veteran has averaged 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season and has been sorely missed when not in the lineup this season.
Veteran guard Lou Williams has also been absent as of late from the lineup, missing the last four games of the regular season with a back injury. He should be able to go for Wednesday’s play-in game. Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has powered through a knee injury of late and should also be good to go, but he could pop up on the official report for the play-in contest.