Daily Hawks News (4.7.15)

From Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com: “ATLANTA — Forward Paul Millsap will miss the Hawks’ next two games following a right shoulder injury in Saturday night’s 131-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena. Paul Millsap was knocked to the floor in a collision with Brooklyn’s Earl Clark with 1:52 left in the first half.  An X-ray was negative, and an MRI revealed a right shoulder sprain and bruise. The All-Star forward will miss games Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns and Wednesday against the Nets. His status beyond that will be “updated as appropriate,” the team said.”

From Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops: ” The Atlanta Hawks put together arguably their best offensive performance of the season over the weekend in annihilating the Brooklyn Nets. On Tuesday night, the team will look to build on that showing when the Hawks host the Phoenix Suns at Philips Arena. Unfortunately for the home team, there will be a gap in the roster, as Paul Millsap is set to miss at least the next two games with a shoulder injury. Indications are that the prognosis for Millsap is positive, and in his absence, Mike Budenholzer and company can take an extended look at Mike Scott as he recovers from a toe injury. In addition, Mike Muscala should continue to see real playing time, and he is attempting to break in to the playoff rotation (though unlikely) with strong play off the bench. On the positive side from an availability standpoint, point guard Dennis Schröder is listed as “probable”, meaning that we are likely to see his return from the toe ailment.”

From WSBTV.com: “The Atlanta Hawks have signed a new player to a one day contract. He’s eight years old. Lake Bozman is from Kennesaw. In February, he and 14 other kids were chosen to be a part of Bert’s Big Adventure program, where they were awarded a 5-day trip to Walt Disney World. Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides an all-expense paid, 5-day trip to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses, and their families.”

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