Kevin C. Cox
Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver will not play tonight against the Denver Nuggets because he is at the hospital with his wife awaiting the birth of his first child.
Hawks forward Kyle Korver will not be in uniform tonight when the Hawks take on the Denver Nuggets at Philips Arena. Korver instead will be with his wife as they await the arrival of their first child.
Kyle Korver will not be at the game tonight - He and his wife are awaiting the arrival of their first child #babykorver— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 5, 2012
Korver's availability for tonight's game wasn't a certainty because of a lingering back issue that had him out of practice again on Monday and Tuesday. Larry Drew didn't announce a starting lineup for tonight's game at this morning's shootaround and was still toying with the idea of going small even with Denver's size along the front line.
Without Korver, Drew could use this opportunity to get Anthony Morrow some extra minutes at both the shooting guard and small forward positions. Korver is averaging 10.8 points per game while hitting 42 percent of his three-point attempts.
Peachtree Hoops would like to congratulate the Korver's on the new addition to their family.