Kevin C. Cox
DeShawn Stevenson will have his knee examined by team doctors on Tuesday.
DeShawn Stevenson has saw limited minutes over the last couple of weeks and will have his knee examined when the Hawks return to Atlanta on Tuesday. Stevenson's knee has limited him from playing in back-to-backs this season but even the extra rest hasn't helped of late.
"I'm just going to see if there is something in there and if so we'll do something with it,(Head athletic trainer) Wally (Blase) wants me to go see a doctor, so I'll go see one," Stevenson said.
Stevenson sat out Monday's embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bulls and has played just six minutes over the last four games. He has appeared in 25 games for the Hawks and made 14 starts while averaging 5.8 points on 40 percent shooting. Stevenson has made 50 shots this season and 42 have come from three-point range.
His absence has helped create playing time for the likes of rookie John Jenkins but the Hawks could use a little bit of his perimeter defense and leadership right about now having lost six of their last seven games. Stevenson was hampered by his knees virtually all of last season.