There has been a lot of discussion as to what the Atlanta Hawks' rotation will look like heading into the season opener. To this point, Mike Budenholzer has been tight lipped but we got our first hint when he named the inactives for tonight's game against Toronto. Rookie big man Adreian Payne and John Jenkins will not dress against Toronto.
John Jenkins and Adreian Payne are the two "inactives" for us tonight.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 29, 2014
Not a very big surprise coming out of the preseason. Jenkins got off to a great start during the exhibition season but seemed to be behind some of the other guards as the preseason wore on. Payne is still getting acclimated to the pro game and to the Hawks system. Atlanta is carrying a full 15 man roster and teams are permitted to dress only 13 each night. Its highly unlikely that all 13 players dressing will see playing time.