The Atlanta Hawks will be missing one of their key wing defenders Wednesday night after Thabo Sefolosha was sent home by the team with flu like symptoms.
Thabo Sefolosha will be inactive for Hawks. Sent home with flu-like symptoms. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) November 26, 2014
Sefolosha has struggled to find his jump shot early on this season but he has been a key contributor defensively off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks behind DeMarre Carroll. That role will likely fall on Kent Bazemore Wednesday night as the Hawks try to slow down Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Terrance Ross.
This will be the first game this season that Sefolosha has missed. He is averaging 5.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in just over 22 minutes of action. The timing is particularly worrisome for Atlanta who will play three games over the next four days. John Jenkins will be active in place of Sefolosha on Wednesday night.