The Atlanta Hawks returned to the practice court on Friday and although both Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore were in attendance, their status for Saturday's game in Cleveland have not changed. Bazemore won't play against the Cavs according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore while Teague remains listed as questionable.
Kent Bazemore is OUT vs. Cavaliers. Jeff Teague remains questionable.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) November 20, 2015
Bazemore suffered an ankle injury late in last Sunday's loss to the Utah Jazz. He did not play in Tuesday's loss to the Nets or in Wednesday's win over the Kings. Teague suffered an ankle injury in last week's game against Boston. He finished the game but has not played since. He was upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game and was on the court working out prior to the game but was eventually ruled out.
Mike Budenholzer wasn't ready to say who would replace Bazemore in the team's starting lineup against Cleveland. The Hawks went with the big lineup featuring Paul Millsap at small forward in Tuesday's loss against the Nets. Justin Holiday made his first start of the season in Wednesday's win over the Kings. No matter who starts, Budenholzer said that Millsap would spend some time matched up against LeBron James.
Bud wouldn't commit to a starter to replace Bazemore (out), but said Millsap will guard LeBron at times.— KL Chouinard (@KLChouinard) November 20, 2015