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Hawks vs. Hornets: Atlanta to rest entire starting lineup

The Atlanta Hawks will reportedly rest the entire starting lineup against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday evening.

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Jeff Teague and Mike Scott were already expected to miss Saturday's road game against the Charlotte Hornets, but Mike Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks reportedly didn't stop there. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the rest of the starting lineup will join Teague on the sideline for purposes of rest.

Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will be out of the lineup in Charlotte, and this is the most aggressive resting decision of the season to this point. In fairness, the Hawks wrapped up the number one overall seed with a win on Friday combined with a loss by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that opens the door for increased maintenance.

Mike Budenholzer has never been shy about being mindful of keeping his players rested and healthy, but it will be interesting to see the reaction to the mass absence here.