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Mike Scott injury: Hawks forward to return against Nets

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Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott will be active against the Brooklyn Nets after missing 11 games with a toe injury.

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The Atlanta Hawks will receive a jolt on Saturday evening, as forward Mike Scott is set to return against the Brooklyn Nets. Scott has missed the past 11 games with a toe injury, but Mike Budenholzer indicated in pregame that the third-year forward will be active barring any major setback.

The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 7.5 points per game for the season, but those numbers come in just 15.8 minutes per game. Scott's most important contribution comes in the realm of offense, where he is capable of rattling off stretches of dominance in scoring the ball, including a 35.3% clip from beyond the 3-point arc this season.

Budenholzer declined to elaborate on an expected role for Scott against the Nets, but giving him time to reintegrate himself should be beneficial with the playoffs around the corner. Dennis Schröder (toe) and Austin Daye will serve as the inactive players for the Hawks on Saturday evening.