The Atlanta Hawks are one week away from training camp and while a trio of injured players are progressing positively, they figure to be brought along slowly at training camp. Head coach Mke Budenholzer talked with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore earlier this week to discuss the status of Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha and Shelvin Mack heading into camp.
"They've all had very good summers," Budenholzer said. "I think they are on schedule, maybe even a little ahead of schedule. It's interesting even between now (and the start of camp), it's another seven, eight, nine days. It's an important week for them to see how they are going into camp. I'm sure we'll be hopeful that they are cleared and ready to go.
"Even if they are, I think being smart and easing them into camp and into the preseason will most likely be the route that we go."
Budenholzer indicated that all three had been cleared for basketball-related activities but to different degrees. None of the three has been cleared for full contact 5-on-5 work just yet.
Expect the Hawks to play it safe with each player during the preseason. They faced a similar situation with Al Horford last year as he was returning from a torn pectoral injury. Still no official timetable on the return of any of the three players but the fact that Budenholzer mentioned that they may be a bit ahead of schedule is very good news.