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Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumlee to miss minimum of 2-3 weeks with quad strain.

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Looks like Miles Plumlee’s quad strain is worse than originally thought.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks-Media Day Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

After not playing since the first exhibition game, Atlanta Hawks veteran big man Miles Plumlee is seemingly going to be out longer than initially expected with a right quad strain.

Plumlee was part of the return for Dwight Howard in the off-season trade with the Charlotte Hornets. Although it’s unknown what Plumlee’s role would be on the Hawks, expect to see more minutes for John Collins and Mike Muscala to open the season and it should be noted that 2-3 week timetable was announced as an estimate before re-evaluation.

This only adds to a rough couple of months for Plumlee as he was also arrested for Marijuana possession in New York earlier in the summer. Plumlee is looking to turn things around after an underwhelming time in Charlotte. Plumlee is entering his 5th year in the NBA.

The Hawks also announced Marco Belinelli is probable for tomorrow night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Belinelli has been fighting a sore right Achilles since the first game of the preseason as well. Belinelli was the other part of the trade that sent Dwight Howard to Charlotte.

Stay tuned.