The Atlanta Hawks are on the road quite a bit at the beginning of the 2017-2018 NBA season. Much of that has to do with the renovations over at Philips Arena but, on Monday evening, Mike Budenholzer’s team is (finally) in action within the city limits of Atlanta and the opponent will be the Memphis Grizzlies at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.
In terms of injuries, the Hawks issued a clean report on Sunday and that is encouraging. There were no signs of danger with DeAndre’ Bembry in his debut on Friday and veteran big man Miles Plumlee now appears to be out of the woods with his previously listed quad issue.
With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what Mike Budenholzer does with his rotations in this spot. Atlanta hosts Dallas on Thursday in an exact preview of the regular season opener and, because of that, the Hawks could be tempted to use Monday as something of a dress rehearsal while displaying very little to the Mavs in the final tune-up.
Regardless, it will be fun to have basketball back in Atlanta and you can join us for the festivities. Stay tuned throughout the day for all the latest.
Game Date/Time: Monday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: McCamish Pavilion
TV: Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Go, NBA League Pass
Radio: 92.9 “The Game”