Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder has been listed as questionable for Friday night’s game in Oklahoma City due to an unspecified injury to his left ankle.
Schroder sat for the final 3:23 of the fourth quarter in the Hawks’ loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night. But there was no indication at the time that there was any potential injury or limitation with which he was dealing. The final stretch of the game was typical garbage time, with the home team trailing by double-figures.
Isaiah Taylor, Atlanta’s backup point guard, has played in the team’s last eleven games after missing five games due to an eye injury he sustained in practice.
Malcolm Delaney, whom Taylor surpassed in the point guard rotation earlier this season, has been playing more of recent, mostly at the shooting guard position. It should be expected that he will spend some time helping with the workload at the starting position if Schroder is ruled out.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer has also decided to go with wings Kent Bazemore and DeAndre’ Bembry for short stretches this season and could potentially see time at the point guard position as well.
The Hawks play their only game in Oklahoma City this season on Friday night at 8:00 PM ET.
Schroder missed two games very early in the season due to an injury. Malcolm Delaney was the primary back up point guard at that point. It has not been announced who will start on Friday night should Schroder be unable to play, though Taylor and Delaney would be the obvious options.