It appears that the Atlanta Hawks will be without forward Paul Millsap for a little bit longer. Mike Budenholzer was a guest on his weekly radio spot for 92.9 The Game this morning and said that Millsap would not play in Friday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Coach Bud just told @929TheGame that Paul Millsap won't play Friday in Milwaukee. ATL (0-6) w/o their allstar.— Jared Greenberg (@JaredSGreenberg) March 23, 2017
That is bad news for the Hawks who are 0-6 without Millsap in the lineup and are currently riding a five-game losing streak that has them sinking in the Eastern Conference standings.
Millsap was a late scratch from last Saturday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to stiffness in his knee. He was initially ruled out for the first two games of Atlanta’s three-game road trip. The Hawks lost in Charlotte on Monday and faltered late in a 104-100 loss at Washington on Wednesday.
Atlanta will end the trip in Milwaukee on Friday and will be back at home on Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets. The Hawks have also been without guard Kent Bazemore who suffered a bone bruise in his knee during the loss to the Trail Blazers.