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Malcolm Delaney among the injured for Atlanta

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The point guard will not play against the Pacers on Friday.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Note: The original post erroneously indicated that Delaney’s injury did not occur during the final game before the All-Star Break. It is now corrected.


The Hawks announced that Malcolm Delaney is on the injury report for Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

Delaney will not play with a knee injury that he picked up in Atlanta’s last game before the All-Star Break, though it’s unclear to what extent Delaney will remain out of the lineup. Earlier in the week, the Hawks called up 2-way point guard Josh Magette from Erie in a surprise move, but now it’s apparent why they did so.

Isaiah Taylor is also questionable with an ankle injury, which would leave Magette as the only true point guard behind Dennis Schröder if he’s unable to go. In that circumstance, DeAndre’ Bembry and Kent Bazemore would also pick up primary ball handler responsibilities for the Hawks.

Tyler Cavanaugh and Antonius Cleveland are also listed as out, as expected. Cavanaugh hasn’t played since mid-January and Cleveland was just signed on Thursday but hasn’t been cleared to practice yet. It’s probable that Cleveland will not see the court for Atlanta, as he’s only on a 10-day contract and is still significantly injured.