The full NBA schedule will come to light on the afternoon of Aug. 10 but, in advance of the formal announcement from the league, Marc Berman of the New York Post shed a bit of light on the Atlanta Hawks. In revealing that the New York Knicks will open the season with a home game on Wednesday, Oct. 17, Berman indicated that the Hawks will begin their 82-game journey at Madison Square Garden.
The season opener will likely double as the NBA debut for players like Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. With that as the backdrop, it is easy to see why the game would be intriguing and, from a rookie standpoint, Young taking on fellow lottery pick Kevin Knox should draw a bit of extra attention.
As expected, this also means that the Hawks will be playing away from home at the outset, with renovations still ongoing at Philips Arena. Atlanta previously announced that its two-game preseason schedule would take place at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion and it remains to be seen when the team’s home opener will actually take place at Philips Arena.
There will be plenty of calendar planning over the weekend on the heels of the schedule announcement but, for now, all indications are that Hawks fans might be eyeing a trip to the Big Apple for the season opener.