The Atlanta Hawks continue their preseason journey on Monday evening and, for the first time, Lloyd Pierce’s team will be taking the floor in the venue of an opposing team. This time around, the Hawks will take on the Miami Heat on the road and there are plenty of interesting things to monitor.
On the injury report, Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) is scheduled to miss his third straight preseason outing and his absence has been felt to this point. While there will be intrigue as to when the second-year wing will return, Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) is seemingly on track to make his preseason debut in Miami. Turner missed the first two games but he has been upgraded to probable and, with Atlanta poised to deploy the veteran as the “backup point guard,” Turner’s role will be of great note.
Prior to leaving Atlanta, Pierce indicated that one of the team’s three games this week will be a dress rehearsal of sorts. Monday’s game and Wednesday’s game (in New York) would appear to be the most likely candidates but, even if this isn’t a “regular season rotation,” it is a safe bet that there will be takeaways from intriguing players.
Stay tuned throughout the day and be encouraged to utilize the comments below as a “game thread” for the action.
Game Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 14, 7:30 pm ET
Location: American Airlines Arena
TV: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass (out of market only)
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Atlanta); Hawks Radio Network
Streaming: Fox Sports Go; NBA League Pass (out of market only)