The Atlanta Hawks will host the Miami Heat Thursday evening in what will be their final preseason game before the start of the regular season next week.
Atlanta and Miami seem to have different approaches to this final preseason game, as Nate McMillan reportedly has a “dress rehearsal” plan per Sarah Spencer of the AJC, while the Heat have ruled out nearly their entire rotation ahead of Thursday’s contest.
Delon Wright went through practice today, per Nate McMillan.— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) October 12, 2021
Hope is for the Hawks' final preseason game to be a dress rehearsal, with most everyone available (including Young, Hunter).
Capela's availability is likely the only question mark there, McMillan said.
Trae Young and De’Andre Hunter appear to be set to rejoin the Hawks on the court Thursday evening in what will be one final tuneup ahead of next week’s regular season opener vs. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
Hunter (knee maintenance) and Kevin Huerter (ankle maintenance) are probable for the Hawks on Wednesday. Clint Capela (left Achilles maintenance) is questionable.
Danilo Gallinari (left shoulder soreness) and Onyeka Okongwu (shoulder surgery) are out.
Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, Dewayne Dedmon, Marcus Garrett, Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, Markieff Morris, Victor Oladipo, Duncan Robinson, P.J. Tucker and Omer Yurtseven are all ruled out for Miami for Thursday night.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm ET
Location: State Farm Arena
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Streaming: Bally Sports App, League Pass (out of market)