Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic’s knee is still sore, will likely be a game-time decision

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Like a lot of the NBA, the Hawks have been crushed by injuries, and it has continued in the postseason. De’Andre Hunter re-injured his knee in Game 5 against the Knicks, and it was discovered that he tore his meniscus, keeping him out for the remainder of the season. Now, it’s Atlanta’s other starting wing, Bogdan Bogdanović, experiencing knee issues.

The Hawks shooting guard was removed from Game 6 against Philadelphia with the injury. He did return for Game 7, but didn’t look like his typical self and was replaced on the floor down the stretch. Thankfully, Kevin Huerter stepped up and had the game of his life, but the Hawks won’t be able to survive this series against the Bucks without Bogdanović contributing in some capacity. I was hoping an extra day of rest might clear things up a bit, but this doesn’t appear to be an issue that is just going to disappear overnight. According to Nate McMillan, Bogdanović’s knee remains sore, and they won’t have a better idea regarding his availability until tomorrow.

At this point, all we can really do is pray. It would be extremely unfortunate if the Hawks got to this point and were forced to play without two starters. However, they were able to overcome the odds against Philly in Game 7, so who says they can’t do it again in Game 1 versus Milwaukee. Perhaps it would be wise to give Bogi some extra rest if it allows him to be closer to 100% later in the series.

We’ll provide the updates as they become available tomorrow. 

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