As it turns out, Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott does not have a fractured toe as previously feared and will be out for 2-4 weeks.
The Atlanta Hawks are rolling in the Eastern Conference and have clinched a playoff spot. They are close to clinching the No. 1 seed and having homecourt throughout the Eastern Conference. It appears there is more good news for the Hawks as they will be getting a player back sooner than they thought.
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Mike Scott, a key reserve for the Hawks off the bench, was feared to have suffered a fractured toe.Scott was initially expected to miss a lengthy amount of time for the Hawks, who are looking to make a push to the NBA Finals.
Now it appears that Scott may not be out as long as expected. According to reports, Scott does not have a fractured toe but rather a toe sprain and he is expected to miss only 2-4 weeks.
Scott is averaging 7.5 points off the bench for the Hawks and is a big part of the team basketball mentality ran in Atlanta.
Getting Scott back before the playoffs will be a big boost to an Atlanta team that has breezed through the regular season schedule in the east.
Scott’s three-point shooting has improved to 35 percent this season after shooting 31% last year. In Atlanta, alongside the likes of Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver, three-point shooting is a big part of the Hawks offense.
An additional weapon on the bench makes the team even deeper when points in the playoffs are even harder to come by as the level of competition increases.
[H/T: Jeff Zillgitt]
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