Hawks forward Cam Reddish, who is recovering from a wrist injury, went through a full practice on Thursday, according to coach Nate McMillan. Reddish did some shooting and participated in drills at 75% speed. He’s listed as probable to play on Friday.
Bogdan Bogdanovic still needs more time to return from his ankle injury, Sarah Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports in a series of tweets. “Bogi’s not doing anything other than shooting. He looks better,” McMillan said. “He’s up on his feet and he’s moving around.”
Second-year big man Onyeka Okongwu is continuing his rehab assignment from shoulder surgery. He’s with the G League College Park Skyhawks and is expected to play on Thursday.
We have more from the Southeast Division:
- There’s been no change regarding the Hornets‘ COVID-19 issues. LaMelo Ball, Jalen McDaniels, Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier and Ish Smith are all listed as out for Friday’s game against Sacramento due to the league’s health and safety protocols, the team’s PR department tweets. Charlotte’s depleted roster has managed to beat Atlanta and lose two close games to Philadelphia since those players were sidelined over the weekend.
- With a recent report claiming that the Pacers may shake up their roster, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington examines whether Domantas Sabonis should be a trade target for the Wizards. Hughes notes that Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant are expected to return soon and the front office would like to see how they fit with their revamped roster. Hughes adds that the club already has the look of a playoff team and the addition of Sabonis may not move the needle all that much.
- Caleb Martin may eventually have his two-way contract converted to a standard deal by the Heat but there are luxury tax concerns, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald notes. Martin has been active for 24 of the Heat’s 26 games and can only be active for 50 games under two-way rules. If he remained on the active roster for every game, he’d be able to play until nearly the end of January. But the Heat would have to wait a couple of weeks after that to convert his contract in order to avoid surpassing the tax threshold.
8 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Reddish, Bogdanovic, Okongwu, Hornets, Sabonis, Martin”
Hype to see the boy Onyeka play tonight (hopefully he can lead the Skyhawks to their 1st W). Cam returning is obv huge for us, especially vs the conf leading Nets. I been screaming for months that Cam should be starting for us & with Bogdan & Dre still out I can’t imagine Nate choosing to continue bringing Cam off the bench. Luwawu-Cabarrot has played pretty well as a starter the last couple games, especially in the 1st half. But Cam is clearly an upgrade & I really wanna see how he looks with Trae/John/Clint in that starting lineup, if not vs Brooklyn on Fri then soon after
What stupid take from that Hughes guy. Sabonis absolutely makes the Wizards a more serious threat, they went to OT with the Pistons literally yesterday.
Depends on what they would have to give up. But if it were like say Deni plus rui/kispert and a 1st Wiz def should take that.
Yea lol I was hoping someone else would see that. Dude gotta be crazy if he doesn’t see how adding an elite post scorer (something DC hasn’t had since CWebb over 2 decades ago) like Domas would “move the needle”. Rui, Deni & a 1st is a lot for a big that doesn’t protect the paint well. But it might be worth it, especially with TBryant (a very good rim protector) coming back soon. Tbh I’d def try to keep 1 of Rui/Deni if I’m DC but Domas would obv move the needle for any team that trades for him
Agree that is nonsense to say an all-star big man wouldn’t make your team better, especially over still unproven guys like bryant, rui, bertans, etc.
Rui & Davis definitely aren’t unproven but Domas is clearly a beast & gives DC a weapon they currently don’t have
Rui, Davis & a 1st sounds pretty smooth for both teams & works better as far as salary matching too
Wizards would be dangerous with Sabonis, Beal, Dinwiddie.
Hoping Hawks are healthy for Christmas game. Please …..
I’m a big Okongwu guy. By the way. I’d rather have him than Obi1. And I like Obi too.
Lol @ I’m a big Okongwu guy. You like him as a wing right lol