Paul Millsap’s achilles has been a bit sore, so as a precuation the Atlanta Hawks are going to hold him out of the last couple preseason games. This is pretty much the way things work, especially when it comes to exhibition games that do not truly matter. Honestly would like to see the number of preseason games limited even more, because they cannot seriously make that much money right?
“I think we are going to be conservative and cautious and give him the next couple days off,” coach Mike Budenholzer said to the Atlanta Constitution-Journal. “Just let him rehab and rest and make sure he’s feeling really good going into the season. I think he feels good and he is getting more comfortable and him being healthy is ultimately is the most important thing.”
This is quite wise on coach’s part, although Al Horford is the one who is going to bear the brunt of the offense next season.
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) October 22, 2013
Millsap will help out, but the departure of Josh Smith makes the Hawks far worse on the defensive end. The thought of the Hawks outscoring a lot of teams next season is pretty laughable, and it will be interesting to see if Horford starts to become frustrated around midseason.