As the Atlanta Hawks enter into an exceptionally tough stretch in their schedule, there is no sign of their significant injury crisis easing up. With Al Horford and John Jenkins already ruled out for the season, and with Paul Millsap and Pero Antic missing of late, the news of yet another injury was a colossal blow. Mexican center Gustavo Ayon had season-ending shoulder surgery on Friday after an injury he picked up against the Indiana Pacers proved worse than expected. With another large body now on the sidelines, things are not going to get much easier for the Hawks either.
This week opened up at home in Atlanta, with the Bulls the visitors to Philips Arena before the Hawks set off on a six-game road trip. The Bulls took the opening two games of the season series in Chicago, leaving the Hawks looking for vengeance in this one. While after the game with Chicago, the Hawks left for Boston to face off against Brad Stevens’ Celtics.
The Hawks went 0-2 for the week, as another winless week left the prospect of the Hawks missing the playoffs a genuine reality.