CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlanta Hawks rookie guard/forward DeAndre' Bembry has a fracture in his right wrist. He will return to Atlanta following Friday night's game in Charlotte against the Hornets and meet with team physicians from Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center on Monday. It's unclear how long he will be out. His status will then be updated Monday, according to the team. Bembry did not suit up against the Hornets. "We just may play some other guys more, we may use some of the young guys," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said before Friday night's game. "We'll just figure it out tonight and as we move forward. I don't think there's anything guaranteed for anybody, it's unfortunate for Deandre
Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings with swelling in his left knee. Smith, the ninth pick in the NBA draft out of North Carolina State, had 16 points and 10 assists in the Mavericks' season-opening loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Smith participated in the Mavericks' shootaround on Friday morning and was a late scratch. The Mavericks were also missing guard Devin Harris, who was granted leave of absence after his brother died on Thursday.
The first Friday night of the NBA regular season brings a packed schedule with 10 games. There will be some fun matchups to watch as the Boston Celtics play the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Here are some
-- The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has hired veteran NBA executive Michelle Leftwich as Vice President of Salary Cap Administration, the team announced today. In this role, Leftwich will assist and advise Hawks General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk with all aspects of the league’s salary cap rules, as well as player contract planning matters. “Michelle’s expertise and knowledge of the CBA and its complexities will be a great asset to the Hawks,” Schlenk said. “She is widely respected throughout the NBA and brings a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge that will benefit our organization.” Leftwich joins the organization after 21 years at the league office,