New Atlanta Hawks’ beat writer Michael Cunningham has done an excellent job of covering the team since he has taken over and gave us a little info on a few bumps and bruises that the Hawks are feeling:
Hawks guard Joe Johnson (right foot) and forward Josh Smith (right Achilles’) both watched practice Tuesday but said they would be ready to play against the Kings Wednesday night at Philips Arena.
Johnson, who was limping a bit after treatment, said his injury is “nothing major.” He has started all 40 games this season.
“I ain’t going to be missing no games,” he said. “We’ve got something special going on here.”
Smith, who also has yet to miss a game, said he believes the bruise was caused by a strap on the back of his shoe rubbing against the Achilles’.
While I don’t think this is anything significant other than the usual bumps and bruises that go along with the rigors of playing an NBA basketball season it does need to be something that we keep an eye on. Especially as the Hawks get ready to go back on the road.