Mar 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) goes to shoot a free throw against the Toronto Raptors during the second half at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Atlanta 96-86. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarre Carroll Misses Shootaround, “Game-Time Decision” vs. Wizards Tonight


Atlanta Hawks starting small forward DeMarre Carroll is a “game-time decision” tonight against the Wizards after missing shootaround earlier today due to an illness, reports Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.

If Carroll can’t go, it would be devastating to the already short-handed Atlanta squad, who will likely be without starting shooting guard Kyle Korver for the sixth straight game.

There was a scare that interim center Pero Antic would also not be available after he suffered a sprained right ankle Wednesday night at Minnesota and missed the following game on Thursday at home against the Trail Blazers, but thankfully he’s got a “95 percent” chance of playing tonight.

Carroll is Atlanta’s best defensive player and is having a breakout season. He has started in all 64 games he’s appeared in and is averaging 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 37.6 percent from 3-point range and 47 percent from the field overall — all career-highs.

According to Vivlamore, “[coach Mike] Budenholzer said he was not sure of a starting lineup yet as he needed to wait for a decision on Carroll.”

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