Atlanta Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic out indefinately with a fractured knee

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The Atlanta Hawks injury bug continues to bite with Bogdan Bogdanovic ruled out indefinitely with a fractured knee.

The Atlanta Hawks were going to have a much better season in 2020-21 than they did in 2019-20. They were one of the most active teams during the offseason, getting some of the most desired free agents on the market.

Then the injury bug bit hard with the likes of Rajon Rondo, Tony Snell, and Danilo Gallinari. Even their draft pick Onyeka Okongwu has not played a game this season due to a toe issue. Now the latest news is that Bogdan Bogdanovic is out with an avulsion fracture to his right knee per Woj of ESPN.

The only bright side to this news is that Tony Snell is healthy again and avai8able to play. He is going to be a huge help spacing the floor and defending the opposition’s second-best wing, thanks to leap this season De’Andre Hunter takes the primary wing.

The Atlanta Hawks needed a healthy Bogdan Bogdanovic.

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When the Hawks signed Bogdanovic they wanted his floor-spacing ability to help get the team superstar Trae Young open. Without the help, the Hawks were going to face another season where Young put up good numbers and the Hawks did not move into playoff contention.

Bogdanovic was good in the first few games but his shot has fallen off a cliff in the last few games which have also coincided with the Hawks losing streak. The fault is not all Bogdanovic’s though, the Hawks have lost so many players through the start of the season.

We here at Soaring Down South wish Bogdanovic a speedy recovery and we hope to see him back on the court this season. Bogdanovic has been averaging 9.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 23.7 minutes per game in nine contests.

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