Atlanta Hawks at Kings: Game thread
Sacramento–Ivan Johnson is still back in Texas, where he’s expecting his first child to be born soon. Larry Drew said he’s not sure if Johnson will rejoin the team before Tuesday’s game at Denver.
Willie Green is out. His back issues have migrated. “It’s like a combination of ligaments that attach are inflamed and sore,” he said, pointing to his hamstring. “It’s like a hamstring, groin and something else. It all stems from my back. It’s a matter of it calming down and the soreness getting out. Once that happens, I’m good to go. I’m just trying to wait patiently and not cause any more damage.”
Wheeler High’s J.J. Hickson is out for the Kings.
Kirk Hinrich knows his name is being floated in trade rumors. He wants to stay: “I like our team. I feel like we can be a dangerous team come playoff time. I want to be a part of that.”
Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat