Sledgehammer for Atlanta
Hawks, which is left without De’Andre Hunter for the remainder of the season. The second-year player had been dealing with problems in his right knee all year and the latest tests have provided the definitive diagnosis.
Initial results pointed to a small tear in the lateral meniscus. After requesting a second opinion, the medical services Hunter has been recommended to undergo surgery, so he will miss Atlanta’s remaining playoff games.
Hunter had been one of the key players in Atlanta’s outside rotation this year. He was forced to missing almost 50 games due to knee problemsBut his first-round series against the Knicks was sensational.
Now, Atlanta will have to fight against Sixers without a major player in their ranks. Philadelphia fell in the first game played but tied the tie in the second.
Solomon hill will continue to start in place of Hunter, while Kevin Huerter and Tony Snell they will see their minutes increased in the Hawks’ rotation.