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Will Atlanta Hawks’ Onyeka Okongwu play against Los Angeles Lakers? Know about his injury status

Atlanta Hawks center Onyeka Okongwu (left big toe sprain/sesamoiditis) has not played since February 12th in a defeat to the Chicago Bulls, but the Hawks have recently released an extensive injury report on the former sixth overall choice. Okongwu has been reclassified to doubtful for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Okongwu’s left big toe sprain/sesamoiditis transitioned out of a walking boot, according to their prior report from March 7th. Hawks reported, “Center Onyeka Okongwu (left big toe sprain/sesamoiditis) has transitioned out of a walking boot. He will be re-evaluated in seven-to-10 days and his status will be updated as appropriate.”

This is big news for Atlanta. Okongwu was having a great season until getting hurt in a game against Chicago a month ago. The Hawks have been cautious about bringing Okongwu along, but he might return tonight. It’s also likely that Okongwu has a minutes limit in his first game back, but that’s just speculation. Head coach Quin Snyder might clarify it before tonight’s game against the Lakers.

Atlanta Hawks injury report vs Lakers

Trae Young (out), Kobe Bufkin (out), Saddiq Bey (out), AJ Griffin (out), Mouhamed Gueye (out), Onyeka Okongwu (Questionable)

Onyeka Okongwu playing would be big for Hawks

With Hawks’ top players out from injury it is a great news that Onyeka Okongwu is questionable to play. Atlanta enters this game ranked fifth in PPG, 23rd in field goal %, seventh in three-point attempts, seventeenth in three-point percentage, fifth in free throw attempts, first in offensive rebounding, and fifteenth in turnovers. Cleaning the Glass ranks the Hawks ninth in points per 100 possessions, 19th in effective field goal %, tenth in turnover percentage, fifth in offensive rebounding percentage, and ninth in free throw rate.

The Lakers come into the game ranking 23rd in the NBA in PPG allowed, 19th in field goal percentage allowed, and 25th in three-point percentage allowed. Per Cleaning the Glass, Los Angeles is 15th in points allowed per 100 possessions and 18th in effective field goal percentage allowed.

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