shootaround Friday and is listed as probable for
tonight's game against Atlanta.
McDyess looked like he suffered a much more serious
injury when he landed Rasheed Wallace's foot during
the fourth quarter in Houston Wednesday. But the left
ankle sprain turned out to be minor.
The Hawks, in case you missed it, will be down a
starter. Their first lottery pick, big man Al Horford,
is serving a one-game league suspension for his
flagrant foul against Toronto's T.J. Ford earlier this
This is the third time the Pistons will play Atlanta
in the first 25 games, which is absurd. The season
series with four other conference teams has yet to
begin. One positive in this case: the young Hawks will
probably get better as the season goes along, so might
as well catch them before they develop some cohesion.