Hoops Head: Johnson to miss 2 games with knee
Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, who left Monday’s game in Chicago in
the third quarter, did not travel with the team to New York today, and
is returning to Atlanta for an MRI on his left knee, according to Hawks.
He will not play in the next two games (at New York on Wednesday, vs.
Orlando on Thursday).
Forward Marvin Williams is expected to
return when the Hawks face the Knicks in New York. He didn’t play
against the Bulls because he was attending a family member’s funeral.
Johnson’s status for Sunday’s All-Star game undetermined, hope springs
Josh Smith (snubbed for the third season in a row). Commissioner David
Stern selects replacements for injured All-Stars. Smith would vie with
for other snubbees Brandon Jennings, Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler and
even sports’ newest international superstar Jeremy Lin.