Josh Smith (knee) did not practice Monday as the Hawks returned to work. Smith was one of several players to miss Saturday's game against the Spurs along with Al Horford, Kyle Korver, Devin Harris and DeShawn Stevenson. The Hawks had eight healthy players in the two-point loss to the Spurs. Horford (hamstring), Korver (undisclosed), Harris (toe) and Stevenson (back-to-back game) all participated in Monday's non-contact practice. Johan Petro did not practice. He left the team Sunday to be with his wife, as they are expecting the birth of a child. "We held (Smith) out to get treatment on his knee," Drew said. "Just extra precautionary reasons." Drew said he is "hoping" that all his players will be available for Wednesday's game against the 76ers. * Also of interest from Monday's workout was Horford talking about tonight's NCAA men's basketball championship which features Michigan and his brother Jon. The game will be held at the Georgia Dome, where Horford won a national championship of his own with Florida. "I'm every excited, a little nervous, but just happy for him," Horford said. "This is special for our family. We've made the most of this week with the Final Four. We are happy (Michigan) is in the final."
Hawks getting a little heathier
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Apr 8