“I think he’s doing a great job,” said Casey, who has raved about his centre throughout camp. “This is the best I’ve seen Jonas play. Not only numbers, but just his awareness, his alertness, his ball handling. He has done an excellent job of reading and that’s what we’re doing a little bit different, there’s a lot of read and react, very few [play] calls and he’s done an excellent job of adjusting and handling the basketball at the top [of the key].”
October 22, 2017 | 9:34 pm EDT Update
X-rays on Sunday revealed nothing serious, Schroder said, and he will aim to be back on the floor later this week, possibly for Thursday’s game at Chicago, the final road game of a five-game swing to open the season. The Hawks home opener is Friday against Denver.
“That’s my plan [to return Thursday], I don’t know how it works out,” Schroder told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the locker room after he iced his left ankle and spoke to Hawks’ medical personnel. “Let the team try to win the game in Miami and then we going to see day-by-day.”He added: “They told me just now about the X-ray, it was nothing serious.”