OKC Thunder F Kenrich Williams OUT vs Hawks on Monday

Kenrich Williams #34 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Kenrich Williams #34 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder are continuing their 11-day, five-game, road swing that started in Minnesota with a win over the Timberwolves. Now the OKC Thunder fly down to Atlanta for their first of two meetings with the Atlanta Hawks. The Thunder will be relatively healthy for this matchup, only missing forward Kenrich Williams and Center Chet Holmgren due to injury.

Oklahoma City will also be without Lindy Waters III who is on a G-League assignment with the Oklahoma City Blue. The Atlanta Hawks will be without big man John Collins, forward De’Andre Hunter, and Trent Forrest. Though, Atlanta will get back Justin Holiday from the health and safety protocols.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without Kenrich Williams as they take on the Atlanta Hawks who are in the midst of a bit of controversy surrounding their star guard and Norman native Trae Young

The OKC Thunder are fresh off a chippy win in Minnesota that featured Rudy Gobert getting ejected for tripping Kenrich Williams who will miss today’s game with a knee sprain. That marked the second straight win for OKC, bringing them to 4-6 in their last ten games, and improving their road record to 4-8 on the year. OKC already has 10 wins, with a 10-13 record overall.

Atlanta comes in with a 13-10 record on a two-game winning streak, with a 5-5 record in their last ten games. They have defended their home floor very well with an 8-4 record.

The stars will be out tonight as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will face off with Norman, Oklahoma native Trae Young who missed the last game with a bit of drama around him and Hawks head coach Nate McMillan during Friday’s shoot-around.

Mark Daigneault will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, Jalen Williams, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl tonight in Atlanta. The Hawks will start Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, AJ Griffin, Jalen Johnson, and Clint Capela.

Check back around the game for a recap of this contest as well as the top takeaways from tonight’s action.

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