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Hawks: Nate McMillan's interesting quote on roles

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All eyes have been on the team’s health all preseason after it was revealed at the start that several players were dealing with previously undisclosed injuries.

Atlanta is looking much healthier heading into the regular season compared to last year, prompting McMillan to speak on how it will impact individual players.

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Nate McMillan is trying to drill home a message of sacrifice

The Hawks head coach has been pretty clear that this season, much like last year’s improbable run to the Eastern Conference Finals, players are going to have to buy in even as their individual numbers might not be where they’d prefer.

“With all of the guys that we have coming back – and playing time and minutes – it is going to take some time to get that, for guys to get comfortable in their roles, and they will find out those roles as we get into the season.” – via Kevin Chouinard/Hawks.com

By the sounds of it, there is a chance the starting five on opening night won’t necessarily be the one the Hawks run onto the court deep into the season when jockeying for playoff positioning.

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