Wroten won't play against Hawks
ATLANTA – Tony Wroten will not play Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.
The guard will miss his sixth game after spraining his right knee Nov. 26 against the Brooklyn Nets. He was sidelined 11 days before returning to practice Monday. The Seattle native participated in only parts of Tuesday's short practice.
He experienced soreness toward the end of practice Monday. The soreness returned during his ride home, again Monday evening, and Tuesday morning.
Wroten's status was doubtful on Tuesday and updated to questionable after Wednesday's shootaround. However, coach Brett Brown said Wroten would not play during his pre-game press conference.
"He plays with a kamikaze mentality and game," Brown said. "And when the disposition is watered-down, it's just not that effective. And that coupled with when he's not at 100 percent, you don't feel responsible putting him out there. So it's a collision of a bunch of different things."
Reserve guard Alexey Shved will return to action after missing the past three game with a left hip flexor strain.
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