In a night filled with NFL games, a heavyweight bout awaits in the 2017 NBA preseason between Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat. The whistle blows at 6:00 PM EST in AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida.
Date and Time: October 1st, 2017 6:00 PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: NBA TV (US)
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The Hawks traded Dwight Howard for Paul Millsap in the offseason free agency. Also, they have added Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli, first-round pick John Collins and former Heat forward Luke Babbitt to the lineup.
Taurean Prince and Kent Bazemore will be seen taking starting roles and larger offensive responsibilities for the Hawks this season.
The Hawks will try to give 24-year-old point guard Dennis Schroder as much as playtime in these exhibition games to prepare him well the regular games.
These preseason games will see the much-anticipated debuts of first-round pick Bam Adebayo and free-agent acquisition Kelly Olynyk in the Heat jerseys. Also, John Collins, the rookie power forward out of Wake Forest is in hope to play first PRO basketball game on Sunday.
Heat enters the season with 11 returning players on the squad but much play in the preseason will be focused on nurturing the young ones.
There will be a great competition between Justice Winslow and James Johnson for the power forward spot.