Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed Tuesday that Paul Millsap and Jarrett Jack will miss the team’s first two exhibition games at the Grizzlies on Thursday and at the Spurs on Saturday.
The move of holding both players out of the games was expected as each return from knee issues. The games are on the same road trip as the Hawks will fly directly to San Antonio after playing in Memphis.
Millsap recently had a non-surgical procedure on his right knee and the team said he would be sidelined for the first three weeks of training camp. Millsap continues to do shooting drills and spent time after the Hawks concluded practice Tuesday working with shooting coach Ben Sullivan.
Jack is returning from a torn ACL suffered playing for the Nets in January. The guard is being brought along slowly in his rehab from the injury.