Hawks' Mike Scott: Cleared to play Wednesday
Scott (knee) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's matchup with the Suns, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He is cleared to play," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He had a great day yesterday. I think he has been ramping up. If there is an opportunity to throw him in, then we will look at that."
Scott has yet to make his season debut, after undergoing a non-surgical procedure on his left knee in October. However, he was recently upgraded to questionable and after going through shootaround, Scott has officially been cleared for a return to action. That said, coach Budenholzer didn't sound extremely confident that Scott would get minutes, so temper expectations for the time being. Scott is slated to be a depth option off the bench in the frontcourt, but will have to fight for minutes with the likes of Mike Muscala, Kris Humphries and Thabo Sefolosha.