Muscala tallied two rebounds over six minutes in Monday's 104-93 Game 1 loss to the Cavaliers. Muscala has played in all seven of the Hawks' postseason games to date, but hasn't seen more than 14 minutes in any contest. He'll continue to serve as the Hawks' fourth big man, but don't expect him to see elevated court time unless either Paul Millsap or Al Horford succumb to an injury.
Muscala missed the Hawks' last two practices for personal reasons, but is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Suns, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Muscala has only been a bit player in the Hawks' rotation of late, appearing in nine of the team's last 15 games while averaging just 2.1 points and 0.8 rebounds over 4.6 minutes. He looks to be the fifth big man on the depth chart behind starters Paul Millsap and Al Horford and top reserves Kris Humphries and Mike Scott.
Muscala is averaging 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and .5 blocks over 15.3 minutes in February. Although Muscala is averaging double-digit minutes on the season and has played in 40 games, he has still been a fringe rotational player for much of the first half of the season. That said, with Tiago Splitter contemplating hip surgery, Muscala could certainly be in position to continue to see similar minutes to what he has thus far in February.
Muscala scored 12 points (4-5 FG, 4-7 FT) to go with two rebounds, one assist, and one steal over 20 minutes in a 124-86 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday. Court time has been hard to come by for Muscala of late, as the former Bucknell Bison had averaged just 4.4 minutes over an eight-game span from Jan. 9 to Jan. 31. Muscala was the first off the bench in Wednesday's game, however, as all 13 Hawks scored for a combined 52.2 field goal percentage. Despite the efficient performance against Philadelphia, fantasy owners should have tempered expectations -- Muscala fouled out in just 17 minutes against the Mavericks on Monday.
Muscala played six minutes in Monday's 98-81 win over the Magic. He finished with two points (1-2 FG), two rebounds, and one assist in six minutes. Muscala has appeared in nine of the Hawks' last 15 games and hasn't played more than 10 minutes in any of those contests. As the fifth big man on the depth chart behind Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Mike Scott, and Tiago Splitter, Muscala doesn't stand to see his role grow as the season rages on.
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