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.
Muscala logged five minutes off the bench in Monday's 106-97 win over the Trail Blazers, finishing with no points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound. Muscala has been able to maintain a spot in the Hawks' rotation more often than not in December, appearing in eight of the team's 10 games, but he's only averaging 13.3 minutes on the month. He'll need a long-term injury to one of the Hawks' starters in the frontcourt before seeing more meaningful playing time.
Muscala (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jazz, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. Muscala has logged 14 combined minutes off the Hawks' bench in their last two games, scoring a total of 10 points and grabbing one board. While he's still battling a little soreness with his ankle after returning from a sprain earlier this season, Muscala is unlikely to be rested Sunday. However, don't expect him to see much playing time.
Muscala is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans. After missing four games due to a sprained right ankle, Muscala played just two minutes Wednesday against the Nets in his first game back. He was also listed as questionable prior to Wednesday's contest, so there's a decent chance he'll be able to play in New Orleans Friday, although he likely won't receive enough minutes to be relevant in fantasy leagues.
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