Update: Manager Matt Williams expects Ian Desmond (thumb) to be back in the lineup on Saturday.
What is it with these thumb injuries? Luckily for Desmond, he is only battling a minor thumb issue, so he should be back in the lineup on Saturday. Assuming he makes it through the weekend without any setback, he will be able to rest it for the next several days in preparation for the second half.ANALYST: David Kerr
Jarrell Eddie will sign a 10-day contract with the Hawks on Thursday.
The undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech, Jarrell Eddie won the D-League's Three-Point Shootout during the All-Star weekend, and will now be given the opportunity to log his first minute in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks. The team had one vacant roster spot, so no one is being sent to the Developmental League as a result of this signing. We'll have to see what the Hawks' have in mind for their new three-point threat. Analysis: Keith Tro