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Ivan Johnson Back With Hawks On Saturday

The moment it was learned that Hawks rookie Ivan Johnson was sent home for conduct detrimental to the team it was thought that whatever had occurred was probably something between Johnson and the coaching staff. Apparently Johnson's spat was not with any of the coaches but with his teammates and it happened sometime during Atlanta's loss to Boston on Wednesday.

Johnson's history is well documented and his struggles at times to contain his temper but for the most part it has been nothing but positives during his first season in Atlanta. The Hawks sorely need Johnson with the news that Zaza Pachulia will miss at least the next two games with a foot injury.

Larry Drew says there will be no more repercussions for Johnson and that he is back to full status with the club. The Hawks are back in action Sunday when they host the Toronto Raptors.

For more on Ivan Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks check out Peachtree Hoops. For more news and notes from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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