Hawks release 2016-2017 schedule

Atlanta Hawks fans can start making their plans for next season. The NBA announced their schedule on Thursday, and it includes Atlanta tipping off the season at home against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, October 27th.

Other games of note include Al Horford's return to Philips Arena on January 13th when the Celtics make their first visit of the season to Atlanta. Horford signed as a free agent in Boston this offseason. LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers play in Atlanta twice: March 3rd and April 9th.

The Hawks' complete schedule can be found here: Hawks 2016-2017 Schedule