Hawks general manager Rick Sund said the team hadn’t yet decided if it would seek to sign a free-agent center to fill in for Al Horford, who suffered a torn left pectoral muscle and is expected to return near the end of the regular season.

“We’ll sit down the next three of four days and talk it over to see if there’s anything we want to do,” Sund said. “Do we want to go with the status quo, or how do we want to do it.”

For now the Hawks will push forward with All-Star guard Joe Johnson and talented power forward Josh Smith as their main cogs.

“We still have enough talent to be an elite team in the East,” Johnson said. “We understand one man can’t do it all. We have to trust each other. We have to muster up a little more to make up for what we’ve lost.”