The Hawks seem to be culling their roster forward of the legitimate get started of the NBA common season. Atlanta introduced lately in a press liberate that it has waived energy ahead Chris Silva, plus guards Armoni Brooks, Malik Ellison, and Tyson Etienne.
Since going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2019, the previous 2018 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year has bounced across the NBA for the previous 5 seasons, between the Heat, Kings, and Timberwolves. He inked 10-day offers right through the 2021/22 season with Miami and Minnesota. In 10 overall NBA video games closing 12 months, the 6’8″ large guy averaged 2.6 PPG and three.6 RPG, throughout 9.1 MPG. He has additionally logged time with each the Heat and Timberwolves’ NBAGL golf equipment, the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Iowa Wolves, over time. Silva averaged 17.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.2 APG, and zero.9 BPG for the Iowa Wolves over the process 17 video games, together with 15 begins.
6’3″ combo guard Brooks has spent maximum of his time within the league so far with the Rockets after going undrafted out of Houston in 2019. The Rockets waived the 24-year-old in February 2022. Most lately, he signed 3 consecutive 10-day offers with the Raptors close to the top of the 2021/22 common season. In 54 video games between the Rockets and Raptors closing 12 months, Brooks holds modest averages of five.3 PPG, 1.9 RPG and 1.1 SPG.
Ellison was once handed over within the 2020 draft out of Hartford. For his preliminary professional hoops deal, the 6’6″ capturing guard joined Czech membership BC Kolin for a temporary stint in 2021, then connected up with the Hawks’ NBAGL associate, the College Park Skyhawks, close to the beginning of the 2021/22 season. The 26-year-old did signal a 10-day hardship exception handle Atlanta, however by no means left the bench for the staff, and ultimately returned to the Skyhawks as soon as his deal was once up. He is thus nonetheless technically an NBA rookie. In 26 video games with the Skyhawks closing 12 months, Ellison most commonly got here off the bench, averaging 6.8 PPG and four.7 RPG on .443/.316/.833 capturing splits.
23-year-old Etienne signed his coaching camp handle the Hawks after going undrafted out of Wichita State, the place he was once venerated because the 2021 AAC Co-Player Of The Year, this previous summer time. For his ultimate season at Wichita State, Etienne averaged 14.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.0 APG and 1.1 SPG.
The now-ex-Hawks have been all coaching camp invitees, signed to Exhibit 10 contracts. Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets that every one 4 avid gamers are most likely to sign up for the College Park Skyhawks. Should that occur, they might be eligible for an advantage price up to $50K.
The Hawks now have 14 avid gamers signed to their same old 15-man roster heading into their common season opener subsequent week, together with the partly assured contracts of Tyrese Martin and Vit Krejci. Trent Forrest and Jarrett Culver include their two-way contract signees.