Hawks GM Danny Ferry has addressed the glaring need in the Hawks’ power rotation with one of the most promising big men in Europe. Former 2nd-round pick Mike Muscala departs the Spanish ACB League, widely considered to be the 2nd-best professional basketball league in the world after the NBA, as its leading rebounder and 7th-ranked scorer.
HawksHoop recently pondered if Ferry’s inactivity indicated that the team had thrown in the towel on this season. The decision to buy out Muscala’s contract with Blusens Monbus Obradoiro and bring him to the Hawks a half-season early answers that question with a resounding no.
Center Dexter Pittman, recently signed on a 10-day contract, was released to open a roster spot for Muscala. With Atlanta’s front line decimated by injuries, Muscala figures to get plenty of playing time on the upcoming Western Conference road swing. We should know shortly if Muscala’s meteoric rise in the ACB league will translate to becoming a rotation NBA player.