It is a big day in roster moves for the Atlanta Hawks, as they have signed two players.
The team has announced that they have signed first-round draft pick Adreian Payne. Payne was selected 15th in the 2014 NBA Draft after his senior season at Michigan State, where he averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Payne is also Michigan State’s all-time leader in blocked shots. (141)
Also reported is that the Hawks have signed a deal with backup point guard, Shelvin Mack.
Free agent guard Shelvin Mack has reached agreement on a three-year, $7.3M deal to return to Atlanta, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 25, 2014
— Shelvin Mack (@ShelvinMack) July 25, 2014
The Hawks now have 13 players under contract and quite a bit of depth. A look at the team’s probable depth chart:
The team still has two roster spots to work with, and with the injury problems experienced last season, it would not shock me to see the Hawks use those spots to sign one or two more bigs. I suspect Mike Scott and Elton Brand are still in the mix to re-sign with the club.