The Atlanta Hawks have cut their roster down to 17 players today, waiving James Johnson as the team continues on it’s path to cutting down their squad to the league’s maximum of 15.
Johnson played for 3 teams in his first 3 NBA seasons, and played for the Hawks for 4 preseason contests. In these games Johnson averaged just under 12 minutes a game – struggling to find a niche on the team with his total scoring equating to 6 points on 6 shots. He had more fouls than rebounds, assists or blocks as a tweener who has yet to find where he is best implemented.
The players that are still fighting for a spot on Atlanta’s roster (players with unguaranteed contracts per hoopshype.com) are Eric Dawson, Royal Ivey, Shelvin Mack and Cartier Martin. The Hawks’ next preseason game is tomorrow against the Pacers at Phillips Arena.