Hawks sign Lamar Patterson, Terran Petteway


The Hawks have 13 players with guaranteed contracts plus Mike Muscala, who’s a practical lock to make the team.

That leaves one open roster spot and now two candidates to fill it.

Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The Hawks acquired Patterson, the No. 48 pick in the 2014 draft, in a draft-night trade. He played overseas last season, allowing Atlanta to keep his rights. He’s a good passer and solid outside shooter, but his lack of athleticism will hold him back in the NBA.

Petteway went undrafted this year. He did a bit of everything for Nebraska, but he was pretty inefficient in his big role. Can he scale down his game in the NBA and find a niche?

Patterson and Petteway will likely compete throughout training camp to make the team. The Hawks also have the room exception available, which they could use to sign a veteran who reduces Patterson’s and Petteway’s chances to nil.