Report: Hawks signing DeQuan Jones

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The Hawks need help on the wing.

Kyle Korver returns as a strong starter, but DeMarre Carroll signed with the Raptors, and Thabo Sefolosha is out who knows how long?

Kent Bazemore will play a bigger role. Atlanta also traded for Tim Hardaway Jr. and signed Justin Holiday.

That’s still not enough, though.

So, the Hawks are creating a training-camp battle for wing depth between Jason Richardson, Lamar Patterson, Terran Petteway. Add DeQuan Jones to the fray.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Petteway is the only one of the four with a guarantee, and that’s for just $75,000. This is a fairly even race.

Jones went undrafted in 2012 out of Miami and spent the next season in the rotation of a 62-loss Magic team. He hasn’t been in the NBA since.

At 6-foot-8, Jones has the size, strength and athleticism to defend well. But he needs to show he’ll actually do it to make the regular-season roster.