It is fairly rare that an NBA team would sign a player to a 10-day contract, play them in exactly one game, and then jettison them before signing them to a second deal. Following that model, there is a report circulating that the Atlanta Hawks are set to “re-up” with James Nunnally for a second tour of duty.
Forward James Nunnally will sign a second 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks, a league source tells RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 21, 2014
Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting that the two sides will extend their partnership for 10 more days, and as noted above, this isn’t a surprise. Nunnally played effectively in his one game, scoring 5 points in 8 minutes against Brooklyn in last Thursday’s London game, but other than that, the 23-year-old swingman hasn’t had much of a chance to prove himself.
With the way the wing rotation is shaping up, Nunnally could easily be pressed into duty with an injury to anyone on the wing, and it always helps to have NBA-ready players at the end of your bench. It’s important to note that the Hawks may only sign Nunnally to two total 10-day contracts, and after this reported time period elapses, Danny Ferry will be forced to decide on whether to sign Nunnally for the rest of the year. Stay tuned.