The Atlanta Hawks recently signed two players, Will Bynum and Ryan Kelly to non-guaranteed contracts, setting their training camp roster at the 20 player limit.
The Atlanta Hawks have signed point guard Will Bynum and power forward Ryan Kelly to non-guaranteed camp contracts. Both players recently worked out for the Hawks, and both players bring NBA experience. The Hawks already have 15 players under guaranteed contracts, which is the maximum number the team hold in the regular season. However, the Hawks are bringing more veteran talent to training camp with the additions of Bynum and Kelly.
"Bynum, who played at Georgia Tech, is a veteran of eight NBA seasons with the Warriors, Pistons and Wizards. The 33-year-old guard appeared in seven games with the Wizards last season after signing two 10-day contracts. He played in China before and after the stints. In his NBA career, which included six seasons with the Pistons, Bynum averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 assists in 18.4 minutes."
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"Bynum (6-foot, 185 pounds) was part of Tech’s 2004 run to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four. Jarrett Jack, who signed with the Hawks this summer, was also a member of that Yellow Jackets team. Bynum went undrafted out of college but earned a shot with the Warriors after being named the NBA Development League Rookie of the Year playing for Roanoke.Kelly (6-11, 230 pounds) was a second-round pick (No. 48) by the Lakers in 2013 out of Duke. The 25-year-old power forward appeared in 147 games over three seasons with the Lakers. He averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 13.1 minutes over 36 games last season. For his career, Kelly has averaged 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 20.5 minutes."
In addition to Matt Costello, who signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Atlanta Hawks earlier this year, forward Richard Solomon was also signed to a non-guaranteed contract last week. Solomon went undrafted out of the University of California in 2014. After training camp with the OKC Thunder, Solomon spent the 2014-15 season with an OKC D-League affiliate.
Despite an apparently set roster, the Atlanta Hawks still have to cut the roster back to 15 players by the start of the season, which is now just around the corner. The team will open training camp on Sept. 26, with its annual media day event.