Milwaukee's Jon Leuer (left) works against Derrick Williams of Minnesota during a game earlier this season (AP photo)

NBA Rumors: Jon Leuer lands in Atlanta?

Former Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jon Leuer could soon be the newest addition to the Atlanta Hawks.

Its been rumored that the Hawks are just one of several teams looking at the newly available 6’10” power forward after he was traded to, then released by the Houston Rockets.

On June 27, Milwaukee shipped Leuer, along with John Brockman, Shaun Livingston, and the 12th overall pick in last month’s NBA Draft to Houston in exchange for center Samuel Dalembert, the 14th overall pick, a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations.

However, unfortunately for Leuer, he was released by the Rockets three weeks later on July 18, in order to clear up extra salary-cap space for Houston as they continued with their pursuit of landing the real prize — superstar center Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic.

The Hawks can somehow benefit from all that hoopla if they snatch up the promising young power forward in Leuer, who averaged just under five points and three rebounds per game while only playing a limited 12 minutes of action per contest in his rookie campaign.

Other teams that may be in the market for a backup power forward include Minnesota, New York,  Charlotte, and Golden State just to name a few.

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