According to new Bleacher Report NBA analyst Jared Zwerling, Eric Dawson signed with the Atlanta Hawks yesterday.
Source: Eric Dawson signed with the Hawks today. Veteran's minimum, non-guaranteed deal. Played for Hawks’ summer league team in Vegas.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) September 30, 2013
As Zwerling notes, Dawson’s deal is for the veteran’s minimum and is non-guaranteed.
The free-agent forward accepted a training camp deal from the Hawks in late August.
Dawson played for Atlanta’s summer league team in Las Vegas, averaging a modest 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He also has ties to the San Antonio Spurs organization, where general manager Danny Ferry and new head coach Mike Budenholzer stem from. The 6’9” forward played for San Antonio’s D-League affiliate Austin Toros from 2007-12, and then got called up by the Spurs at the end of the season on two separate 10-day contracts.
Dawson spent this past 2012-13 season with the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association.
The Hawks currently have 12 players under contract and have eight players with non-guaranteed deals, including Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack who were both on the Hawks’ regular-season roster last year. Rumors are Atlanta only wants 14 players on the roster when the 2013-14 season starts, but they may sign a 15th man to take Lou Williams’ spot for the time being until he fully recovers from his ACL injury he endured last January.
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