Atlanta Hawks: Exploring Three Recent Exhibit 10 Signings

Armoni Brooks #3 Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Armoni Brooks #3 Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) /

A quick look at the three Exhibit 10 deals that the Atlanta Hawks have signed in recent weeks, including one earlier this week.

The Atlanta Hawks continue to augment their roster with signings during the 2019 offseason after setting the team’s core earlier in the summer via the 2019 NBA draft and free agency.

While the team might’ve nabbed three potential cornerstones in the 2019 NBA draft with De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Bruno Fernando, the team could still do with some more depth ahead of what is hopefully a successful 2019-20 season (potentially leading to a playoff berth).

On Tuesday, the Hawks signed Armoni Brooks out of the University of Houston to an Exhibit 10 deal, which means he will be able to compete for a spot on the roster through training camp. Chris Kirschner of The Athletic had the news:

Brooks had three successful seasons with the Cougars, peaking in his junior season with 13.4 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game and 30.7 minutes per contest on a Houston squad that finished 33-4, 1st in the AAC and were a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

There is a fairly decent chance that Brooks actually makes the team due to the Atlanta Hawks needing another perimeter creator beyond Trae Young, as Evan Turner is slated as the team’s backup point guard – not his natural position.

Beyond Brooks, the Atlanta Hawks have signed both Marcus Derrickson and Ray Spalding to Exhibit 10 deals in order to have them work through training camp.

Derrickson projects to be a small-ball big who can spot up on the perimeter, and he played 67 minutes last year with the Warriors as they attempted three-peat. Spalding played last season with the Mavs and Suns, and projects to be more of a traditional power forward with impressive defensive potential.

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While it’s unclear whether any or all of these players will make the Atlanta Hawks final squad, it’s good to see the recently re-signed Travis Schlenk leaving no stone unturned in the quest to find the perfect young core.