Exploring 4 New Names on Atlanta Hawks Training Camp Roster

Marcus Derrickson Atlanta Hawks (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images)
Marcus Derrickson Atlanta Hawks (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Hawks Training Camp roster was unveiled today. Let’s explore four new names on it worth discussing.

The Atlanta Hawks play their first preseason game in just over a week, and the team’s training camp roster was unveiled late last week.

On the roster were all the notable names acquired during the offseason, as well as the team’s young core along with notable holdovers from the 2018-19 season.

However, the roster, which was released by Chris Kirschner of The Athletic, featured four names that might have raised an eyebrow for Hawks fans looking to learn about the 2019-20 squad when they make their debut in early October.

Here is the training camp roster:

As you can see Ray Spalding, Marcus Derrickson, Armoni Brooks and Tahjere McCall are all names that might be of interest to Hawks fans.

All four of these players were signed this offseason to Exhibit 10 deals, which means they are only officially signed through training camp, and their contract allows them to compete with the rest of the team to try and fight for a roster spot for the preseason and regular season.

While making the roster remains unlikely, each player brings their own strengths to the table.

Ray Spalding is a lanky big man in his second year that played for the Mavericks and Suns last year – seeing action in 14 games. Marcus Derrickson played 67 minutes last season for the Golden State Warriors and shot 50 percent from deep (10 of 20).

Armoni Brooks is coming off a decorated collegiate career as one of the leaders of the University of Houston’s resurgence in the American Conference. Tahjere McCall played the past two seasons in the NBA G-League with the Long Island Nets, where he up 10.1 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game in 70 appearances with Long Island.

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While any of these players making the final Atlanta Hawks roster would be surprising, stranger things have happened in the NBA. They will at least be names to monitor during training camp.