Ex-Atlanta Hawks affiliated player signs on with New York Knicks

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The Atlanta Hawks G League affiliate the College Park Skyhawks are going to have a completely different playing list for next season. Cat Barber has gone overseas to play, Justin Tillman has signed a deal with the Denver Nuggets, and A.J. Lawson has signed a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It is this level of player movement like this that shows why the Skyhawks were one of the most dangerous teams in the G League towards the end of last season. Now there is another player who has signed on with an NBA team on a training camp deal.

DaQuan Jeffries, who started last season out really well has signed on with the New York Knicks. While the Knicks and the Hawks have a fair old rivalry going thanks to the way that the Hawks finished them off in the first round of the playoffs last season, it is good to see alumni get another chance in the NBA.

Atlanta Hawks alumni DaQuan Jeffries has another shot in the NBA.

Jeffries has played 47 NBA games in three seasons. He first played 31 games over a season and a half with the Sacramento Kings after they claimed him off waivers after he had originally signed with the Orlando Magic.

He was then waived by the Kings during the second season before being claimed off waivers by the Houston Rockets. where he played 13 games. He then was waived by the Rockets before being claimed by the San Antonio Spurs where he did not play a game.

The Hawks then signed him last season to a training camp deal before waiving him. He would play out the season with the College Park Skyhawks, also being signed by the Memphis Grizzlies on a ten-day contract during the G League pause when the NBA went through their Covid-19 crisis.

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Thanks to the Knicks needing pretty much everything, there is a chance that he makes the team. If not, Jeffries will have his choice of G League teams to play for.