Why did the Atlanta Hawks sign Armoni Brooks to a training camp deal

The Atlanta Hawks have continued to sign their NBA-level talent to their training camp roster. So far they have signed Jarrett Culver and Trent Forrest to two-way contracts. They have also signed Tyson Etienne, Chris Silva, and Malik Ellison to training camp deals.

Now they have signed Armoni Brooks to a training camp deal which takes them up to the limit of 20 that they can have. This is another good signing for the Hawks as they will see him work with the Hawks in training camp who has been in the NBA previously.

However, Brooks is actually likely to be considered an NBA-ready prospect who could be signed by the Hawks. They still have one roster spot remaining and while they are probably going to wait until the season is underway before they fill it if Brooks performs well enough, they could sign the two-year NBA veteran.

Why did the Atlanta Hawks sign Armoni Brooks?

Well, Brooks started his career with the Houston Rockets where he averaged 7.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 19.8 minutes per game over a season and a half. However, these numbers need to be taken with a grain of salt as it is not hard to put up decent numbers on a bad team.

After he was waived by the Rockets last season, the Toronto Raptors signed him to two separate ten-day contracts before signing him for the rest of the season. They also had a second-year not guaranteed in the deal but the Raptors chose to waive the combination guard. He averaged 2.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 11.8 minutes with the franchise.

To put it simply, these numbers, including his less than efficient 33.0 percent from deep are not going to help the Hawks win many games and it is unlikely that Brroks will get the last spot. The best that Brooks can hope for is to get a G League contract with the College Park Skyhawks and try and work his way back into the NBA from there.