Per Lauren Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks have guaranteed Bruno Fernando‘s $2.6 million contract for the upcoming season. Fernando began his career with Atlanta before joining the Celtics and then the Rockets for a couple of seasons.
The Hawks defeated the Denver Nuggets last night with a final score of 98-93. Tyrese Martin, after shooting one-of-eight from the field vs the Kings, led the way with 21 points on 8-of-12 from the field.
The Summer League Hawks were in action to take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday evening. After getting the first game jitters out against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, the Hawks pulled away with a 98-93 win.
After sending John Collins to the Thunder for Rudy Gay, a second-round pick, and “financial flexibility” per general manager Landry Fields in the form of a traded player exception, the Hawks signaled their intention to be busy this offseason on the trade market.
The Hawks are officially wheeling and dealing, as they say goodbye to three players who have only been on their roster for a few days. TyTy Washington and Usman Garuba were acquired by the Hawks from the Rockets in exchange for 2017 60th overall pick Alpha Kaba.
Trae Young is very happy the Atlanta Hawks signed Dejounte Murray to an extension, sources told NBA Analysis Network. Young “loves” playing with Murray, who signed a four-year, $120 million extension with the Hawks.
The Rockets have agreed to a one-year contract with point guard Aaron Holiday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Holiday, 26, appeared in 63 games with the Hawks last season in a limited role, averaging career-lows of 3.9 points and 1.4 assists.