Hawks Release Cartier Martin

February 21 at 8:00am CST By Zach Links

FRIDAY, 8:00am: Atlanta has yet to officially announce the move, but Martin’s deal was set to expire at the end of the day Thursday, so he is no longer with the Hawks, one way or another.

THURSDAY, 5:05pm: The Hawks will release¬†Cartier Martin ahead of the expiration of his 10-day deal to make room for the newly-acquired Antawn Jamison, tweets Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Though Vivlamore says the team will waive Martin, he won’t actually go on waivers. Teams can terminate 10-day contracts at any point, and when that happens, the player becomes a free agent immediately.

Atlanta acquired Jamison earlier today along with cash considerations from the Clippers.  The 37-year-old veteran may not be staying in Atlanta for long, however, as the Hawks are thinking about buying him out.

Martin, 29, has seen time in 31 games this season for the Hawks, averaging 6.7 PPG and 2.0 RPG in 17.1 minutes per contest. His 10-day contract was to expire at the end of tonight anyway, and since the Hawks don’t have a game, the early termination of his deal is of little effect.

Chuck Myron contributed to this post.

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