1:05pm: The Hawks have officially announced the move via press release.
12:53pm: The Hawks have made their first training camp cut of the preseason, waiving Richard Solomon, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports (on Twitter). The subtraction of Solomon leaves Atlanta with a roster count of 19, one below the league maximum. No official announcement has been made by the team regarding the move.
The power forward’s contract worth $543,471 was non-guaranteed, so Atlanta won’t be on the hook for any salary as a result of this move. The Hawks are likely to sign a guard to replace Solomon on their roster, Vivlamore notes.
Solomon appeared in 59 games in the Japanese League last season and averaged 11.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists. His shooting line was .536/.179/.660. In his senior season with the Bears, he averaged 11.0 points and 10.2 rebounds in 29.2 minutes. In July, he played in Orlando for the Suns’ summer league squad and then in Las Vegas with the Thunder.