The Hawks have waived DeShawn Stevenson, a league source tells Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). The move clears the way for Atlanta to officially sign DeMarre Carroll to a to a two-year, $5MM deal.
The guard signed a three-year pact with the Hawks last summer which paid him $2,240,450 per season, though only the first season was guaranteed. The veteran, known primarily for his tough defense, averaged 5.1 PPG and 2.2 RPG in 20.7 minutes per game for the Hawks last season.
In 13 seasons for the Jazz, Magic, Wizards, Mavericks, Nets, and Hawks, Stevenson has career averages of 7.2 PPG and 2.2 RPG.