OCTOBER 3: The Hawks have officially signed Magette, the team announced today in a press release.
OCTOBER 2: The Hawks have reached an agreement with point guard Josh Magette, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Journal Constitution. He is expected to join the team in time for Monday’s practice.
The 26-year-old has spent the past two seasons with the L.A. Defenders in the D-League. He averaged 11.5 points and 9.1 assists in 45 games last season. Magette played college ball at Alabama-Huntsville and spent a year in both the Netherlands and Greece before coming to the D-League.
The move confirms speculation that the Hawks were looking to add a guard after waiving Richard Solomon on Saturday. Starting point guard Dennis Schroder has been slowed by an ankle injury and backup Jarrett Jack is working his way back from a torn ACL. The addition of Magette brings Atlanta back up to the preseason roster limit of 20.