Hawks Sign Second-Rounder Tyler Dorsey

JULY 14: Dorsey’s two-year deal is now official, per Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who tweets that it’s a fully guaranteed, minimum salary contract.

JULY 7: The Hawks have struck a deal with second-round pick Tyler Dorsey, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, who reports (via Twitter) that the two sides will finalize a fully guaranteed two-year contract.

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Dorsey, 21, left Oregon following his sophomore season this spring, after helping lead the Ducks to an appearance in the Final Four. In 39 games last season, the 6’4″ shooting guard averaged 14.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.7 APG, and a .423 3PT%.

As the 41st overall pick in this year’s draft, Dorsey will not receive the same sort of four-year deal that first-round picks get. Teams have to sign second-round picks using cap space or exceptions, and while Atlanta has some cap room available, a minimum salary deal wouldn’t be a surprise.

For comparison’s sake, last year’s No. 41 pick, Stephen Zimmerman, signed a three-year minimum salary contract with the Magic, but only the first year was guaranteed — Zimmerman was waived by Orlando earlier this week.

The Hawks drafted Dorsey using the second-round pick acquired from the Hornets in last month’s Dwight Howard trade.

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4 thoughts on “Hawks Sign Second-Rounder Tyler Dorsey

  1. hiflew

    Am I the only one not seeing much on the Hawks roster? They look like a contender for a very high pick next year.

    • You’re not wrong, but that’s because they’re not trying to compete. Its better than trying to go for a low playoff seed to lose in the first round. I think they have all of their picks so its a good time to tear it all apart and rebuild.

      • hiflew

        The problem with that idea is that there are at least 5 other teams just as bad. Not to mention that you still might not get a super high pick with the lotto balls. At least with the #7 seed you have a chance at playoff money and once every five years or so a #7 or #8 upsets a top seed.

  2. knoxchristopher79

    I think with a lineup of
    Schroder
    Bellinelli
    Baze
    Collins
    Dedmond
    We might not win a lot but I think we put a halfway competitive squad out there night after night. With ilyasova, Muscala, and prince coming off the bench. I don’t think it’s terrible. Atleast competitive

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