The Hawks have signed rookie free agent Tyler Cavanaugh to an NBA contract, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The team has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday to announce new deals for Cavanaugh, Quinn Cook, and Josh Magette.
Cavanaugh, 23, went undrafted in June after spending the last two seasons playing for George Washington. Having transfered from Wake Forest to GW halfway through his college career, the 6’9″ forward enjoyed his best season in 2016/17, averaing 18.3 PPG and 8.4 RPG with a .448/.409/.848 shooting line.
When Vivlamore first reported Cavanaugh’s agreement with the Hawks, he noted that the deal would include a partial guarantee. However, Cavanaugh is unlikely to earn a spot on Atlanta’s 15-man regular season roster. He’ll likely end up with the Erie BayHawks, the club’s G League affiliate.
Once the Hawks officially announce the Cavanaugh, Cook, and Magette signings, their roster count will be up to 17 players, including one (Magette) on a two-way deal. That will leave three openings on Atlanta’s offseason roster.