11:31 am January 22, 2010, by Michael Cunningham
The Hawks signed Mario West to a second 10-day contract. West, a Douglas County and Georgia Tech product, has appeared in four games since signing on Jan. 12 and is averaging 7.8 minutes per game. He played in 117 games for the Hawks from 2007-09.
When West signed, Woody said “I’m not scared to throw him in the game and he has to defend the best player on the opposing team,” and West drew an extended assignment against Thunder forward Kevin Durant in the Hawks’ 94-91 loss on Monday.
The Hawks cut West in training camp last summer and he was playing for the D-League’s Maine Red Claws when he was re-signed. Under NBA rules, after the latest 10-day contract expires the Hawks can retain West only by signing him for the remainder of the season.
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