Sorry folks, was involved in some interviews to prepare for the start of Hawks training camp one week from today. You ready?
The Hawks will start training camp on Tuesday with 13 already guaranteed contracts and as many as seven other players competing for a roster spot. The Hawks may, or may not, carry the limit of 15 guaranteed so they have some flexibility after the start of the season or for the trade market. However, there will be two spots up for competition. I expect the full training camp roster to be announced some time this week.
One player I know will be in camp is Anthony Tolliver. The forward played the past two seasons with the Timberwolves, where he averaged 4.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 51 games. He has also played for the Spurs, Trail Blazers and Warriors. He was with the Cavaliers after going undrafted out of Creighton University in 2003, but never played. Tolliver’s one-year contract is not guaranteed.
Over his five-year career, Tolliver has averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game. His best season came with the Warriors in 2009-10 when he averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.
- Chris Vivlamore