Report: Hawks sign Andrew White to two-way contract
The Atlanta Hawks are welcoming a new member to their team, as it is being reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports that the team has signed Andrew White of G League club Maine Red Claws to a two-way contract.
Sources: The Atlanta Hawks are signing forward Andrew White of G League Maine on a two-way NBA contract.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 14, 2018
Not many NBA fans would instantly recognize White’s name. That said, White was playing well with the Red Claws before inking a deal with Atlanta. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard out of Syracuse went undrafted in last year’s NBA Draft, but has found a way to shine with the Red Claws. Across 22 games in the G League, White has put up an average of 16.0 points to go with 5.3 rebounds per game. He also led the Red Claws three-pointers made per game with 2.5 on an excellent 40.3 shooting percentage from deep.
After not hearing his name called in the last draft, Andrew White hooked up with the Boston Celtics during the Summer League, but was released by the team later on, paving the way for his stint with the Red Claws.
White is not expected to get significant minutes right away for Atlanta, but the Hawks likely did not sign him just to be a bench ornament. With his scoring prowess, Andrew White has a shot at turning people’s heads in the NBA playing for a team with no pressure at all to make the playoffs. That said, he will be below Kent Bazemore and Marco Belinelli in the steam’s shooting guard pecking order.
White can make his NBA debut on Monday at home against the San Antonio Spurs.