Report: Hawks sign guard Brandon Goodwin to two-way contract
Goodwin, a 6-foot-2 point guard who went undrafted out of Florida Gulf Coast in 2018, signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Memphis Grizzlies last year to play with their Las Vegas Summer League team in July before being waived. Goodwin later signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets before being waiving and re-upping with the Western Conference team for a two-way deal.
Goodwin appeared in 16 games for the Nuggets during the 2018-19 NBA season and participated in the Vegas Summer League again, this time for Denver, competing in four games and scoring a total of 74 points.
In 26 G League games last season, Goodwin averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists for the Iowa Wolves and Memphis Hustle, shooting 49.0% from the field, 37.9% from 3-point range, and 72.4% from the free throw line.
Goodwin put up 23 points in 57 sparse minutes for the big-league Nuggets last season.
The Hawks previously signed Saint Joe’s product and 6-foot-7 forward Charlie Brown Jr. to a two-way contract.
Atlanta is looking for guard depth behind rising star Trae Young. The team traded veteran forward Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers in the offseason for guard-forward Evan Turner. Turner, 30, is a 6-foot-7 wing who can play from point guard to small forward—and he played 48% of his minutes as floor general for Portland last season.
Goodwin, and Brown Jr., will likely see most of their minutes in the G League, however, as they scramble to impress the team’s scouts.