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Hawks news: Undrafted forward Tyler Cavanaugh signs with Atlanta

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Tyler Cavanaugh didn’t hear his name called in the 2017 NBA Draft, but he did got call from the Atlanta Hawks this week.

Chris Vivlamore has reported that the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon and George Washington Colonial forward has signed with the Hawks, and will be introduced by the team along with other newcomers this Wednesday.

Tyler Cavanaugh played four years in the college ranks, spending the first two with Wake Forest, where he averaged just 7.0 points per game. He did have more success with George Washington, where he posted 12.6 points over the course of two years.

While it’s certainly good news for Cavanaugh, it’s unlikely he’ll see much playing time for the Hawks, who have a pretty crowded forward group as of the moment. Cavanaugh isn’t even assured of a slot on Atlanta’s opening day roster with the current player count up to 17. It’s possible that Cavanaugh would spend most of the season playing for the Hawks’ G-League partner, the Eerie BayHawks.

The Hawks, however, are on a full-blast rebuild, which means that it’s very possible for Cavanaugh to make a number of appearances for Atlanta this season.