ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 02: Jannero Pargo #7 and Vladimir Radmanovic #77 of the Atlanta Hawks battle for a rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies at Philips Arena on February 2, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The deadline passed Tuesday evening with no moves from the Atlanta Hawks so the contracts of power forward Ivan Johnson, point guard Jannero Pargo and shooting guard Jerry Stackhouse have been guaranteed for the remainder of the season. Players on non-guaranteed deals needed to be waived by the close of business on Tuesday to clear waivers in time for the February 10 deadline.
Ivan Johnson was clearly the safest bet especially given his current situation as the team's backup center. Pargo and Stackhouse may see sporadic playing time but provide insurance should the team suffer another injury.
This development really doesn't affect the Hawks search for potential 10-day contract candidates. Atlanta currently has one open roster spot with 14 players currently under contract. Perhaps one reason they have not acted thus far was the team was waiting to see who would get released this week with other teams shedding non-guaranteed players.