Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Hawks have recalled first-round pick Adreian Payne and have assigned Mike Muscala to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. Muscala is expected to be in uniform for tonight's game against the Canton Charge.
Hawks will recall Adreian Payne from D-League today and assign Mike Mucala to Fort Wayne. John Jenkins will remain. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) December 6, 2014
Mike Muscala will play tonight for Fort Wayne vs. Canton. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) December 6, 2014
Payne appeared in six games during two different assignments with the Mad Ants and averaged 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds on 41 percent shooting. Muscala has been active for all 18 games for the Hawks this season but has saw action in just five. He has served as the team's emergency big which is a role that Payne can take over while Muscala gets some playing time with the Mad Ants.
John Jenkins will remain on assignment with the Mad Ants for now. In four games in the D-League, Jenkins is averaging 20.5 points per game and shooting 58 percent from the field.