The Atlanta Hawks will be participating in the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League beginning on July 9, and in addition to some young players that are already under the team's control, the organization will be searching for other talent to infuse. In that vein, Shams Charania of RealGM reports that former Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane will be suiting up for Kenny Atkinson and company in a few weeks.
Hawks reached summer league commitment with guard DeAndre Kane, with plan to discuss free agent deal in July, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 19, 2015
Kane, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, spent last season playing professionally in Belgium, and prior to that, he was a standout for Fred Hoiberg and the Cyclones after transferring from Marshall after two collegiate seasons. During his one season at Iowa State, the now 25-year-old Kane averaged 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists while shooting 39.8% from three-point distance, and he is an intriguing prospect despite his somewhat "advanced" age.
It will be interesting to see just how many internal candidates will be deployed in Las Vegas, but with Kane pairing almost certainly with Atlanta's first-round selection, Edy Tavares and Lamar Patterson, the summer league roster is becoming a bit clearer. Stay tuned.