The Atlanta Hawks have waived veteran point guard Jarrett Jack according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore. The team has not made an official announcement but this move would reduce the roster to 17 players.
Hawks have waived veteran point guard Jarrett Jack.https://t.co/q35MwAg2IB— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) October 20, 2016
The Hawks signed Jack to a one-year deal earlier this summer after he was let go by Brooklyn. He was still recovering from last season’s ACL injury and had yet to take part in any contact at practice. Mike Budenholzer confirmed earlier this week that Jack would not be ready for the start of the season. Will Bynum and Josh Magette remain on the training camp roster for now. Jack didn’t appear to be amused by the announcement.
Welp so much for that— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) October 20, 2016
Waiving Jack and his guaranteed salary opens up a roster spot that will presumedly go to a frontcourt player. Tiago Splitter’s hamstring injury appears to have been a factor in this decision but waiving Splitter and his $8 million salary probably was never a real option.