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Mike Scott plays 15 minutes in 1st D-League assignment game

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Scott made his first D-League appearance since the 2013 season Tuesday night playing 15 minutes off the bench for the Delaware 87ers in a 116-106 loss to Santa Cruz.

Scott finished with four-points and three rebounds while going 2 for 7 from the field. He missed all four of his three-point attempts.

The Hawks assigned Scott to the D-League on Tuesday in an effort to allow him the opportunity to work himself back into game shape.

“Mike has worked extremely hard to return to full health after missing training camp and the early part of the season. In discussing with Mike how he could get himself back in game shape and contributing to the team faster, we agreed that the best way would be to do an assignment with Delaware where he could play meaningful, competitive minutes,” Budenholzer said.

Scott missed most of training camp and the start of the NBA season with soreness in his left knee. He underwent a non-surgical procedure at the end of training camp to help alleviate the soreness.

Scott played in seven games with the Bakersfield Jam as a rookie in 2013. He averaged 18.1 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Delaware’s next game will be on Thursday against the Westchester Knicks.