The Atlanta Hawks will begin their Las Vegas Summer League journey in less than two weeks, and the roster is beginning to fill out. First, word broke that Michigan State big man Matt Costello would be joining the ranks, and now, a report has surfaced that swingman Darington Hobson will be playing for Atlanta.
Darington Hobson will be playing on the Atlanta Hawks' Summer League team, per sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 28, 2016
Hobson, who is 28 years old, was last seen as a member of the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, where he averaged 17.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in 34.8 minutes. The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Hobson played his college basketball at New Mexico, where he was named as the Mountain West Player of the Year for the 2009-2010 season.
Given his age, Hobson doesn’t bring a ton of upside to the table, but he is more than worthy of a Summer League invite as an above-average player in the D-League last season. Stay tuned as the more of the roster becomes available, featuring the presumed inclusion of both Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry.