The Atlanta Hawks may not be finished adding players to their training camp roster. The team is scheduled to work out 6-11 power forward Richard Solomon on Wednesday and Thursday according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.
The Atlanta Hawks will work out free agent Richard Solomon on Wednesday and Thursday, according to sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) September 12, 2016
Solomon was a four-year player at California and averaged 11 points and 10.2 rebounds as a senior in 2014. He went undrafted but landed in training camp with Oklahoma City. He spent the 2015 season playing with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D-League where he averaged 8.5 points and 6.9 rebounds in 28 games.
Solomon spent last season playing in Japan and had a busy summer playing in the Orlando summer league with Phoenix and later with Oklahoma City in Las Vegas.
The Hawks currently have 17 players under contract including Matt Costello and Mike Muscala who’s deals for next season are not fully guaranteed.
There is an interesting competition developing in the team’s front court behind starters Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap. The team also has under contract Tiago Splitter who is returning from season-ending hip surgery, Kris Humphries and Walter Tavares who are all capable of playing the center position. Mike Scott enters the final year of his deal at power forward while Muscala is hoping to stick for a fourth season.
The Hawks will hold media day festivities on September 26 with training camp scheduled to begin the 27th at the University of Georgia.