Newly acquired Mike Dunleavy is seeking a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks according to a report by ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Marc J. Spears. The Hawks acquired Dunleavy from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyle Korver but he has yet to report to his new team.
Sources told ESPN.com that Dunleavy is seeking a buyout from the Hawks that would enable him to immediately become a free agent.
Atlanta initially looked for a third team to offload Dunleavy in the trade but is now reportedly interested in keeping him to see how he fits with the rest of the roster. Dunleavy is under contract through next season but only a portion of his $5.2 million salary for next season is guaranteed.
League rules dictate that a player has 72 hours to report to his new team and to complete a physical.
In the meantime, Korver won’t be able to officially join the Cavaliers until the situation is resolved with Dunleavy.
It doesn’t appear as though this situation is nearing a resolution
Sources: As Mike Dunleavy works to secure contract buyout to join a contender, he has no plans to report to Hawks in NYC today or Tuesday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 9, 2017
For the many asking, if Dunleavy doesn't report to Hawks it does not void trade.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) January 9, 2017