The Atlanta Hawks announced on Wednesday that they have signed guard Lamar Patterson to a second 10-day contract. Patterson's first 10-day contract expired last night. He appeared in three games with Atlanta so far this season going 2 for 8 from the field in 20 minutes of playing time.
By rule, the Hawks will have a decision to make when Patterson's new 10-day contract expires. Teams are allowed to sign players to no more than two 10-day contracts in a season. When this 10-day contract expires, Atlanta will either have to let Patterson go or sign him for the remainder of the season.
Atlanta originally acquired Patterson in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks at the 2014 NBA Draft. He spent the first season of his professional career playing in Turkey before coming to Atlanta for the 2015-16 seson where he appeared in 35 games while averaging 2.4 points per game.
Patterson was waived by the Hawks last July and was claimed by the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento cut ties with him in October. He spent the first part of this season in the D-League playing in Reno where he averaged 24.1 points per game.