The schedule is set for the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and, even with a few weeks until the action begins, the Atlanta Hawks have reportedly been busy. On Saturday, word broke that the Hawks are set to bring Bryce Cotton back for another tour of duty in July.
Former NBA player Bryce Cotton (who spent last season in Australia) will play Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks, according to sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 17, 2017
Cotton impressed as a member of the 2016 roster before spending last season in Australia. The 6’1 sharpshooter has appeared in 23 NBA games previously and he shot 37 percent from beyond the arc in 33 games (across leagues) during the 2016-2017 season.
Reportedly joining Cotton on the roster will be point guard Josh Magette, as Harrison Feigen of SB Nation’s Ridiculous Upside brings word that he will play for Atlanta in Las Vegas and for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando Summer League. Magette was famously the final player cut before the 2016-2017 roster was finalized and he impressed Atlanta’s coaching staff with strong play.
During the 2016-2017 season, Magette starred in the D-League, leading the league in assists (9.3 per game) while averaging 15.8 points per game. Just how close Magette was to making the final roster a season ago is up for debate but the 6’1 guard brings skill and passing vision to the table.
Nothing has been confirmed from the Hawks side on either signing but, if reports are accurate, Atlanta’s roster building has begun for Las Vegas. Stay tuned.