Isaia Cordinier landed with the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. From there, the athletic shooting guard spent the summer with the team, including participation in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
After a year overseas playing for Antibes, Cordinier will be returning to the Hawks for the summer, according to GM Travis Schlenk following the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Schlenk indicated to the assembled media that Cordinier was returning to Atlanta to begin working out with the team and, from there, he will be on the roster for the 2017 NBA Summer League.
In 30 games (22 starts) with Antibes last season, Cordinier struggled from a statistical perspective. The 20-year-old shot just 35.7 percent from the floor and 23 percent from three while averaging only 6.5 points and 1.9 assists per game.
Still, Cordinier is a big-time athlete with spring and a projectable jump shot. It will be interesting to see how he looks in Las Vegas, especially in contrast to his showing a year ago.
Cordinier will reportedly be joined by Bryce Cotton and Josh Magette on the Summer League roster, in addition to Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry, John Collins and Tyler Dorsey. Stay tuned.