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Atlanta Hawks claim Nicolas Brussino off waivers

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The 24-year-old Argentinian is heading to Atlanta after a season with the Mavericks.

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The Atlanta Hawks have claimed Argentinian forward Nicolas Brussino off waivers, it was announced on Saturday evening. The news was first reported by Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.

Brussino was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday after spending the 2016-17 season with the club.

Brussino, who is 24 years old, is a 6’8” perimeter player, who is listed as a shooting guard/small forward. In his one NBA season, Brussino averaged 2.8 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game in nine minutes of action a night in 54 games for the Mavericks, starting twice.

Brussino was also involved with the Mavericks at NBA Summer League, averaging 8.8 points per game on 41% shooting from the field and 4.7 rebounds in 20 minutes per game in six games. While he is not a significant name in the grand scheme, Brussino fits Atlanta’s development curve from an age perspective and he could be an interesting Hawks University candidate.