The Atlanta Hawks’ training camp is roster is beginning to take some shape. The Hawks, according to Chris Vivlamore of the AJC, are signing forward Tyler Cavanaugh to a partially guaranteed rookie deal.
As Vivlamore reports, the idea is that Cavanaugh will report to training camp and then hook up with the Hawks’ G-League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks.
Tyler Cavanaugh has agreed to a partial guaranteed rookie deal with Hawks. Will come to training camp and then, likely, Erie BayHawks.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 28, 2017
As the report indicates, the deal is partially guaranteed, and the guaranteed amount will likely not exceed $50,000. When Cavanaugh is waived (most likely during the preseason), the Hawks — because only $50,000 (or less) is presumably guaranteed — will be able to make Cavanaugh an ‘affiliate’ of their G-League team, which would likely be the thinking behind this move.
Cavanaugh was a member of the Hawks’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, appearing in two games and averaged three points per game on 20% shooting from the field in an average of 10 minutes of play.
Cavanaugh spent his first two collegiate years with Wake Forest before transferring to George Washington in 2015. In the 2016-17 season with the George Washington Colonials in the NCAA, Cavanaugh averaged 18.3 points per game on 44% shooting from the field, 40% from behind the arc, 8.4 rebounds and two assists in an average of 32 minutes per game.
Yessir excited about the first step in my professional career!— Tyler Cavanaugh (@tycav34) July 28, 2017