With the Atlanta Hawks carrying only 13 players on the full-time roster since the trade deadline, a personnel move of some sort was in the offing. Because Atlanta can only be without at least 14 players for a two-week period that ends Thursday, the team’s next logical step would be to either convert Andrew White’s contract from two-way to full-time or simply sign a player to a 10-day contract.
On Thursday morning, word broke from Shams Charania of The Vertical that it would be the latter, as the team is reportedly adding Antonius Cleveland on a 10-day deal.
Sources: The Hawks plan to sign guard Antonius Cleveland to a 10-day contract. Cleveland went to training camp with Golden State and spent time with Dallas in regular season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 22, 2018
The 6’6 shooting guard appeared in 13 games for the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season but had limited exposure on the court. Cleveland emerged from Southeast Missouri State University and he turned 24 years old earlier this month.
With both White and Josh Magette currently in Atlanta, it remains to be seen if Cleveland will appear on the floor over the next ten days but, if nothing else, the Hawks have another wing option to evaluate for a small period of time.