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Report: Hawks to sign Damion Lee to fill final roster spot

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Lee will play on the wing with the recent rash of injuries

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To combat a slew of injuries on the wing, the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly signing Damion Lee from the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors:

Lee is a 6-foot-6 wing who split his college ball between Drexel and Louisville before going undrafted in 2016. Mostly known as a scorer, he averaged 15.8 points per game in the G League for Santa Cruz this season and while the three-point shot abandoned him this season, he was a 47 percent shooter from deep in 2016-17 with the Maine Red Claws. A career 89 percent free-throw shooter in the G League, it’s likely that he could become a consistent threat from beyond the three-point line.

It’s unknown at this point if Lee will be able to play in Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma City, but the Hawks could certainly use him, with Kent Bazemore, DeAndre’ Bembry, and Jaylen Morris out on the wing and Antonius Cleveland and Malcolm Delaney out at the guard positions. Lee can move between the 2 and 3, though he won’t be able to hold up against the biggest 3s in the league.