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Hawks acquire, waive Jabari Bird

NBA: Summer League-Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It was a (very) quiet trade deadline for the Atlanta Hawks. The team did make two trades, however, with one sending Tyler Dorsey to Memphis in exchange for Shelvin Mack (who was then waived) and another acquiring Jabari Bird (albeit briefly) from the Boston Celtics.

Bird was acquired, along with cash considerations, and immediately waived by the Hawks. In conjunction, the Hawks also parted ways with Daniel Hamilton.

The decision to sharply cut ties with Bird comes as no surprise given the fact that the Celtics were very publicly attempting to shed the Bird from their payroll in light of ongoing legal trouble centering on alleged, and horrific, domestic violence. The 24-year-old was charged in September with assault and battery on a household or family member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and strangulation or suffocation.

Bird offered a not guilty plea at that time and, since then, he was charged in January with two new counts of threatening to commit a crime and witness intimidation.

Stay tuned.