UPDATE 23 August 2019: Derrickson’s deal is now official.
In late July, the Atlanta Hawks agreed to a deal with Ray Spalding, bringing the former Louisville standout into the fold on an Exhibit 10 contract that brings Spalding to training camp and illuminates the potential for a partnership beyond that. On Friday, similar news broke with another player, with Shams Charania of The Athletic reporting the addition of Marcus Derrickson.
For the sake of clarity, an Exhibit 10 deal allows for the Hawks to have Derrickson in training camp but does not mean that he will definitely join the regular season roster. Because an Exhibit 10 contract is guaranteed for $50,000 or less (and can be guaranteed for any amount between $5,000 and $50,000), the Hawks would have the opportunity to keep Derrickson on their G League team in College Park.
Derrickson, a 6’7 power forward, appeared in 11 games for the Golden State Warriors last season, taking the floor for a total of 67 regular season minutes. Most of his 2018-19 campaign was spent in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, where Derrickson averaged 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 35 appearances. Perhaps most interestingly, Derrickson connected on 41.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the three-point arc and, in three seasons at Georgetown, he buried 39.7 percent from three-point distance.
The 23-year-old may not land on the regular season roster under a full-time contract but Derrickson should be an interesting piece when the team convenes for training camp. With this agreement reportedly in place, the Hawks now employ 13 players on guaranteed contracts, a pair of players — Charlie Brown and Brandon Goodwin — on Two-Way contracts and a pair of players — Spalding and Derrickson — on Exhibit 10 deals.