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Report: Hawks sign A.J. Lawson

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2021 Las Vegas Summer League - Atlanta Hawks v New York Knicks Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks are working on their 20-man training camp roster, and it appears Thursday morning they added a familiar face. Undrafted rookie guard A.J. Lawson, who played with the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League, has reportedly agreed to a contract with Atlanta per Keith Smith of Spotrac.

In four games with the Hawks this summer, Lawson averaged 20.9 minutes per game while scoring 4.5 points per game. Lawson shot 26.9% from the floor and 12.5% from three-point range. While these stats are obviously not great, the sample size is extremely small.

Lawson comes into the league after being a three-year starter at South Carolina, where he averaged 14.2 points for his career. Lawson is a long, 6’6 wing who competes hard on both ends of the floor. He shot 34.9% from three for his college career, while his volume on triples did spike in his final season with South Carolina.

Lawson likely just represents a body for camp, with most of the roster seemingly set in place. The Hawks have just one regular season roster spot open, though perhaps Lawson could get a Two-Way as second-round pick Sharife Cooper is currently the only player the Hawks have signed to a Two-Way deal. If Skylar Mays is able to get a real NBA contract from the Hawks or another team, that would leave an open Two-Way slot for Atlanta.

Stay tuned, as this story will be updated if and when this deal is announced by the club.