The Atlanta Hawks announced the signings of two guards to the team in advance of training camp kicking off. Jarkel Joiner, whose signing was reported much earlier in the summer, and Keaton Wallace have officially penned deals thought to be Exhibit 10 contracts, which are explained further here.
Joiner spent the summer with the Hawks’ 2023 Las Vegas Summer League team where he averaged 4.3 points and 1.3 rebounds during sporadic minutes. Keaton Wallace spent last season briefly on a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he ultimately saw most of his time with their G League affiliate the Ontario Clippers where he averaged 14.6 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per contest.
The signings plus the recent waiver request for Chris Silva bring the number of official camp bodies to 20 as of late Friday. Reportedly, a signing for David Singleton is still pending, which would reach the preseason maximum of 21.
An updated training camp roster is provided below.
Per the Atlanta Hawks:
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks signed guards Jarkel Joiner and Keaton Wallace, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Joiner appeared in four games with the Hawks during the NBA 2K24 Summer League 2023 in Las Vegas, registering 4.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12.0 minutes.
Throughout his six-year collegiate career, Joiner suited up for NC State (2022-23), Ole Miss (2019-22, redshirt in 2019-20) and Cal State Bakersfield (2017-19). He appeared in 148 contests (136 starts), owning averages of 13.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 31.7 minutes of action (.417 FG%, .330 3FG%, .828 FT%).
During the 2022-23 season, the 6-1 guard saw action in 34 games (all starts) as a member of the Wolfpack, tallying career highs in points per game (17.0), rebounds per game (4.8), assists per game (3.6), steals per game (1.3) and minutes per game (35.9). His 17.0 points per game ranked fourth in the ACC, while his 35.9 minutes per game ranked third. Joiner was named to the ACC All-Second Team, leading NC State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018.
Wallace appeared in 49 total games (48 starts) with the Ontario Clippers during the 2022-23 NBA G League season (regular season and Showcase Cup), notching 13.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.7 steals in 32.6 minutes per game (.463 FG%, .382 3FG%, .745 FT%). He put in 30-or-more points three times during the 2022-23 campaign, including a career-best 39 points on 16-22 shooting from the floor and a 7-8 mark from deep in a win over the Motor City Cruise on Jan. 15, 2023.
The 6-3 guard signed a two-way contract with the LA Clippers on Feb. 21, 2023. He did not appear in any games with the Clippers and was waived on March 1. Wallace saw action in three games with the Clippers during the NBA 2K24 Summer League 2023 in Las Vegas, recording 7.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 16.1 minutes (.400 FG%, .300 3FG%, 1.000 FT%).
Wallace has appeared in 93 total games (79 starts) across two NBA G League seasons, owning averages of 14.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 31.2 minutes (.460 FG%, .382 3FG%, .773 FT%).
The Dallas, Texas, native appeared in 125 games (110 starts) contests throughout a four-year collegiate career at the University of Texas at San Antonio, registering 16.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.6 minutes of play (.401 FG%, .351 3FG%, .806 FT%). Wallace earned Second Team All-CUSA in three consecutive seasons (2018-21) and was named to the CUSA All-Freshman Team during the 2017-18 campaign.