Hawks trade Kelly to Rockets for cash

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Hawks trade Kelly to Rockets for cash

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Atlanta Hawks’ Ryan Kelly, left, and Indiana Pacers’ Thaddeus Young vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Hawks traded forward Ryan Kelly to the Rockets for cash considerations Wednesday. The deal was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kelly did two stints with the Hawks last season. He has a non-guaranteed contract for $1.6 million next season. If the Rockets or another team releases Kelly before June 30, it’s possible he could join the Hawks’ NBA Summer League team.

The Rockets made several moves Thursday including the reported acquisition of Chris Paul from the Clippers. The team is looking to clear space to make the move and reportedly is looking to make another major move.

Kelly appeared in 16 regular-season games for the Hawks. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.9 minutes. Kelly played for the Lakers before signing with the Hawks.

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