Gorgui Dieng, Hawks agree to terms for one-year deal

The Hawks and Gorgui Dieng have agreed to terms for a one-year, $4 million deal, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Dieng (6-foot-11, 252) averaged 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 38 games with the Grizzlies and Spurs last season. The move meets a need for the Hawks, as backup center Onyeka Okongwu will miss six months after recently undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum. The Hawks needed to add size and someone who can act as a backup in the frontcourt, namely behind center Clint Capela.

NBA teams began negotiating with free agents at 6 p.m. Monday, though deals can’t be made official until 12:01 p.m. Friday.

The Athletic first reported the deal.