Dunleavy Jr. reports to Hawks, passes physical

Mike Dunleavy Jr. reported to the Hawks on Tuesday following his trade to the team over the weekend.

The Hawks extended the time window for him to report and the newly acquired guard/forward passed his required physical later in the afternoon.

Dunleavy originally expressed a desire for the Hawks to buy out his contract and become a free agent following his trade from the Cavaliers. The Hawks also acquired a protected future first-round pick in the deal for Kyle Korver.

Dunleavy had until 5 p.m. Monday to report. After speaking with coach Mike Budenholzer and conversations between the Hawks and his representation just before the deadline, the decision was made that Dunleavy would report to Atlanta on Tuesday.

The Hawks play at the Nets on Tuesday night. Dunleavy will be available to practice with the team Wednesday upon returning from New York.

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Not that Dunleavy has passed his physical, Korver can play for the Cavaliers, who are at the Jazz on Tuesday night.

“The first thing I told him when he walked into the locker room the other day is that if you want to fit in, shoot the ball every time you get it,” Cavs star LeBron James told reporters Tuesday. “Shoot the ball as soon as it touches your hands. Shoot it. We don’t care.”

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