The Hawks had a roster with 14 players under contract, or soon to be under contract following the completion of several trades, plus a two-way player. The latest move frees up another roster spot should the Hawks elect to add a player in free agency.
General manager Travis Schlenk told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on several occasions that he would be slow to move in free agency, opting to wait for many deals to be completed in a search for value.
Last week, the Hawks traded Kent Bazemore to the Trail Blazers in exchange for Evan Tuner. The move adjusted the roster by giving the Hawks a backup point guard and clearing the way for increased playing time for wing players Kevin Huerter and draft picks De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish.
The Hawks acquired Plumlee from the Hornets in the deal for Dwight Howard in 2017. In two seasons with the Hawks, the oft-injured Plumlee appeared in 73 games, making 35 starts, with averages of 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. He appeared in just 18 games last year due to a knee injury that eventually required season-ending surgery.
The Hawks acquired Hill in an agreed upon but yet to be completed deal with the Pelicans on draft night last month. The Hawks sent the Pelicans the Nos. 8, 17 and 35 picks for the No. 4 pick and Hill. The Hawks used the No. 4 pick to select Hunter.
Parsons, 30, has spent eight seasons in the NBA with the Rockets, Mavericks and Grizzlies. He also has been oft-injured with knee issues and was limited to 95 games in three seasons with the Grizzlies, including 25 last season. He has career averages of 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists. The Grizzlies tried to reach a buyout agreement with Parsons last season. He will be the highest-paid Hawks player.