Hawks assign Scott to D-League

Mike Scott of the Atlanta Hawks battles under the basket against the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 26, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Combined ShapeCaption
Mike Scott of the Atlanta Hawks battles under the basket against the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 26, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Hawks assigned Mike Scott to the NBA Development League on Sunday. The reserve forward will play for the Long Island Nets via the flexible assignment rule.

It is the third D-League stint for Scott, who has played a total of four games for the Long Island Nets and the Delaware 87ers.

Scott is expected to play several games with the Long Island Nets, who host the Delaware 87ers Monday at 1:30 p.m. Their upcoming schedule also includes home games against the Erie Bay Hawks on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and the Maine Red Claws on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

The D-League has provided Scott will needed playing time as he returns from a knee injury that cost him training camp and the beginning of the season. He has appeared in seven games for the Hawks and averaged 3.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 11.8 minutes.

Scott averaged 14.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 23.3 minutes of his four D-League games.

Hawks rookie Taurean Prince is also currently on assignment with the Long Island Nets.