Hawks assign Tyler Cavanaugh to Erie for rehab


Hawks assign Tyler Cavanaugh to Erie for rehab

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Atlanta Hawks forward Tyler Cavanaugh (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Atlanta won 110-97. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Hawks assigned forward Tyler Cavanaugh to the Erie BayHawks, the team’s NBA G League affiliate, for a rehabilitation stint.

An ankle injury has sidelined Cavanaugh since mid-January. His last game with the Hawks was on Jan. 17 against the Pelicans when he played for five minutes and recorded one rebound.

In his rookie season, Cavanaugh has played in 30 NBA games, starting one, and averaged five points and 3.3 rebounds. Cavanaugh is also shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 36.6 beyond 3-point range.

In seven games, including five starts, with the BayHawks this season, Cavanaugh shot 50.6 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from the 3-point line, averaging  16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 27.7 minutes. 

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