Hawks release Solomon, likely to add guard

Hawks forward Richard Solomon during Hawks media day on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

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Hawks forward Richard Solomon during Hawks media day on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

The Hawks waived forward Richard Solomon on Saturday.

The move trims the training camp roster to 19 players. However, the Hawks are likely to add a guard to the roster soon. They are thin at the guard position with Dennis Schroder nursing an ankle injury and Jarrett Jack being brought along slowly from a torn ACL. The Hawks had an excess of big men in camp knowing that Tiago Splitter was returning from hip surgery.

Solomon played 2:40 of the Hawks’ open scrimmage and had one rebound. The 6-foot-7 forward signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks last month for a training camp invitation.