Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks has his shot blocked by Alex Poythressof the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 27, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Hawks sign Alex Poythress to two-way contract

The Hawks agreed to terms with Alex Poythress on a two-way contract on Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Hawks have not announced the deal.

The 6-foot-7 forward played last season with the Pacers. Also played for the 76ers in 2016-17 after going undrafted out of the University of Kentucky.

Over the two seasons, Poythress has appeared in 31 games and averaged 2.9 points and 0.7 rebounds in 8.4 minutes. He has a .450 field goal percentage. Poythress was waived by the Pacers earlier this month to clear a roster spot for Kyle O’Quinn. He played for the Pacers entry in the Las Vegas Summer League earlier this month and averaged 12.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 20.2 minutes in five games.

Poythress, 24, is the second and final two-way contract player for the Hawks. The team signed guard Jaylen Adams earlier this offseason and he participated in summer league entries.

On a two-way contract, Poythress will play for the Hawks’ G League affiliate, the Erie (Pa.) BayHawks. He can not spend more than 45 days in the NBA with the Hawks before having to sign a contract and count as part of the 15-player roster.


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