Hawks sign Bynum, Kelly to deals ahead of training camp (updated)

The Hawks have signed Will Bynum and Ryan Kelly to non-guaranteed contracts to set their training camp roster, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The Hawks will bring the maximum of 20 players to training camp on Sept. 26.

Bynum and Kelly, each with NBA experience, worked out for the Hawks recently.

Bynum, who played at Georgia Tech, is a veteran of eight NBA seasons with the Warriors, Pistons and Wizards. The 33-year-old guard appeared in seven games with the Wizards last season after signing two 10-day contracts. He played in China before and after the stints. In his NBA career, which included six seasons with the Pistons, Bynum averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 assists in 18.4 minutes.

Bynum (6-foot, 185 pounds) was part of Tech’s 2004 run to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four. Jarrett Jack, who signed with the Hawks this summer, was also a member of that Yellow Jackets team. Bynum went undrafted out of college but earned a shot with the Warriors after being named the NBA Development League Rookie of the Year playing for Roanoke.

Kelly (6-11, 230 pounds) was a second-round pick (No. 48) by the Lakers in 2013 out of Duke. The 25-year-old power forward appeared in 147 games over three seasons with the Lakers. He averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 13.1 minutes over 36 games last season. For his career, Kelly has averaged 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 20.5 minutes. He also saw action with the Lakers’ D-League affiliate over the past three seasons. Kelly’s father-in-law is former NFL head coach Bill Cowher.

The Hawks also signed forward Richard Solomon (California) to a non-guaranteed contract this week. Matt Costello (Michigan State), who played for the Hawks Las Vegas Summer League entry, signed a partially guaranteed contract earlier this year. The Hawks must trim their roster to 15 players by the start of the season.

The Hawks open training camp with media day on Sept. 26. Three days of workouts at the University of Georgia follow to begin the 2016-17 season.

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