The Hawks will sign Richard Solomon to a non-guaranteed contract and the forward will join the team for training camp in two weeks, according to several people familiar with the situation. Exact terms of the contract are not known.
The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Solomon worked out for the Hawks this week.
Solomon went undrafted out of the University of California in 2014 and signed to go to training camp with the Thunder. He was waived and spent the entire 2014-15 season with the Oklahoma City’s NBA Development League affiliate Blue. In 28 games, he averaged 8.5 points and 6.9 rebounds in 18 minutes.
Solomon played last season in Japan. He most recently attended the Orlando Summer League with the Suns and the Las Vegas Summer League with the Thunder.
Solomon played four seasons at California and in 109 games, Solomon averaged 8.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. As a senior, Solomon averaged 11.0 points and 10.2 rebounds in 29.2 minutes over 30 games.
The Hawks wanted to add a point guard and a front line player to the training camp roster. The team now has a roster of 18 players. They can carry a maximum of 20 players before having to trim their roster to 15 players by the start of the NBA season.
The Hawks open training camp on Sept. 26 with media day before the start of three days of workouts at the University of Georgia.
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