Hawks waive Diamond Stone

The Hawks waived Diamond Stone on Monday in a move that came just weeks after the team acquired the center in a three-way trade with the Clippers and Nuggets earlier this month.

Stone, 6-foot-11, 260 pounds, played in four games for the Hawks’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League this month after the trade. He averaged 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15.0 minutes.

Stone had a fully guaranteed contract for $1,312,611 for next season.

Stone was drafted in the second round (No. 40 overall) out of Maryland by the Pelicans in the 2016 NBA Draft. The Clippers acquired him in a draft-night trade. He played seven games for the Clippers last season and averaged 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 3.4 minutes. He spent time in the G League with Santa Cruz and Salt Lake City. In 13 combined games, Stone averaged 16.2 points and 7.0 rebounds in 21.7 minutes.

Stone appeared in five games for the Clippers in the Orlando Summer League as a rookie last year and averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 24.4 minutes.

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The Hawks acquired Jamal Crawford (bought out), Stone (waived), a top-three protected 2018 first-round draft pick and $1.3 million from the Clippers in the three-way trade.

The Hawks now have Dewayne Dedmon, Mike Muscala and Miles Plumlee at center.

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