The Hawks have signed rookie free agent shooting guard A.J. Lawson to an Exhibit 10 training camp contract, per the NBA’s official transactions log, via Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.
Lawson, 21, is 6-foot-6 and went undrafted out of South Carolina. He signed a deal to join the Heat’s summer team, but joined the Hawks’ summer squad instead.
He averaged 16.6 points and 4.1 rebounds as a junior with the Gamecocks last season.
Atlanta is coming off an inspiring run to the Eastern Conference finals and now has 14 players under guaranteed contracts and two on Exhibit 10 deals — Lawson and center Johnny Hamilton.
The Hawks has also made a two-way qualifying offer to former second-round pick and shooting guard Skylar Mays, and is expected to sign undrafted shooting guard Ibi Watson.
Rookie point guard Sharife Cooper has received one of the Hawks’ two two-way contracts.
“Lawson likely just represents a body for camp, with most of the roster seemingly set in place,” wrote Zach Hood of SB Nation. “The Hawks have just one regular season roster spot open, though perhaps Lawson could get a Two-Way as second-round pick Sharife Cooper is currently the only player the Hawks have signed to a Two-Way deal.
“If Skylar Mays is able to get a real NBA contract from the Hawks or another team, that would leave an open Two-Way slot for Atlanta.”
An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year, minimum salary deal that does not include the possibility of bonuses.