Hawks Sign Dylan Windler To Two-Way Contract

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard/forward Dylan Windler to a two-way contract, the team announced in a press release.Dylan Windler

Windler, 27, is 6-foot-6 and has appeared in a total of 11 games with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers this season. He was waived by the Knicks in December and by the Lakers over the weekend.

He recorded a 23-point, 33-rebound game as a member of the Westchester Knicks in early January. The 33 rebounds are a G League single-game record.

Windler signed a two-way contract with the Knicks over the summer, then had it converted to a standard contract earlier this season.

After that, he bounced between the parent club and Westchester Knicks. He appeared in just three games with New York.

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Windler with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft but did not extend a qualifying offer at the end of last season. That sent Windler into free agency, where he signed with New York.

Windler appeared in just 86 games over his first four seasons, with injuries being the name of the game for him with the Cavs. Interestingly, he was known as a bit of an ironman as an amateur, missing just one game between high school and four years of college at Belmont.

After missing all of his rookie year, Windler bounced back to average a career-high 5.2 points in his second season, showing flashes of promise. But given how little he’s been able to stay on the floor since, it wouldn’t have made sense for the Cavs to issue the $5 million qualifying offer this past summer.

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