Hawks Roster Taking Shape

Friday, December 23, 2011
By Jon Newberry

With just one day left to submit rosters to the league office for opening night, the Hawks have requested waivers on four players: Keith Benson, Pape Sy, Magnum Rolle and Brad Wanamaker.

Now Atlanta has 15 players left on the current roster. (Click Here to View)

Jeff Teague insists that he will be ready for Tuesday night’s season opener in New Jersey (big relief), but with Kirk Hinrich slated to begin the season in street clothes the Hawks appear to be focused on stockpiling some depth in the backcourt. They signed Jannero Pargo and Willie Green last week and still have Jerry Stackhouse and Donald Sloan on the roster as reserves.

The name that is most surprising still on the roster is Ivan Johnson. Johnson attended the Hawks “mini-camp” this past summer after the draft, and impressed the coaching staff with his energy and physique. He didn’t back down when he arrived at Training Camp and was very impressive in both preseason games against the Bobcats.

There are no guarantees that the Hawks are done making roster moves at this point, so stay tuned to Hawks.com for all of the latest updates.

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