The Atlanta Hawks continued to add youth and depth to a rebuilding roster on Saturday as the team announced the claiming of 24-year-old forward Nicolas Brussino off waivers.
Brussino was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on July, 20 after playing in 54 games for the team last season averaging (2.8) Points Per Game and (1.8) Rebounds Per Game in (9.6) Minutes Per Game.
Brussino spent a considerable amount of time in the G League with the Texas Legends last season as well, putting up (16.6) Points per game, (7.6) Rebounds Per Game, and (4.8) Assists Per Game.
The claiming of Brussino shouldn’t be considered a significant one as far as stepping in as a starter, but there is a chance that Brussino could make a push for a roster spot and earn playing time for the upcoming season.
Brussino fits the Spurs and Hawks mold as a big man (6’8 to be exact) and can get the ball in the basket in multiple ways whether it’s driving to the paint or dishing assists, he averaged (4.8) Assist Per Game last season in the G League.
Hawks’ head coach Mike Budenholzer has another young player to take a look at when camp opens in the fall at a position occupied by Taurean Prince and Kent Bazemore at the moment after the loss of Thabo Sefolosha in Free Agency to the Utah Jazz
The Hawks could still be on the hunt for more wing depth to pair with the core of Prince, Bazemore and Brussino before camp opens.
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