The Atlanta Hawks have announced that they have signed shooting guard Damion Lee from the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.
With injuries sidelining Kent Bazemore for the rest of the season and recent 10-day recipient Jaylen Morris for two-to-three weeks the Hawks needed to sign someone fast. The Hawks had 9 players available after injuries shortened the rotation for Sundays battle against the Chicago Bulls and the Hawks desperately need depth to finish out the season. Lee played in college at Drexel and Louisville respectively before going undrafted in 2016. After going undrafted, Damion Lee spent time with the G League’s Maine Red Claws shooting 47 percent from beyond the arc.
The Hawks have made it apparent that if they sign someone that person has to know how to shoot the basketball at a high clip. Their last three signings have been shooting above 40% this season in the G-League for their respective teams. Damion Lee will look to curve out a role in hopes to sign a a deal for the remainder of the regular season. With only 11 men available to play it will be interesting to see how the rotation pans out.