Hawks Player Season Recap: Tyler Cavanaugh

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Tyler Cavanaugh was the benificiary of the new Two-Way Contracts that started this season. 

Tyler Cavanaugh, the former Forward for George Washington, was making headlines during his time with G-league team the Erie Bayhawks. Cavanaugh was averaging 16.4 points per game, 8.3 rebounds, and he was shooting .506% in the field in 27.7 minutes of game play. Cavanaugh 3-point percentage was at .451, making him the fourth highest among rookies..

Cavanaugh was signed to a multi-year contract in mid December after originally signing a Two- Way contact in November with the Atlanta Hawks. Cavanaugh made his NBA debut during the Hawks Pre-season averaging 2.25 points. Once the regular season started, Cavanaugh had a career high against the New Orlean Pelicans. Cavanaugh scored 16 points and 6 grabbed rebounds in just 18 minutes of action. He continued his success the following game against the Orlando Magic with 13 points and 6 rebounds.

Cavanaugh later suffered an ankle injury against the New Orlean Pelicans. Cavanaugh was sent back to the Erie Bayhawks where he would rehabilitate. He returned mid-March averaging 3.6 points per game and 3 rebounds in 12 minutes per contest. Cavanaugh has proven to be able to transition between teams and pick up where he left off when the Hawks were down players during the season.

Cavanaugh was an integral part of Erie’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals. Look for Tyler to try to make an impression on the coaching staff this Summer League and in Training Camp.

 

Chelsea Toyer | @Coyerr

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