Hawks signing former dunk champ Evans
The Atlanta Hawks are signing former NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner Jeremy Evans to a 10-day contract, according to a report.
Ian Begley of ESPN reported the deal.
The 30-year-old Evans, who won the 2012 dunk contest, last played in the NBA in 2015-16, when he appeared in 30 games for the Dallas Mavericks.
He has spent this season with the Erie Bay Hawks, Atlanta's G League affiliate, averaging 15.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 30 games.
Evans was a second-round pick of the Utah Jazz in 2010 and spent five seasons with the Jazz.
Atlanta will need to open a roster spot to add Evans. Damion Lee, on a second 10-day deal with the Hawks, would appear most likely to be released when his contract expires Sunday. Lee has averaged 10.4 points for the Hawks in the nine games he's played, six of them being starts.