Although DeShawn Stevenson was due about $2.5 million dollars in each of the next two seasons, the Atlanta Hawks decided to save some money yesterday as they waived the NBA veteran.
Per Chris Vivlamore:
Per league source, Hawks have waived DeShawn Stevenson. Clears way for DeMarre Carroll signing.
Stevenson signed a three year, $6.7 million dollar deal but will miss out on a large portion of that cash considering the final two years of his deal were not guaranteed.
A first round draft pick in 2000 by the Utah Jazz, Stevenson morphed into more of a journeyman playing for six teams during his 13 year career, though is still just 32 considering he came into the league out of high school.
To take Stevenson’s place, the Hawks signed four year veteran DeMarre Carroll to an undisclosed contract, who most recently spent time with the Utah Jazz.
Carroll, a 6’8 forward was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009 has also spent time in Houston and Denver.
Stevenson is hopeful to latch on with a contender, though his unhealthy knees (which has prevented him from playing back-to-back’s) and questionable attitude may make it difficult.