Mar 18, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; A young fan of the Atlanta Hawks watches her team play against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at Philips Arena. The Mavericks defeated the Hawks 127-113. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks sign forward James Nunnally


The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward James Nunnally to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry.

Nunnally joins the Hawks from the NBA Developmental League. In 19 starts with the Bakersfield Jam this season, Nunnally has averaged 18.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 33.6 minutes. He is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from the 3-point line. Following this week’s NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, NV, Nunnally was named to the All-Showcase first team by NBA scouts and basketball operations personnel.

Undrafted in 2012 out of UC Santa Barbara, Nunnally also played with the Jam last season, appearing in 49 contests (eight starts) and averaging 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19.7 minutes. He shot 43 percent from the field to go along with 40.6 percent from the 3-point line. Atlanta currently ranks 9th in the NBA shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc.

The wing player was with the Phoenix Suns in training camp in 2013, and saw action in three preseason games.

As a senior at UC Santa Barbara in 2011-12, Nunnally put up 15.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33.8 minutes.

Nunnally will take the roster spot that was vacated when the Hawks waived guard/forward Cartier Martin on Tuesday.

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