Atlanta Hawks set to sign James Nunnally to second 10-day contract

Mar 9, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; UC Santa Barbara Gauchos guard James Nunnally (21) drives the ball as he is defended by Cal Poly Mustangs forward David Hanson (34) during the semifinal round of the 2012 Big West Tournament at the Honda Center. The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos won 64-52. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently, exactly one in-game appearance wasn’t enough data for the Atlanta Hawks to make a full evaluation of swingman James Nunnally.

Per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks will sign the 23-year-old wing to a second 10-day contract that will begin on Wednesday. During Nunnally’s first 10 days with Atlanta, his tenure was an unusual one, given that the team had to travel to London for their match-up with the Brooklyn Nets, leaving Nunnally without the full compliment of games to establish himself with his new team.

In his one appearance, the former UC-Santa Barbara star did play quite well, scoring 5 points (on 2-of-3 from the field) in just 8 minutes, and for his work, he achieved a comical PER of 31.62. The Hawks are much busier over the next 10 days than they were during his first stint, though, as the team is set to play 6 games during the life of his 10-day pact, and that should give him a chance to shine, provided Mike Budenholzer facilitates that with the requisite playing time.

This will be the final chance for Nunnally to latch on with the Hawks, as they are required to either let him go or sign him for the rest of the year after the second 10-day deal, and that will be an interesting subplot for a team that is in dire need of wing depth.

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, James Nunnally

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