Hawks to sign, introduce Babbitt Wednesday


The Hawks will sign and introduce Luke Babbitt at a news conference Wednesday. The free-agent forward agreed to a one-year contract with the team last week.

The Hawks announced the news conference, but did not name Babbitt because a contract has yet to be signed. The veteran minimum contract is for $1.9 million.

Babbitt played last season for the Heat and averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 15.7 minutes in 68 games. The 28-year old is a veteran of seven NBA seasons and has also played for the Trail Blazers and Pelicans. He has career averages of 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Babbitt was the 16th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

The move gives the Hawks 14 players under contract for next season. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Can Watt regain dominance as he rejoins Texans' top-ranked defense?
Can Watt regain dominance as he rejoins Texans' top-ranked defense?

It is, in theory, a formula for absolute defensive domination. The Houston Texans are spending this training camp reincorporating J.J. Watt, their three-time NFL defensive player of the year, into a defense that ranked No. 1 in the league last season without him. But there's just one issue: Will the Watt of 2017 be the same overpowering player he was...
Former Iowa teammates C.J. Beathard, George Kittle connect for TD in NFL preseason game

Gennett’s ninth-inning slam costs Braves in 11-8 loss to Reds
Gennett’s ninth-inning slam costs Braves in 11-8 loss to Reds

Two innings did the Braves in. After watching three Reds homer in the sixth inning Friday night, the Braves’ fate was again sealed by the long ball. What looked to be a Scooter Gennett insurance grand slam proved important, costing the Braves an 11-8 defeat to the Reds on Saturday. The team stranded 22 runners on base the past two nights. The...
Former Georgia coach Mark Richt Tweets good luck message to Bulldogs

It’s been just under two years since Mark Richt was controversially fired as Georgia’s head coach, but he doesn’t seem to have any ill will toward his former employer. Richt Tweeted a good luck message to Georgia on Saturday night: Richt, now the coach at Miami, enjoyed a lot of success in Athens but failed to play for...
TJ Bradley picks Maryland: Terps secure second 2018 recruit in as many days

While Maryland football prepares for its season opener at Texas on Sept. 2, coach DJ Durkin and his staff continue to stockpile future talent. The Terps now have 20 prospects for 2018 after 3-star offensive tackle TJ Bradley committed on Saturday night. His pledge comes a day after 3-star tight end Chigoziem...
More Stories