Hawks release Petteway, roster at 17 (updated)


The Hawks released undrafted free agent Terran Petteway on Thursday.

The move brings the training camp roster to 17 players. The Hawks must trim to a maximum of 15 players by Monday ahead of the regular-season opener Tuesday.

Petteway was one of six players competing for one available roster spot at the start of camp. DeQuan Jones and Earl Barron remain.

“He has been great,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I think he’s a good young player. I hope the best for him. We’ll definitely keep an eye on him.”

Petteway signed a partially guaranteed contract with summer after playing with the Hawks’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League. He will become an unrestricted free agent. The guard/forward appeared in three exhibition games. He scored a total of five points, making both his field goal attempts including a 3-pointer. He also had four assists, a steal and a rebound in a total of 21:29. He has not played in the past three exhibition games as he was dealing with a right ankle injury.

Petteway averaged 10.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in seven summer league games. He played collegiately at Texas Tech and Nebraska.

“Nothing is going to come that fast,” Petteway said last week. “I have to be patient. If I get two minutes, if I get one minute, I just have to go out there and play by butt off for that whole one minute.”


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