The Atlanta Hawks announced their training camp roster this afternoon, numbering 20 players that shall be vying for 15 spots on the Hawks’ regular season roster.
The invites feature some returning players from seasons past, as well as some new names trying to earn a spot on a NBA roster.
One bright spot will be that Lou Williams will be able to return to the floor after ACL surgery last season. The injury took out the guard for most of the 2012-13 season, but he will be dressing for practice to show he has returned all the way from his injury.
Al Horford, Jeff Teague, and John Jenkins come into camp with guaranteed roster spots. Kyle Korver will also be there, after signing a four year extension during the offseason. Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack are also returning, but with non-guaranteed contracts.
A complete list of all the other invitees is included here, as practice starts tomorrow.
PG Dennis Schroeder came to the Hawks on draft day, and every appearance appears to show that he will have every chance to make the Hawks’ regular season roster.
Gustavo Ayon did well over the summer in the Las Vegas Summer League. He is hoping for a more permanent role, as he is playing with his fourth team in three years.
Jared Cunningham came to Atlanta in a draft-day trade. He played sparingly with Dallas in his rookie season, entering the NBA after one year at Oregon State.
Elton Brand signed a one-year deal with Atlanta over the offseason, as the Hawks hope he can fill some gaps in the team’s frontcourt.
The Hawks signed Paul Millsap to a 2-year, $19 million deal to offset the loss of Josh Smith to free agency. Smith signed with Detroit for four years and $54 million.
Center Pero Antic was signed from the Eurpoean league by GM Danny Ferry, as the team began focusing on international players to rebuld. Antic has no NBA experience.
DeMarre Carroll, like Millsap, also came from Uah to sign with the Hawks as a free agent. Carroll is a four-year veteran averaging 6.0 PPG during his career.
PG Royal Ivey, who played with the Hawks during the first three seasons of his none-year career, has been invited to this year’s training camp.
Damien Wilkins, who played with the Hawks during the 2011-12 season, has been invited to training camp after spending last season with Philadelphia.