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Hawks sign G Magette, F Cavanaugh

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September 06, 2017 at 4:22 pm.

The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Josh Magette to a two-way contract on Wednesday and signed undrafted rookie forward Tyler Cavanaugh.

The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Magette, 27, spent time during the 2016 preseason with the Hawks and was part of the team’s NBA Summer League roster in 2017.

Last season, Magette started 50 games for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA G League, averaging 15.8 points, 9.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He led the G League in assists per game for the second straight season and was named second team All-G League.

The 2017-18 season will mark the first year of two-way contracts in the NBA. Only players with four or fewer years of NBA experience are permitted to sign two-way contracts. A two-way player for the Hawks will primarily play for the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, but can spend up to 45 days with Atlanta, not including any time prior to the start of Erie’s training camp and at the conclusion of their season.

The 6-9, 238-pound Cavanaugh, 23, also was a member of the Hawks’ Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Cavanaugh spent his first two college seasons at Wake Forest before transferring to George Washington. As a graduate student at GW last season, he appeared in 35 games (all starts), leading the team in points (18.3), rebounds (8.4), free throws made (173) and attempted (204) in 32.2 minutes per contest.