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The Hawks waived forward Magnum Rolle and guards Pape Sy and Brad Wanamaker today. More cuts are coming later today: The roster now stands at 16, one more than the maximum, and it’s possible Atlanta will carry the minimum 13 players for the regular season.
LG Sakers have officially signed Magnum Rolle (211-C/F-86, college: Louisiana Tech) earlier this month. The Bahamian player will fill in an important player spot on the team’s roster. Magnum Rolle spent last season in D-League. He averaged 14.1 points, 5.5 boards, 1.5 steals, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks per game for the Maine Red Claws. USBasket.com named the centre into D-League All-Imports Team. Magnum Rollegraduated from the Louisiana Tech University in 2010. His stats read 13.9 points, 8.4 boards and 2.1 blocks per game in the senior college season.
Grand Bahamian professional basketball player, Magnum Rolle may have to wait a while before he can actually step onto the hardwood floor of the NBA and play with the Atlanta Hawks because of a lockout, however, the newly turned NBA player is not resting on his laurels and waiting for things to change. Earlier this month, Magnum signed a deal to play overseas, while the NBA lockout continues. Magnum signed with LG Sakers, a team from South Korea. According to sources, Rolle’s deal was in the amount of $973,000.
The Atlanta Hawks got a little bit bigger for the playoffs, inking 6-foot-11 forward Magnum Rolle to a contract. The 25-year-old native of Freeport in the Bahamas was a second round pick (51st overall) in the 2010 draft. He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder before his rights were traded to the Indiana Pacers. Rolle appeared in five preseason games before he was cut by the Pacers. He landed in the NBA Development League, where he was the third selection in the NBDL’s draft. The former LSU and Lousiana Tech standout posted 14.1 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game in 15 contests (seven starts) with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA’s farm league. He missed part of the year with a knee injury.