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Pape Sy is back to France where he will play for the season with Gravelines-Dunkerque. The French player was waived by Atlanta Hawks and didn’t get another contract in the NBA. Sy will practice with Gravelines from Thursday.
Pape Sy, as reported by Lepharedunkerquois.fr, will return to French team Gravelines-Dunkerque, if he won’t get any NBA contract by January 13th. The French player was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks and is free agent.
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.
The decisions on Rolle and Wanamaker were not unexpected but the Hawks gave up on Sy after investing in him as a long-term prospect. Coach Larry Drew said Sy’s inability to develop as a point guard played a part in the decision. “We, the coaches and the management, came to an agreement that he’s been a little bit more effective off the ball than at the point,” Drew said. “With that and the acquisition of Willie Green and [having] a number of other guys that are veterans that can play two, he became expendable. We were hoping he would mature and develop but he just seemed more comfortable at that two-guard spot. With that, we made the decision to go in a different direction.”