The Atlanta Hawks have released guard Tyrone Wallace, the team has revealed, sending the 25-year-old back to waivers for the third time in the past six months.
Wallace, who broke into the NBA as a surprising rotation piece with the Los Angeles Clippers back in 2017-18, has bounced around since the offseason, first waived by the Clips in July and subsequently by the Minnesota Timberwolves in October.
Wallace is a gritty perimeter defender that’s been claimed both times he’s hit the waiver wire but the Hawks have become the third hopeful squad to send him packing before making a longer term commitment.
Wallace was used sparingly with Atlanta this season and had fallen out of the team’s rotation in the second month of the season. in the 14 games that he did play, he averaged 2.9 points per game.
If a team claims Wallace before the end of the business day on Monday, they’ll inherit his minimum contract. That deal is non-guaranteed but will become guaranteed if he remains on a claiming team through Jan. 10.