The Atlanta Hawks decided to make moves before the end of the 2017-18 NBA trade deadline, it just wasn’t the move many were expecting.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has acquired forward Okaro White from the Miami Heat in exchange for forward Luke Babbitt, it was announced today.
White, in his second season from Florida State, is averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes, appearing in six games (four starts). In 41 career games (four starting assignments) with Miami, White has averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes. A few hours after the completion of the trade, the Atlanta Hawks waived Okaro White.
ROSTER UPDATE: We have waived Okaro White.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 8, 2018
In 37 contests (nine starts) for Atlanta this season, Babbitt has compiled 6.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.4 minutes (.476 FG%, .441 3FG%, .773 FT%). In his eighth NBA season, he’s averaged 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.1 minutes, appearing in 368 games (102 starts). He signed with the Hawks on August 9, 2017.
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