CLEVELAND - MARCH 29: Erick Dampier #25 of the Miami Heat is surrounded by Cleveland Cavaliers defenders during the game on March 29, 2011 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Hawks finally added some depth to its frontcourt by signing free agent center Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract.
Atlanta had been searching for some depth after injuries to Al Horford and Jason Collins left them with only one true center on their roster in Zaza Pachulia. 6-foot-8 rookie Ivan Johnson had been getting most of the minutes at the backup center position.
Atlanta travels to Orlando on Friday for the first meeting between the two teams since Atlanta eliminated the Magic in the first round of the playoffs last season. Dampier likely won't have to wait long to make his debut as he is sure to get his turn at trying to slow down Orlando center Dwight Howard.