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Hawks, Jordan Williams Reportedly Reach Buyout Agreement

The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly negotiated a buyout for forward Jordan Williams who was acquired over the summer in the Joe Johnson trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Williams was owed $762,000 guaranteed this season but terms of the buyout are not known.

The move leaves the Hawks with 11 guaranteed contracts plus Ivan Johnson's qualifying offer. Atlanta also has a partially guaranteed deal with second-round pick Mike Scott. The league roster limit is 15 players so that leaves a couple of spots for flexibility as the team enters training camp.

Atlanta already has issued non-guaranteed training camp invites to small forwards Damion James and James Anderson.

The move comes as somewhat of a surprise for the Hawks as Williams was effective for the Nets off the bench last season. Williams appeared in 43 games last season and finished with averages of 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

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