The Atlanta Hawks announced today that they have signed forward Damien Wilkins to a second 10-day contract. Wilkins was originally signed by the club back on December 3rd after Joe Johnson had been diagnosed with an elbow injury that required surgery. Atlanta waived Wilkins on January 3rd to prevent his contract from becoming guaranteed for the rest of the season.
The Hawks then signed Wilkins to his first 10-day contract to help shore up their depth at the small forward position after Marvin Williams suffered a lower back injury. Williams is still out and that prompted the club to sign Wilkins to another deal. At the end of this 10-day contract, Atlanta will have to decide whether to sign Wilkins for the remainder of the season or to cut him loose.
Wilkins has appeared in 17 games for the Hawks this season and is averaging 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.
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