With a matchup with Dwight Howard looming, the Atlanta Hawks finally added some length to its front court by signing Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract.
The #Hawks have signed C Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract.#NBA— AT - HawksPRGuy (@HawksPRGuy) February 9, 2012
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.
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