Hawks sign Vit Krejci to two-way contract

The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Vít Krejčí to a two-way contract.

In two NBA seasons with Atlanta (2022-23) and Oklahoma City (2021-22), the 6-7 forward has seen action in 59 games (eight starts), owning averages of 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 14.5 minutes (.407 FG%, .311 3FG%, .833 FT).

Krejčí appeared in 29 games with the Hawks during the 2022-23 campaign. He also suited up for the College Park Skyhawks, appearing in three games (all starts), notching 9.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 33.9 minutes of play.

The 37th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft spent the 2023 preseason with the Minnesota Timberwolves, appearing in one preseason contest. Waived by the Timberwolves on Oct. 18, 2023, Krejčí saw action in one game with the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League this season.

Krejčí will wear No. 27.

Hawks waive Miles Norris

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on two-way forward Miles Norris.

Norris appeared in three preseason games with Atlanta and four NBA 2K24 Summer League contests. He saw action in 16 games (14 starts) with the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League this season, averaging 9.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 27.0 minutes per game (.414 FG%, .305 3FG%, .636 FT%).

The 6-10 forward was signed to a two-way contract with the Hawks on July 6, 2023.

Hawks exercise contract options on Jalen Johnson and AJ Griffin

The Atlanta Hawks yesterday exercised the fourth-year (2024-25) contract option on forward Jalen Johnson and the third-year (2024-25) option on guard AJ Griffin.

Johnson, the 20th overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Hawks, has appeared in 92 career games (six starts) tallying 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12.6 minutes (.496 FG%, .635 FT%). He has also appeared in eight playoff contests across two postseason runs with Atlanta, recording 3.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 8.1 minutes.

He saw action in 70 games (six starts) during the 2022-23 season, registering 5.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 14.9 minutes of play (.491 FG%, .628 FT%).

In his first career start on Dec. 2, 2022, against the Denver Nuggets, Johnson recorded his first career double-double, finishing with 10 points on 5-9 shooting from the field, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block in 33 minutes. He became the first Hawk to notch a point/rebound double-double in his first start with the club since John Collins did so on Nov. 22, 2017.

Griffin was selected by the Hawks with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The second-year guard saw action in 72 games (12 starts) during his rookie campaign, notching 8.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 19.5 minutes (.465 FG%, .390 3FG%, .894 FT%). Griffin’s .390 mark from three-point range marked the second-highest clip amongst his rookie class (using same qualifiers for regular season leaders).

Named a 2023 Jordan Rising Star, Griffin connected on 101 total three-pointers during the 2022-23 season, the fifth-most by a member of his rookie class and the fourth-most by a Hawks rookie since the adoption of the three-point line. Griffin knocked down his 100th career triple in a win against Washington on April 5, 2023. At 19 years, 223 days, he became the third-youngest player in NBA history to bury 100 three-pointers, trailing only Kobe Bryant (19 years, 176 days) and Kevin Knox II (19 years, 218 days).

Griffin knocked down two buzzer-beating, game-winning shots during the 2022-23 campaign: Nov. 19 vs. Toronto and Dec. 11 vs. Chicago. Per Elias Sports, the 6-6 guard became the first Hawk over the last 25 seasons to have multiple buzzer-beating, game-winning shots in the same season.

Hawks sign Brandon Randolph

The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Brandon Randolph.

Over the course of his three-year NBA G League career, Randolph has played in 61 games (29 starts), donning the uniforms of the Austin Spurs (2022-23) and Wisconsin Herd (2019–20, 2021-23). In 18.7 minutes per game, he averages 11.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists (.497 FG%,.343 3FG%, and.747 FT%). Randolph recorded 14.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.0 steal in 27.7 minutes in 43 games (28 starts) in the 2022–23 season (.505 FG%,.351 3FG%,.788 FT%).

Summer League 2023 viewers saw the Yonkers, New York native play in five games (two starts) with the Dallas Mavericks, recording 8.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 17.6 minutes of action.

Randolph, a 6-6 guard, spent two collegiate seasons at Arizona, appearing in 63 games (35 starts), scoring 8.2 points, and grabbing 2.1 rebounds in 20.4 minutes.