Atlanta Hawks waive Terrell Brandon
Atlanta Hawks General Manager Billy Knight announced today that the club has requested waivers on 11-year veteran guard Terrell Brandon. Additionally, the team has placed Travis Hansen (stress reaction, right foot) and Alan Henderson (low back strain) on the injured list.
Brandon was obtained by the Hawks from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a four-team deal (involving Atlanta, Minnesota, Philadelphia and New York) on July 23, 2003, in a deal that sent Glenn Robinson to the Sixers.
Originally selected after his junior year at Oregon by the Cleveland Cavaliers (11th overall in the first round), Brandon played with the Cavs, Bucks and Timberwolves before coming to the Hawks. Once considered one of the league's premiere point guards, the two-time All-Star (in 1996 and 1997) missed the entire 2002-03 season and hasn't played since a 32-game stint in 2001-02 prior to his surgery to repair a cartilage fracture on the surface of his left femur.
He has career averages of 13.8 points, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 724 career games (480 starts), shooting .448 FG%, .355 3FG% and .873 FT%. Brandon appeared in 38 career playoff contests, recording 10.5 points and 4.3 assists (.457 FG%, .381 3FG%, .897 FT%).
Brandon was the recipient of the NBA's Sportsmanship Award in 1996-97, which honors a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. He was also named to the NBA All-Rookie second team, after posting averages of 7.4 points and 3.9 assists in his rookie campaign (1992-93).