Atlanta Hawks sign Slava Medvedenko
The Atlanta Hawks today signed veteran free agent forward/center Stanislav “Slava”
Medvedenko, according to Hawks’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Billy Knight. Per club
policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Medvedenko spent six years with the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-06), averaging 5.4 ppg and 2.9 rpg in
249 career games (.451 FG%, .732 FT%). He enjoyed his best season in 2003-04, when he put in 8.3
ppg and 5.0 rpg over 68 contests (.441 FG%, .767 FT%). The native of Kiev, Ukraine owns two NBA
championship rings (2001, 2002) from his time with the Lakers, and was a teammate of Hawks guard
Tyronn Lue in L.A. in 2000-01.
Medvedenko originally signed with Los Angeles as a free agent on August 15, 2000, after playing
professionally in Ukraine and Lithuania. As a member of BC Kiev of the Northern European Basketball
League during the 1999-2000 campaign, he tallied a team-high 21.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg in helping his club
to the league championship. He also saw time with Alytus (Lithuania), as well as Budivelnik and Dendi
Basket (Ukraine), and has been a member of the Ukrainian National Team.
He will wear uniform number 14.