Atlanta has 13 players signed to guaranteed contracts, plus Tyrese Martin on a partially guaranteed deal. Should Martin stick with the Hawks through January 7, his contract will become fully guaranteed for the rest of the 2022/23 season.
Since going undrafted in 2019, the 25-year-old Silva has played sparingly in 69 contests for the Heat, Kings, and Timberwolves. He holds NBA career averages of 2.9 PPG (on 60.6% shooting) and 3.9 RPG. In 29 NBAGL games with Iowa last season, the 2018 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year posted averages of 16.5 PPG and 10.2 RPG.
The Hawks have two players on two-way contracts, with former Wichita State guard Tyson Etienne on a training camp contract. Given the timing of Silva’s deal, it seems possible the 6’8″ big man out of South Carolina is also joining Atlanta on an Exhibit 10 agreement.
The Timberwolves’ G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, announced today that they’ve received the returning player rights to guard Nik Stauskas from the Hawks’ NBAGL club, the College Park Skyhawks, in exchange for Silva’s rights. That trade is a signal that Atlanta may plan on Silva heading to College Park to start the 2022/23 season.