Mike Dunleavy Finally Reporting to Hawks
After refusing to join the Hawks after being dealt by the Cavs, Mike Dunleavy will join the team after speaking with head coach Mike Budenholzer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Mike Dunleavy has yet to report to the Atlanta Hawks after being traded to the team in the Kyle Korver trade that sent the sharpshooter to Cleveland on Saturday, according to league sources. Dunleavy is seeking a buyout from the Hawks that would make him a free agent, sources told ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Hawks were in talk to trade Korver on Thursday and it became official Saturday. Atlanta received Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a protected 2019 first-round pick in exchange for Korver.
Hawks coach and team president Mike Budenholzer said that he hopes Dunleavy reports to the team because he could fit in to the team’s roster.
“We’ll bring him in,” Budenholzer said Saturday of Dunleavy after the Hawks’ shootaround in Dallas. “I think he’s got the type of game and a skill set that I think he could be very good playing for us. We’ll just have to see how he is, integrate him, continue to build. He’s a player who we’ve liked, and personally I’ve liked, for a long time. We’ll see how he fits into our mix.”
Dunleavy, who is earning $4.9 million this season appeared in 23 games for the Cavs this season and averaged 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds.