Former Maryland center Diamond Stone was waived by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, as first reported by the Atlanta Constitution-Journal.
Stone was acquired from the Clippers in a trade earlier this month and played for Atlanta in the Vegas Summer League, averaging nine points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He was on a guaranteed contract and figured to get an honest shot at playing time, but the Hawks apparently had other plans.
If Stone isn’t picked up by another NBA team, he’ll most likely return to the G-League, where he saw some action last year in between stints with Los Angeles. The Hawks still have Dewayne Dedmon, Mike Muscala and Miles Plumlee at center, and 2017 first-round pick John Collins (15.4 points, 9.2 boards per game this summer) should also see time at the position.
Stone, who’s still just 20 years old, showed glimpses of his potential throughout the summer. He’ll get another chance soon, but it’s unclear who will give it to him.