Bryce Cotton will return to the Hawks for a second stint.
Coming to the NBA in 2014 out of Providence, point guard Bryce Cotton spent two seasons with three different NBA teams before spending the 2016-2017 season overseas in Australia. In between those stints, Cotton was an Atlanta Hawk. Just not in the conventional way.
Cotton was invited to the Atlanta Hawks Summer League roster in 2016 in the team’s attempt to add point guard depth. He averaged 12.8 points in the 2016 Summer League and it seemed like the Hawks may have been interested in giving him a roster spot. Cotton instead decided to play overseas.
Former NBA player Bryce Cotton (who spent last season in Australia) will play Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks, according to sources.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 17, 2017
Now Bryce Cotton is back. It was announced that he will be playing with the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League for a second consecutive season. The games start on July 7th and Cotton will be joining what should be an entertaining Hawks squad for the Summer League.
Whether Bryce Cotton is looking to make a full-fledged return to the NBA is currently unclear, as he had good success overseas last year. This is a player that the Hawks are now familiar with and will be even more accustomed to now that he’s with the organization for a second straight year. If Cotton can show out during the Summer League, there is a chance that he could make Atlanta’s roster for 2017.