Arriving in Atlanta this summer, French international winger Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (26) saw his contract guaranteed until the end of the season by the Hawks.
Relief for Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot! The Frenchman is guaranteed to have a guaranteed contract until the end of the season. The 26-year-old French international winger signed a non-guaranteed one-season contract with the Atlanta Hawks last September. The 2021 Olympic vice-champion was therefore one of the 21 NBA players who dreaded January 10, the deadline by which franchises could part, or not, with their unsecured players. Finally, he learned this Friday that he was well and truly retained by the Georgia franchise until the end of the season (like Gary Payon II at Golden State, Avery Bradley at the Lakers or even Dennis Smith Jr in Portland). Good news for “TLC”, which is starting to make its mark with the Hawks. Since December 1, the Cannois has been in the five major Atlanta, and he even had a card on December 6, with 23 points (7/14 at 3pts) scored against Minnesota, three points from his career high. Last night, against the Lakers, he was less successful, with a sad 0 of 5 on shots in 23 minutes.
Atlanta struggling this season
On average, this season, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot has 4.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 14 minutes and 25 games played, including 11 as a starter. But the franchise led by Trae Young, Eastern Conference finalist last year, struggles, and occupies only twelfth place with 17 wins for 21 losses. Atlanta is already the fifth franchise of Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, drafted in 24th position by Philadelphia in 2016. He played 121 games for the 76ers, before being sent to Oklahoma City in 2018 where he played 21 games, before being traded again to Chicago. The Frenchman wore the Bulls jersey 29 times, then signed free with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019, where he played 105 games, before joining Atlanta this summer, where he signed for 1.9 million dollars.