Mike Scott Re-assigned to Bakersfield Jam
It was announced by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry that the Hawks have re-assigned rookie forward Mike Scott to their NBA D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam. The 6'8" Virginia product had a brief stint in Bakersfield in early December, but now with the acquisition of power forward-center Jeremy Tyler, their aren't enough minutes in Atlanta for Scott. Scott averaged 13.3 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game in his first stint with the Jam, and he logged 29.0 minutes per game, which is a lot more playing time than he was getting in Atlanta (7.5 per game). Being in Bakersfield will give him an opportunity to see some court time, and it will give the Hawks coaching staff another chance to really examine him in game situations. He will be able to play alongside Hawks 2010 first-round draft pick and 2012 training camp member Damion James on a Bakersfield team that currently holds the best winning percentage in the league. I wish him luck with the Jam, and I hope to see him back sporting the navy, red, and silver of the Hawks shortly.