Tyler to Play for Hawks in Summer League
 8/1/2017 12:34:56 AM      Replies: 27

gw05096/30/2017 9:18:56 AM

Looks like his agent thought Atlanta may be a better opportunity:




hondo6/30/2017 12:25:46 PM

Good luck Tyler!


free quebec6/30/2017 12:59:13 PM

Once again we get more news from the Syracuse paper than from any DC-based media.


bigfan6/30/2017 1:28:34 PM

Has there even been a postseason line in the paper here about Tyler, despite his MVP and all star performances at showcase events?

2cents6/30/2017 4:40:31 PM

TC will have a 10 year pro career... he's like Kevin Love but without all the hype out of high school. A legit stat stuffer.


luvdagame6/30/2017 5:05:30 PM

Good for TC!!!


notta hater6/30/2017 5:19:38 PM

well played by the agent.


go tyler7/2/2017 1:30:05 PM

Tyler Cavanaugh has had a change of basketball plans.

The former Jamesville-DeWitt and George Washington star initially was headed to Utah to play for the Jazz in the NBA Summer League.  Now, he's going to Atlanta to play for the Hawks.

"The bottom line is Utah was great to us, but something happened with Atlanta that made me go back to Utah to discuss it with them," said Keith Glass, Cavanaugh's agent.  "I've had conversations with Atlanta that they initiated.  Some things came up and it's all positive for Tyler."

The Jazz is engulfed these days in ways to keep star Gordon Hayward and all that portends for its franchise. Hayward, who will opt out of the final year of his contract, will meet with the Heat, the Celtics and the Jazz over the next few days. He might stay with the Jazz.  He might not.  Because of his situation, Utah is a team in flux.

The Hawks could be thin along their front line, especially if they lose star forward Paul Milsap, who is an unrestricted free agent.  Atlanta has indicated it would not offer Milsap a max deal (he's 32).  The Hawks also have several UFAs in Ersan Ilyasova, Kris Humphries, Thabo Sefolosha, Mike Muscala and Jose Calderon. 

Atlanta just drafted John Collins, the forward out of Wake Forest, where Cavanaugh played for two seasons before transferring to GW.  There would appear to be more opportunity for Cavanaugh with the Hawks.


bobo7/14/2017 5:11:27 PM

Tyler in NOW on ESPNU for the Hawks

lets go7/15/2017 4:21:21 AM

TC had 4 points on 2-7 shooting and 5 rebounds in 9 minutes. -6 in +/-. At least he was more aggressive.


luvdagame7/15/2017 11:58:19 AM

@Lets Go saw the game and totally agree. I wanted to see more of him but it is what it is. I hate to talk about kids but there was some garbage out there!!!


bm7/28/2017 4:06:16 PM

Partially guaranteed contract with the Hawks!




mentzinger7/28/2017 4:14:01 PM

Love ya TC!


danjsport7/28/2017 4:15:29 PM

Way to go, Tyler!


the mv7/28/2017 4:28:33 PM

Excellent news.  Well done Tyler.

I guess his agent didn't screw him over after all (despite a few here who felt otherwise....not you Bigfan who indicated that it was more likely the team than the agent that had possibly messed up here).  Well done to you too Keith.


the dude7/28/2017 4:48:55 PM

Awesome! Great news TC!


ziik the peasant7/28/2017 4:49:33 PM

This is the News of The Day.

(Also, News of the Weird)

Seriously, nice to hear. Surprising, but, damn the guy is a hard worker.

bigfan7/28/2017 5:27:37 PM

Wonderful news during a deluge of a rainstorm! Brings forth a deluge of surprise and delight from us. Just terrific.

Great find, BM.

Boy, talk about hard work and making the most of your abilities. None of us saw this coming at the end of the season, though we hoped against hope. Just wanted him to get a fair chance.

Tyler played within himself, but his All Star/MVP performance in those All Star games, while still being humble and a team player.

The other day, listened to an interview he did with some Syracuse area website and it sounded like there was more to the Hawks than summer league. At least training camp. Was going to post, but this news happily beat it out. This is great.

Hope it's at least $100,000, but even less is fine. It's the idea. Wonder if it is a two-way contract. Saw that as a possibility.

Happy for Tyler and his family, who are very nice people.

When you combine it with our cherished Joe as a coach and Kevin playing well in France, the big 3 have really done well after graduation. And more than basketball, is the type of persons we have, while still achieving success in an arena where humility and other traits are not always seen, to put it mildly.

We're now two for two in two years in NBA money contracts, with Pato, who already played in the league. Another decal on the glass in the locker room area.

Pretty darn good, if not amazing, for an Atlantic 10 team.



bobo7/28/2017 5:32:57 PM

Good news for TC.  Likely to be put in Atlanta's D-League roster to start the season.   Atlanta looks to be in tank mode this season so the more the young, cheap players the better. 

Bucknell's Mike Muscula just signed a 2yr contact with Atlanta and is a player most similar to TC.


mike k7/28/2017 5:40:46 PM

Fucking Great News!!!  Congrats TC!


gw alum abroad7/28/2017 5:40:54 PM

So in the last seasons GW has had two guys get NBA contracts and amassed a total of zero NCAA bids in the process?  My high school (when I was there) had six guys get full DI scholies, two of whom would eventually win NBA titles and have decade+ NBA careers including one who won an Olympic gold medal and is now in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame; yet they never got out of the first round of the state tournament. 

Great news for TC, hope he has a better career than Brownie (the GW gold standard for NBA careers).

cagwu7/30/2017 9:27:03 AM

Atlanta news article:


bobo7/30/2017 10:57:40 AM


nj colonial7/31/2017 12:23:54 PM

Proud of you Tyler, Raise High!                                            

Former J-D star Tyler Cavanaugh signs contract with Atlanta Hawks

Tyler Cavanaugh
George Washington's Tyler Cavanaugh (34) shoots under pressure from Georgia's Houston Kessler (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel)

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Tyler Cavanaugh, the former Jamesville-DeWitt and George Washington basketball star, has signed a partially guaranteed rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent said.

"I'm very excited," Cavanaugh said.  "It's what we thought was a good deal for us.  I'm just excited to give it a whirl.  It's my first step in this journey, so it's cool."

Cavanaugh's agent, Keith Glass, said he had negotiated the contract before the NBA Summer League. Cavanaugh, a 6-foot-9 forward who can stretch the floor to the 3-point line, played sparingly for the Hawks in Las Vegas. Cavanaugh said he was disappointed in the minutes he logged, citing a sudden summer logjam at the forward/center spots.  But he appreciated the Vegas experience.

The NBA, he is learning, is "a whole different world" than college basketball. Its pace allows, essentially, for one pick and roll, maybe two, on the offensive end before a shot goes up.  Guards rule the game. 

Cavanaugh's deal is a standard rookie contract, not the two-way deal newly introduced by the NBA this season.  Two-way contracts allow players to play most of the season in the G League with the possibility of being called up to the parent club and earning more money. But those contracts also bind a player to that team, regardless of his performance in the G League.


"If and when he's released," Glass said, "he has the option to go to (the Hawks') affiliate or he can go to any other team in the NBA.  He's free to do whatever he wants."

"It's a great opportunity to go to training camp with a lot of veterans," Cavanaugh said.  "Whatever happens, whether I eventually go to the G League or not, it will be a great opportunity."

Cavanaugh averaged 18.3 points and 8.4 rebounds his final season at GW.  He shot 41 percent from the 3-point line and 85 percent from the free throw line. He was a second-team All-Atlantic 10 pick and was voted MVP of the Reese's NCAA All-Star game in March. 

Ersan Ilyasova is the Hawks' starting power forward.  Atlanta drafted former Wake Forest big man John Collins last June; Collins is a projected NBA power forward.

Cavanaugh will likely spend most of his time in Syracuse before moving to Atlanta after Labor Day.  He has spent some time since returning from Las Vegas playing golf and relaxing with friends and family, but has returned to the Melo Center at Syracuse University to continue his workouts. 

"They've been very gracious to me," he said of SU.  "Now, it's all about getting ready and being in great shape for training camp."


herve7/31/2017 12:26:24 PM

The Hawks are shit.

bigfan7/31/2017 2:27:51 PM

Good to see the article.

Didn't get our sentence in the local paper's brief yet, but space is at a premium with Md.'s deputy assistant waterboy talking about the upcoming baminton season.

We all know the odds are long, but agent might want to rethink this comment: "If and when he's released," Glass said...

Article answers the question on whether it was a new two-way contract, which would be great for Tyler.

Also explains the once-cryptic reason the agent was so keen on Atlanta. Looks like they reached a deal and summer league was a tryout to make sure.

Wonder what the guarantee was? Anyone know the lowest amount they usually do it for? Pato was $100,000 or something like that.

Still thrilled that Tyler signed an NBA contract. A great achievement.

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