Hawks sign G Gardner, F Hunter

ATLANTA (TICKER) —The Atlanta Hawks signed free agents Thomas Gardner and Othello Hunter to contracts on Monday.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Gardner, a 6-5 product of Missouri, averaged 5.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in four games with the Chicago Bulls last season. He averaged 19.7 points with the Tigers in 2006 and played a year with Verviers-Pepinster in Belgium in 2007 before joining the Bulls.

An undrafted rookie from Ohio State, Hunter averaged 7.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 76 career contests with the Buckeyes.

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Updated Monday, Aug 11, 2008