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NBA roundup: Hawks waive Stevenson

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The Atlanta Hawks continued to overhaul their roster on Friday when they waived DeShawn Stevenson, who started 31 games for the Hawks last season.

The Hawks rid themselves of Stevenson's $2.2 million contract.

He was replaced on the roster by DeMarre Carroll, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Carroll agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract on July 5. The delay in the signing was the result of salary cap issues.

Stevenson, who can play either the shooting guard or small forward positions, shot 36.4 percent from three-point distance last season, when he averaged just 5.1 points in 20.7 minutes per game.

---Indiana Pacers small forward Chris Copeland had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove a loose body, the team announced.

Copeland will need six to eight weeks to recover and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September.

Copeland averaged 8.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game for the New York Knicks last season. He signed a two-year, $6 million free agent deal with the Pacers in July.

---The Sacramento Kings added Corliss Williamson to their coaching staff, the team announced.

Williamson, who starred at Arkansas and played two stints for the Kings, rejoins the team as an assistant coach.

---The Atlanta Hawks announced that they hired Jim Thomas as an assistant coach.

Thomas spent the past four seasons as a scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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