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Hawks Cut Williams, Pollard

February 20, 1999

ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Hawks released center Scot Pollard and guard Shammond Williams on Friday to reach the 12-man roster limit.

Pollard began the season on the injured list and was activated for two games, but didn’t play. The second-year player was acquired prior to the season from Detroit in a trade for Christian Laettner.

Williams, a second-round draft pick from North Carolina, impressed the Hawks during training camp but played only four minutes in two games once the season began.

The acquisition of Anthony Johnson ended any hope of Williams getting significant playing time at point guard, where Mookie Blaylock is the starter.

After the lockout, teams were allowed to carry 14 players on their active roster until Friday. The Hawks made their cuts shortly before playing the Orlando Magic.

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