The Atlanta Hawks said they are aware of center Miles Plumlee’s arrest on a marijuana charge, and “are in the process of gathering more information.”
The news of Plumlee’s arrest was reported by NBA insider Peter Vecsey on his Patreon page (subscription required). According to Vecsey, Plumlee was charged with possession and released on $100 bail.
“If Plumlee is convicted of or pleads guilty to the possession charge, he would be subject to the NBA’s marijuana program,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote. “A first offense requires players to enter counseling with no additional penalty. A second offense results in a fine, a third offense triggers a five-game suspension and subsequent violations each carry an additional five-game suspension.”
Plumlee was acquired by the Hawks in June as part of the Dwight Howard trade with the Charlotte Hornets. He is entering the second of a four-year, $50 million contract.
Here’s more out of Atlanta:
- The Hawks have signed free agent forward Tyler Cavanaugh to a training camp contract, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cavanaugh is 6-foot-9 and went undrafted in June after two years at George Washington. He spent his first two seasons of college ball at Wake Forest before transferring.
- Along with Cavanaugh, the Hawks will introduce free-agent signings Quinn Cook and Josh Magette at a press conference Wednesday, the AJC noted. Cook, a star point guard with the Canton Charge of the G-League, had stints with the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks last season. He reportedly received a partially guaranteed three-year deal with the Hawks. Magette is also a guard and was signed to a two-way deal in June.