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Hawks sign Erick Dampier

The Atlanta Hawks have added some depth to a up front line by signing veteran center Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract.

Centers Al Horford and Jason Collins are both sidelined with injuries, leaving just Zaza Pachulia in the pivot. Horford is expected to be out until April with a torn pectoral muscle and Collins went down last week with a sprained left elbow that will likely keep him out for two weeks.

Dampier appeared in 51 games last season for Miami, averaging 2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.

The 36-year-old Mississippi State product was selected by Indiana with the 10th overall pick of the 1996 draft and has averaged 7.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 972 games over 15 seasons with the Pacers, Warriors, Mavericks and Heat.