The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 16 players by releasing guards Juan Dixon and Mike Wilks.

Dixon, who has played eight years in the NBA with four teams, and Wilks, who spent last season on Orlando's roster, were with the Hawks as training camp invitees.

Dixon averaged 9.0 points in three preseason games. Wilks scored two points in three games.

The Hawks have a backcourt surplus. Mike Bibby, Joe Johnson and backups Mo Evans and Mario West return from last season. The team acquired Jamal Crawford in the offseason and drafted Jeff Teague.