Hawks assign first-round pick Payne to D-League

BY foxsports • November 20, 2014

Hawks' first-round pick Adreian Payne is finally going to see the floor again, but it won't be in Atlanta.

The team announced Thursday that the forward/center has been assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.

The No. 15 overall pick appeared in five preseason games, averaging 2.6 points and 4.0 rebounds before suffering a foot injury. He had been a healthy inactive for the past few games.

The Mad Ants' next two games are Friday and Saturday night at Erie.