The Atlanta Hawks today signed 15-year veteran center Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund.
Selected 10th overall by Indiana in the 1996 NBA Draft, Dampier has played in 972 regular season games and 57 playoff contests with Indiana, Golden State, Dallas and Miami. He appeared in 51 games last season for the Heat, averaging 2.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game (.584 field goal, .545 free-throw percentage).
He's averaged 7.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game over his career (.498 field goal , .626 free-throw percentage ). With 6,980 career rebounds and 1,394 blocks, Dampier ranks 14th and seventh respectively on the NBA active career lists. His 2,713 offensive boards ranks fifth among active players.