Delaney announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he and the Guangdong Southern Tigers officially parted ways.
During his first foray into the CBA ranks, Delaney had turned in big averages of 19.4 points, 6.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game, but those numbers aren't as impressive after factoring in the level of competition and inflated nature of statistics in China. Prior to inking a one-year, $2 million contract with Guangdong this summer, Delaney had spent the previous two seasons in the NBA with the Hawks, averaging 5.7 points, 2.8 assists and 1.8 boards in 17.8 minutes over 127 appearances. The 29-year-old is expected to pursue a return to the NBA, though it's unclear if any teams will be willing to extend him a 10-day contract.
Delaney (ankle) signed a one-year, $2 million contract Saturday with the Guangdong Southeastern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, Nikos Varlas of EuroHoops.net reports.
Delaney's pact will also include a bonus if Guangdong reaches the CBA title game. The financial commitment is likely well beyond the amount of guaranteed money Delaney could have secured from an NBA team this offseason, so he'll head overseas for the big payday before potentially resurfacing in North America next spring once Guangdong's season concludes. Delaney, 28, averaged 6.3 points, 3.0 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 three-pointers in 18.8 minutes per game while suiting in 54 contests with the Hawks in 2017-18. He required ankle surgery in April, but proved he was back to full strength after participating in the Miami Pro League in late July.
Delaney has become an unrestricted free agent as a result of the Hawks not tendering him a qualifying offer, Michael Scotto of The Athletic New York reports.
Delaney, undrafted in 2011 out of Virginia Tech, has appeared in 127 games with Atlanta over the past two seasons. Last year, the 29-year-old averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 assists across 18.8 minutes while shooting under 40 percent from the field. It's possible he garners an offer from another team, though his age and recent performance likely wouldn't make him more than a third-string point guard option wherever he was to land.
Delaney (ankle) underwent surgery on his left ankle Monday and is expected to need six-to-eight weeks of recovery time, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Delaney missed the final 18 games of the season due to the injury and it appears he's now elected to have surgery to correct the issue permanently. The second-year guard is likely headed for free agency this offseason, though the injury shouldn't have a drastic impact on his options considering he should be healthy by the start of June. Delaney finished the 2017-18 campaign playing in 54 games, while averaging career bests of 6.3 points, 3.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds across 18.8 minutes.
Delaney (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's regular season finale against the 76ers, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Delaney was a long shot to return Tuesday, but in being ruled out, the point guard's 2017-18 campaign has officially drawn to a close. Damion Lee and Isaiah Taylor will once again serve as the primary point guard's for Tuesday's finale.
Delaney (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Celtics, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
Delaney hasn't played since Mar. 4, and at this point it seems likely that his season is over. The Hawks play host to the Sixers on Tuesday to finish out the regular season schedule.
Delaney (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Wizards, KL Chouinard of ATLand29.com reports.
The Hawks haven't provided any sort of timetable for his return and with just two games left on the schedule following Friday's contests, it's becoming more and more likely Delaney doesn't see the court again this season. That said, look for another update to be provided ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Celtics.
Delaney (ankle) is out for Wednesday's contest against the Heat, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Delaney, who is without a timetable for a return and continues to be listed as day-to-day, will not play during Wednesday's contest. His next chance to take the floor comes Friday against Washington.
Delaney (ankle) is without a timetable to return, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Delaney has been out for nearly a month with a sprained ankle, and coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday that he has "no update" on the guard's recovery. That would seem to imply that he's not overly close to returning, and at this point it's possible Delaney could miss the rest of the season.
Delaney (ankle) will remain out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Delaney continues to nurse what appears to be a severely sprained left ankle, which has kept him out of every game since Mar. 4. At this point, it's fair to wonder whether the Virginia Tech product will be back on the court before the end of the regular season.
Delaney (ankle) is out for Friday's tilt against Golden State, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Delaney will miss a ninth straight matchup as he continues to work back from a sprained left ankle. He'll remain day-to-day, but until we hear any word of him practicing, it seems doubtful he'll return in the immediate future.
Delaney (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Kings, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Delaney will miss his eighth straight game as he continues to deal with a sprained left ankle. The Hawks continue to take this day-by-day, with his next opportunity to play Friday against the Warriors.
Delaney (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Jazz, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Tuesday will mark Delaney's seventh consecutive absence as he continues to deal with a sprained left ankle. With no timetable provided by the Hawks, he should be considered day-to-day with his next opportunity to play coming Thursday against the Kings.
Delaney (ankle) is out for Saturday's contest against Milwaukee, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Delaney has missed the past five games with a sprained left ankle, which will keep him out again Saturday. His next chance to take the floor will come Tuesday against the Jazz.
Delaney (ankle) is out for Thursday's contest against the Hornets, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Delaney will miss a fifth straight game Thursday as he continues to battle back from a sprained left ankle. The Hawks have not provided a timeline for his return, so we'll have to consider him day-to-day following Thursday's tilt.
Delaney (anlkle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.
The Hawks continue to deal with a plethora of injuries and will be without the likes of Kent Bazemore (knee), Jaylen Morris (ankle), DeAndre' Bembry (abdomen) and Antonius Cleveland (ankle), in addition to Delaney. That should mean more minutes spread out for the entire roster, though in the backcourt specifically, Tyler Dorsey, Isaiah Taylor, Josh Maggette and newly acquired Damion Lee should pick up some extra minutes. Delaney's next shot to play will be Thursday against the Hornets.
Delaney (ankle) won't play during Sunday's contest against the Bulls, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Delaney will miss a third straight game Sunday as he continues to work back from a sprained left ankle. In his stead, Isaiah Taylor and Tyler Dorsey should continue seeing extended run.
Delaney (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pacers, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Delaney is set to miss a second straight game after spraining his left ankle over the weekend. The fact that he's being ruled out a day in advance could mean he misses more time, though his next shot to get back on the court will come on Sunday against the Bulls. The last time out, Isaiah Taylor logged 19 minutes and Tyler Dorsey played 25 minutes in relief, so look for both players to benefit with added playing time once again with Delaney on the sidelines.
Delaney (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Raptors.
Delaney suffered a sprained left ankle in the second half of Sunday's matchup with the Suns and it's apparently giving him enough discomfort where he's been ruled out a day in advance of Tuesday's contest. He should have another few days off prior to Friday's tilt against the Pacers to potentially get back to full strength, though in the meantime, look for Isaiah Taylor and Tyler Dorsey to potentially see expanded roles off the bench in the backcourt.
Delaney suffered a sprained ankle during the second half of Sunday's game against Phoenix and did not return.
Delaney should be considered day-to-day until further notice and questionable for Tuesday's game in Toronto. Prior to exiting Sunday, he logged 15 minutes and scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 3-5 3PT) to go with three assists, two steals, a block and a rebound.
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