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Guard ends four-plus seasons in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks agreed Wednesday to Dion Glover's request and released him from his contract, general manager Billy Knight said.

Glover, a 6-foot-5 guard from Georgia Tech and Cedar Grove High in metro Atlanta, was the Hawks' No. 1 draft pick in 1999, the 20th selection overall. In five seasons, he averaged 8.5 points, 3.1
rebounds and 1.6 assists in 273 games with 101 starts.

In 55 games this season, Glover had career-bests of 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting only 39.1 percent from the field. He scored a season-high 23 points at Phoenix on Nov. 12 and ended his Atlanta career with six points in three minutes of action during the Hawks' 86-75 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.