Hawks sign veteran Erick Dampier

Updated: February 9, 2012, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks, short-handed at center following injuries to Al Horford and Jason Collins, signed 15-year veteran center Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract on Thursday.

Dampier, 36, bolsters the team's roster for a tough stretch that begins with a game against Dwight Howard and the Magic on Friday night. The challenges continue with a game against the Miami Heat on Sunday and a visit to the Lakers on Tuesday.

The game against the Lakers is the first of a five-game ...

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