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Hawks Re-Sign Mike Scott

AUGUST 26TH: The deal is official, the team announced via press release.

AUGUST 25TH: Atlanta hasn’t announced the agreement, but Scott has signed his contract according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (via Twitter). Pincus reports that Scott’s salary is evenly distributed for a total of $10MM across the three years on the deal, and that the first two seasons of the contract are fully guaranteed. The final year is presumably partially guaranteed or completely non-guaranteed.

AUGUST 1ST: Restricted free agent forward Mike Scott has agreed to a three-year, $10MM deal to remain with the Hawks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has confirmed the report and indicated that the third year is a team option (via Twitter). Atlanta had been working on retaining Scott, though word spread a few days ago that the Aaron Mintz client was considering an offer from Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow.

At 26 years old, Scott broke into the Hawks’ rotation this past season after playing sparingly in his 2012/13 rookie year. He played in 80 games for Atlanta, starting six and averaging 9.6 points and 3.6 boards in 18.5 minutes per contest. The Hawks selected Scott 43rd overall in 2012 out of Virginia. Scott said in the spring that he wanted to remain with the Hawks, but other NBA teams reportedly felt that they could pry him from Atlanta.

The Hawks also retained fellow restricted free agent Shelvin Mack last week while adding free agents Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore to a team that took the top-seeded Pacers to a seventh game in the first round of the NBA Playoffs without star center Al Horford. Scott figures to continue to get significant playing time behind starting power forward Paul Millsap, though he will have some tough competition in Adreian Payne, who the Hawks took with the No. 15 selection in June’s draft.

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