Hawks Expected To Sign Pero Antic

The Hawks have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Macedonian big man Pero Antic, according to his agent Misko Raznatovic (hat tip to Sportando). Raznatovic tweets that his client will sign a deal with the Hawks that will be for one year, with a second-year option. It's not clear yet whether that will be a team or player option, though based on other contracts for international players, I'd guess the former.

Antic, who turns 30 next week, has helped lead Greek powerhouse Olympiacos to back-to-back Euroleague titles in 2012 and 2013. As Wendell Maxey writes at Ridiculous Upside, Antic will bring to Atlanta toughness in the paint and a resume that also includes championships in Serbia, Russia, and Bulgaria.

In 31 Euroleague contests in 2012/13, Antic averaged 6.0 PPG and 3.5 RPG in 17.5 minutes of action. He also hoisted up plenty of three-pointers, making about one per game, albeit only at a 26.1% rate.

The Hawks still appear to have some room below the salary cap, so Antic could be in line for more than the minimum salary. Terms of his deal aren't known yet, however.

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