May 3, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott (32) during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana won 92-80. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Atlanta Hawks re-sign Mike Scott to 3-year deal

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Restricted free agency isn’t only affected Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe. After nearly three months of waiting, Mike Scott has found a home, re-signing with the Atlanta Hawks.

Prior to agreeing with a deal with the Atlanta Hawks, it was rumored that Scott was the recipient of a lucrative offer from CSKA-Moscow.

After being seldom-used his rookie season, Scott became an impact player for the Atlanta Hawks in 2013-14. With an increase in minutes under Mike Budenholzer, Scott’s numbers increased, averaging 9.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game–all up from his rookie year.

With Elton Brand still a free agent, Scott could enter the season with an even bigger role than before. He may not possess the size and defensive talent that made Brand valuable to the Hawks as he could play both power forward and center (this came up big in the wake of Al Horford’s season ending shoulder injury), but his ability to create from the perimeter and knock down open threes (shot 33 percent from downtown in the playoffs), Scott becomes another threat in an already-dangerous Hawks offense.

Scott was drafted 43rd overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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