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.
Mike Scott has agreed to a three-year, $10M deal with Atlanta, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 2, 2014
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.
Preference remains to stay in NBA, but Atlanta RFA Mike Scott considering lucrative three-year offer with CSKA-Moscow, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 29, 2014
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.