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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, power forward Mike Scott will remain an Atlanta Hawk.

It was ambiguous whether Scott would return to the NBA after receiving interest from CSKA-Moscow, a Russian team who offered him a “lucrative” contract.

Scott’s new contract is worth $10 million over the next three years. A large improvement over his last contract that paid him $1.26 million over two years ($473,604 in the first year and $788,872 in the second year).

Scott had a strong second season with the Hawks, averaging 9.6 points along with grabbing 3.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per contest. He played an impressive 80 games, staying healthy through out and finding his niche as a promising young back-up who can provide a spark off the bench as a scorer.

It will be interesting where Scott will fit in with the 2014-15 Hawks rotation since they added rookie Adreian Payne to the mix and will likely look for minutes for him.

Now that all of Atlanta’s restricted free agents are locked up, they can take their final swing at the remaining free agents and look to fill their final roster spot.

With various frontcourt stars withdrawing their names from consideration for the USA national basketball team, Atlanta Hawks all-star Paul Millsap has gotten his name put up as a candidate for a roster spot in the FIBA World Cup.

“Paul has prior experience at the National Team level having participated in the 2009 National Team mini-camp and offers us veteran inside player who possesses attributes that can be beneficial for us,” said USA National Basketball team director Jerry Colangelo.

Millsap, 29, is not the only member of the Hawks getting looked at for a spot on the roster. Teammate Kyle Korver is also receiving consideration.

Neither Millsap, nor Korver were seen as potential members of team USA. Both lacking “star power” and usual athleticism that Team USA necessitates, they were seen as surplus in NBA fans minds, but Team USA knows what they are doing. Continue Reading…