Apr 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) and forward Mike Scott (32) react during the second quarter in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Atlanta Hawks' Restricted Free Agent Mike Scott 'Can Be Had' with Strong Offer Sheet

Mike Scott had somewhat of a breakout season for the Atlanta Hawks this season, averaging 9.6 points in a little over 18 minutes per game. He was used as an effective stretch power forward off the bench, and his arrival usually meant an offensive boost for Atlanta.

Now, Scott is a restricted free agent, and will likely have many suitors around the league. So, how much are the Hawks willing to spend on the young forward? According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, not a lot:

This news should come as no surprise, as the Hawks might have been preparing for another team trying to poach Scott by selecting former Michigan State big man Adreian Payne in last week’s NBA Draft. Payne is a stretch four who can rebound at a better rate, so if Scott walks, the Hawks have his replacement.

Atlanta has reportedly shown interest in Pau Gasol, Greg Monroe, Luol Deng, and even more big-time free agents, so cap space is likely more important than retaining Scott.

Scott was a nice offensive boost off the bench, but didn’t offer much else. He was a disaster on defense, and if his outside shot wasn’t falling, he was pretty much useless. You can expect Scott to take the first big offer he receives.

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