The Atlanta Hawks have officially re-signed fan favorite Mike Scott, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today (8/26).
The news of Scott’s re-signing comes four days after Atlanta officially re-signed backup point guard Shelvin Mack to a three-year, $7.3 million deal.
Although the Hawks did not announce the terms of Scott’s new deal per team policy, it was reported on Aug. 1 that the two sides agreed on a three-year, $10 million contract with a team option in the final year.
Eric Pincus of BasketballInsiders.com gives us an update on the deal, reporting Scott will be earning “$3.3 mil flat over next 3 years.”
Scott averaged 9.6 points per game last year, doubling his 4.6 ppg output as a rookie in 2012, and added 3.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per contest through 80 games in his sophomore season.
In Atlanta’s first-round playoff series against the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, Scott was a huge contributor off the bench averaging 9.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 20.9 minutes per game. And of course, let’s not forget that unbelievable 17-point second quarter performance he had in a pivotal Game 5, hitting all five of his three-point attempts – the second-most three-point makes in a quarter in NBA playoff history.
Scott played extremely well in first-year head coach Mike Budenholzer’s system last season and will only continue to improve in the Spurs-like pace and space offense.
The 26-year-old forward knocked down 62 three-pointers last season after going 0-1 from downtown in his rookie campaign. He scored in double-figures 40 times, including five 20-point games and one 30-point outburst, while also compiling a 13-game streak of double-digit performances from Jan. 8 – Feb. 5, the longest stretch of his career.
“Mike has worked hard and continues to adapt, improve and expand his all around game,” Ferry said. “We are very happy to have him with us going forward and we look forward to his continued growth with our group.”
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