Atlanta Hawks: 3 power forwards they should avoid in free agency

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Power forwards the Atlanta Hawks need to avoid in free agency No. 3) Mike Scott

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Mike Scott, the nine-year veteran, played the last three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers but has not been a big part of their success. in fact he has seen his minutes per game slip from 24.0 per game in his first season with the franchise to 16.7 last season.

While he has been a reasonably good floor spacer when he has been able to get on the court, that is the major selling point that Scott has on his game. He has hit 37.1 percent of his looks from deep during his time with the 76ers.

The Hawks already have too many one-dimensional players on the court at any given time. They have Clint Capela and Onyeka Okongwu who only play offense when they are within three feet of the hoop.

Yes, they both screen and take pressure off the defense by being a link in the passing chain at the top of the key. But when it comes to shooting, they only have to be defended if they are near the restricted area.

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The Hawks need a player who is going to play at multiple levels and who is able to help with rim protection, which is an area that Scott struggles.