Mike Scott will be wearing a slightly different shade of blue (and dealing with opponents who flop slightly less) next season with the Hawks.
While Scott's role with Atlanta (and potential to see initial time in the D-League) are still in doubt, we are safe to wear our Hawks' #32 jerseys for now.
First round NBA draft selections receive guaranteed contracts, while second round picks typically see more uncertainty. However, on the final day to tender contracts to draft picks, Scott signed a deal that, according to Hawks GM Danny Ferry, includes some guarantees. And with the NBA minimum salary this season sitting at $473,604, Mike won't be doing too badly for a new college grad.
In his five NBA Summer League games, Scott averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds per game on not very Mike Scott-esque 36.2% shooting (he shot over 56% in his senior season at UVA). However, the Hawks must have seen enough to believe that the ACC Player of the Year candidate could contribute as a solid jump-shooting and rebound-grabbing bench player with the potential to spell Al Horford and Josh Smith if needed.
Officially a Hawk!!— Mike Scott (@mikescott) September 6, 2012