Tuesday July 29, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have completed their deal with
Maurice Evans, who's expected to replace Josh Childress as the
team's sixth man.
The 6-foot-5 Evans started 47 times for the Orlando Magic last
season and averaged a career-high 9.3 points. He was quickly
targeted by Atlanta after Childress, a restricted free agent,
stunned the Hawks last week by signing with Greek powerhouse
General manager Rick Sund calls Evans a quality defender who
gives the team a physical and athletic presence. Evans reportedly received a three-year deal for about 7.5 million dollars, much less than Childress would have commanded. The 6-foot-5 Evans can shift between guard and forward, much as Childress did for the Hawks.
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