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Rumor: With Joe Johnson Aboard, Hawks Look To Add Shaq?

From Fanhouse, via Hoopinion:

Free-agent center Shaquille O'Neal is seriously considering a two-year deal with the Hawks that starts at the mid-level exception of $5.8 million, according to NBA sources close to both the team and the future Hall of Fame player. ... "I think he wants to see how everything shakes out with all the free agents, but he's seriously considering Atlanta's offer,'' said the source who asked that his name not be used. "He wants to play two more years, and he wants it to be with a contender. He thinks he can help them become a serious one."

Could legendary former Yellow Jacket Dennis Scott be one of Fanhouse's sources? He was teammates with Shaq for five seasons in Orlando (Remember Shaq played in Orlando? TANGENT: if you really want to feel old, Google shaquille recruit and look at all the youngsters who were named after Shaq and are now off to play college ball. Happy birthday, Grandpa!), after all.

Anyway, legendary former Dawg David Pollack says Dennis Scott says Shaq would like to be a Hawk:

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Hoopinion isn't exactly elated, but our own Peachtree Hoops sees a silver lining -- Al Horford, motivational speaker!

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.