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Report Links Hawks And Veteran Point Guard Earl Boykins

The Hawks still haven’t addressed their need for additional size up front—unless one counts re-signing Jason Collins and adding Josh Powell—but they aren’t blind to the other holes in their roster. RealGM’s Christopher Reina reports that the Hawks have indeed “reached out” to 5-foot-5 point guard Earl Boykins, an 11-year veteran.

Boykins, 34, spent last season with the Wizards, for whom he scored 6.6 points in 16.7 minutes. His best asset is that he can fill up the scoring column, which is remarkable considering his small stature. For the right price, Boykins could be a decent fit for a Hawks team lacking in bench production, as well as depth at point guard behind Mike Bibby and Jeff Teague, though his iffy shooting (42.7 percent last season) should stand out as a red flag.

Atlanta still has the full mid-level exception ($5.7 million) and the bi-annual exception ($2.08 million) to use if it so desires.

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