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NBA Free Agency 2011: Tracy McGrady Signs One-Year Deal With Atlanta Hawks, According To Report

Per a report from ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, seven-time all-star and two-time scoring champion Tracy McGrady has agreed to a 1-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks for the veteran's minimum. McGrady appeared in 72 games last season for the Detroit Pistons averaging 8.0 points per game.

If the story holds true that McGrady signs with the Hawks, this could mean the end of the Jamal Crawford era in Atlanta. Crawford has been linked to as many as seven teams in recent days as the former sixth-man award winner is looking to sign another lucrative deal in this free-agent period. The Hawks are also going to be without the services of Kirk Hinrich, who went down with a shoulder surgery, and the thought process could be that McGrady could serve as an additional ball handler for the Hawks offense.

Of course with signing for the veteran's minimum and the injuries that have amounted over the years, any sizable contribution from McGrady at this point will be gravy.

For more on the Atlanta Hawks, be sure to check out SB Nation blog Peachtree Hoops.

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