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NBA Free Agency 2012: Hawks Among Suitors For Rashard Lewis

The Atlanta Hawks have been extremely active this offseason with new general manager Danny Ferry at the helm. In fact the Hawks are rumored to be in on a number of free agents this offseason including Rashard Lewis. According to reports Lewis has the Hawks on his shortlist and is seeking a team's mini mid-level exception.

A source told The Post the Knicks were on Lewis' short list, along with the Heat, Lakers, Spurts and Hawks. Lewis, who can play small forward at 6-foot-10, is looking to sign for the $3.09 million mini mid-level exception after pocketing a $13.7 million buyout from the Hornets.

Atlanta suddenly has a need for a small forward after trading both Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams. If the season began today Josh Smith would likely be the starting small forward unless Larry Drew opted for a three-guard attack of Jeff Teague, Devin Harris and Anthony Morrow.

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