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Josh Powell Likely To Sign 1-Year Deal With Atlanta Hawks

July 23, 2010

Josh Powell, with Carlos Boozer trying to RAWR in his ear.

Per ESPN:

The Atlanta Hawks are close to finalizing a one-year deal with forward Josh Powell worth approximately $1.1 million, according to sources close to the situation. The deal is expected to be finalized early next week, perhaps as soon as Monday.

Great news for Josh. As someone who has followed his journey, it’s amazing the odds he’s overcome to get to this point. Not only to get back to the NBA after not getting drafted, but to stick with the LA Lakers and do well enough to earn a free-agent contract with the Hawks where he’ll be featured more.

Sadly, I’m sure there are still (very) small pockets of State fans bitter he left early when the roster was shaping up to be one of the best in school history, but I believe Josh’s reasons for leaving were too strong for him to stay.

Regardless of your opinions, it’s great to see one of State’s own progressing in his pro career. He’s a hard worker and by all accounts a good guy. He deserves it.

HT to PackInsider for the find.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Scott permalink
    July 27, 2010 9:55 am

    lol at carlos boozer in that pic

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