In another move based towards upgrading its bench, the Washington Wizards are finalizing an agreement with free agent forward Mike Scott, according to reports.
The deal will be a one-year agreement for the veteran’s minimum.
Free agent guard Mike Scott is finalizing a minimum deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2017
Mike Scott's deal with the Wizards is veteran's minimum ($1.7 million) for one season, I'm told. ESPN first.
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 4, 2017
Scott played in just 18 games with the Hawks last season, putting up 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per contest.
Once a valuable force off the Hawks’ bench, Scott, 28, hopes to regain some of this energy as he joins his new home in Washington.
The Wizards also recently signed free agent sharpshooter Jodie Meeks, along with trading for back-up point guard Tim Frazier in June.
For Atlanta, Mike Scott becomes the third frontcourt player in the past month to depart the team. He joins Dwight Howard, who was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in June, and Paul Millsap, who agreed to a deal with the Nuggets on Monday, as players no longer on the team.
Scott was drafted by the Hawks with the No. 43 overall selection in 2012. He’s played his entire career as a member of the Hawks, holding career-averages of 7.1 points and three rebounds.