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NBA Free Agency – Update Southeast Division- July 4th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Feb 14, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Eastern Conference forward Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks (4) addresses the media during practice at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Update – Southeast Division

SIGNED: Paul Millsap,– 3 year deal between $58 and $59 million with a player option in the 3rd year

LOST: DeMarre Carroll elected to sign with Toronto Raptors, Pero Antic is returning to Europe to play for Fenerbahce

TRADE: Get Tiago Splitter from San Antonio Spurs

UNDETERMINED: Elton Brand, John Jenkins

PITCHING: Hawks were said to be interested in Monta Ellis who elected to go with Indiana

With the loss of Carroll and Ellis selecting Indiana now the focus will be on reviewing the next level down of small forwards. Carroll brought a ton to the table with his perimeter defense and during the playoffs he was the Hawks most consistent performer. For the Hawks to retain Millsap was huge as losing both free agent starters would have really hurt them. Since they were able to add some size with Tim Hardaway Jr in the trade draft night and via Splitter they aren’t in bad shape, but they will definitely need a small forward unless they plan on playing Millsap there with Horford in his natural power forward role.

Per @daldridgetnt, Paul Millsap will stay with the @ATLHawks on a 3-year, $58 million deal. NBA TV has the latest! pic.twitter.com/RoD7AD1RXA

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 1, 2015

The Spurs have traded Tiago Splitter to the Hawks, per @WojYahooNBA pic.twitter.com/nEJ2clj7v5

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 1, 2015

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