Hawks old friend signs under-the-radar free agent deal with Bucks

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While the Hawks are quite busy fine-tuning their own roster, several old friends are and could be on the move.

John Collins and Kevin Huerter are being shopped, with the latter much more likely to be dealt. That doesn’t include Dejounte Murray and AJ Griffin, who are getting new starts in New Orleans and Houston, respectively.

However, one familiar face that I thought landed in a perfect situation was Delon Wright. The former Hawks backup point guard signed a one-year, $3 million deal and will play with the second unit in Milwaukee behind Damian Lillard.

It’s a deal that isn’t going to make many headlines or catch many eyes, but it’s one that will pay massive dividends in the postseason for the Bucks.

In Atlanta, Wright manned the second team behind Trae Young and put up a modest 4.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 assists per contest. Most impressively, he shot nearly 38% from beyond the arc.

Wright will give the Bucks much better guard play behind Lillard than they had last year, one who can facilitate and shoot, and at 6-foot-5, can be used alongside Lillard in order to guard wings if needed.

The 31-year-old will assume a similar role in Milwaukee as Jrue Holiday. Of course, Delon Wright isn’t even close to an All-Star like Jrue Holiday, but he can give the Bucks timely scoring, facilitating, and defense, a jack of all trades.

This past season, Wright averaged 4.5 points, 2.5 assists and a steal in 15.8 minutes. He had splits of .394/.368/.822 and registered 54 steals with just 14 turnovers.

He knows his role and will do anything to help his team win. I loved the presence he brought to the Hawks for the one season he was in Atlanta. Bucks fans will surely feel something similar.

Photographer: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire
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