Apr 29, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (25) dribbles the ball as Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) defends during the second quarter in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks agree to three-year deal with Thabo Sefolosha

The Atlanta Hawks and former Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Thabo Sefolosha have agreed to a three-year deal, according to Shams Charania on Twitter:

The AJC’s Hawks beat reporter, Chris Vivlamore confirmed the news shortly after:

While the $12 million price tag might be a bit of an overpay for a guy that should get most of his minutes off of the bench, Sefolosha brings much-needed perimeter defense to Mike Budenholzer’s squad in addition to being an underappreciated shooter. This tweet from Grantland’s Zach Lowe sums it up nicely:

In 23.4 minutes per game with the Thunder last season, Sefolosha averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooting 31.6 percent from behind the arc. For his career, he is a 34.8 percent 3-point shooter, and he should fit in well with Mike Budenholzer’s offense and give the Hawks something when Kyle Korver and/or DeMarre Carroll aren’t on the floor.

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