ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 22: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic drives into the basket against Jason Collins #34 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 22, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
I figured that this would be the first announced signing by the Atlanta Hawks once teams can actually begin making transactions on Friday. Collins played in 49 games last season and made 28 starts when Larry Drew shifted to a big lineup featuring Al Horford at the power forward position and Josh Smith at the small forward. It was a staple of the Hawks defensively in the first round upset over the Magic.