Via a Hawks Press release the signing is now official. Jason Collins is back with the Atlanta Hawks.
"We’re excited to welcome Jason back to the team," said Hawks head coach Larry Drew. "He’s a veteran presence in the locker room, and adds experienced depth to the frontcourt. Jason has worked hard in the offseason, and with his knowledge of the system we’re implementing, he’ll continue to be a valuable contributor to our club."
The move gives the Hawks 12 players just one short of the NBA minimum of 13. Per team policy financial terms of the deal were not released.
This move feels like a "rounding out the roster move". I would have much preferred someone with a little more upside to them. The Hawks seemed to feel that Collins positive influence in the locker room was valuable enough to bring him back.
Exit Question: Who will be #13?