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The Atlanta Hawks announce the free agent signing of Dwight Howard

The Hawks have a new center in town.

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It’s now official.

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Dwight Howard, as it was announced by President of Basketball Operations and head coach Mike Budenholzer. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. But per Eric Pincus, the deal is 3-years, for $70.5 million and no options.

"We would like to welcome Dwight, and his family, home to Atlanta and into our Hawks basketball family. We feel Dwight will have a huge impact on both ends of the court with his physical presence and the force he brings to the game,” Budenholzer said in the statement. “We also look forward to his impact in our community as we all look to take Atlanta to another level on the court and off. We feel very fortunate to add a player of Dwight’s caliber and we look forward to assimilating Dwight into our team.”

Howard expressed how he was happy to be with the Hawks, and his excitement to play for his hometown.

“I am humbled and honored to be an Atlanta Hawk and to represent our city. This opportunity is a dream come true and a blessing for me and my family,” Howard said. “I look forward to pouring my heart out every night for this city, my teammates and the fans.”

Here’s an official welcome to Atlanta, Dwight.