Mike Scott entered Thursday as the longest-tenured member of the Atlanta Hawks. Before the 2017 trade deadline passed, he was reportedly on his way to Phoenix to join the second team in his NBA career.
Sources: Atlanta has traded Mike Scott to the Phoenix Suns for cash.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
Scott failed to gain traction as a member of the rotation this season, appearing in only 18 games and shooting just 29 percent from the floor and 15 percent from beyond the three-point arc. While the Suns could have to trade some sort of future asset beyond cash to complete the deal, it will likely be a highly-protected second round draft choice that will never convey.
This is a cost-cutting move for Atlanta and also one that opens up an additional roster spot for the team. Scott was a pending free agent and his poor play combined with legal woes off the court made it highly unlikely that the Hawks would be interested in re-signing him beyond this year.
On the Phoenix side,