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Atlanta Hawks reportedly agree to one-year contract with Solomon Hill

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Last summer, veteran forward Solomon Hill was briefly a member of the Atlanta Hawks roster. Hill was acquired in the draft-day trade featuring De’Andre Hunter but, shortly thereafter, the Hawks flipped Hill to the Memphis Grizzlies in a package to acquire Chandler Parsons. On Monday, things came full circle for Hill and the Hawks, with Atlanta reportedly agreeing to a one-year contract with Hill.

Though terms are not yet available, Hill projects for a modest salary investment in Atlanta. The 29-year-old is a combo forward, and Hill appeared in 61 games for the Grizzlies and the Miami Heat during the 2019-20 season. From there, Hill took the court in seven playoff games for Miami, and he provides quality depth.

In terms of his on-court profile, Hill is a physical, switchable defensive player and he also took a step forward as a shooter in 2019-20. Over 171 attempts, he converted 36.8 percent of his three-point attempts, which would be an encouraging improvement.

Hill doesn’t project for an immediate rotation role on a team that currently employs John Collins, Danilo Gallinari, De’Andre Hunter and others at similar positions. Still, Hill is a respected veteran who could be deployed in a pinch, and the Hawks continue to add intriguing depth.

Stay tuned.