--The Hawks' hometown reunion tour includes sharp-shooting swingman Anthony Morrow, who comes over in the trade with the Nets.
Morrow returns to the Atlanta area after playing his collegiate ball at Georgia Tech. An undrafted free agent, the 6-foot-5 Morrow played his first two years in the league with Golden State before being traded to the Nets in the summer of 2010.
He's been one of the league's best 3-point shooters, making 43 percent of his shots from long range in 256 career games. He's also a 90 percent free-throw shooter, and he gives the Hawks another knock-down shooter to go along with Lou Williams and rookie first-round pick John Jenkins.
--Both Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson, two other players the Hawks acquired in that deal with the Nets, are not expected to suit up in red, white and blue this season.
Both of the veteran guards will be bought out by the Hawks, who have a stockpile of backcourt talent now and have much more pressing needs in the frontcourt.
Two other players acquired in the deal, C Johan Petro and F Jordan Williams, will remain with the Hawks. They both fill specific needs to help fill out a the frontcourt rotation behind Josh Smith, Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"The Hawks want to thank Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams for their contributions on the court and in the community. We felt with the team that we had, we were probably going to maintain the status quo and not be able to reach a championship level. We now have the opportunity to work within the new CBA in a better way that will allow us to move forward and be opportunistic in the future as we work to build a sustainable championship level team." -- GM Danny Ferry, talking about building a championship-level team.
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