Welcome to Atlanta, Jason Collins

Thursday, September 3, 2009
By Micah Hart

Barring something unforeseen, I think it’s safe to say that the signing of Jason Collins will be the last roster move the Hawks make before the start of training camp. Collins signed late yesterday, but we were able to catch up to him this morning as he completed his physical with the team:

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Collins rep is as a terrific leader and locker room guy, and as he said in the piece, you can never have too much depth in the frontcourt. It’s hard to say how much PT he’ll get during the season, but there’s plenty of time to sort that out going forward.

With about 3 1/2 weeks left until the start of camp, taking a look at the roster at present, the Hawks are shaping up like this:

Guards: Mike Bibby, Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford
Wings: Marvin Williams, Maurice Evans
Bigs: Josh Smith, Al Horford, Zaza Pachulia, Joe Smith, Jason Collins, Randolph Morris

I’ve said it many times over the course of the offseason, but I’ll say it once again – hats off to Rick Sund and his crew for the work they’ve done to put this squad together. No offense to the guys who’ve worn the Hawks unis the past few years, but I’d say that’s easily the deepest this team has been since I’ve been here.

Can training camp get here already so we can get this show on the road?

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