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The Atlanta Hawks signed free-agent forward Paul Millsap, the team announced Wednesday.

The team did not disclose contract terms, but previous reports put the deal at two years and $19 million.

The Utah Jazz had renounced their rights last week to Millsap to allow the team to acquire Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush in a trade with the Golden State Warriors.

"Paul was one of our top priorities entering the free agency process and we believe he is a great fit with the team and culture that we are trying to build," Hawks vice president of basketball operations Danny Ferry said. "He is a high-character individual and his toughness, high basketball IQ and selflessness will add to our locker room and give us versatility on the court."

The 28-year-old Millsap averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocked shots in 78 games last season for the Jazz. He was one of five players in the NBA during the 2012-13 season (Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol, Al Horford and Josh Smith were the others) to post averages of at least 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal.

Millsap had spent his entire career in Utah after he was selected in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-8 veteran has career averages of 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 546 NBA games.
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