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Hawks lure Speedy Claxton away from Hornets

Updated: July 12, 2006, 6:00 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Hawks, roundly criticized for bypassing Chris Paul in the 2005 NBA draft, addressed their void at point guard by signing Paul's backcourt mate: Speedy Claxton.

Speedy Claxton

Point Guard NO/Oklahoma City HornetsProfile

2006 SEASON STATISTICS

GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

71 12.3 2.7 4.8 .413 .769

It is believed that Claxton will receive a four-year deal worth $25 million.

The Hawks targeted Claxton ...

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