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Free agent Jason Collins joins Hawks

Updated: September 2, 2009, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have added more depth and size to their frontcourt by signing center Jason Collins, who spent last season with Minnesota.

The move comes about a week after the Hawks signed 6-foot-10 forward Joe Smith.

Hawks general manager Rick Sund said the 7-foot Collins, an eight-year veteran, will add size "and a good interior defensive presence," to the Hawks.

Sund said Collins, who played with the New Jersey Nets in the 2002 and 2003 NBA finals, also brings ...

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