ATLANTA (AP) _ The Atlanta Hawks have signed first-round draft
picks Al Horford and Acie Law to multi-year contracts, clearing the
way for the two to play in the summer league this month in Salt
The signings today came only hours before the first workout for
Hawks' rookie-free agent camp.
Horford, the Number three pick in the first round, is expected
to play forward and center for the Hawks. Horford (6-10, 245) was a
three-year starter at Florida.
Law, the Number eleven pick, is expected to compete for a
starting job at point guard. Law averaged 18-point-one points per
game for Texas A-And-M as a senior.
Horford will earn three-point-one (m) million dollars as a
rookied and three-point-35 (m) million dollarsin his second year.
The first two years are guaranteed, and the Hawks have options for
the third and fourth seasons.
Law is guaranteed salaries of one-point-six (m) million dollars
as a rookie and one-point-72 (m) million dollars in his second
The players will join other rookies and second-year players in
the Rocky Mountain Revue, the annual summer league that begins on
Friday and continues through July 20th.
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