HoopsHype Adreian Payne rumors

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What current player in the NBA are you looking forward to playing against the most. Adreian Payne: Gary Harris. NBA.com

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The Atlanta Hawks have signed rookie forward/center Adreian Payne, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Payne was selected 15th overall by Atlanta in the 2014 NBA Draft. NBA.com

The Hawks are finalizing the details on a rookie contract with first-round draft pick Adreian Payne Friday morning. The deal could be signed and officially announced shortly thereafter. The Hawks selected Payne 15th overall in the NBA Draft in June. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward played four seasons at Michigan State. According to the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, for his draft position, Payne’s salary will be $1,546,100 next season and $1,615,700 in 2015-16 as guaranteed deals. The Hawks would have team options for two more seasons. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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He appears to be targeting shooting -- I hear McDermott, Stauskas and Adrien Payne all are high on his list -- but reiterated that he feels the team needs to add two-way players -- i.e. guys who can play defense, too -- most to this roster. "You still need to add shooting, you can never have too much shooting," he said. "I mean, you can look at it different ways. We had trouble shooting last year but we scored a lot of points. We may have had trouble shooting, but we rebounded the hell out of it and we got to the free-throw line. You want to find that balance. I don't think you totally want to substitute shooting where we have one-way type players, though." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Josh Lewenberg: Here's a first… Adreian Payne on his workout with Raptors today: "It wasnt the best, but it wasnt the wor(st)… well yeah, it wasnt the best". For what its worth, the Raptors didnt seem to think Payne's workout was as bad as he did, understanding how taxing long pre-draft process is Twitter @JLew1050

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