Just got word that Atlanta signed Craig “Speedy” Claxton, four years and $25 mil, almost $2 mil less per year then they’d offered Cassell. Hopefully Speedy will work out better than the last Claxton in Georgia, bumbling former UGA center Charles Claxton, who I once saw shoot a free throw that hit above the rim, caught nothing but glass and ricocheted right back to him.

I like Speedy and think it’s a tremendous signing for the Hawks. Part of me was terrified that Hawks GM Billy Knight really didn’t think the Hawks needed a point guard. And for all we know, he still doesn’t like small players — he probably thinks he signed Charles from UGA.