Thabo Sefolosha’s three-year tenure in Oklahoma City has come to an end.
The nine-year veteran has agreed to terms for a three-year $12 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Sefolosha started 61 games for the Thunder this past season and that carried over in to the postseason– until Reggie Jackson started to earn more playing time in the rotation deep into the playoffs leaving Sefolosha void of minutes all together. The shooting guard averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Thunder.
His three-point shooting took a dip this past season down to 31% but he was above 40% in his previous two seasons. If he can re-find the touch that made him a viable threat from deep a few seasons ago, the Hawks will have added another clutch shooter to their roster to compliment Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague. Not to mention he is widely regarded as good defender on the wing. He and Carroll can make life miserable for opponents on the perimeter next season.
This is Atlanta’s first free agent acquisition and more moves are expected to be made by GM and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ferry.