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Lakers' Josh Powell close to signing with the Atlanta Hawks

July 21, 2010 |  6:57 pm

Josh Powell, who spent the last two seasons with the Lakers, is expected to join the Atlanta Hawks.

Hawks first-year Coach Larry Drew said, "that's about a done deal."

Powell's contract would be for one year for the veteran's minimum of $1.1 million. He'll probably sign it on Monday.

Powell played in 65 games last season and averaged 2.7 points and 1.8 rebounds.

Powell was the Lakers' fourth big man, which limited his minutes.

Drew said Powell can provide the Hawks with a lift off the bench at power forward.

-- Broderick Turner