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Atlanta Hawks acquire Mike Bibby

The Atlanta Hawks have been looking for a point guard for a while and have finally found one in veteran Mike Bibby. Still, they probably regret drafting Marvin Williams instead of Chris Paul and Deron Williams, but that's a story for another day.

The Hawks, a young and growing team, are lacking in two major areas that Bibby immediately ameliorates: point guard play and three-point shooting.

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Here are the fantasy ramifications of the deal:

Mike Bibby, PG (ATL): Mike Bibby knew a trade was coming. Not to suggest that he was dogging it somewhat, but changing from a cog on an irrelevant team in the Western Conference to being a veteran leader and integral part of burgeoning squad in the Eastern Conference should fire him up. Bibby's points and three-point attempts have been down this season but that should change in Atlanta. He's not available in many leagues and this is just an encouraging status update for his owners.

Beno Udrih, PG (SAC): I mentioned this earlier in the season, when Beno Udrih was lighting it up for the Sacramento Kings while Mike Bibby was sidelined with injuries, that the Kings would be looking to deal Bibby at the trade deadline. The deal has finally materialized and it automatically gives Udrih a big boost. Pick him up ASAP. As a starter he averages 14.1 PPG, 4.8 APG, 3.7 RPG, 1.2 3PG and 1.2 SPG. He should be in the clear for the lion's share of the minutes.

Anthony Johnson, PG (SAC): For many waiver-wire junkies, Anthony Johnson was a nice little gem at the end of their fantasy bench for much of the season. Now he's going to be waiver-wire fodder. He was a good source for assists, steals and moderate points but will now be relegated to backup duties. He's an expiring contract for the Kings and nothing more.

Tyronne Lue, PG (SAC): Tyronne Lue doesn't have much of a future in Sacramento. If he stays, he's not going to see enough time on the court to make a fantasy impact. Rumors are already swirling that he's going to be flipped again at the deadline, possibly to a team in a need of a backup point guard.

Shelden Williams, F (ATL): The Landlord has been evicted in Atlanta. Apparently, his lease wasn't very long and the fifth overall selection in 2006 draft is now on his second team. Shelden Williams is not going to be a franchise players in the NBA. He has also shown very little to prove that he is going to be an impact player. Maybe a change in environment will do some good but right now he is not on the fantasy landscape.

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