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ATLANTA (AP)

Josh Powell has signed with the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent after spending the last two seasons as a backup with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The 6-foot-9 Powell was signed to provide depth behind Hawks center Al Horford and power forward Josh Smith. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Powell, from Riverdale High School in Atlanta, averaged 2.7 points in 63 games with the Lakers last season.

Powell was not drafted out of North Carolina State in 2003 and played in Europe before joining the Dallas Mavericks in 2005. He also played with the Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers. He started 25 games with the Clippers in the 2007-08 season.

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