Quick hits — The Atlanta Hawks reach an agreement

July 4, 2014 

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Hawks sign Sefolosha — The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with former Oklahoma City small forward Thabo Sefolosha on a three-year deal that leaves the team sufficient salary cap room for additional offseason moves. The deal with Sefolosha comes after the Hawks on Tuesday cleared more than $15 million in salary cap space by trading guard Lou Williams and the draft rights to center Lucas Nogueira to Toronto for forward John Salmons. The Hawks are believed to have interest in Chicago Bulls free-agent forward Luol Deng. ...

Free agent center Chris Kaman has agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. The burley 7-foot center has averaged 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over an 11-year NBA career. He is expected to back up Robin Lopez with the Blazers. Kaman spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

The San Antonio Spurs say Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture of the lower fibula of his right leg. The injury could knock the key reserve for the NBA champion Spurs out of the upcoming World Cup of Basketball, where he was scheduled to play for Argentina.

Women’s college basketball

Vols will keep paying Summitt — Pat Summitt will remain Tennessee’s “head coach emeritus” next season and can keep the position as long as she wants it, according to a school contract. Summitt, who coached 38 seasons before stepping down in 2012, suffers from early-onset dementia. She will make $75,000 this season. ...

Texas Tech guard Amber Battle, the team’s top scorer at 16.4 points per game, has been suspended for a month for starting a fight with a football player during a pickup basketball game on campus. Nigel Bethel II, who retaliated, was kicked off the football team.

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