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#31 Mike Muscala
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  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Drafted 44th overall in 2013
  • PF/C
  • 6'11" / 240lbs
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  • 07/01/1991
  • USA
  • 44th pick, 2013
  • Bucknell
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DateLeagueTransaction
2013 NBA DraftNBADrafted 44th overall by Dallas.
2013 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Dallas, along with Jared Cunningham and the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira (#16), to Atlanta in exchange for the draft rights to Shane Larkin (#18) and cash.
1st August, 2013SpainSigned a one year contract with Obradoiro.
25th February, 2014SpainLeft Obradoiro.
27th February, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2017 with Atlanta. Included team option for 2016/17.
6th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
8th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
19th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
20th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
28th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
29th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
7th February, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
8th February, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
1st March, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
2nd March, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
28th June, 2016NBAAtlanta exercised 2016/17 team option.
25th July, 2017NBARe-signed by Atlanta to a two year, $10 million contract. Included player option for 2018/19.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2009 - 2013Bucknell (NCAA)
July 2013Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
August 2014 - February 2014Obradoiro (Spain)
February 2014 - presentAtlanta Hawks (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Mike Muscala
PF/C, 6’11, 240lbs, 25 years old, 4 years of experience

Tailed off late in the year, but emerged as a much higher volume and more efficient three-point shooter than before. While his 3PAr climbs and climbs (up to .329 this season), his usage rate continues to shrink (career low 14.8%), even though as a 41.8% three-point shooter, he should continue to shoot more. This is particularly true when considering that the three-point uptick has seen his offensive rebounding numbers drop far off, and, often giving up strength in the post, he needs to counter that from outside. Muscala could have some value on the market as a stretch five who does a decent job keeping up defensively on pick-and-rolls, without giving up around the basket. The downside of having signed for this fourth season though is that he will not be a restricted free agent.

Player Plan: UFA with full Bird rights but meriting a big pay rise and will have suitors. A three year, $20-24 million deal would be a decent price range for him, but he may be coveted.

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March 17, 2011

Bucknell's best player, somewhat comfortably, is 6'11 sophomore Mike Muscala. He and his shotblocking is the crux of their interior defense, by far their biggest player (in terms of height, at least), and is an efficient inside/outside, post-up/face-up offensive threat, capable of making shots around the basket with both hands. Surrounding him, senior Darryl Shazier is amongst the nation's leaders in assists at 5.6 a game, alongside a crazily low 1.5 turnovers a contest. Canadian sharpshooter Bryson Johnson is one of the nation's best, casting six and a half per game, hits 46% of them, and is a huge part of the team's .402% three point percentage, the seventh best mark in the league.

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