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GLENDALE, Ariz. Emeka Okafor Jersey . -- Jamie McGinn visited the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday and knew they would be a good fit right away.Not only was he picked up at the airport by general manager John Chayka and coach Dave Tippett, the team had a welcome sign for him at Gila River Arena and a stall made up with his jerseys.It was just what McGinn needed to feel appreciatedThey did that from the start, said McGinn, who signed a three-year, $10 million contract on Friday, the first day of free agency in the NHL.The Coyotes went into the free agency period wanting to add depth to their blue line and some heft up front.Arizona got an early jump, trading for the rights to defenseman Alex Goligoski, then signing him to a five-year, $27.375 million deal last week.Though limited to 19 games with Colorado in 2014-15 due to back surgery, the 27-year-old McGinn played 84 games last season, finishing with a career-high 22 goals and 17 assists. He stared the season with Buffalo and was traded at the deadline to Anaheim, spending the final 19 games with the Ducks.McGinn has 91 goals and 76 assists in 450 career games after being selected in the second round of the 2006 NHL draft by San Jose, where he spent the first four seasons of his career.And, at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, he has the size and ability the Coyotes were hoping for on the left side.We wanted to add some weight and physicality to our lineup, Chayka said. He certainly brings that.Arizona also made several other smaller deals to open free agency, re-signing defenseman Kevin Connauton to a two-year contract and former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jamie McBain to a one-year deal.The Coyotes also signed defensemen Klas Dahlbeck and Jarred Tinordi, forwards Chris Mueller and Garret Ross, along with goalie Justin Peters to one-year deals.Arizona would still like to beef up its blue line and is hoping to re-sign captain Shane Doan, but has its roster in decent shape after the series of deals.I think we accomplished a lot of what we were looking to do, Chayka said. Tyreke Evans Jersey . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. JJ Redick Jersey . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. 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ATLANTA -- The Hawks are the home team against Milwaukee on Wednesday, but it is the Bucks who will be playing after a good nights sleep in Atlanta.The Bucks have been idle since a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Milwaukee on Saturday, while the Hawks are playing the second half of a back-to-back after stretching their winning streak to five games with a 93-90 victory Tuesday in Miami.The Hawks (8-2) are 2-0 in the finale of consecutive games this season, following up a loss at Washington with a home victory over Houston and starting their winning streak with victories at Cleveland and at home against Chicago.Atlanta, though, could be without Dwight Howard against the Bucks (5-4).The center sustained a left quad contusion late in the third quarter Tuesday against the Heat and didnt return.After the victory, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didnt rule out Howard being able to play against the Bucks. That may be a reach, however.Dwight took a knee to his knee area or just above his knee, Budenholzer said. Theres some swelling, and well just have to be aggressive in treating him and hopefully getting him ready to play (Wednesday). Well just see how the next 20 to 24 hours go.Howard was to get treatment on the trip back to Atlanta and will have more Wednesday before a decision is made on his status. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the injury was super painful.One of the keys to the Hawks good start this season has been their bench, and Mike Muscala likely would get the start if Howard cant go against the Bucks.Muscala scored 14 points in 22 minutes against the Heat, going 6 of 7 from the floor. He also had five rebounds, four assists and a steal.Howard would be a major loss if he cant play, though, especially on defense. The Hawks struggled mightily trying to contain Heat center Hassan Whiteside after the 6-foot-11 Howard left, with Paul Millsap finnally having to take the role. DeMarcus Cousins Jersey. Howard, who has been rejuvenated after signing with his hometown Hawks, had 11 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes for his eighth double-double. He came into the Heat game averaging 15.2 points and 12.4 rebounds.Bucks coach Jason Kidd wouldnt mind at all not having to face Howard.Hes playing like he did earlier in his career, the coach told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hes dominating. Theyre looking for him and theyre finding him. He causes a big problem. You put shooters around him, and he causes an even bigger problem.The Bucks won the first two of their three games against the Hawks last season, with both victories requiring overtime.Jabari Parker had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a 117-109 double-OT win in Atlanta after Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 28 points and 16 rebounds to lead a 108-101 victory at Milwaukee.Antetokounmpo, a 6-foot-11 native of Greece, is off to a breakout start as a 21-year-old in his fourth NBA season. He leads the Bucks in scoring (21.3), rebounds (8.3), blocks (2.1) and steals (2.0) while ranking second in assists (5.3).In Milwaukees 106-96 victory over Memphis on Saturday, Antetokounmpo bounced back from a couple of so-so games with 27 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks in 30 minutes.It felt good, Antetokounmpo said after the victory. My teammates wanted me to get back in rhythm, and I did whatever it took to get back in rhythm. They told me from day one they need me.The Hawks placed six players in double figures against the Heat and have had at least five reach that level in every game except one.I just feel like we have a lot of guys who are playing well right now, a lot of guys playing with a lot of confidence, Budenholzer said. ' ' ' 

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