Josh Smith-F - Hawks
Last Updated: 22 Feb, 09:23 AM
Josh Smith said Atlanta will be on his list of teams he considers when he becomes a free agent. However, all politics is local. The Atlanta native does not want to irritate the home fans, but a person familiar with Smith's plans told USA TODAY Sports that it is "highly unlikely" that Smith re-signs with Atlanta. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the private nature of the negotiations.
The 27-year-old is averaging 17.2 points a game for the Hawks this season. It's not surprising Smith wasn't dealt as teams didn't want to risk losing young pieces or a draft pick for a potential rental situation.
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