ATLANTA Lou Williams said he's known Josh Smith from the time he was 13 and the two metro Atlanta natives had tried to get the other to play on their team for years. Although they were never teammates, Williams said they are close friends.
Finally, they will be on the same team.
Williams, who finished as runner-up for the NBA's Sixth Man Award last season, signed a free agent contract with the Hawks and ought to be an integral part of the Hawks next season, along with Smith.
"Obviously, I'm excited to be back home, I'm excited to be back in the city of Atlanta," he said. "I'm excited to be part of a franchise that has had good success in recent history with a very talented group of young guys and I'm just excited to be part of the process. I'm a hometown kid and I'm just looking forward to getting this whole thing started."
On Friday, the Hawks introduced both Williams and fellow guard Devin Harris, who was acquired for Marvin Williams. Along with incumbent starting point guard...