Found January 26, 2013 on
When it is time for your big payday, you have to grab as much money as you can. Josh Smith has been waiting for this day for a while and it is coming soon.
He has been rumored to be traded for almost three years now, but wherever he ends up he believes he is worth the maximum contract available.
“I feel like I’m a max player,” Smith said, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I feel I bring a lot to the table. I have a lot of versatility. For what I do and what I give this ballclub, I feel like I’m worth it.”
“There shouldn’t be any hesitation. I’m Josh Smith; I’m not anybody else. I’m not Michael Jordan. I’m not LeBron James. I’m not Brook Lopez. I’m Josh Smith. You can’t look at what might’ve happened with another person. Let’s say Joe. You can’t say, ‘I’m skeptical of giving another person that’ because of whatever they feel like happened.”
He definitely isn’t Jordan, Bron or Lopez, but I get what he is saying. The Hawks were burned with Joe Johnson and while Smith is a solid player, he isn’t a franchise player, so they should try to trade him before the deadline.
BEST OF MAXIM
Josh Smith says he expected not to make the All-Star team after getting his hopes up last year. He is however, devastated, that none of his teammates made the team and 2 non-playoff bound players (Jrue Holiday and Kyrie Irving) did:
Q. What do you think about the fact that there are no Hawks on the team?
A. Now that is a devastation. To have two people … that probably aren’t...
Much has been made of Josh Smith being a free agent after this season and whether the Atlanta Hawks will trade him before the deadline. The Los Angeles Lakers have been a popular ending point for Smith, as the team clearly needs to infuse some athleticism into their roster.
It’s unsure what kind of contract Smith will yield on the open market, as someone who can look like the best...
Al Horford's sore hamstring must be better. The Atlanta Hawks big man played a team-high 51 minutes in a win Friday over the Boston Celtics.
The former Florida Gator scored 24 points (7-15 FG, 10-11 FT), grabbed 13 rebounds, dished three assists and snagged two steals. Play him now.
Kyle Korver made eight shots -- all of them 3-pointers -- for a team-high 27 points to go...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.
Jeff Teague had 23 points for Atlanta before fouling out in the first overtime. Al Horford had 24 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Smith, who opened the second overtime...
Well, that wasn't fun. It's becoming clear that the bench is finally coming around but now the starters are slumping. The second unit gave us that big lead in the second quarter and then it went away when the starters came back in. But there's progress. We at least got one great half of basketball. One thing that always strikes me is all the complaints...
Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a
27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in
double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth
The Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks 123-111
CelticsLife Game Recap
I grade on a curve!
Kevin Garnett: 24 Points, 10 Rebounds
Kevin Garnett gave us a great performance tonight, and it was unfortunately wasted. He rebounded well, shot well, and was only slowed down by fouls/minutes. He got gassed at the end, and his last two fouls were stupid...
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony had hurt the Atlanta Hawks from 3-point range all game, but he finished them off with a driving layup in the final seconds. Anthony drove for the game-winning basket, then hit a free throw to convert a three-point play as the Knicks squeezed out a 106-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. Anthony drove around Josh...
Boston Celtics (20-22) at Atlanta Hawks (22-18) Friday, January 25, 2013 7:30 PM ET Game #43 Road Game #21TV: CSNNE, SPSO, NBA-LP 753(BOS)/754(ATL)Radio: WEEI, WCNN Philips Arena Referees: Not available The Celtics travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks in the second of 4
meetings this season. The Celtics are in the midst of a 5 game losing
Hawks vs Knicks: ESPN 6:30pm
The Knicks played one of their worst games of the year last night in Philly and its imperative the Knicks kick off their five game home stand with some intensity. The Hawks have won three in a row, and they are the 6th seed in the East sitting just 2 games behind the Knicks. Against Philly, the Knicks were outshot 51% to 35% from the field and...
Tip: 7:30PM Court:Philips Arena Watch it:CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Spread: ATL -5.0, O/U: 185.5
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 7-13
At home: 14-7
Streak: Lost 5
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (18.9 ppg)
Buckets: Josh Smith (16.7 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.1 rpg)
Boards: Al Horford ...