Josh Smith is having yet another well-balanced, 'Josh Smith-esque' type season for the 27-22 Hawks, putting up 16.9 points, 8.5 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.3 steals a game, the only player in the NBA averaging 16/8/4/2/1. However, the Hawks are not impressed. Well, not impressed enough to offer Smith, an unrestricted free agent this summer, a maximum contract to stay in the A-T-L. From Real GM.
The Atlanta Hawks met with Josh Smith's representatives this week and indicated that they are not willing to give the forward a max contract after this season, according to a league source.
The Hawks, in turn, are entertaining trade offers for Smith around the NBA but haven't decided whether they will deal him.
Smith, averaging almost 17 points and nine rebounds this season, is prepared to move on from the Hawks.
Makes sense that the Hawks are entertaining offers for Smith, as they would be foolish to lose the 27 year old for nothing. And it makes sense for Smith to be ready to...