FOX Sports South: The Hawks knew that the situation with Josh Smith, who will become a free agent this summer, was going to come to a head at some point. How do you think theyve dealt the trade rumors?
I think theyve dealt with it as well as you possibly can.
They made their presentation to Smith before the season started. One thing we did not hear about on a week-to-week basis was what they were going to do with him. It wasnt until about a week ago that all this came to fruition and thats only because the trade deadline is Feb. 21st.
This could have hung over them all year long and been a total distraction. I applaud both Josh Smiths people and general manager Danny Ferry for keeping this basically under wraps and out of the headlines, newspapers and talk shows on a daily basis until about a week ago.
FSS: How have the players dealt with not knowing whats going to happen to one of their best players?
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