Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/15/12
Josh Smith isn't signing a contract with the Hawks and will be an unrestricted free agent next Summer. He's been asking out of Atlanta for quite some time now, but hasn't done it as douchey of a way as other stars have, so the Hawks have held on to him. For a quick second he almost had a change of mind  in this Summer after the Hawks unloaded Joe Johnson's contract and were appearing to try and make a run at close Smith friend Dwight Howard. Howard though had no interest in playing for his hometown Hawks, so that trade went no where and as we all know was eventually traded to L.A. with the Magic getting back peanuts in return. Once upon a time the Celtics also dreamed of signing Dwight Howard. Danny Ainge kept the books clean so the Celtics could make a run at Howard this past Summer, but Howard had no interest. We've seen a new narrative in the NBA the past few years. Stars all want to play in New York and Los Angeles. While Josh Smith would love to be reunited with his close friend and
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