Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 10/25/14
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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 player on the floor and then the worst. Well, according to him, he’s worth a maximum contract. “I feel like I’m a max player,” Smith said Friday. And yes, that is the first time he has said that. “I feel I bring a lot to the table. I have a lot of versatility. For what I do and what I give this ball club, I feel like I’m worth it.” It’s hard to imagine that Atlanta will give Smith a max deal, as they just dealt Joe Johnson and his huge contract this past offseason. You have to think that the team recognized their core wasn’t good enough to compete for a championship, a core that Smith has been a large part of. Josh Smith has a ton of ability, and is the definition of a stat sheet stuffer. This season, he’s averaging 16.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Josh Smith Thinks He Deserves A Max Contract appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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