Originally written December 11, 2012 on Celtics Life:
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If you followed Celtics news and forums over the off-season, you were probably bombarded with a flood of Josh Smith trade speculation. It's looking more and more like all those conspiracy flag-football theories were for naught. The Hawks are off to a great start and Josh Smith is strongly considering an extended stay in his hometown of Atlanta. For over 5 years, Atlanta has been stuck in no man's land: not good enough to truly contend for a title, and not bad enough to mix it up in the lottery. After new GM Danny Ferry traded away fringe-star Joe Johnson as well as draft bust Marvin Williams, many wondered if the Hawks could even be a solid playoff team. However, led by Al Horford and Josh Smith, they have put the doubts to rest. With tons of cap space opened up for 2013-2014, the Hawks look to go after max-players this off-season, such as Dwight Howard or Chris Paul. Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, JSmoove is starting to like the sound of "ATL fa L...
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