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It appears the Hawks are engaged in trade talks for their enigmatic forward, Josh Smith:
Multiple rival executives confirmed that the Hawks have participated in trade conversations with several teams regarding Smith, a 27-year-old game-changing defender when engaged.
The Hawks face a dilemma with Smith, whose love-hate relationship with playing his entire NBA career thus far in his hometown of Atlanta will be put to the ultimate test if the Hawks continue to struggle. Smith’s $13.2 million falls off the Hawks’ books after the season, into an already massive abyss of cap space that the team has cleared to revamp the roster after trading high-priced All-Star Joe Johnson to the Nets.
Teams with such room and flexibility — including the likes of the Cavaliers, Mavericks, Bucksand Jazz – are beginning to examine the potential free-agent options and reconsider their strategies. Unless Ferry were able to land either Paul or Howard this summer — a long shot in both cases, even though Howard...
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In the midst of a season-worst stretch of losing seven of their last nine games, the Atlanta Hawks announced that standout forward Josh Smith will be suspended one game for conduct deemed detrimental to the team.
Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action." Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement...
Josh Smith has been heavily involved in the rumor circuit this season. There is talk that the Atlanta Hawks could trade him, or they could re-sign him to an extension. In addition to the constant rumors, it seems Smith has become frustrated over the team's recent play. He let that frustration get the best of him, acted out in practice, and was suspended for last night...
It seems like the Hawks and Josh Smith have had a rockier relationship that Chris Brown and Rihanna. Here is just the latest drama.
Josh Smith has been suspended for tonight’s game by the #ATLHawks
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 16, 2013
Smoove’s suspension is for “conduct detrimental to the team.” #ATLHawks
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 16, 2013
Josh Smith’s agent spoke with Hawks general manager Danny Ferry on Wednesday to discuss what he characterized as “a lot of frustration” with the team’s recent spiral, but stopped short of making a trade request.
While Prather made it clear that Smith is concerned about how the once-hot Hawks have rolled over in losing six of their last seven games and seven out of nine...
Tweet After missing Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team Josh Smith was back in action for the Hawks on Friday in the rematch at Barclays Center. Smith struggled with his shooting (5-15 FG) but managed 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists in 37 [...]
The Atlanta Hawks suspended forward Josh Smith for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount of money for conduct detrimental to the team. "Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action," general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement. "We are confident that he will respond positively, learn from this experience and come...
Josh Smith is one of the most athletic, exciting players to watch in the game. He also makes Hawks fans scratch their head and yell at their television out of frustration from time to time.
In tonight’s 94-89 loss against the Brooklyn Nets, Smith gave Atlanta fans at least one play to make them happy, where he dunked over Brook Lopez. You can watch below:
On top of getting everyone...
Josh Smith's agent stopped short of requesting a trade from the Hawks.
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As rumors swirl about the possible end of the Josh Smith Era in Atlanta, you can’t say he’s not going out with a bang. We’re pretty sure Brook Lopez agrees. [hart4basketball] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
With the Atlanta Hawks trading the behemoth known as Joe Johnson’s contract and Marvin Williams’ bloated contract last summer and with Josh Smith’s contract up at the end of the year, the Hawks will have a massive amount of cap space in the off-season. With up and coming point guard, Jeff Teague also a free agent this off-season, the only players signed on past 2013-14 is...
Al Horford is a scratch from Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a hamstring injury.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore reports that Horford is dressing but won't play unless the Hawks are in an emergency situation. The former Florida Gators' hamstring has been bothering him for a week to 10 days.
Horford is averaging...
ATLANTA -- This was a tale of two homecomings, but with only one story of redemption.
On the night of Joe Johnson's ballyhooed return to Atlanta, the Hawks stole the spotlight by racing out to a big lead and cruising to a 109-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena.
Even with Josh Smith serving a one-game suspension on Wednesday night (conduct detrimental to the team...