Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 7/6/13
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Josh Smith's tenure with his hometown Atlanta Hawks has, as expected, come to an end, according to multiple media reports. Smith, 27, who is an unrestricted free agent, agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. The deal is reportedly worth four years, 56 million, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Smith, who was drafted by the Hawks with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, quickly became one of the most recognizable players in Hawks history, finishing on the franchise's top-10 career lists in practically every major category -- points, rebounds, blocks, assists steals, free throws and, yes, turnovers. Though occasionally performing at an All-Star level, Smith never made an All-Star team in his nine seasons in Atlanta. He heads to Detroit with career game averages of 15.3 points, eight rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 3.2 assists. While Smith's days in Atlanta was assumed to be numbered when new general manager Danny Ferry and the front office did no...
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