Found November 01, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Josh Smith has played nearly his whole career alongside Joe Johnson in Atlanta. The two have been a “less than dynamic duo” for the Hawks, playing well but never clearing the hump to reach the top of the Eastern Conference. Now Johnson is in Brooklyn, paving the way for Smith to lead the Hawks by himself. Smith played in every game last year for Atlanta, posting career highs in points and rebounds per game. He has positioned himself to take the next step in his career and be the face of a franchise, not just one of its good players. If Johnson’s departure is not enough motivation, Smith is also in the final year of his contract. Whether the future of his career is in Atlanta or somewhere else, he has a chance to earn big bucks this year. I have been consistently impressed with Smith’s play over the years, but he also has one big fault. There are times when he settles for contested jump shots instead of driving or passing. He is an incredibly athletic guy with a constantly impr...
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