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ko8e24
08-15-2009, 01:51 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4400517

Joe Smith has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks for the veteran's minimum, a source told ESPN's Ric Bucher on Friday.

Smith, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound center, is a 14-year veteran. He was picked No.1 overall by the Golden State Warriors in 1995 and has played for nine teams.

Smith picked Atlanta over Cleveland Cavaliers, where here played last season and which was offering the same deal.

Smith averaged 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds with the Cavs in their first round sweep of the Detroit Pistons. He has career averages of 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game.

NYtilIdie
08-15-2009, 02:21 AM
Good pick up for ATL to strengthen their bench.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-15-2009, 02:28 AM
Cleveland already has Powe and Hickson so that is probably why

NYKnickFanatic
08-15-2009, 04:09 AM
Cleveland already has Powe and Hickson so that is probably why

Varejao, Powe and Hickson.

Crowded.

lakersrnumber1
08-15-2009, 04:33 AM
good pick up smith can help there bench its been weak for years

Reddd
08-15-2009, 05:34 AM
Solid

Reddd
08-15-2009, 05:37 AM
good pick up smith can help there bench its been weak for years

Flip Murray is pretty nice off the bench, although yes, everyone else, like Mario West, aren't that remarkable

AKA TheMamba
08-15-2009, 06:13 AM
2 JSmooves better than 1 i hope... still not an elite with him.... needs that dominating inside presence

JordansBulls
08-15-2009, 08:11 AM
Nice pickup.

PennyMy#1
08-15-2009, 09:20 AM
Nice. If they can perfectly integrate Jamal Crawford they can be one of the teams to beat.

Jays Claw
08-15-2009, 10:08 AM
A very solid pickup for the Atlanta Hawks.

Kakaroach
08-15-2009, 10:50 AM
Good pick-up for the Hawks. They lost Solomon Jones but got a much better replacement in Joe Smith. There true bigs are only 3 though right? Zaza, Horford, and now Smith.

Lakers4ItAll
08-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Very solid pick up! It's gonna be a fight between ATL/TOR for 4th best in the east and possibly 1 of them sliding into the top 3

J_M_B
08-15-2009, 12:58 PM
Solid pickup.

ko8e24
08-15-2009, 01:10 PM
Flip Murray is pretty nice off the bench, although yes, everyone else, like Mario West, aren't that remarkable

mario west, if i'm not mistaken, is still a restricted free agent? and I believe Flip is still an unrestricted free agent? what the updates on those guys?

Sports Illustrator
08-15-2009, 01:14 PM
Certainly a great pickup for the Atlanta Hawks. He adds strength and experience to their team. He's a guy better suited for the Power Forward position, but can also play at Center for a few minutes every night.

Having Joe Smith around will definitely make them a better team IMO. He won't start but if any of their main bigs go down, he is the next guy in line to start. He's been around for many years and knows how to fit in with tough teams like the Atlanta Hawks.

akesh99
08-15-2009, 01:25 PM
Very solid pick up! It's gonna be a fight between ATL/TOR for 4th best in the east and possibly 1 of them sliding into the top 3

x2

Trouble87
08-15-2009, 01:30 PM
he fills a gap in their roster... also gives them some much needed veteran presence in the locker room

good pick up if your a Hawks fan

dre1990
08-15-2009, 01:46 PM
Flip Murray is pretty nice off the bench, although yes, everyone else, like Mario West, aren't that remarkable

hes still a FA

RaptorsFanatic
08-15-2009, 03:06 PM
Smack DVD

FaceDown91
08-15-2009, 03:23 PM
Might be old but great pick up never the less. If he can help the Cavs then he can definitely help the hawks for sure