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Joe Smith Joins Hawks

In Free Agency on August 15, 2009 at 8:24 am

ESPN reports

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.

Excellent signing for the Atlanta Hawks.

I’ve been surprised by the lack of attention + suitors for Joe Smith. He’s a good backup big man and could have helped a whole bunch of teams. I think quite a few teams screwed up here.

Alas, their loss is the Hawks gain. Joe Smith will be an excellent fourth big in the rotation, and will provide high quality depth for Atlanta. Superb signing.

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  1. Dave,

    I agree, 100%. A terrific add for the Hawks!

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