Josh Smith Stays With Hawks

Although the Hawks listened to deals up until the final seconds, including a 3-way trade with Orlando and Milwaukee, they ultimately decided to keep free-agent-to-be Josh Smith at the deadline.  Smith will remain with the Hawks for the remainder of the season until he becomes a free agent in July.  Talking with the media after practice Thursday, Smith said if he was to enter free agency, the Hawks will be on his list.

According to ESPN:

The Atlanta Hawks investigated offers for Josh Smith for several weeks but ultimately decided not to make a deal.

Looking to be headed for the playoffs, the Hawks decided to kept their leading scorer and longest-tenured player and re-evaluate the situation at the end of the season, sources told ESPN.com.

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