Posted by GameSetMatch on 28th August 2009
The Atlanta Hawks signed free-agent forward Joe Smith on Tuesday to address the team’s lack of inside depth. Smith, a 14-year veteran, was the NBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick in 1995. The Hawks are his 10th NBA home.
The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Smith will join center Zaza Pachulia as the top inside backups behind starters Al Horford and Josh Smith for the Hawks, who advanced to the second round of the playoffs last season.
“Joe’s acquisition provides us with a solid complement to our frontcourt,” said Hawks general manager Rick Sund. “Not only does he bring years of experience to our team, but his versatility gives our coaching staff a player who can play multiple positions and an individual who will provide tremendous leadership in the locker room.”
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