Ex Atlanta Hawk mulling career in China - CBS46 News

Ex Atlanta Hawk mulling career in China

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Former Atlanta high school and Hawk standout Josh Smith has been reportedly in talks to sign with Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. 

Smith, 30, last played for the Houston Rockets. He split the 2015-16 season between Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging career lows of 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds. 

In an interview with Yahoo Sports, the Vertical,  Smith acknowledged he has enough talent to still perform at a high level. 

“I’m not a guy that is oblivious to my surroundings, I know that changes need to be made. It’s something that I have done wrong to now be figuring out my next move and figuring out what I need to do to be better. Even yoga this summer has helped me become one with my spirit, body and mind. I’ve done things to take steps toward bettering myself, having patience.”

Smith played nine seasons in Atlanta, winning the 2005 Dunk Contest and averaging 17.5 points in his final season as a Hawk.  

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