Josh Smith played with the Atlanta Hawks for nine seasons and during that time he averaged 15.3 points and eight rebounds a game. Smith is an Atlanta native and the Hawks were good during that time but never great. They were mired in mediocrity and just couldn’t seem to get over the hump or find that missing pice. Smith didn’t help things much; his time was split between launching ill-advised jump shots and poor decision making but sometimes showing off his stunning athleticism. After the nine seasons Smith bolted to the Detroit Pistons but even they became fed up and new coach and president Stan Van Gundy made the shocking decision of cutting him even with his large contract. The Houston Rockets picked him up and Smith returned to Atlanta on Tuesday night with his new team to face his old team.