Josh Smith calls Hawks fans 'bandwagoners'

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The interplay between Smith and the Philips Arena crowd was lively throughout the night. Smith, an Atlanta native who played his first nine NBA seasons with the Hawks, was booed loudly whenever he touched the ball. The catcalls grew louder in the third quarter, after Smith drained a 3-pointer that rattled around the rim several times before dropping in. Smith then shushed the crowd by placing his finger over his lips as the Hawks called timeout. “I mean, those fans are fickle, very fickle and bandwagoners,” Smith said. “It really doesn’t mean anything to me.”

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Omri Casspi on Miami's radar?

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Miami has explored numerous options, one of which is Sacramento’s Omri Casspi, who entered Tuesday’s play at 42.2 percent from behind the arc, 11th in the NBA among players with at least 100 attempts. He’s 89 of 211, which would be the most conversions on the Heat, eight more than Chris Bosh. He’s also reasonably young (27) and cheap (on a two-year, $6 million contract).
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So it’s not likely, without including a draft choice — and Miami can’t trade a first-rounder before the 2024 draft — that Miami can just dump cap space (in the form of, say, Chris Andersen’s contract) on Sacramento. It may need to include a player of some value, and sources say Sacramento has expressed interest in Tyler Johnson, even though Johnson may miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
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