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.”
August 29, 2016 | 7:14 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Lakers signed forward Travis Wear to a training camp deal, league source tells @The Vertical. He will compete for a roster spot.
Daryl Mark Pulido: Any updates with Larry Sanders? Are the Cavs interested in him to join the Camp in September? – Steve Kyler: Nothing new, but Larry Sanders is not doing a camp-only deal, it has to be right situation with real opportunity.
Bill Oram: Lakers will hold announce naming rights partnership of new training facility on Wednesday. Whole lotta UCLA Health folks set to attend… Not hard to connect some dots here https://t.co/zKl0qp5w0S
August 29, 2016 | 6:40 pm EDT Update
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: NBA veteran Jason Thompson, split last season with Warriors and Raptors, finalized a deal in China with Shandong.
Darren Wolfson: As Taylor said on the Scoop podcast, Ricky Rubio starting year here. But Sac. has long admired him, as reported. #twolves – RT: SiriusXM NBA: @Mitch_Lawrence says the #Kings had been telling teams they were close to trading for a PG – was thought to be Ricky Rubio. Appears off now.