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.”
July 30, 2016 | 8:06 pm EDT Update
Former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer plans to resurrect his career in China this season after taking the 2015-16 season off, according to league sources. Sources said Boozer, 34, is nearing agreement on a deal to launch his comeback with China’s Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Marc Stein: The Cavs waived Dahntay Jones because his $1.6 million salary would have become guaranteed Monday for the entire 2016-17 season. But the possibility of a return to the Cavs exists for Dahntay Jones, sources say, provided he clears waivers.
July 30, 2016 | 6:30 pm EDT Update
Jason Lloyd: Cavs announce they have waived Dahntay Jones