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 1, 2015 | 2:33 am EDT Update
Sam Amick: No agreement w/ DeAndre Jordan and the Mavs after their meeting in LA tonight. Matthews meeting over also. More clarity for Dallas tomorrow.: 21 more rumors
The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they still want to sit down with him. The meeting will be part of a busy week for the Lakers, who also will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe.: 16 more rumors
Bill Oram: Been told Kobe Bryant was “very good” in Lakers meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge. Also that meeting went “well,” for what that’s worth.
Sam Amick: The free agency dialogue between Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat, I’m told, will continue in the morning. That’s all for now on that front.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Houston free agent Corey Brewer had phone conversations with the Rockets, Celtics and Knicks tonight, league sources tell Yahoo.
Jeff Zillgitt: Thunder restricted free agent C Enes Kanter will meet with OKC first as reported, but Blazers are monitoring, may want to talk w/Kanter.
Ailene Voisin: Kings intent on re-signing Omri Casspi, who desperately wants to return and play for George Karl. OC is also a Fegan client (DMC) so beware.
For Green, it was mission accomplished, as he helped the Spurs knockoff the Blazers en route to advancing and winning the NBA Finals. It’s been reported that he could have interest in joining the team he helped defeat, but CSNNW.com has learned, as of now, the Blazers aren’t expected to meet with Green, who will hit the free agent market on Wednesday.: 10 more rumors