The Hawks may have traded Joe Johnson to the Nets, but longtime forward Josh Smith is excited about the direction of the team, writes SI’s Sam Amick. Smith noted the abundance of shooters and think the run-and-gun Hawks could surprise some teams this season, especially if the team acquires Magic center Dwight Howard. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
AMICK: Rejuvenated in Atlanta, Smith holding out hope for Dwight Howard

The Hawks may have traded Joe Johnson to the Nets, but longtime forward Josh Smith is excited about the direction of the team, writes SI’s Sam Amick. Smith noted the abundance of shooters and think the run-and-gun Hawks could surprise some teams this season, especially if the team acquires Magic center Dwight Howard. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

AMICKRejuvenated in Atlanta, Smith holding out hope for Dwight Howard