There doesn't seem any way for Josh Smith to make to Brooklyn anytime soon. That aside, Smith likes the embrace he's seen his former teammate receive in Brooklyn and thinks the Nets are a viable option for free agents.
One night after the Deron Williams explosion against the Wizards, the Nets went into Atlanta and beat the Hawks, easily, 93-80. It wasn't pretty early, but the bench really carried the team, led by Andray Blatche.
The Nets and Hawks battle in Atlanta, a game between teams in the fourth and sixth seeds. A Nets win would give them a 2-1 edge over the Hawks with a game to go. A Nets win and Knicks loss would move them to within a game and a half of the division.