it was about time the hawks stepped it up with all the talented players they had in Joe Johnson, Smith, Horford etc just young talent had to evenutally gel together and they did last season, now that Smith is gone they can still make the playoffs but prob wont have as good of a regular season record.
Their regular season record last year was horrible to begin with. they just palyed in the east..
And Josh Smith isn't gone. The Hawks matched the offer sheet.