Re: Future of the Hawks
The Hawks have a lot going for them. Their franchise turnaround was long overdue. Joe Johnson was a big part of their success. However, I will say IMO he's an overrated player (especially by his contract standards). Josh Smith is an athletic freak, but unless he can really mature his game he'll be limited in just how good he can really be in this league.
It'll be difficult, but I think you bring back Bibby. He's a vital piece to their short-term on-going success. You make the playoffs two seasons in a row, you do whatever you can to keep that going, especially considering they took the championship Celtics to 7 games two years ago, and finished a top seed in the East this year.
Bottom-line, don't fu_k up what you have going for you.