Even though it’s five months away, Smith has already brought up what kind of contract he is looking for. But is Smith worth the max contract that he believes he should get, or will he be disappointed with teams’ offers?
The Atlanta Hawks signing Smith to a max deal would be worth $94 million over five years. With that price, teams would be looking for a cornerstone to lead them over several years. Smith simply isn’t that guy.
Here are five reasons why he shouldn’t get a max offer in the offseason.