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Hawks match Grizzlies' offer for Josh Smith, will retain forward

ATLANTA - Josh Smith will remain with the Hawks after Atlanta quickly matched an offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

'Tonight, the Hawks organization received an offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies for Josh Smith,' Atlanta general manager Rick Sund said in a statement. 'We are happy to announce that we will match their offer sheet."

Smith averaged 17.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in helping the Hawks make the playoffs last season.