Josh Smith will explore his options this summer when he becomes a free agent.

Smith will become an unrestricted free agent when the market opens in July.

“The only thing I know is I want to be able to experience free agency,” Smith said after the Atlanta Hawks were eliminated Friday in Game 6 of their first-round series by Indiana. “I want to explore my options and see what’s out there. I don’t have any certain idea what’s going to happen.”

Smith was asked what went through his mind as he walked off the court at Phillips Arena.

“As I walked off the court, everything just sort of hit me,” Smith said late Friday night. “Just the uncertainty of what the future holds. Just thinking about all of the relationships I’ve had here and the people who’ve crossed my path since I’ve been here. I just … I just don’t know.”