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Here are five things we learned from the Hawks' 122-108 victory over the hapless Sacramento Kings on Friday, a high-scoring game that had a 1980s feel, even though Atlanta was decked out in retro uniforms from 1997:
Josh Smith played like a man no longer carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders
The box score indicates that Smith rolled the Kings for 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and one block. But it doesn't reveal how much fun Smith had with the pacing of this up-and-down affair; nor does it cover his enjoyment level when guarding Sacramento forwardcenter DeMarcus Cousins in the paint ... and beyond the arc.
One could draw a few parallels between Smith and Cousins (26 points, 13 boards). They're enigmatic talents in the eyes of the Atlanta and Sacramento media, respectively. They earn their keep wreaking havoc in the paint and on the break. For good measure, they sometimes succumb to the devilish temptation of heaving momentum-killing shots from lon...
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The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the top contenders to land Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, and lucky for them, it seems Smith is interested in them as well. The concern for any team that trades for Smith is that his contract is up after this season. So the team who gets him will either need to work out a new deal or just use him for half a season.According to Ken Berger of...
MILWAUKEE There was a very real chance Josh Smith could have been gearing up to play against his former team Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Instead, the star forward took his usual place in Atlanta's locker room, his teammates nearly on the floor laughing as he cracked jokes and told stories. He's comfortable staying with the Hawks, but became convinced...
The Atlanta Hawks seemed to be feverishly shopping forward Josh Smith as the NBA trade deadline approached. However, the Hawks nixed a deal yesterday that would have sent Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for multiple players and a draft pick, according to Ric Bucher of CSN Bay Area.According to Bucher, the Hawks would have received Ekpe Udoh, Luc Mbah Moute, Beno Udrih...
The Hawks appeared to get the closest to an agreement on a trade with the Bucks on Josh Smith.
With the NBA trading deadline just hours away (Thursday, 3 p.m. ET), several prevailing questions remain. Here are five:
1. Where will Josh Smith be on Friday?
An expiring contract and serious ability have made Smith the hottest name on the rumor wagon for a good month. Reports say interest in Atlantas power forward has come from nearly half the leagues 30 teams with Brooklyn...
Josh Smith remains in Atlanta. That's not good news for the Hawks.
ATLANTA (AP) -- When Josh Smith took the challenge of defending DeMarcus Cousins, the Atlanta Hawks finally took control against the Sacramento Kings.
Smith, who remained in Atlanta after being discussed in talks leading up to Thursday's trade deadline, came through with his defense one day later.
Al Horford led Atlanta's balanced scoring with 24 points and the Hawks overcame...
Milwaukee and Atlanta are "seriously" discussing a deal that would send Josh Smith and Devin Harris to the Bucks and Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, among other players, to the Hawks, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
One of those other players may be Beno Udrih. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that a trade sending the backup point guard to the Dallas Mavericks...
Sometimes, the best trades are the ones that are never made. At least, thats what some NBA teams are spinning after Thursdays snoozer of a trading deadline.
And some teams are correct. No deal sure beats a bad one, right?
With that in mind, heres who emerged as the post-deadline winners and losers:
Winners: Milwaukee Bucks
OK, despite all the effort and coming very close, the...
Instead of acquiring Josh Smith from the Hawks, as was widely rumored that they would, the Bucks swung a deal to bring in J.J. Redick from the Magic
On a trade deadline day which did not hold many surprises and/or major deals, one involving the Magic and Bucks probably held the most intrigue.
In a six-player deal, Orlando traded their fan-favorite shooting guard...
The Atlanta Hawks have six weeks of four-game slates starting Monday. Josh Smith, Jeff Teague, Al Horford and Kyle Korver are must-own players in this stretch (and J-Smoove's fantasy owners should be happy that he wasn't traded). Devin Harris is definitely worth a look, especially after Saturday night's line (39 minutes, 21 points, four 3-pointers, four assists, a steal...
The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday, and while a few noteworthy players changed sides, the most intriguing developments of the day may have been the moves that were not made.
Hawks forward Josh Smith, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, Jazz big men Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap and numerous other players whose names came up in multiple trade rumors in the lead-up to the deadline...
8 a.m. ET: Everybody is on the clock. The NBA trade deadline arrives Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, marking the last chance this season for teams to add that last pivotal player to put them over the hump — or to dump that extra salary or free-agent-to-be before it is too late.
As usual, the run-up to the deadline has featured no shortage of rumors. Some are intriguing. Some are absurd...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Late flight
The Atlanta Hawks were thought to be pretty close to trading Josh Smith to their opponent on Saturday night.
The team's recent run of Playoff appearances had appeared to run its course. A deal could not be struck and so both the Hawks and Bucks went their...