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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 surprisingly stayed put. Blockbuster deals involving Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett or Rajon Rondo never came to pass, with many of the bigger deals consisting of solid but unspectacular players like J.J. Redick and Ronnie Brewer.
After weeks of striking down reports that Garnett, Rondo and even Paul Pierce were on the trading block, the Celtics held true to their word and did not make a major shakeup. They did make a minor deal, adding guard Jordan Crawford from Washington in exchange for a couple of expiring deals, but the team’s three All-Stars will finish out the season as Celtics.
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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...
Trade rumors have been floating around over the last few weeks and some are just foolish. Example, Kevin Garnett being traded. Some of them seem very realistic. Example, Josh Smith being anywhere other than Atlanta. One thing for sure, there are a number of trades that should happen. Teams that need one move to put them over the hump from being a good team to a team that should be...
Everyone NBA fan knows that the Atlanta Hawks are going to trade Josh Smith, so here are some possible trades for the star-caliber, but hot-headed forward.
* The Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks have all been said to be interested, but they simply do not have the pieces to make a deal without a third team being involved in the trade(Mavericks...
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 Atlanta Hawks are motivated to move Josh Smith. The nine-year veteran has been a productive player in his career, and he has remained relatively healthy throughout. Yet, it makes financial sense for the Hawks to move forward without him if they can get the right return. And it seems they will have plenty of teams they can partner with.According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports...
Scratch the Phoenix Suns off the list of teams in the Josh Smith derby.
ESPN is reporting that the Suns are "unlikely" to be able to pry J-Smoove from the Atlanta Hawks. That leaves Milwaukee (possibly moving Monta Ellis), Brooklyn (likely offering Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks), Washington (offering everyone but John Wall, Nene and Bradley Beal) and Boston (probably...
Josh Smith has been a facet of trade rumors very reminiscent to the one that were shouldered by Dwight Howard just a year ago. It has been a bumpy ride this year for Smith. However, despite the many rumors that stated that Smith would stay in Atlanta, the Hawks have opted to keep Smith. There are many possible reason why this may be. For one, Smith is sitting on an expiring contract...
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...
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...
While the Bucks continue to hold trade discussions with the Hawks for Josh Smith, it’s been reported that Milwaukee has made Jennings unavailable in such discussions- adding him to the list of “near-untouchables”, which includes NBA’s leading shot blocker, Larry Sanders, and rookie, John Henson.
According to Marc Stein, ESPN:
Yet amid all of those talks, sources say, Jennings...
If I ran every NBA team, here are five deals that would go down before Thursday afternoons trading deadline:
1. Atlanta PF Josh Smith to San Antonio for PFC DeJuan Blair, SF Stephen Jackson and a first-round pick.
Smith is headed somewhere, that much is fairly certain. Yes, he can be difficult, playing the role of the occasional knucklehead who is somewhat of a risk when the idea...
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...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The trade deadline passed Thursday without the Utah Jazz dealing either power forward Paul Millsap or center Al Jefferson, leaving intact a team that is seven games above .500 entering the stretch run toward the playoffs., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/utah-jazz-stand-pat-get-ready-for-big-offseason-yahoo-sports
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...