Originally written on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog  |  Last updated 2/2/13
Josh Smith trade rumors sprung up this past week, with the Phoenix Suns reportedly interested (and then not) in J-Smoove. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that Atlanta is "gauging the trade value of their players and assessing their options." But the Hawks won't be moving J-Smoove without receiving "a bona fide star player" in return. The Hawks won't be adding salary heading into this summer's free-agency session when they're expected to make a play for Dwight Howard (along with the Dallas Mavericks). Smith may have also dented his value by declaring himself a max player and without giving assurances that he'd re-sign with whatever team trades for him, Stein reported. Smith is likely to test the free-agency waters this summer. 
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