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The Atlanta Hawks seem to be willing to pull the trigger on a Josh Smith trade before Thursday's deadline, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Stein writes that the "Hawks have convinced numerous teams that they're definitely trading" Smith. The thinking is that the Hawks have to trade Smith now, or they will definitely lose him for nothing in free agency. So where does J-Smoove land?
The frontrunner may be the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team deal (Stein doesn't name the third team).
The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks are also in the running, but those franchises fear they wouldn't be able to sign Smith in the summer, making a deal a half-season rental.
The Washington Wizards may be a team to watch, making everyone but John Wall, Bradley Beal and Nene available to the Hawks, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
The Boston Celtics wouldn't mind jumping in the J-Smoove derby, but gang green would rather pry Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers, S...
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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...
The Atlanta Hawks, who are expected to deal forward Josh Smith before Thursday’s trade deadline, reportedly offered the Philadelphia Sixers the 8-year veteran in exchange for swingman and former second overall pick, Evan Turner (13.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 4.4 apg), and center, Spencer Hawes (10.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 blkpg).
via Philadelphia Inquirer:
According to a pair of league sources...
As the NBA trade deadline draws near, everyone’s favorite player to develop scenarios for is Josh Smith. On one level, that’s understandable. He’s an exciting player. He may jack up a jump shot or five that he shouldn’t, but he’s a good defender, an excellent passer, and a holy terror on the fast break. What doesn’t add up, however, are the logical underpinnings...
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...
Will Josh Smith become a Celtic? All signs point to no.
Rumors started popping up yesterday about the possibility of Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith joining the Boston Celtics via a trade before Thursday’s trade deadline. This would not be the first time that such rumors have happened. Similar to the situation that the Boston Celtics have with their point-guard Rajon Rondo, Josh...
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...
It appears San Antonio could be the potential landing spot for Josh Smith, according to Sam Amico via Fox Sports Ohio.
San Antonio could emerge as a potential landing spot for Smith, according to an Eastern Conference GM. With Smith’s expiring contract, it is believed the Spurs wouldn’t have to surrender much in return — and that coach Gregg Popovich and stars Tim Duncan...
The Celtics are active on several trade fronts including talks with the Hawks 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...
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...
The 76ers have been approached by the Atlanta Hawks about a trade of Josh Smith for Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes.
The NBA trade deadline is on Thursday, so the trade talks are heating up. Here are the latest rumors out there.
-Hawks forward Josh Smith is the most likely player to get traded.
- A proposed trade out there is Mbah a Moute and a 1st round pick to Orlando for J.J. Redick.
-The Raptors are shopping former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani.
- Kevin Garnett to the Clippers?
- Clippers Eric...
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...