Found March 08, 2012 on Celtics Life:
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Josh Smith has been involved in trade rumors with the Celtics for a few reasons: 1) He has said he'd like to play for the Celtics and  2) He's a former high school teammate and good friend of Celtics star Rajon Rondo. So far the Celtics reciprocal interest in Smith is only lukewarm. This might have to do with the Celtics own interest in trading Rondo and the Celtics might have the same concerns about Smith's attitude long term as the Hawks have. In my opinion if the Celtics could acquire Smith while retaining Rondo they should definitely pursue him.  Smith is putting pressure on the Hawks by again requesting a trade (NBA players are not allowed to "demand" trades. I mean they can, but they'll get fined. So "request a trade" is the jargon to go with).Even as Josh Smith is having a strong season for the Hawks he has let the team know he wants to be traded as the March 15 deadline approaches, according to people with knowledge of Smith’s thinking. A...
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