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The three teams most likely to make major moves before the trade deadline are the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns.
Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that those are the three teams to watch as Thursday's NBA trade deadline approaches. This isn't a surprise. The Hawks are looking to move star forward Josh Smith. The Bucks are willing to trade just about anyone on the roster. So are the Suns.
Woj reports that the Celtics, Nets and Suns are trying to work out deals for J-Smoove.
Milwaukee is still eyeing Orlando Magic sharpshooter J.J. Redick. The Bucks aren't the only ones. The Magic have told Redick that he's not being shopped, but that doesn't mean that rival GMs aren't calling with offers. We're likely to hear more rumors as the deadline approaches.
Three teams that league GM's on phones believe will make significant moves before trade deadline: Atlanta, Milwaukee and Phoenix.
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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).
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According to a pair of league sources...
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 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...
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...
The Orlando Magic have reportedly laid an offer on the table for the Milwaukee Bucks to consider as they shop for free-agent-to-be J.J. Redick.
According to Ken Berger, CBS Sports:
One deal that has been proposed is Mbah a Moute and a first-round pick to Orlando for J.J. Redick, who will be a free agent this summer, multiple league sources say. The belief is that Milwaukee would...
The Hawks are continuing to look for a trade of Josh Smith.
The Celtics are active on several trade fronts including talks with the Hawks on Josh Smith.
ORLANDO, Fla. J.J. Redick and Jameer Nelson have been down this road before.
So far, its a road that has never led them out of Orlando. In terms of continuous service with the Magic, they are the undisputed leaders on the current roster, as well as two of the few remaining ties to the 2009 Eastern Conference champions.
But with the Magics six-year playoff run coming to an end...
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...
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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...
The Magic are back from their break and preparing to take on the Bobcats as the beginning of their push to the end of the season. The Playoffs are getting further out of reach and the team has been limping for a few months now. It is frustrating to watch for sure.
There is still work the Magic can do and still work the Magic must do in the final months of the season. Remember...