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Milwaukee and Atlanta are "seriously" discussing a deal that would send Josh Smith and Devin Harris to the Bucks and Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, among other players, to the Hawks, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
One of those other players may be Beno Udrih. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that a trade sending the backup point guard to the Dallas Mavericks could come close to the deadline if he's not needed in a deal for J-Smoove.
Smith sticking in a small market doesn't sound like it would be an issue. CBS Sports' Ken Berger reported that Smith would be willing to re-sign in Milwaukee as long as he's surrounded by talent. In fact, he'd prefer a deal in which Ellis stays. But who wouldn't? The Bucks will have to give to get, so Ellis or Brandon Jennings, who has been deemed untouchable, would have to go back. Maybe Ersan Ilyasova gets the deal done, but the rumbles seem to point to Ellis. UPDATE: ESPN's Chris Broussard's sources are telling him that the Bucks aren't dealing Ellis to Atlanta for Smith.
Hawks, Bucks seriously talking on Josh Smith deal, sources tell Y! Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh among players discussed for Smith, Devin Harris.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013
Trade to watch: Udrih-to-Dallas in play but Beno won't be dealt on own til end of deadline in case Bucks need him in bigger (JSmoove) deal
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Sources insist Bucks not trading Monte Ellis to ATL in JSmith deal
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 21, 2013
Photo: Keith Allison.
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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).
via Philadelphia Inquirer:
According to a pair of league sources...
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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...
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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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Good thing the NBA waited until a day after the trade deadline to release this new Laverne & Shirley themed BIG commercial featuring the Bucks starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis – both of whom were tossed around in trade scenarios. It’s a fun commercial, definitely worth a watch:
The NBA trade deadline is on Thursday, so the trade talks are heating up. Here are the latest rumors out there.
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-The Raptors are shopping former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani.
- Kevin Garnett to the Clippers?
- Clippers Eric...
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