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
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