Found February 16, 2013 on
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In the past twelve hours, three major trade rumors involving the Celtics have leaked.
First, we saw a proposed trade that would send Rajon Rondo to the Lakers for Dwight Howard. Then Kevin Garnett was rumored to be going to the Clippers for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan. Now, the Celtics are interested in acquiring Josh Smith from the Hawks for Jeff Green and Brandon Bass, according to Gary Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.
With so many rumors flying around, one thing is becoming clear — the Celtics are going to be active before Thursday’s trade deadline. Boston was expected to be on the move after Rondo and rookie forward Jared Sullinger went down with season-ending injuries. Rondo and Smith are friends from their days together at Oak Hill Academy.
The Hawks forward is averaging 17.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.2 blocks per game. He’s played his entire nine-year career with Atlanta.
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Figured this probably went something like this. Leandro Barbosa was probably talking one day about the beautiful women in Brazil. Jeff Green most likely said, "Damn I want to go. Let's go in the Summer (offseason)!" The Blur then replied, "Well I'm doing Carnival over the All-Star break." Green then comes in the next day and says, "So am I. Yolo....
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Other than Rajon Rondo, no one player’s value has been more debated this year than Jeff Green’s. He struggled early on in the season after coming off of major cardiac surgery. But as Jackie MacMullan writes...
The Josh Smith trade derby could include the Dallas Mavericks. CBS Sports' Ken Berger reported that the Mavs have had internal discussions about acquiring the Atlanta Hawks' star forward. However, Berger wasn't sure if the Hawks and Mavs have discussed a deal.
With Mark Cuban saying the "Bank of Cuban" is open, it's logical that the Mavs would be mentioned...
Josh Smith is still being strongly linked to Boston, and the rumors that are going around swap Brandon Bass and Jeff Green for Josh Smith. Gary Woelfel from Journal Times has been all over the Josh Smith rumors, I do not know how/why he has the insider information, but he has been posting a lot on the latest happenings and Atlanta’s musing regarding their star power forward....
According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Jornal Times (he's a beat guy for the Bucks), the Celtics are 'salivating' over potentially acquiring Josh Smith, and are willing to give up Brandon Bass and Jeff Green for him. From Woelfel's article.
I’ve heard for a few weeks now that Boston is salivating over Atlanta forward Josh Smith and would be receptive to unloading...
The Hawks are widely expected to trade Josh Smith before the Feb. 21 deadline.
Ainge's weekly appearance on "the Big Show" has given us a lot of valuable information about the Celtics difficult week ahead, but one gem that might get lost in all the "what's going to happen next?" talk is his view on Jeff Green's efficiency. Green's performance has confused us often especially early in the season when he'd play great one...
The Hawks are continuing to look for a trade of Josh Smith.
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 Milwaukee Bucks have the assets to possibly intrigue the Atlanta Hawks into parting with Josh Smith. The question is whether J-Smoove would be interested in playing in Milwaukee or if it'd be a half-season rental.
The Racine Journal Times reported that "there are whispers" that the Bucks are interested in Smith. And the offer could be pretty good one.
ATLANTA With a 108-76 thumping of Orlando on Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks head into the NBA All-Star Break with a bit of momentum and at least one major unanswered question.
At 29-22 and in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks have won three out of four but sit only two games behind Indiana for third place, as the NBA trading deadline looms on Feb. 21. With 31 games...
I don’t know much about Gery Woelfel, except that he’s a columnist/report for the Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin.
What does he mean by primary destination? That Smith wants to come to Boston?
I don’t see how the Celtics can make a deal for Josh Smith. Atlanta isn’t taking back Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee. Would they take a Jeff Green combo?
I just don’t see how it works.
Jeff Green ranks sixth on the Celtics in rebounds per game.
FOX Sports South: The Hawks knew that the situation with Josh Smith, who will become a free agent this summer, was going to come to a head at some point. How do you think theyve dealt the trade rumors?
I think theyve dealt with it as well as you possibly can.
They made their presentation to Smith before the season started. One thing we did not hear about on a week-to-week basis...