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Add the San Antonio Spurs to the long, long list of teams interested in acquiring Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith.
Yahoo Sports reported:
"The Spurs are among the teams with interest in Hawks forward Josh Smith,
a source told Yahoo! Sports. Keep in mind, Hawks general manager Danny
Ferry was previously with the Spurs."
This was the meat of the rumor tucked into Marc Spear's NBA power rankings. Of course, the Spurs are interested. The entire league wants J-Smoove (see Brooklyn and Phoenix). But does San Antonio have the assets to get him? And would the Spurs be able to re-sign Smith in the summer?
The Spurs have been named in several trade rumors, among them, Al Jefferson. But that deal doesn't seem likely as the Utah Jazz seem inclined to hang onto Al Jeff.
Photo: Dan Fornal.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
The Nets have been very aggressive during the last two trade deadlines and will seemingly be active this year, as they are reportedly pursuing Josh Smith.
While the Brooklyn Nets are reported to be in hot pursuit of Hawks’ Josh Smith, it is being reported that the San Antonio Spurs are also among the mix of teams interested.
According to Yahoo! Sports:
The Spurs are among the teams with interest in Hawks forward Josh Smith, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Keep in mind, Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was previously with the Spurs.
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They chose a great time to jettison a bad habit.
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