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After losing Steve Nash to the Lakers and failing to sign Eric Gordon to a maximum contract, the Phoenix Suns appear to still be in pursuit of a star player. With a team where their “star” is probably Goran Dragic, management is still on the lookout. Now, the Suns are reportedly chasing after Josh Smith, who may be on the block for the Atlanta Hawks. According to Hoops World: The Suns are pursuing Josh Smith, according to multiple league sources. Phoenix will try to acquire Smith before the deadline or, if that fails, through a sign-and-trade deal next offseason. The Suns are very interested in Smith and have had exploratory talks with the Atlanta Hawks about the 27-year-old forward. Phoenix views Smith as a franchise player who can be one of the cornerstones of the team for years to come. The Suns have been searching for a face of the franchise since Steve Nash’s departure last summer, and Smith could be exactly that. If the Hawks decide it’s time to part ways with Smith, the Suns will be one of the teams on the phone. I’m not sure that Josh Smith really fits the mold of a star player, but whatever. This would be an interesting dynamic for the Suns, but you have to think they would only acquire him with assurance that he will re-sign, as his contract will expire at the end of the year. The Suns don’t have much going for them at this point, and you have to think Smith wouldn’t be terribly happy there. But I guess we’ll see as the trade deadline gets closer. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Suns Chasing Josh Smith appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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