I would rather give up Sully, Bass and Lee for Smith.
Money works, and the Hawks get two nice chips in Bass and Lee, and a great young stud in Sully. Throw in a pick or Melo if we must.
We need Green AND Smith to compete with Miami and OKC in my opinion.
Imagine the Heat trying to guard Pierce, Green and Smith...it would be a match up nightmare for every team-particularly with KG stretching the floor
Looking at that deal from Atlanta's perspective:
* Lee is nice defensively, but has been very inconsistent offensively. He is currently on a long term contract and doesn't seem to have much potential beyond what you see now.
* Bass is a pure jumpshooter who OCCASIONALLY rebounds decently and plays some decent defense - but rarely. He has very bad hands and low basketball IQ, but he plays hard. He is currently on a long term contract and doesn't seem to have much potential beyond what you see now.
* Sullinger is a talented young rookie who looks to have a lot of upside, but he was passed on in the draft (despite his obvious talents) due to concerns over his back. He's currently out for the season getting back surgery - his back issue is no longer a rumour and is now a proven concern, and there is no way for other teams to know whether he will recover from it well or not.
So you are asking Atlanta to give up a highly talented young stud (who is also highly valued by about 6-8 teams right now) in return for two borderline starters with little potential (and little trade value, and long term contracts), and a young guy with a bad back.
You really think they will take that?
There is no point at all in trading Sully. He's never averaged more than 6/6 in the NBA (so his potential is possible, but not certain), he has a history of back issues, and he is out for the season. Nobody is going to give up anything of value for a guy when they have no certainty if he will ever get healthy, and no certaintly on whether he will ever become a starting calibre player post-injury. He is far more valuable to us because we already have him, so we aren't taking any risk by keeping him and evaluating him next season.
Bass has very little trade value (outside of simply to match salaries) unless it's for a team that desperately needs a PF with a good midrange game, or a solid backup PF with a good work ethic. Teams that need such niche (and relatively minor) things are unlikely to give up anything of huge value in return.
DA reportedly tried trading Lee earlier in the season in return for Demarcus Cousins, and apparently was turned down because they wanted AB instead. Lee is a support player who is athletic, plays good defense and can occasioanally score (probably not more than 10-13 points per 36 minutes). He's the type of guy a lot of teams would like to add to their rosters, but he's still a role player...and nobody would give up more than a role player in return.
The only guys on our team who have any real trade value are:
1. Rondo - even injured, he could still net a good return
2. Pierce - a contender would offer a decent (not great) return
3. KG - as with Pierce
4. Terry - as with Pierce and KG
5. AB - would net nice talent in return
6. Green - his play lately may raise an eyebrow or two
If we want to do any deal that will bring back an asset of any value, one of those guys would need to go out.