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Hawks asking price around the league for Josh Smith
« on: February 19, 2013, 10:58:50 AM »

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On Bucks/Josh Smith talk: Hawks' interest believed to start w/Monta Ellis, since Monta could play next to Jeff Teague, whom Hawks still like
3:25 PM - 19 Feb 13

According to a pair of league sources with knowledge of the discussions, the Atlanta Hawks approached the Sixers seeking to acquire Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes in exchange for forward Josh Smith. Smith will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Bynum factors into any decisions about the team's future. Philadelphia Inquirer

The Atlanta Hawks have convinced numerous teams that they're definitely trading Josh Smith this week, largely because they see the unpredictable lefty as a virtual lock to leave them in free agency this summer. ESPN.com

One team close to the situation consulted Monday night predicted that the Nets would ultimately land Smith via a three-way trade after ESPN's Chris Broussard reported Feb. 11 that Smith is a prime Brooklyn Nets trade target. ESPN.com

Another team pinpointed the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks as the strongest contenders to win the Smith sweepstakes. The big worry for both of those teams, though, is whether they could really risk trading for Smith when convincing him to re-sign for the long term is likely to be a serious challenge in either city. Especially with Smith said to be angling for a max deal … and with nobody confusing the Suns or the Bucks with Mikhail Prokhorov's Nets. ESPN.com

NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Monday that the Boston Celtics have, indeed, registered their interest on the Smith front, with the caveat that they also remain highly interested in the Clippers' Eric Bledsoe. ESPN.com

Yet a Boston deal for Smith, sources said, would almost certainly have to be built around Paul Pierce, because Kevin Garnett isn't waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Atlanta Hawks if he's not willing to waive it to go to Clipperland. And the prospect of Celtics front-office chief Danny Ainge exiling Pierce to the Hawks for Smith, after everything Pierce has done to restore the Celtics to glory over the past half-decade, is still hard to imagine. ESPN.com

According to one theory in circulation on the personnel grapevine, Celtics officials could be moved this week to try to make the case to Garnett that waiving his no-trade provision to accept that long-rumored trade to the Los Angeles Clippers would be the best thing not only for himself but for the long-term health of the franchise. Combine that approach with the expected lobbying from the L.A. side by good buddy Chauncey Billups, as the theory goes, and maybe Garnett will ultimately relent and consent to a swap. ESPN.com

Hmmm

Re: Hawks asking price around the league for Josh Smith
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 11:00:23 AM »

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Sixers refused a deal for Hawes and Turner too, I believe.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 11:04:39 AM »

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Sixers refused a deal for Hawes and Turner too, I believe.

As they should've,  I like Josh quite a bit but that's a lot to give up for a guy that could walk in free agency.
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On Bucks/Josh Smith talk: Hawks' interest believed to start w/Monta Ellis, since Monta could play next to Jeff Teague, whom Hawks still like

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Much like Carmelo did, Smith could "choose" where he wants to go by letting all other suitors (the Bucks, Suns, Sixers, Nets of the world) know that he only has eyes for Boston.

That also gives us a lot more leverage with the Hawks to get him for OUR price (i.e. not Pierce).

Some team could put the best package in the world together, and it won't matter if Smith is explicit that he won't sign there. No one will give up a bunch of talent for a 3 month rental.




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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 12:42:29 PM »

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On Bucks/Josh Smith talk: Hawks' interest believed to start w/Monta Ellis, since Monta could play next to Jeff Teague, whom Hawks still like
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 And the prospect of Celtics front-office chief Danny Ainge exiling Pierce to the Hawks for Smith, after everything Pierce has done to restore the Celtics to glory over the past half-decade, is still hard to imagine. 
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Hmmm


Insead of exiling Pierce to Atlanta, could you bring in a 3rd team like Golden State?  Maybe Atlanta would take back filler if they got a good draft pick out of the Warriors?

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=aybrrvg

Re: Hawks asking price around the league for Josh Smith
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 12:45:22 PM »

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BOS: Smith
MIN: Green, Lee
ATL:  D Williams, Melo, Bos pick, Min pick

Something like that

But Salary doesnt match though. Another player has to go to Atl
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BOS: Smith
MIN: Green, Lee
ATL:  D Williams, Melo, Bos pick, Min pick

Something like that


I would do that. Pick up some vets at the two/three and ride with this team.



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