The Atlanta Hawks intend to move Josh Smith before the deadline, but have not been impressed with the offers so far. Smith was practically guaranteed to be dealt yesterday, but according to Chris Broussard of ESPN, there is a 50-50 chance on a Smith deal:
One exec involved in talks w/ATL for J Smith now saying “50/50 chance he gets traded.” That’s a downgrade from yesterday.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 21, 2013
The Brooklyn Nets are unlikely to make get a deal done with the Hawks, although they have still not given up the chase. Ken Berger of CBS Sports says that if the Milwaukee Bucks are to trade for Smith, the deal is unlikely to include Monta Ellis. The Phoenix Suns are still very keen to try to get their hands on Smith.
Stay tuned to KJG as we continue to track the latest trade rumors.