Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 5:15 pm  |  26 responses

Atlanta Hawks Listening to Trade Offers for Josh Smith

Josh Smith wants a max deal. The Atlanta Hawks do not want to give him one. The soon-to-be free agent could be on his way out of the A. Per NBA.com: “The Atlanta Hawks are entertaining trade offers around the league for forward Josh Smith, but have yet to decide whether they will deal the ninth-year forward, according to league sources. The Hawks met with Smith’s representatives this week, at which point the team indicated it was not willing to give Smith a max contract after this season, according to a source. mith, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late last month that he believes he’s a max player, which would mean he’d be in line for a five-year deal worth around $94 million from Atlanta. But the Hawks, which expect to be major players next summer in free agency or through trades, do not want to tie up that kind of money going forward. [...] Yet the Hawks have not formally decided to trade the 27-year-old Smith, who leads Atlanta in scoring and blocked shots, and is second in rebounds and assists. Team president of basketball operations and general manager Danny Ferry is in fact-finding mode now, seeing what the market is for Smith.”

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  • Redd

    Would be good for the Bulls provided Boozer is involved which I doubt.

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    This whole Atlanta situation just needs to end, Smith has been boo-ed by everyone from fans to the management for years.

  • ATL dynamite

    I love Smoove’s game but he’s always too ahead of himself. From how he strives for isolations on offense (in most occasions he is only forcing up tough shots or even threes), being a TO prone and most importantly starts to get complacent with his achievement (declining FT% year by year, no significant improvement in his stats etc.), I think it’s good for him to go elsewhere and start fresh. He is an important piece to the Hawks but the management and fans (excluding me) don’t like him much, he has always wanted himself out to a bigger market team, and it seems it’s time for him to leave. Sigh.

  • Stephen A. Smith

    He’s clearly been wanting out of Atlanta for years so trade him before the deadline to the Houston Rockets. With this deal the Rockets become a team that can get past the first round. The Timberwolves get rid of Derrick Williams who they’ve been trying to trade esince they drafted him and they get two good backups for Love and Pekovic. The Hawks get a player in Derrick Williams who has star potential but just needs the right coaching and attention, as well as Delfino who can stretch the floor and hit open shots.


  • HS

    I think he’d fit best with the Denver Nuggets.

  • KBM

    Getting Derrick Williams for Josh Smith sounds like a trade Bryan Colangelo would make.

  • JL

    Who’s the fool to sign him to a max?

  • house

    we can only hope Boozer is involved!

  • Redd

    Yep, we’d then be able to let Josh walk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    yea the Hawks would need to receive some draft picks to make this work

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    or charlotte

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i thought the ATL lived this dude

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    and they have the assets to make that trade. Javelle and Wilson Chandler for Josh Smith? Wouldn’t it be fun to see Ty Lawson runnin’ the break with Iggy and Josh Smith on either side. Of course then you would have Gallo, Smith and Faried…none of which can play 2 or 5…

  • Ryan

    No doubt. Josh Smith isn’t the kind of cat you win with.

  • Ryan

    I’d love it if Charlotte signed him to the max.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    werent u just a week ago claiming Boozer should have been an all star? damn

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Iggy can play 2… Smith can play 3. Faried can play 4. McGee can play 5.

  • Irishway’s

    Well at least Atlanta is learning from it’s mistakes… Joe Johnson

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    then how would you get Smith?

  • Redd

    Yea but see his contract ain’t worth keeping, sell’em high.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Smith and MKG would be fun

  • TR

    I say the Wiz send Beal, Nene and Jordan Crawford. already gonna get a lottery pick….just snatch up MacLemore

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    along with kemba… and maybe their high draft pick this year? could get fun

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    kemba. MKG. smith and a high draft pick… could be fun to watch

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    WEll iggy can play 2, Smith can play 3 and Faried can play 4. Idk about 5. lol