Smith Still on Brooklyn Nets’ Radar
The Atlanta Hawks inched closer to Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline more determined than ever to trade Josh Smith, according to sources with knowledge of the Hawks’ thinking.
They’ve still got to find a suitable trade partner, though.
The consistent word circulating in front-office circles late Wednesday was that Atlanta has yet to find a deal it likes for Smith in a down market, despite the determined pursuit of the Brooklyn Nets and consistent (but conditional) interest from Milwaukee and Boston.
The Nets, sources say, will continue Thursday to search for a third team to help facilitate a deal for Smith, since Atlanta has made it clear that it wants no part of Kris Humphries.