While NBA trade rumors begin to kick into high gear, it looks like Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith is in the middle of trade talks once again. A report from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports indicates that the San Antonio Spurs, who need to add a big man to their rotation, have had talks with the Hawks to acquire Smith. There were also reports that the Spurs could pursue Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks, but Smith is a more likely target.
Per the report:
The Spurs are among the teams with interest in Hawks forward Josh Smith, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Keep in mind, Hawks general manager Danny Ferry was previously with the Spurs.
In order to make the deal happen and add to their front court, the Spurs will need to pick and choose which bad contracts they try to unload. The Hawks would be willing to make a trade, but not if they are forced to take on unreasonable deals that don’t help them financially.