Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith is expected to be moved by tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline and the rumors are in full force. There are multiple teams that are interested in the Hawks star, but no team has received better news than the Milwaukee Bucks just before tomorrow’s deadline.
While the Brooklyn Nets have expressed interest in signing Smith to the longterm deal that he is hoping for, Smith reportedly would be willing to resign with Milwaukee, according to CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger.
Josh Smith is not opposed to Milwaukee — the city or the weather — and likes the Bucks’ roster enough to re-sign there if traded, a league source told CBSSports.com Wednesday.
With less than 24 hours before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and Nets are the most realistic suitors in a trade for Smith, sources said. Milwaukee’s chances of landing the 6-9 forward were viewed in some league circles as diminished by the team’s small-market and cold-weather status. Smith, however, is more interested in the talent he’ll be playing with than geography.
That is great for the Bucks to hear. In Milwaukee, the Hawks star would join forces with Brandon Jennings. It would give Milwaukee a great one-two punch that would excite the fan base and potentially take the franchise to the next level.
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