Atlanta Hawks-Houston Rockets
Hawks Trade Josh Smith
Rockets Trade Kyle Lowry and Samuel Dalembert
Why the Hawks would do it
Josh Smith is unhappy in Atlanta and the organization made it clear Smith can be had for the right price. What the Hawks want is a talented young point guard, and that is where Lowry fits the bill.
Dalembert would allow Al Horford to play his natural position of power forward, where he would guard mobile big men more frequently, and his $7 million expiring contract is icing on
The Hawks reached their peak last year in the second round. It’s time for a change.
Why the Rockets would do it
Daryl Morey has been trying to swing a big trade for the last three years.
He got burned in the attempted Pau Gasol deal, through no fault of his own.
It’s hard for the Rockets to improve because they have been stuck in the low-40 win category, no-man’s land in the Western Conference.
Smith makes for an excellent building block for the frontcourt due to his versatility and his defensive ability.