Josh Smith: Trades the Atlanta Hawks Would Actually Want

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Josh Smith: Trades the Atlanta Hawks Would Actually Want

Sure, we've already heard from both Josh Smith and Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry that neither are interested in a trade once Smith's contract expires in the summer. In fact, the Hawks have not engaged in any trade talk for quite some time.

Rumors from the past, such as the widely circulated one about the Los Angeles Lakers getting Josh Smith and Devin Harris for Pau Gasol, have been squashed for now. 

But nothing is written in stone, especially with the trade deadline being less than two months away. 

There's always room for some hypothesis. It is not unlikely for Smith to want out of Atlanta—after all, he has been there his entire life, including the eight seasons spent with the Hawks. 

His shifty attitude has been a flaw for him since entering the league, but his game has matured and he has proven he can lead a basketball team to the playoffs each season. Other teams have noticed that, which could lead to Smith weighing his options.

There are four trades, simulated with's NBA Trade Machine, that could actually work out in Atlanta's favor, given that they focus mostly on landing a post player.

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